Category Archives: Storytelling

The Ride of My Life

A couple of weeks ago, I was listening to NPR and they did a story about a feature from Bicycling magazine. The feature was about the bicycle ride of a person’s life. I’m not much of a cyclist. We do … Continue reading

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A Passion for Enjoyment or Love to have Fun

If you create many layouts of children, you have probably run into the challenge of telling the story in different ways. I have a tendency of saying “you love to” or “you had so much fun.” Of course, I believe … Continue reading

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Scrapbook Inspiration from Twitter

Last week, a couple of interesting topics trended on twitter: #childhoodmemories and #teenagememories. It got me thinking about my own memories from these periods of my life. I’ve created scrapbooks for both time periods but they were photograph and memorabilia … Continue reading

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Handwritten or Typed Stories

This entry is part 7 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives Results

This entry is part 7 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives ResultsLast week, I told you about the importance of writing your story. Your story can be written in your own handwriting or typed up and printed out from … Continue reading

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How to Decide Which Photos to Include on a Layout

A few weeks ago, I asked my facebook fans what sorts of topics they would like to read about and one fan wanted to learn more about how to select photos for a scrapbook page. I start by taking a … Continue reading

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Four Ways You Can Use Wikipedia to Scrapbook

I like to add interesting bits of trivia to some of my scrapbook pages. If I attend a baseball game, I include the score of the game on my layout. When I did a page about my walk across the … Continue reading

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The Story = Photographs + Words

One of the “rules” of scrapbooking is that you should journal on your scrapbook pages. The journaling is what makes it a scrapbook page. In the words of one of my respondents from my dissertation, “without the words, it’s just … Continue reading

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B&B Review: Scrapbooking Everyday Memories

This entry is part 9 of 45 in the series Books & Blogs Review

This entry is part 9 of 45 in the series Books & Blogs ReviewEach Thursday, I review a book or blog related to scrapbooking. Today’s review is on Scrapbooking Everyday Memories, a special issue from Creating Keepsakes. It is on … Continue reading

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B&B Review: Journaling that Matters

This entry is part 7 of 45 in the series Books & Blogs Review

This entry is part 7 of 45 in the series Books & Blogs ReviewFull Disclosure I bought Journaling That Matters on Black Friday, but then won my purchase back during Ella Publishing’s Black Friday special promotion. So, I got it … Continue reading

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Scrapbooking is Sincerity

Love this post from Cosmo Cricket. What is the point of scrapbooking? This is one of the main questions I address in my dissertation. It’s so refreshing reading a post by an industry worker talking about what scrapbooking is about: … Continue reading

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