Don't Have a Photo:
Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial
by Julie Kelley, Creative Team Member
- One way would be to create a layout using a themed digital kit, or papers, and allow the focus to be on the journaling. I remember very distinctly that my grandparents would bring us to the rodeo every year when it came to town. I don't have any photos from the many times that we went, but I still want to remember those special times spent with my grandparents.
- Here's the first example of a layout without photos, I used the wonderful "Giddy Up" kit by Mary Fran at nitwitcollections.com.
- I knew immediately when I saw the kit that it would be full of goodies that I could use to create my photoless layout.
- I find that 8x8 is a great size for photoless layouts.
- Another option for stories that have no matching photos is to use a photo that gives you the feeling of the story, even if it wasn't taken at the precise time of the story you are trying to tell. This summer, my 6 year-old son said so many funny things... I didn't always have the camera ready when he was talking. One of my favorite phrases was when he mixed up FYI with YEI and told us that "YEI, I'm a Big Boy!"
- I just had to scrap the story, so I chose a photo from this summer, with him looking like a big boy. I used the "Crazy Cool" kit, and "Cardstock Alpha" by Miss HuniBuni at thedigishoppe.com.
Be creative! There's lots of ways to document a story, even if you don't have the photos to match!
**If you have a layout without photos, we would love for you to show us. Please add a link to your layout in the comments section!**Thanks!