Hello “Hello Story”

I just started the new Ali Edward’s class Hello Story at Big Picture Classes. I wasn’t sure I wanted to take this class, but I have noticed that over the last few years, I have done less and less journaling on my pages. One reason is that I am doing more handwritten journaling and it is difficult to write long stories by hand. I used to do all of my journaling on the computer. Those layouts have significantly more journaling than recent handwritten ones. So I want to make sure that I document the stories behind the photos that I scrap.

Each week in the 12-week class, I will get a new story-telling strategy. This week’s strategy is using a timeline to tell a story. At first, I couldn’t really think of a good time-based story that I wanted to tell. But then I went to a book club meeting and somehow I ended up telling the story of how each of our children were adopted. I know that I have told each story in different places of the years, but never in a timeline format. I realized that this was the story that I wanted to scrapbook.

Here is the completed layout.

The Story of Us

The two pages on the left that hold the actual timeline are 6×12 pages that will be in front of the 12×12 page. I used a mixture of two older collections that I made into a new kit–BoBunny’s Country Garden and Basic Grey’s Two Scoops. I’m looking forward to next week’s lesson!

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