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Scrapbooking your vocabulary

scrapbooking your vocabulary
scrapbook page with photobooth pictures Supplies: Mini papers and journaling die cuts by Jenni Bowlin, glitter die cuts by My Mind’s Eye, letter stickers by BasicGrey and butterfly punch by Martha Stewart Crafts.

One tiny little shopping trip yesterday afternoon and I picked up enough to finish this page. Still pretty minimal for me but that’s okay now and then! (And I did manage to get a set of four patterned papers in there, so you know I’m happy really.) The journaling on this particular page is all about the vocabulary rather than the event. You can’t really see what’s written on the signs in the photo at this size, but it includes a bit of current vocabulary: for the win. I’m sure I won’t be saying that in five years… possibly not in one, so I just wanted to take that little bit of time to explain how this phrase became so prevalent in my vocabulary in 2010.

Do you have any phrases that might need explaining? My mind is storming a bit with ideas of other vocabulary elements that might be scrappable, and how it can work for teens and adults in addition to the more traditional ‘cute things you say’ pages for younger children.

photobooth pictures from laura's wedding

And lest you think I had wasted the opportunity to scrapbook about the sheer wonderment that was the photobooth at Laura’s wedding, I promise I still have plenty more strips to go! This is just a sampling. Hurrah for unlimited photo opportunities, fake moustaches and good friends!

In other news, the special project I mentioned yesterday is available now — I was a guest on the Paperclipping Roundtable. It’s a podcast with scrapbookers discussing a different topic in each episode. We discussed using scrapbooking to help achieve a goal or work on a project, so that’s very much in line with how I scrapbook! If you discovered my blog via the podcast, welcome! This post is a great place to start as it points out some of the most important posts here. And you can find all the details (including the sign up button!) for the current online scrapbooking class right here. If there’s anything else I can help with, please just ask! It’s lovely to see you!


22 September 2010

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6 Comments for Scrapbooking your vocabulary

  1. Lizzie Says:

    Oooh… the page is a bit more minimalist than “normal”, but I like the structure of it, with the four panels of patterned papers and the strip of photos downwards, with the other elements going across. Those butterflies are great, as they stop the page looking too static. In short, I like it!
    I also like whatever it was you cleverly did with your hair for that party – it looks very classical and smart! (a bit Jane Austen even…)
    The Paperclipping Roundtable looks/sounds interesting – off to investigate!

  2. MissSmith Says:

    This is such a brilliant idea! I want to go and make loads of pages like this now!

  3. Meghann Says:

    Yay! I really like the Paperclipping Roundtable, so I’ll make sure to listen. Great layout, Shimelle!

  4. Robin Says:

    I was so happy to see you on the Paperclipping Round Table!! I was hoping that somehow you would be a guest. I loved your idea about photo scavenger hunts as well. I can’t wait to try this out. Also after hearing a bit more about your Learn Something New Everyday I want to take that class too. I love the classes I’ve taken so far, and I think your forever participation in the yearly classes is the best idea out there. Thank you for all the inspiration!!

  5. Lara Says:

    Love this post – I’m trying to scrapbook a lot more ‘real’, and ‘For the win’ is one of our sayings too! (Usually ‘cuppa’ or ‘hot water bottle’ goes in front of it x

  6. Margie Says:

    I really enjoyed listening to you on Paperclipping Roundtable. I’m intrigued by the Photo Hunt. Can you post a link of recommended lists for different cities? I am hoping to make one up for my current city of residence – Beijing. Thank you!

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