It’s all about the context. It’s my goal to include information in my scrapbooks about how our lives intersected with what was going on in the world. So often I think of my parents’ lives and world events during that time a separate. I want my kids to understand that they do go together.
Summary of Our Lives: The section on the right is a brief summary of our year. Of course the scrapbook itself will tell a more detailed story, but I like how this piece brings everything together.
Summary of Our World: This is a mixture of world news and pop culture. Instead of a separate news and pop culture layout like I did for 2005, I reverted to my 2004 idea and used text to combine our story and the news.
Wanting Negative Space: I tried in vain to figure out a way to print the text on white cardstock and cut the headlines out as negative space right above them. I know there are print and cut features on the Silhouette, but I couldn’t figure out how to add that much text without it being a real pain. Any suggestions are welcome!