Tips for scrapping daily life

by | Scrapbooking Freebies, Scrapbooking Ideas | 7 comments


Whether you’re participating in Project 365 or not, many of our photographs highlight the more mundane aspects of life. Without a theme, it can sometimes be a little more challenging to preserve those memories on a scrapbook page. This post will offer great tips to help you find your story and cherish the every day.

1. Use one photo to tell a longer story – In the example I share below (with today’s freebie!), the journaling is not about my stepson playing basketball. It’s about him being 18 – technically an adult but more like a kid than anything else.

2. Use a P365 template – There are a lot of free (and not so free) multi-photo templates designed for Project 365 scrapping. Don’t worry if you don’t have a photo-a-day, but use those templates to help assemble a collection of related photos.

3. Make lists – You have just the cutest photo of your daughter, but it was just a normal day. Use that great photo as an opportunity to list all the reasons she makes your heart flutter.

4. Reflect on your gratitude – Snap a photo of the dirty dishes and use that image to reflect on the time you spend with your children instead of keeping a perfect house.

5. Focus on you – With our darling family members everywhere, it can sometimes be a challenge to scrap your own story. Use the images of daily life to create your own personal memoir.

6. Associate the imagery – Use the colors, textures and stories behind a photo as a launch point for a completely unrelated story.

7. Create a routine – Take the same photo of a tree, your child’s height or that growing baby belly for a future scrapping project.

What tips can you share about scrapping daily life?

I’m so excited about today’s freebie – Template Susie! This template is so simple, yet so perfect for today’s lesson. You can literally capture a slice of life in words and pictures!

Meet Template Susie

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An Example Layout

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  1. blurooferika

    Love your layout and the journalling tips. I have a hard time finding photos that will fit in thin narrow frames like the one above. Guess I will have to put my thinking cap on.
    Oh, and thanks for the template. At last, plenty of journalling space!

  2. Jennifer

    I think you’ll be surprised at how many photos can look outstanding when cropped in a new way.

  3. michelle from MD, USA

    Thank you SO much for these great tips. They are all fantastic ideas that will prove to be VERY helpful.

    The LO of your son is superb. Thanks for sharing the template with us too.


  4. LuAnn

    thank you for the template! I’ve always wanted to do a layout with a photo cropped this way but never knew where to start!

  5. Mara

    the template is beautiful and I love the layout, that inspires me, thank you very much

  6. Suzanne

    Good tip! Would love to use the kit in the coming days. Thanks!



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