What do you think about photo-less layouts? I’ve heard people say they haven’t scrapped lately because they don’t have any great photos or they don’t feel inspired. What about scrapping less than perfect photos or no photos at all? Sometimes just getting started is the hardest part.
I think layouts without photos are another great way to record everyday life. When you look at old photos from your parents, grandparents or even great great grandparents do you ever wonder what everyday life was like for them. Do you wish you had more insight into their thoughts and dreams? I know I do.
Here are a few ideas for layouts using something besides photos:
- Inspirational or favorite quotes
- Favorites lists (a great thing to do each birthday)
- Funny things your kids say or do (out of the mouth of babes)
- Facts about someplace you visited
- Birth statistics
If you think about yourself and some of the things you wish you knew about your ancestors or things you’d like future generations to remember about you & your immediate family it’s easy.
I love Dr. Seuss and I’ve passed that love down to my son & he’s passed it down to his kids. Dr. Seuss had some profound things to say. Here’s a layout made with one of my favorite quotes.
A page like this in a family album would bring smiles to some faces and open up conversations about how much we all loved Dr. Seuss. Add Happy Birthday! across the top & it would make a very cute birthday card.