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Scrapbooking Quick Tip: Using Music in your Scrapbooking

I don't know about you, but sometimes, when it comes to journaling, I just want to go the super easy route. There are several ways you can do that, like using lists, quotes, or one on my favorites - song lyrics.

Supplies used - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper, stickers, and chipboard pieces: Simple Stories; Heart punches: Recollections; Chipboard alphabet: American Crafts; Alphabet stickers: My Mind's Eye; Embroidery floss: DMC; Computer font: Ostrich Sans

I love writing and telling our stories, but there are times when I get a little stuck. Especially when it's a random collection of photos like the selfies with my husband on this layout. I've made countless layouts about us and I really don't know what I could say about us that I haven't already said before.

So, I thought, how about I let some song lyrics do the talking this time. I figured if someone else has so beautifully arranged words in a way that I feel describes us, why not use it on a layout?

I selected some of the lyrics from the song "A Thousand Years" from Christina Perri. It's a song that every single time I hear it, I think of Mike. Every single time! I knew that it would be the perfect words to display on a big heart with some of our favorite selfies together.

There area also several other ways to use and include music in your scrapbooking:

• Use your favorite phrase or the title of the song for the title of your layout.

• As your kids what their favorite song is and use the lyrics on a layout.

• Make a list of your favorite songs from the different eras in your life - childhood, teens, 20s, 30s, etc.

• Use the lyrics of your first dance at your wedding.

• Use the lyrics of a song you sang to your baby.

• Interview your family or friends (and answer yourself) with musical topics like:

- What song lyric makes you laugh?

- What is your favorite song?

- What is your least favorite song?

- What song makes you think of *person/place/thing?

- What song relaxes you?

- What song excites you?

- What song makes you want to dance around the room?

- What song describes you?

• Use sheet music from your favorite songs in place of patterned paper.

Got anymore musical ideas? Post it in the comment if you do!

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