Can a Picture Really be Worth a 1,000 Words?

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Have you ever scrapbooked a page with no words? Let me tell you, if you haven’t, you should! It’s a challenge, but made me realize how important it is to capture images that can tell a story all on their own.

Here we are, a week into LOAD213 and I am loving it so far! Creating a layout a day means getting photos off my hard drive, onto beautiful pages for my girls, friends and family to enjoy. I get to play with paper, mists, washi tape, glue, all kinds of goodness!

Every day for the entire month, our fearless leader Lain Ehmann sends us a prompt to inspire our layout and creativity for the day. She kicked off our month with the prompt: “No Words”

Huh? I am no Ernest Hemingway, but a layout without words? I really do love journaling and telling our stories, so this stumped me!

I had been wanting to create a page with misting coming behind a sun, so I figured the feel of this page would be “You are my Sunshine”. But once I chose my photo and papers, I felt it still needed more.

Since the girls are sitting inside a huge cracked egg shell, I figured I’d add some birds, showing they’re my little hatching/growing baby birds. Gotta love my Slice machine and the plethora of design cards I’ve picked up along the way since the product is no longer being manufactured. So the birds were added.

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But I still needed more.

So then came the clouds. Oh, how I love clouds! A little inking on the edges, using my all time favorite Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass, and some foam adhesive. Love the clouds!

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But I still needed more.

Flowers! That’s what I need! So after scouring all types of flowers, I landed on using these. And some of my lovely fellow LOADsters pointed out to me it was great I picked up on the flowers from their dresses. Huh? I hadn’t even noticed the connection!

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So the page really became a spring-y, my babies are growing page, more so than my initial intention of “You are my Sunshine”. And not adding a title or words was really hard, kinda like Superman trying to work while there’s kryptonite in the room, but nonetheless, I love how it all came together! What kind of scrappy goodness have you been up to?

Another thing – what to do with all our scraps? A lovely and crafty friend posted about all the scraps we all end up with – read Danni’s {Made in} Apt 14 post here. One of my fellow LOADsters suggested using our scraps to make cards to send to the troops through Operation Write Home and I agree it’s a great idea! Read Lain’s Layout a day post here. Sometimes things come together magically, and I thought these two posts were right in line : )

Thanks for stopping by and have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! Happy crafting!
xoxo,
/c

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