When I see the word Flourish- I think of growth, thriving and prospering. In order to grow- one must have begun somewhere and thus a before and then an after. In scrapbooking, we tend to document a moment in time or specific event. However, some of my favorite layouts are comparisons with before & after shots. I’ve rounded up few ideas to help you capture before & after photos/layouts in all aspects of your life.
- Projects! I don’t know about you, but I’m a project gal! I always have a few in the works at all times. I’ve made it a habit to take before, during & after pictures of all the painting projects I’ve done in and around our house as well as crafts with the kids, building our home, baking cupcakes and organizing my office. Also think about home remodels, car and school projects. These are perfect stories to tell through scrapbooking!
- Actual Real Growth! We have an English Bulldog who was the stinkin’ cutest puppy you’ve ever seen! I have SO many photos of her as a lil pup & they are super fun to compare to her beastliness now. Of course this works very well with kiddos too! I like to compare school pictures (seriously they never took Fall AND Spring School pics when I was a kid!), as well as baby vs today. Another fun idea is a picture on every birthday or comparing kindergarten to high school graduation! These ideas aren’t limited to kids/pets- what about your landscape when you first moved into your house vs. now? I’m totally guilty of taking pictures of all my pretty flowers coming up for the 1st time this Spring! Also- your Hometown then vs. now would be fun (Mine has a stop light AND a bank now!)
- Last but not least: CHANGE! This is my favorite Before & After type of layouts- Haircuts/styles, Weight loss (if you’re one of THOSE people who actually make progress- email me your plan!), Orthodontics/Braces (sorry, always about the teeth with me!), and my favorite- people’s hands (weird I know)- hands tell such a story (old vs. new). Another idea I want to scrapbook is my husband & I when we just started dating vs. now old & married! 😉
There is so much you can do with before & after photos! Please hop over to the Challenge Forum & show me your layouts! I’m excited to see your ideas! Please join me in a fun challenge over in the FORUM! Happy Scrapping!
About the Author: Amie is a craft loving, dental hygienist in WA state who loves her husband, two kids (ages 7 & 4), English Bulldog, coffee, baking cupcakes, daffodils, glitter & sprinkles, reading a good book and lip gloss- not necessarily in that order.