Book As Art 101: Page Layout

This article “Scrapbooking Page Layout Ideas and Suggestions” written by a scrapbook art instructor discusses page layout ideas and is a good complement to the Book As Art article on this website on ‘mood boards’.

“Scrapbooking is one of those things that keep our memories alive and brings smiles to people’s faces for years to come. It allows you to relive the feelings and occasions as if they happened yesterday.

What is Scrapbooking?

Scrapbooking is basically a journal in which you keep your records thru out your life. You can capture events that mean the most to you and your family. For instance you can capture birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, and family vacations. You can scrap anything that you find special and want to share for years to come.

Scrapbooking Page Layout

Now that you are entertaining the idea of a scrapbook, it is important you make those memories as alive and beautiful as possible. Here are some layout ideas:

1 Depending on the occasion, make the page have color coordination. Use themed paper and/or matching colors to accent the photos.

2 Pictures, take and record as many as possible, whatever the occasion, and later on you will be glad you did.

3 When you get photos back from developing, write a few memories on the back so that you can remember all the little details you want to preserve. Sometimes we forget the smallest things that made the occasion special, writing them down will make it a lot easier when you start the journaling.

4 Keep mementos from the occasion to add to the pages. Birthday cards, airline tickets etc. Use these as backdrops for photos or as the title to the page.

5 Use accents such as brads, photo clips to add to the layout. A little dimension adds to the character of the pages.

There are several different ways to make a scrapbook layout. These pages are very personal to each of us for different reasons. Chose for yourself what works best, however, there are many ideas and examples available in case you run out of scrapbooking page layout ideas.

Whatever way you choose to record your memories, a scrapbook has to represent you and the ties you what to capture and save, so even if there are many ideas, it is what connects you to the memory that will be the right choice.

Take the time to create a scrapbook, if you don’t have one already; it is sometimes better then an album or a standard journal and can become a bit of yourself. Memories created in a scrapbook live beyond you, to be cherished and enjoyed forever, so don’t just create a scrapbook, put a bit of love and soul into it. You will be happy that you did when you look back in years and live those times again.

Author Description
Marcy Larsen Close To My Heart Consultant. CTMH offers much more than just scrapbook supplies, including opportunities to make money while scrapbooking. Please visit my website – Marcy Larsen.

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