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from Oklahoma City is your WCS blogging pal of the week…
Name: Candice K. Palmer
Collector of children’s literature, sheet music, and vintage wrapping paper.
Admirer of anyone who can get their children to school on time.
Wife of Ben (FAA instructor and dad extraordinaire).
and Mom to Sam (teenager in a ten-year-old body), Owen (child obsessed with the Magic School Bus and putting everything in the house under his microscope), and Nate (AKA “the curly headed one”).
Happy to be here blogging to you all, although I must admit I’m a bit intimidated to host the week after marvelous Marnie and her Olympic scrapbooking endeavors.
For our adventures today I thought I’d talk about keeping journaling in our scrapbooking. I’ll admit, I love a pretty page just as much as the next girl, but looking at my pages over the past several years, I’ve realized that although they’re lovely to look at, they’re going to be a bit macramé-y (if you will), if they are only pretty and don’t have a story to tell.
Fun page featured in a special issue of Simple Scrapbooks ages ago.
Pros: happy photo, fun colors, good design
Cons: Where is that kid? Who is that kid? What’s up?!
I loved this photo, but pretty much the only information I gave the observer is that my child is a boy. Hmm. To remedy the problem, I added a hidden journaling card beneath my photo by re-gluing the photo to a 4x6 white cardstock folded card that I attached to the page where the only the photo had been before.Exhibit B:
Thus, the scrapbook makeover and your challenge for today…
1 - Find a scrapbook page on which you jotted down only a cute slogan or title.
2 - Add a journaling tag and tell the real story.3 - Post your layouts - old and new - to our Flickr Gallery and show us how you added the story to your scrapbooking!