If you read message boards or comments in the online scrapbooking world you are bound to run into the opinion that scrapbook layouts that have only 1 picture on them are frivolous or even wasteful. The commenter usually says that if they took that approach they would have a million scrapbook pages to do! I understand the issue behind this complaint and I certainly can't "afford" (space-wise or time-wise) to devote an entire page to a single photograph every time I do a layout, nor do I want to do this. If you explore this blog you will find that I love pages with multiple photos for their efficiency, impact, and storytelling features.
Sometimes you only have 1 picture of a certain time or event though. Other times you might want to focus on a single photo for design or journaling purposes. I say that there is nothing wrong with this and that we should spend our time documenting our memories in a way that is meaningful to us. It's all good.
I sort of like the challenge that is presented when I place only 1 photo on a layout and know that I'm going to have to add something worthwhile to compliment it. It stretches me and it brings out words and memories that I didn't even realize I had sometimes.
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Alex was lucky enough to inherit Uncle Zach’s hand-me-downs so he got to wear a lot of cool Osh Kosh overalls. I just love little boys in overalls and I think he looks very handsome here, especially with his awesome Nike high top sneakers. 100% all boy for sure! Of course he’s standing mesmerized in front of a television screen in this picture which seems to be a “boy thing” as well.
This photo was taken in Grandma Lynda’s living room on April 22, 1995 (which was Grandpa Jerry’s birthday).
My Memory Monday reminder to you today is to create a page with only 1 photograph on it. Make it meaningful with journaling or a design that expresses why that 1 photo is so special.