Another big thank you for this video! I have very few photos from my childhood,but I have lots of stories and memories,so your ideas and layout tips will really be helpful.
Thank you for this video. I had an unfortunate incident happen with my computer a couple of years ago and it erased the only photos I had of a special day with my daughter. This is the perfect idea to put the story (which is just as important to me as the photo) into her album and still feel good about it!
Also just a note of hand writing. I hand write all my journalling and often get compliments on the neatness. My trick is to write it out on a scrap piece of paper first and then I seem to be able to check for sizing and where it needs to be edited. For some reason when I am not having to think about the story, the second draft is always neater!
Such a great way to add journaling!
Thank you, Glitter Girl for answering my dilemma! Lots of helpful tips and ideas on how to approach a design or adapt a LO to my particular needs. And, yes, I'm sure, as you say: with practice it WILL get easier! Much appreciated
I love the idea of thinking of the journaling in blocks like the photos. That really makes the text more interesting on the page. Love how this layout worked out. It will be fun to try this. So many possibilities. Thanks Glitter Girl! Nancy Jo
Video - Glitter Girl Adventure 064: No Pictures No Problem
This week Glitter Girl takes on a photo-free challenge, inspired by this discussion [twopeasinabucket.com] on the General Scrapping message board. Glitter Girl's biggest advice in designing photo-free pages is to take any page design you like (like an existing layout or a sketch) and replace the space allocated to photos with your writing - either by hand or typed. Then you can embellish the page in your usual style and the layout will flow nicely in your albums even without a single photo.
Of course sometimes you can also find a photo with a little creative thinking! Use an online image search to find photos of your home town, the school you attended, or other landmarks you remember. Check to see if your Facebook friends have posted photos from your youth, perhaps. Use a photo that is vaguely related - so it might be the right person but a different point in time than the story you're telling, for example, or a more generic picture like something that shows the season. For this story about three pairs of jeans that were very important to me as I went through junior high (oh, those days when very strange things hold such ‘importance’ in our lives!) I could have snapped a picture of three pairs of jeans folded in the wardrobe now, perhaps, or even a phone photo looking down at my feet whilst wearing jeans could have worked. But as the story has three specific parts, it worked well to dedicate one 4x6 card to each chapter of the tale and treat it like a three-photo page design.
This adventure is shorter than normal, as it's meant to be watched alongside another video from our archives - the March edition of 4x6 Photo Love [twopeasinabucket.com], which covers more details and examples of using this page design, but with photos rather than just writing. There are twelve episodes in the 4x6 Photo Love series - each one adds another 4x6 photo to the design, covering page layouts with one to a full dozen standard prints.
Come along for the adventure, won't you?
And here's the look at that design with photos instead of paper, courtesy of mild-mannered scrapbooker Shimelle Laine.
Now Glitter Girl challenges you to take on the no-photo concept in your own style! Tell us about your process in creating the page in the comment box when you upload your page, and don't forget to check the box for this challenge in step four of the uploading process.