Scrapbook Ideas for Bringing Conversations to the Page

Scrapbook Ideas for Bringing Conversations to the Page | Get It Scrapped“Let’s see what she says about that!” or “What did he say about it?”

How often do you hear or express this exact sentiment? There’s an anticipation and satisfaction in hearing a voice — not so much for how it sounds but for the opinions and attitude it conveys.

The things an individual says and the way in which he or she says them conveys style and personality and character. To record voice in a way that puts personality on the scrapbook page, you need to pick the right words — not just any words. You need to select the words that are relevant — and revealing.

We do a deep dive into this topic in the Make It Mean class in the Get It Scrapped membership–and we’ve got a sampling of layouts inspired by that lesson here.

Kelly Prang says, “This page is about the first tooth that my daughter lost.  She was eating a chicken nugget at the time and thought the tooth was part of the nugget.  I was confused and grossed out.  The story still makes us laugh, and we have a new family catchphrase: ‘there is a tooth in my nugget!‘”

“I told the story of the conversation with my thoughts added in.  I thought about using a dialogue setup, but wanted to include my concerns/fears/mental freak-out as well. My tip is to try to keep a record of funny conversations you have with your kids- but it is a good idea to wait a while before scrapping them, as with some time you might have an new approach to the things said.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Bringing Conversations to the Page | Kelly Prang | Get It Scrapped

Chickens & Teeth by Kelly Prang | Supplies: Kim Broedelet-A Little Quirky- papers and elements; Designs by Dani- Peccadillo- papers and elements; Amanda Yi Designs- A New Day- alpha; Wishing Well Creation: Delighted-flair. Everyday life- handcut matte; Ardent Sparrow- Legacy- ephemera; Sugarplum- Mango Tango- ephemera. Font: Typewriter; Simple Scrapper Template- May 2011.

Stefanie Semple says, “This page records an honest-to-goodness conversation between my daughter and me while I was making something to eat and she was studying. I used speech bubbles to represent our statements, differentiating them by color of text, angle of the origin of the speech bubble and embellishment, using flowers for mine. I had fun with this, adding photos and a tongue-in-cheek observation about her disappearing act.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Bringing Conversations to the Page | Stefanie Semple | Get It Scrapped

Our Story by Stefanie Semple | Supplies: Jady Day Studio, Shawna Clingerman & Studio Basic collab: Our journey together; Brittish Designs and Sahlin Studio: Project Mouse (classic) Elements, One Little Bird : Shadow styles and Charmbox Studios resize for web action.

Kristy T says, “Although my son likes school, he has had struggles with missing me as he is now full-time and has less time at home with me.  This page documents a series of conversations we had over the week.”

“Vertical strips in the center of the page create two separate sections on the page to hold our words and thoughts.  The different colors of text and varying size help to distinguish my son’s voice and my voice, giving emphasis to certain things he said.  Alpha stickers and strips of Washi tape create a timeline and show the separate conversations.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Bringing Conversations to the Page | Kristy T | Get It Scrapped

Oh Please tell me it’s not Monday by Kristy T | Supplies: Cardstock: Artee; Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny; Washi tape: Unknown; Wooden shapes: Freckled Fawn; Alphas: Jillibean Soup; Simple Stories, Kaisercraft

Ronnie Crowley says, “This page was a huge ‘Mom win’ for me when, out of the blue, I received a text from my daughter at college. It made me cry! I wanted to record the whole message but to draw the reader in  I used the ‘just wow’ to encourage them to read it all. The use of the quote marks I think is a great way to make sure that the reader knows this was an actual conversation. It provides context.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Bringing Conversations to the Page | Ronnie Crowley | Get It Scrapped

Just Wow by Ronnie Crowley |Supplies: Scrapping With Liz: All Things New template; Amanda Yi Designs: You Are Fabulous

Terry Billman says, “This layout is documenting the conversation I had with my granddaughter when she was picking flowers on an outing at the golf course. Children love unconditionally and Brenna often says ‘because I love you grandma.’ It warms my heart every time she says ‘because I love you grandma.’ Words that are used consistently, over and over again, often make fabulous titles. I used her words as the title and also documented our conversation when she was picking that one special flower for her grandma.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Bringing Conversations to the Page | Terry Billman| Get It Scrapped

Because I Love You by Terry Billman| Supplies: Anna Aspnes: Art Play Palette Capture, Art Play Palette Love Story, Love Glows 1, Light Leaks 2, Light Leaks 3, Art Play Palette Pinery, Texture Melange 1, Bokeh 2, Taped Textures 4, Foto Glows 4, Artsy Stains 1, Spray Paint 2, Urban Threadz 8, Art Play Palette Brimming, 12 X 12 Sand Scratched 1

Devra Hunt says, “These photos tell two stories. First, my son is non-verbal. I find it funny that after all these years, My grandmother (Nani) would still talk to him as if he would respond to her. Second, they look so engrossed in each other, but this was a one-sided conversation. I’ve always imagined what the real conversation would be.

“I was inspired by a page by Debbie Hodge in which she used a phrase to signal a story. Nani’s conversations always began with ‘Hello Shayna Boy,’ which is a Yiddish saying for ‘beautiful.’ Choose a phrase that brings emotion and feeling to your story. Nani said these words in a sing-song voice, gesturing with her hands, which I can still hear and visualize her doing today.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Bringing Conversations to the Page | Devra Hunt| Get It Scrapped

Hello Shayna Boy by Devra Hunt | Supplies: Cardstock-Bazzill, Patterned Paper, alpha & stickers-PinkFresh Studio, Doilies & Sequins-Doodlebug Design, die cuts-Fancy Pants, Crate paper, wood piece-Basic Grey, chipboard-Bella Blvd, Freckled Fawn, mist-Heidi Swapp, Pen and adhesive-EK Success, page design-Get It Scrapped, Scrapbook Coach 4-Symmetry


One Response to Scrapbook Ideas for Bringing Conversations to the Page

  1. Mary Jo Heller April 14, 2016 at 1:14 pm #

    Definitely good for thought-starters. So many conversations or little things that we don’t want Them to forget either! Scrapbooks are also snippets of their past.

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