One of our Simple Scrapper members shared a thought-provoking article in our private Facebook group recently: 28 Books You Should Read if You Want To.

I love how this isn’t your traditional must-read book list, as it doesn’t actually contain any titles. I also love how this kind of list gets your mind churning with great ideas, helping you to connect the dots.

What’s most interesting is that the reasons you might read a book are some of the same reasons you might scrapbook a layout. In this post I’m sharing the scrapbooker’s twist on this list!

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Story starters and page ideas for scrapbook layouts that may not be in your albums.

1. You should scrapbook a layout about a difference of opinion.

2. You should scrapbook a layout about that time you laughed.

3. You should scrapbook a layout about that time you cried.

4. You should scrapbook a layout about an unexpected discovery.

5. You should scrapbook a layout about how you love to relax.

Time for Me by Jan Sowder

6. You should scrapbook a layout about your grandparents’ love story.

7. You should scrapbook a layout about a memorable class in school.

Mrs. Moore by Melanie Ritchie

8. You should scrapbook a layout about your favorite band.

Musical Moments by Amy Melniczenko

9. You should scrapbook a layout that connects lyrics to life.

Wild Thing by Sara Case Strickland

10. You should scrapbook a layout about noticing or paying attention.

11. You should scrapbook a layout about a story you’ve told before.

12. You should scrapbook a layout about a photo that makes you giggle.

Family by Allie Trumpower

13. You should scrapbook a layout about about your name’s origin.

Jennifer by Jennifer Larson

14. You should scrapbook a layout about a conversation on social media.

Despite the Miles by Christy Strickler

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15. You should scrapbook a layout about your hometown.

16. You should scrapbook a layout about gifts you received for graduation.

17. You should scrapbook a layout you’ve been meaning to start.

18. You should scrapbook a layout about something you don’t like.

19. You should scrapbook a layout about a place you’re about to visit.

20. You should scrapbook a layout connecting history to your life today.

The Future is Now by Melanie Ritchie

21. You should scrapbook a layout about something you enjoy learning.

22. You should scrapbook a layout that deliberately follows or defies trends.

23. You should scrapbook a layout about scrapbooking.

Because of Them by Sara Case Strickland

24. You should scrapbook a layout about winning a prize.

25. You should scrapbook a layout about following the crowd.

26. You should scrapbook a layout about an easy breezy time you had.

27. You should scrapbook a layout about a club you belong to.

28. You should scrapbook a layout that means something.

Happy 2 Sad by Amy Melniczenko

I’m a big fan of scrapbooking the little stories that make up the fabric of your life. Yes, the milestones and events are important, but it’s the moments that we remember most. Which idea will you try first?