12×12 Must Read Bedtime Stories Layout by Francine
Sometimes I feel like that old saying that life doesn’t come with an instruction manual was directed right at me…because I want one. I really, really want one. I’m pretty good at following the rules. And when I don’t follow the rules I still really appreciate the starting point that they provide. And for some of life’s more wild and crazy and unexpected moments it would be really, REALLY nice to have the guidelines of an instruction manual meant for the general public’s use. But alas! It was not meant to be. I’ve looked. There are no such “general use” instruction manuals for life. Maybe that’s why I feel so inclined to jump on Francine’s bandwagon of creating my own. Check out her 12×12 Must Read Bedtime Stories layout:
It’s like a fab-tabulous page in an even more terrific instruction manual for life than any I’ve ever imagined. What a great way to use your scrapbooking talent. I love the way that Francine uses her scrapbooking to generate solid representations of her life. Her journaling is always so thorough and personal. And I really appreciate all the effort she puts into showing us just what it’s possible to accomplish at the scrapping table.
Notice the cluster of journaling cards on the right. And notice that she uses her embellishments and tools, but she never lets them limit her. Just because she used several journaling spots on the page doesn’t mean that she’s going to limit her journaling to that area.
Here you can see that Francine created a fun look with a journaling spot combined with teeny alphas and the number 4 pulled from the teal alphas. It’s a great spot of color. I also love the photo that Francine used that actually shows the bedtime stories that are popular at their house. I love that. Such a good way to document/journal the memory.
Here you can see just how extensive Francine’s journaling gets on this page. She inspires me to write more down!
Not quite sure where to start your own little instruction manual? Well…start with bedtime. What bedtime rituals just could NOT be skipped at your house?