Even though we all have piles (and piles) of photos waiting around to be scrapped, sometimes there are other stories that need to be told. Memories that might not have a photo to go along with them. What do you do then? For the next three days, I'm going cover different approaches to scrapbooking when you don't have photos.
Today, I'm going to focus on using the story itself as the basic for a layout. Take the title of this post for instance - it came from something my kids said to me one day when I didn't have my camera with me when they were being especially cute. How could I let a quote like that go unscrapped?
The first ever photo-less layout that I made is one of my favorites. It was one of those days, you know, when everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, went wrong. While the kids were napping I put my thoughts down on paper, clearly feeling very sorry for myself. I quickly realized that I was starting to sound like Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, and the result is this layout - just a story and a title.
Celeste used a similar approach when she scrapped Storm Alfred:
Christa created this layout to document all the places she's lived - using a map and chipboard houses to denote the various locations around the US. Isn't it clever?
I had held off on documenting a list of places I'd lived because I didn't have photographs - clearly this shouldn't have been a problem! I decided to use tags and chipboard houses to do the same:
Here's a totally different take on the list idea - Emily created a list of things that are happening in her life right now. It's such a fun and interesting layout to look at, and not a photo in sight:
Lisa sent me the following link that should inspire anyone when journaling without photos: Unphotographable: a text account of pictures missed.
Check back tomorrow when I'll tackle another approach to scrapbooking without photos, this time using memorabilia.