Yesterday I showed you different examples of layouts without photos - just journaling and a title. Today, I'm going to share another approach - using memorabilia. Memorabilia can be anything that stirs your memory of something - tickets, letters, notes, drawings. They can be a perfect substitute when scrapbooking a memory for which you don't have any photos. Take my first trip to the Boston Pops for example. I didn't take any photos that evening but I did keep our (front row!) tickets as a memento - I used them in this layout:
I recently came across a map my husband had made for me when we were first dating. It's scribbled on a post-it note but it brought back such fond memories that I thought it deserved to be scrapped:
Of course this time of year we have the perfect opportunity to scrap letters, those ones that get to Santa. I've done this several times, scanning the actual letter of course because the original gets sent to the North Pole :)
And I've even incorporated two letters (lists really) into one layout:
I took a different approach with some sheet music from my childhood. I scanned it and used it as the background for my layout:
But wait, there's more! Tomorrow I'll discuss another approach you can take when you don't have photos to go with your stories. See you then!