It was great to take an otherwise random collection of photos and organize them by following the alphabet ~ this way I could use photos from different ages and stages on the same page, and tell the stories of their personalities, their likes and dislikes, and different events and places. Best of all, I didn't buy one new piece of paper or one new sticker or marker to make this album....literally made a book out of scraps!
|D is for Disney ~ one of our favorite places!|
|E is for Easter!|
|G is for Goofy!|
It's also meaningful to add in other scraps ~ ticket stubs, maps, a lock of hair, postcards...any little "scrap" that helps to complete the story.
|A page from my favorite page a day calendar!|
|Note cards from my birthday flowers!|
Sometimes I think there's such an emphasis put on the layouts and the extras that we add to the photos on the page, that we forget it's the photos (and our words) that are at the heart of the story. So, I say...keep it photo safe, and keep it simple. But, those are my "rules"...that's my style. And, as I said, with SCRAPbooking ... anything goes!