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4 sneaky ways to tell your story without actually journaling




So, you are a person of few written words. Is it possible for you to scrapbook without actually journaling? Of course. Let me share 4 sneaky ways to tell your story without actually journaling. :)

XOXO


1. Let the pictures tell the story.

A beach scene. A couple with their arms around each other. Obviously in love.

I added faux journaling in a form of strip of printed text (from patterned paper), adhered a subtle sticker pointing to the XOXO badge which serves as the title for the layout!


Love

2. Add a quote.

Some other smart person has done the legwork for you. Use it. :)

The happy lovebirds


3. Let the title be the journaling.

I use this a lot when scrapbooking pages for others. Adding little elements that support your title helps too...I included some hearts and lovebirds in a cage...to reinforce the love theme.

Phuket


4. Create a "scene" that tells the story.

Clouds. Planes. Luggage. Destination: Phuket. It's a vacation! :)


There you have it. 4 sneaky ways to tell your story without actually journaling. So totally doable right?

P/s: Come play along with my guest Rose's patterned paper challenge! :)




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32 comments:

Ujjwal said...

Thanks for sharing all these wonderful tips and tricks. They are awesome and so are all these layouts :)

Romina Nahata said...

Fabbie layouts !! Thanks for sharing !!

Blossom inch said...

these are very very nice layouts...awesome! love them all...how creative and you always overflow with an ideas my friend.

Lynnda Hosni said...

Fun fab and beautiful layouts!!! Beautiful couple too ... Okay okay I will play along before my short vacay!!! ... Hugs xoxo

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Swathi said...

Thanks for sharing this tip Yvvone !! I guess this is what I have to adopt as i can not use beautiful words to describe the scene... infact that is the only reason y i shy away from posting my layouts in my blog

Hussena said...

well as always your LO is simply fab so beautiful and romatic and definitely telling a story without any journaling...thanks for sharing these tips with us!!!i loved it!!

lynn said...

love your pages, yvonne! (i'm not much of a journaler on my pages)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You soooooooo ROCK!!! I loveeeeeeeeee these...and love love love how you added in the 'journaling'!!

SamSam said...

thanks for sharing, Yvonne. Love your last Layout, the way you create a scene for the phuket trip =)

Kishley said...

Awesome!! I just did a page with a title but no journalling! I was wondering what to write.. but now i think its perfectly okay to just let it be!

Thanks for sharing tips! I recently started scrapbooking you see, still at loss most of the times!

Audrey Pettit said...

Awesome ideas, Yvonne! And such adorable pages!

Laurel said...

Such fabulous layouts!

Emily Keaton said...

Pure GENIUS, I tell ya! Yvonne, you are so smart :). I love these tips and am filing them away!! Thank you!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Thanks for all the tips. Love these 4 mini layouts combined into one story.

sandi said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! These are just absolutely fantastic! Yes all has been said beautifully without the journaling...perfect!

Creations by Shirl said...

You are a genius when doing this adorable layouts.... and you share some awesome tips too...
Thanks my friend....

Annette said...

these are so so clever. you make me want to scrapbook. I am so inspired by you...

Cindy deRosier said...

Great tips! It's so hard for me to leave actual journaling off the page, but it's true that words aren't the only way to tell a story.

Miae said...

So many fun awesome pages! I don't always journal either so I totally agree with your topic!

Alice Wertz said...

super fun and beautiful layouts! love those tips, too. thank you so much, Yvonne! you are fabulous!

Sharon said...

I love all of your sneaky ways to tell a story without actually journaling! I especially love the scene you created in your last layout!

Maggi said...

I rarely journal on my layouts, awesome tips!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOOOOVE these LOs--amazing! I def. am inspired--you make it look so easy! TOTALLY casing some of these designs;)

mansi said...

WOW!!!Thats an AWESOME LO Yvonne!!!Thanx for such gr8 tips you have shared.

Dora said...

Wow Yvonne I love them they are stunning!!!

~amy~ said...

awesome layouts...you KNOW I love this post:)

Helen Tilbury said...

I'm enjoying these little "series" on your blog - it's fun to group layouts together according to a theme like this!

Tracey said...

Love your layout........Such fabulous ideas, great photos:)

littleredcraftingcorner said...

This has been great as I am really bad at journalling!!!!

RiNNE said...

Great tips! Stunning l.o!

Julie E said...

Definitely doable. I need to make that my mantra!!!

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