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Scrapbooking challenge :: Add more to the story

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How often do you look back through your albums and enjoy the pages you have made? I love this process and now that it’s easy to add pages straight to my albums, I find it really helpful to look through an album and see what’s missing… Like pages that could really do with additional writing to capture more of the memory.

A new challenge for you then! Find a page in your album that doesn’t tell the whole story and find a way to add it. It might be on a facing page (I love 6×12 pages for this) or by tucking the writing behind a page element or even adding it to the page protector, behind the layout.

One entry will be selected to win a prize pack of assorted scrapbook goodies. Entries close at midnight next Sunday (21st August 2011).

Feel free to use the comment section to chat about this challenge, as the entries should go in the linky widget!

13 August 2011

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48 Comments for Scrapbooking challenge :: Add more to the story

  1. Jenny A Says:

    What a very cool idea! I know I have lots of pages I’ve done where I mostly just wanted to try a new product or a new technique without really doing any journaling. Can’t wait to try this out!

  2. Sarah S Says:

    I have pages where extra journalling would be good, but in the end made a page I did last night into a DLO xx

  3. marianne Says:

    Lots of places in my books where I could add a story! Interesting challenge!

  4. Jill Says:

    Great inspiration! I definitely have a few of these!! This is a great reason to bo back and actually improve a page (or two!!).

  5. Fay Says:

    Like the idea of adding different page protector to add further details to the story, will try that out.

  6. Kim Strother Says:

    I could use this challenge on a lot of my older pages. When I started scrapbooking years ago I never really journalled on my pages. Good thing I have extra time for this one!!

  7. Trisha H Says:

    This is a great idea! I have lots I can go through and look at with fresh eyes!

  8. Sabine Says:

    Oh Shimelle, you really know what’s missing in my album! I have just posted my extra journaling page for my Norway-album :-))

  9. Kim Thomas Says:

    I’m going to do that right now. :)

  10. Mandy Says:

    This is a really interesting challenge, I’m not going to take part in this one though and I’ll tell you why, when I first started scrapbooking my pages were basic and when I looked a couple of years later I questioned should I go back and change or add to them and then like life I decided you can’t change the past, everything you do is for a reason and I promised myself that I would never go and disrupt past pages I would simply realise it’s all part of this journey we’re on called life, I’ll be looking with interest at what everyone else gets up to though, you can be sure of that ;)

  11. anneberit Says:

    I really like this challenge, but wished I had all my digital pages printed. Oh, well, I’ll go through what I have and do some thinking. :)

  12. ConnieC Says:

    My missing page isn’t the happiest, but it was something that I had to do. I’m glad to see this challenge. I had been putting that story off.

  13. Carrie Says:

    I’m sure I can find one or two of these! Good habit to take up!

  14. Scrapdolly Says:

    In the words of Victor Meldrew … I don’t believe it!
    You have managed to get me to scrap not one but two really bright pages (and I don’t do bright!)
    Great inspiration, as ever. Thank you

  15. jennifer grace Says:

    hmm… interesting. I think I’m quite good at writing a lot of story on my pages, I always have at least some journaling on them. But it will be interesting to see if by looking back I see the story from a different perspective and find something new to say…

  16. Jennifer Smith-Sloane Says:

    Great challenge! Love what y’all have done so far. The stories are great! Don’t have my layouts with me but I’m headed to start working on the next one! Keep plugging away!

  17. Abbey Says:

    This is just the right challenge for today! Last night I was working on a page and thinking that a few more pictures and a few more words really needed a place, but not a whole other page and here we go! Off to create!

  18. dogmatix Says:

    O dear! Thinking of something to write can be my downfall. However, I do know of a couple of pages I can do this one on. Out come my 1000 words class notes I think

  19. Carol Anne Says:

    This is a great challenge!

  20. Kristin Says:

    Fantastic challenge! I tend to have lots and lots to say on my pages and need extra journaling space, but also realize that not everyone is the same. I don’t know that I have an existing page that needs more storytelling added, but love the idea of using a smaller 6×12 page protector to hold some of my journaling. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed with my words, but don’t necessarily want to hide them.

  21. Linda S Says:

    Oh boy! What a challenge. Thanks for stretching my creativity. I am really getting into this.

  22. Jane Says:

    I do this quite often – I’ll look through my albums and realise I should have said this or forgot to say that and I’ll grab up a pen and add it on. Sometimes it’s as simple as adding in another journaling label somewhere, sometimes it means taking one off and adding on a bigger one and very ocassionally I’ve done a lot more writing and ended up just adhereing it to the back of the layout.

