How many times have you had the perfect idea for a page, only to realize you don’t have a single photo of the occasion? I’m sure this has happened to most of us at one time or another. That’s why this week’s weekly warm-up is devoted to scrapbooking those times when we don’t have the photos to tell the story. And luckily we have some amazing pages from the May-June 2010 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine to get us started. Let’s take a look at what these inspiring designers did to solve this common dilemma.
Deena Wuest had a blast going out and about with her daughter; of course she wanted to scrapbook the fun time they had together! But she didn’t take her camera with her when they went out. Her solution? She had her daughter draw photos to document their night. Now, she not only has the story down, she has some wonderful artwork to treasure. The next time you think of a story for which you have no photos, consider wrangling your kids into giving you a hand.
Christa Paustenbaugh has lived all over the United States, and that experience is part of who she is today. But she didn’t have pictures of all of those places to help her tell that story. Her solution? Create a map with super-darling chipboard houses to showcase her experience in a single glance. If you’ve traveled without your camera or want to show all the places at once, consider Christa’s approach and break out a colorful map.
For Julie DeGuia, watching her kids grow was an experience she wanted down on paper, but how to really convey the difference between then and now? She didn’t have photos of them standing next to a growth chart, so she made her own on a “no photo” layout! With a custom growth chart, she could tell exactly the story she wanted to get across.
How about it? Do you have pages you’re dying to create if only you had the photos? Check out Creating Keepsakes’ May-June issue for even more inspiration and then take the challenge to create at least one “no photo” page this week. You’ll be so glad you finally got your story on paper.
Hope your Monday is full of sunshine!
Kim Jackson, senior editor