Congratulations to Sarah. I'm going to have to find that Sting CD. Only two more days until Christmas music starts! (Unless of course, you live in my silly town. We trick or treated last night. (They move it every year.) Strange. But, at least I can break out that music early!)
So today is just a bit of how I put the photos and the journaling into action. Tomorrow will be a bit of organization and to announce the (randomly drawn) winner of the participation challenges. So you have until 8:00 pm tonight to post your challenge responses in the Flickr group. Here is a recap of your daily challenges:
Monday: scrapbook yourself
Tuesday: any layout, but in your comments you need to categorize your photo
Wednesday: any layout with an explanation in the comments as to why you wrote what you did
There will be a bitty prize drawn at random from all who post a layout and leave me a comment to tell me where it is!
For today's layouts, I have placed each in a photo pile and then tried to walk through the difference between recording information and recording my heart and memories. (If you click on the layouts, they will get bigger so you can read the journaling.) Hope these examples help you make better sense of the photo piles, and the journaling discussion!
happy | PHOTOS THAT MAKE ME SWOON
who: Poppy & Lavender
what: playing dress up in matching clothes
where: my house
story: just a regular day of little girl play
what I want to record: the sweet delight of having little girls
i wonder | PHOTOS THAT TELL A STORY
what: hanging out at the Gahanna Creekside Opening
story: We went as a family to the opening of a new city center. Just walked around, and listened to the live music
what I want to record: when I saw this photo, I was struck by how curious she seemed, even though I can't see her face. Maybe it was the way she is trying to get through the bars. I realized how I long for her to talk so that she can tell me what she is seeing/feeling.
All She Knows | PHOTOS THAT TELL A STORY
who: my littles
what: eating chippies on one of our many days together
when: every day, though shot in spring
where: at home
what I wanted to record: how much Lavender copies Poppy. This was not why I took the photos, but when I downloaded them, I saw Lavender striking every post that Poppy did. (We actually call her "Monkey Do"(from monkey see, monkey do) often!) She is an Echo and a Shadow. I got to wondering how Poppy feels about this.
Holy Guacalali | PHOTOS THAT RECORD & PHOTOS THAT TELL A STORY
who: my baby
what: loving guacamole
when: whenever possible. on this day, even though dinner was over, she was still at it!
where: at home
what I wanted to record: took these photos to record her guacamole love. And though the photos say it all, I wanted to put down the basics.
experience art | PHOTOS THAT RECORD & PHOTOS THAT TELL A STORY
who: my funny baby
what: paint day
when: a Sunday afternoon
where: at home
what I wanted to record: the recording part: that this is how we paint. every time. no matter how much paper is available the story part: how she painted herself (the photo speaks for this part)
I can tell you that the easiest pages for me are where I grab the camera to record something that has a story behind it. They just seem to build themselves, and not all my pages do.
I hope that in seeing the background to how I scrapbook, that you have learned something about the way you scrapbook. For me, I have found that breaking down my processes helps me to be able to get through times of scrapblock, and to better enjoy my scrapbooking experience.