I used a simple design that left plenty of room for the journaling strips. I wanted to use current pictures, nothing more than a few months old. This proved to be difficult as I ran out. Which, by the way, surprised me. I take a lot pictures! I planned to take a few on Father's day to add to the album later, but when Emma woke up with pink eye, well, that plan was put on hold! I actually just finished this up last night, adding pictures taken within the last month.
I also used a list format on my August WCS gallery page. I took these pictures as we were walking out of the the parent orientation at Emma's preschool. You can see just a bit of me and Michael in the small photo, that's the door to the preschool in between us. For this journaling, I just wanted to get the main points down. It's sort of a cross between a time line and an outline. I could've easily expanded on each sentence, but I didn't feel I needed to. The bullet points (minus the bullets) get my message across.
When Emma turned 3 back in February, I knew I wanted to do a page describing just who she was at that moment - likes, dislikes, personality, etc. But as I started doing it, it got wordy and really long, like a whole 8.5 x 11 page long. So I started over. I decided to just write the first words and phrases that came to mind when I thought about Emma. I didn't worry about flow, how much sense it made, how proper it was. I just wrote. And this is what I got:
It's totally her. I'll be doing this every year on Emma and Mackenzie's birthdays now. I love it. Oooh, you know what would be cool? To do this in a mini-album. Like a 6x6. You could do a two-page spread. On the left is a photo or photos from the year, and on the right the journaling. This idea just occurred to me and it might be my next mini-album. After I finish my December daily album, of course!
Today's challenge: Scrapbook a conversation. Any conversation. Short or long. Silly or serious. I hope to see your layout in the Flickr gallery! If you can make note of which challenge you're doing, that would be great. Thanks!