Scrapbook Layout: New York Scrapbook, Ground Zero

Ground Zero Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerGround Zero Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerThe Story: This was my first time in New York City and after leaving Liberty Island, we walked by the World Trade Center site.  Some people may disagree about being a tourist and wanting to visit the site.  My perspective is that September 11 was an intensely personal experience no matter who you are and we all handle it differently.  Walking around the site is something that I had to do and I wanted to remember what it felt like to be there.

Simple Layout: No distractions here.  I originally had the pictures smaller but increased their size while still keeping the white space.

Documenting the Tough Stuff: Look, not everyone documents tragedy and that’s okay.  I believe in documenting the hard things.  I mentioned this on my Paperclipping Roundtable chat: I think it gives good context.  Plus, documenting these things can be a release.  I talked about documenting September 11 itself and coming to terms with it here.  The fact that I documented this is just another part of my story.

Earlier: Title Page, Central Park, Yankee Game, Museums, Times Square.

Ground Zero Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerFont: Bebas | Tools: Epson Stylus R2000 (photos), Silhouette SD (headline) | Ephemera Included: None.

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4 thoughts on “Scrapbook Layout: New York Scrapbook, Ground Zero

  1. ABSOLUTELY!!! So glad you documented it! Life’s never perfect. I have documented all manner of trauma and tragedies from life. And encourage others to do the same. Serious illness, accidents, the loss of loved ones and other life-changing events. So many of these things will affect us forever and make us grow. I do a lot of this. I do have a separate album for my really personal journaling though. I’d call it a “journal” except that I do include pictures and decorate the pages in that one too. I am blessed and journal that too. Journalling the “tough stuff” is difficult, but I think it’s worth it in the end.

    • I haven’t documented any personal losses yet but a couple have happened recently that I know I will have to scrapbook in the coming years. I’m not quite sure how to do it but I know I’ll figure it out when the time comes.

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