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No photos? No problem! 4 ways of scrapbooking with few or no photos

4 ways of scrapbooking with few or no photos - Sahin Designs

It happens to the best of us: busy lives and busy schedules make you forget to take pictures, even pictures of ordinary, everyday moments.

The past few weeks have been hectic around here: these where the last few weeks of school and I had lots to take care of, both at my sons school and at home. They weren’t even the most fun things: meetings, phone calls, sending out e-mails and then some more meetings… Not very photogenic and not necessary something I wanted or could be documented in photos. :-/

Going big

If you manage to take at least one or more picture(s) consider doing a one pager or make your image span multiple pockets. It’s easily done and you have the added bonus effect of a bold design statement!

4 ways of scrapbooking with few or no photos - Sahin Designs

Movie and TV posters

Watched a movie or binged on a tv show? Use the movie or tv posters (or use a still) to create some visual impact. If you don’t particularly love the color scheme just change them to a black & white picture.

4 ways of scrapbooking with few or no photos - Sahin Designs

At home or in the garden

Take photos of the current state of your home or garden. This can be anything from an exploding clothes hamper or a new purchase to a stacked bunch of favourite books in your kids room. In the garden you can take pictures of the flowers that are in bloom right now or a swimming pool with some floating abandoned toys.  All these photos can be made after you realised you lack pictures for that week and might even spark a story otherwise untold.

4 ways of scrapbooking with few or no photos - Sahin Designs

Art

Take pictures of your kids artwork (or even your own!) or school assignments like written stories (I love seeing the evolution in the handwriting of my son).

4 ways of scrapbooking with few or no photos - Sahin Designs

I hope I’ve given you some ideas for the weeks you’re short on photos.

Once you have a chance to read the article I’d love to hear your thoughts on the topic in the comments section below.

Which one of these techniques you most likely to try when you need photos for your memory keeping? And what’s your additional ideas for filling in the blank spots in your week/month?

4 ways of scrapbooking with few or no photos - Sahin Designs

Leontien van Veen

Documenter • Photographer • Teacher at BPC • Buttonmaker • 50's Design • Typography • Hitchcock lover

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