On the Importance of Scrapbooking Current Events: I’ll keep talking about this even if you’re not listening. I believe adding current events gives context. I want my kids to know that I didn’t live in a vacuum. I chatted about this on Paperclipping Roundtable, and when I showed my 9/11 layouts. The original story of why I decided to show current events is in this post about interviewing my dad for a college assignment.
Previously: For the 2004 scrapbook, I did an intro page of sorts where I summarized what was going on in our lives and current events. This year I decided to make current events a standalone layout.
Deciding What to Include: I Googled “2005 news” and similar phrases and started making a list. From there I looked for pictures. I made cuts after deciding what the layout would look like and what I had space for. I tried to include pop culture and news, hence Tom Cruise jumping on Oprah’s couch.
Finding the Pictures: I used Google Images to find photos that went with the stories. Because the printed photos on the layout are so small, lowish resolution wasn’t a problem. I picked the clearest picture I could find of each and cropped them into squares.
Fonts: Mission Script (headline) | Tools: Epson Stylus R2000 (photos), Silhouette SD (headline) | Supplies: Webster’s Pages/Poppy Fields, American Crafts/Pentunia’s Pastries/Garden Cafe | Ephemera Included: none.