52 Stories – Number forty three – Allsorts of Selfies

I’ve said it time and again before…….. hobbies phase in and out. Because I have so many of them (!) I feel that this is a good thing. When I get bored of one there is always another to take its place.

I’ve not been making many scrapbook pages lately but felt inspired last week to make some new ones. The process of bringing out photos, story ideas and supplies always sparks creativity and productivity and now all I want to do is tell more stories and make them into layouts.

To help me with this process I keep an ongoing list of story ideas in the same note book that I use for Project Life® and I transferred all last years ideas to my new book for 2017. I also keep ‘to scrap’ photos together in a regular photo album, a concept I got from a class I took at the old Big Picture Classes run by Stacy Julian. Her idea is to sort through your photos and keep them all handy in one spot. I pulled this set from there.

Allsorts of Selfies

Here is the story from this page –

Oh yes indeed. I don’t just stop at the self timer when we are on our hols. No, I do selfies too. And of course I have to get us both in the frame. Good to see that Gav joins in with equal enthusiasm and FUN! On the drive to downtown LA, On the bus to Hearst Castle, Shadows at the crater, lunch in Paso Robles, Breakfast in Cambria.

Have I told the whole story? Would I add anything more? 

When I gathered these images together way back in 2015 and slipped them into my to scrap system I knew I wanted to highlight the fact that they are all ‘selfies’ but most have a quirky twist on that. I wanted to showcase them all together, to highlight my love of a selfie, that Gav joins in and that we get creative sometimes. That was the main aim of this layout. The words for once were second to the overall visual of this collection of pictures of us together.

I’m happy that my ‘concept’ worked out and I love this page.


52 stories is a series (or adventure) in my story telling. Can I get the whole story onto a layout? Am I telling the stories I want to tell? Read the inspiration post here.