  23. Cynthia Says:

    This one was another “definitely a challenge” kind of page! It’s fun to be asked to step out of my comfort zone.

  24. Abbey Says:

    Done. I have meant to try the page via photo sleeves option, but hadn’t actually done it before. I was pleased to get 11 more pictures and quite a bit more story in as well as some “pretty.” Success!

  25. Chipper Says:

    I like adding extras to my layouts in the form of telling the story in its entirety, or adding more photos that weren’t quiet up to scratch but formed part of the story. For this one I added extra photos in American Crafts 10×12 divided page protectors. I also wrote more of the story in a 6×12 protector sandwiched in between the next double page, but it is a story just for us.

    I don’t believe in changing my older pages and redoing them, but added the extras I hadn’t done yet is fun. I take far toooooooo many photos to scrap them all but I can’t bear to part with any of them LOL

  26. Kirsteen Says:

    Cool idea and one that really reminds me to get my shopping on and buy myself some ring binding albums rather than post bound ones. The idea of different sized page protectors in one album really appeals to me and being able to add to your albums without all that shuffling of pages in and out of the protectors :) I love reliving our memories thourgh my albums and am definitely going to try to pick a page to add to.

  27. Georgia Says:

    Like many, I could do this with so many of my pages. Glad for the nudge in the right direction.

  28. Jennifer Smith-Sloane Says:

    Just finished mine. I hadn’t journaled on it at all until now. Definitely want to go back through and do some more soon!

  29. Donna Says:

    Excellent challenge and another well aimed kick for my mojo. Thanks Shimelle.

  30. AllisonLP Says:

    I don’t journal enough, so this is a good one for me.

  31. Lizzie Says:

    Oooh yes, I could do this! I have a page in mind right now… Back soon!

  32. Cathy Green Says:

    Have uploaded my LO with extra journalling, I really enjoyed this challenge and am planning to go back to some other old LOs to add the story.

  33. Natalie Elphinstone Says:

    I always like to journal on my layouts, but still rarely feel like I’ve told the whole story. Maybe it’s because I want to talk too much!

  34. Ifa Says:

    Found a page with plenty of space from my minimal days, why did I leave so much space ?

  35. Peggy Says:

    This challenge was a well-placed kick in the butt for me. I should have fixed the original journaling on this particular LSN page last October. Not only was it inaccurate, but it did an injustice to a very nice person. Thanks, Shimelle, for the opportunity to right this wrong.

  36. Sian Says:

    I enjoyed this one – in fact you have got me hunting out a few other pages I know I could add to

  37. So.Creative Says:

    What a great challenge! I love journalings on my layouts because I’m always thinking about my two children in the future, looking at their albums and reading the story that goes with!! Thanx for sharing, my layout is posted!

  38. Louise Pettman Says:

    Really enjoyed this challenge even if I did do it on a ‘damaged LO’. Im definitely going to do more of this. I know from looking through my albums that the pages I love best are the ones with the stories on so I’m definitely doing to try and do more of that.

  39. Lizzie Says:

    I feel brave about having done this challenge. I added some secret journalling to a page I made in June. I had left a “pocket” for the journalling or some notes, but I never did write it down… Now I have! Thanks for the challenge, Shimelle!

  40. Jenny McGee Says:

    Great challenge. I need to do this more. Thanks.

  41. Kristin Says:

    Just added a link to my layout! Boy was I wrong when I thought I had done a great job of telling my stories and had nothing more to add. I was able to add to two stories on opposite facing pages! I am adding a 6×12 page protector (cut down a few inches)between the two pages to add to both stories! Thank you for this challenge!

  42. Nancylee Says:

    I did this layout on Shim’s recent class, Explore. I took the opportunity to add a story to it inside that pink folder….

  43. Bethan Says:

    Thank You for another great challenge.

  44. Lisa-Jane Johnson Says:

    Thank you for giving me the push to write the words that needed to go with a bittersweet layout.

  45. kaatje Says:

    wasn’t diffucult to find a page that needed jpurnaling. just used a sprout from jillibean to do that

  46. Karen R Says:

    The challenge may be over, but I wanted to post anyway.

  47. AndreaHB Says:

    Great challenge! But I’m only seriously scrapbooking since Jan and I’m still fine with all my writing.

  48. Casino Roulette Says:

    Looking like it’s a very good deal. Thanks, I will do just like that.

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