For many of us, scrapbook pages begin with a photograph. We use it to help set the mood of the page. It is our springboard for product selection, both in color and in style. Sometimes we use it to help tell our story, and other times we let it be the whole story. Our photographs are usually the focal point of our pages. Because we like them to be. Because they are pretty, funny, purposeful, memorializing.
But what happens when the story has no photo? Do you leave it out of your scrapbook? Do you just let it stay in your journal, or (gasp!) your mind? Why do we deem these stories unworthy of our scrapbooks, just because the have no photo?
This month, we wanted to take a moment to show how layouts can be amazing without photos. Just know you might just cry, or laugh, or both, as there are some great stories this month. And there are also some artistic pages that were a chance for our artistic sides to take center stage as we played with a page with no boundaries. Be on the lookout for product taking the lead on a page, and for creative uses for product packaging. You might notice some large graphics taking the place of a photo. and as you read through the messages from the designers, you can see how their pages evolved--as none of us are used to creating without pictures. But without exception we hope you see a collection of amazing layouts that relay a message without a photograph taking center stage.
What we hope you realize at the end of the day, is that stories are important. And they can stand on their own. And they can be the reason to create a page. Because sometimes, there are No Photos Required.
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