Traditional Scrapbooking is Scrapbooking for the people who prefer the hands on approach where you are almost like a little kids creating your arts and crafts projects! I prefer the good old-fashioned way of scrapbooking with scissors and tape in hand and actual hand-held photos! There is something very satisfying to me when I sit at my scrapbooking table and create a beautiful layout of my children (monsters)! Not all of my scrapbook pages are of them sometimes mommy gets to go out without the children for some adult time. Usually when this occur it is for a special occasion and I enjoy taking pictures of my group of friends and then later sharing them.
I believe that just because you are a parent it doesn’t mean that you are not still an adult. You are able to go out and have a good time and document that time with a bunch of silly photos. Whether you are going out for a night out on the town or a beach clean up.
I have gone off on a tangent here!!! The bottom line is traditional scrapbooking can also be considered paper scrapbooking. This is when you go to the stores and you pick out everything to create your perfect layout. You pick out the paper to mount your pictures to, you pick out the perfect stickers and you get your trusty cricut to create all types of embellishments for you. That is if you have a cricut!!! You crop your pictures so that they fit on your page just they way you want them to and at the end of all this you tell the story. The who, the what, the where and the why!
Journaling is one of the most important aspects of scrapbooking because it tells the story of the pictures. I have tons of pictures of my children but if I just slap them into a photo album all you are going to see is a ton of pictures of children. On the other hand if I tell the story such as this picture depicts why my daughter has decided to be placed inside a large gift bag and why she thinks this is a wonderful idea then anybody that looks at this scrapbook page can enjoy the story!!!