Monday after school, I came home with a mission. I wanted to make a layout that told an important story I'd never scrapbooked about until now - the doll clothes Christmas that I mentioned in a recent podcast. Since I didn't have a photo of the clothes themselves or of that Christmas, I decided to just use paper elements to evoke the story. I also knew that I'd have a lot of writing on this layout, so that helped guide me to which papers to select.
Ultimately, I chose some older Crate Paper patterned papers and embellishments for this layout. Since it is about Christmas, I also used a few of the Christmas embellishments I still had out on my desk from where I'd worked on my DD. Surprisingly enough, I don't really miss the photo on this layout. I think the little girl holding her doll, the various patterned papers, and the embellishments are plenty of visual interest to go along with what is a really significant moment in my life. Isn't that what scrapbooking is supposed to be? Anyway, take a look at my layout and read the journaling if you're interested. Maybe it will inspire you to tell an important story of yours that is missing a photo. Maybe you're like me and have been avoiding it. I promise you; you'll be glad when you tell the story. I can't explain how proud I was when I finished this project. There - a majorly important story of mine told in a visually appealing way. Yes!
Here's the title block:
And here's another embellishment block on the lower right hand side of the page:
You can read the beginning of my journaling in this photo.
And here's the rest of my very long journaling.
Here's the layout in full. I feel so good about having finishing this project. It's only January, and I've already managed to tell a crucially important story from my life that I'd left untold for far too long.
What important story do you need to tell?