The key to staying motivated and productive in scrapbooking might be letting go of expectations and self-selected rules. In this episode Shannan Manton describes how her memory keeping plans have changed since the last time she was on the show. We go in-depth on the creative and logistical reasons for making changes, along with offering a hefty dose of permission to tweak your hobby so that it works for you.
- SYW032 – 100 Songs That Changed My Life
- Heidi Swapp Storyline Album
- Free Bucket List Printable
- Before Your Story class (available with membership)
- Shimelle’s Cover to Cover class
- Shannan’s Instagram
- From Shannan’s blog:
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I love this idea. The reason I have not done this before was that I found life stories too many and intimidating to do an album. I can easily do this magazine type where you can easily add with or without photos. It can be short and sweet. You can do random times in your life and not be bound to chronological memories.
I love the idea of a magazine of stories!
I have Life Crafted albums, 6×8, 8.5×11 and 12×12 and just fill as I go, whatever size seems to suit the story and photos I have, but I also have a row of 8.5×11 albums on the shelf labelled, Heritage, My Childhood, Us and if I make a layout using an old family picture I just add it into the Heritage album as the next page, there’s no chronology inside the album. Likewise if I tell a childhood story I add it into that album which might be me aged 6 followed by me as a baby, followed by me as a teenager, the chronology doesn’t fuss me they’re just my childhood at random. The Us one is for stories about my husband and I from when we met until we had children, and I may possibly add later stories if I have them. That’s the only sorting I do. As I said before, my current assorted sized albums are just filled as I do the layout at whatever size it happens to be, whether it is about myself, my children, my grandchildren or an everyday event. I guess they are vaguely chronological, but only vaguely. I might consider Shannan’s idea of making all of the layouts in my Heritage/childhood/us albums the same design so that it is easier to add stories; I think that’s an excellent idea.