We all have natural
personal talents and interest that show up in our
hobbies or choice of careers. These parts of our personality
are also visible on our scrapbook pages. What are
your scrapbook strengths?
1. The description
that best defines how I scrapbook is:
a. I love to write the story.
b. I love to dream up layouts and design the page.
c. I love to take the pictures.
d. I love to buy supplies.
2. The items
I have the most of, and that help me in my scrapbooking
a. journals and pens.
b. paper in all colors and styles.
c. rolls of film.
3. I spend
the most time:
b. decorating the page.
c. looking at the photos.
d. playing with my tools.
4. The task
I find the easiest to do is:
a. writing the words.
b. designing the layout format.
c. looking for great shots to photograph.
d. utilizing various tools.
5. The page
technique I would most likely try is:
a. bullet journaling.
b. a pull-up or pop-up.
c. kaleidoscope or mosaic.
d. corrugating paper or punch art.
from the way I make scrapbook pages, my ideal career
a. write: I could definitely get published with all
I have to say.
b. interior or fashion designer, I just have a natural
eye for it.
c. photographer; if everyone could see the world through
d. antiques collector; I love the thrill of the buy.
7. When reading
my scrapbooks, my descendants will:
a. know that I had a wonderful story to tell. They
will know me.
b. think I was creative. It’s obvious in my
c. see into my world. I have vivid and unique photographs.
d. be amazed by all the “antique tools”
I must have used to make each page.
8. When I
look at a page in a book or magazine, I:
a. read the instructions. I am better with written
and verbal communications.
b. visually size up the design.
c. check out the lighting, angle and composition of
d. look for new gadgets in the supply list.
Mostly A’s – JOURNALIST.
You have a lot to say, and it usually ends up on your
scrapbook pages. You can always find the words to
express your feelings, recount details of events,
relay funny stories and share a unique perspective
of your life. Those who come after you will truly
feel like they know you, and have seen into your heart.
Continue to share your story, even enlisting the help
of those in your family and other loved ones. If you
would like to break out of the box, advance your skills
beyond journaling and develop some basic principles
of design or improve your photography skills. This
will enable you to make a well-rounded page of not
only your feelings, but your creative passions as
– DESIGNER. You are a visual person with
a good eye for design that is usually apparent in
all you do. You tend to be most original, even though
your keen eye may allow you to receive inspiration
from other sources. You aren’t afraid to use
color and patterns, for they are the keys that open
your true style. However, be careful not to get lost
in the design. Your scrapbook can be a harmony of
your many talents, but your photographs should remain
the focus. Decorate and crop only to enhance the photos,
never detract from them. Take a journaling or a photography
class to advance these skills and mesh them with your
other natural talents.
– PHOTOGRAPHER. The pictures are the
reason you begin scrapbooking, and they will always
remain the focus. You rarely crop your photos since
they are well-taken shots to begin with. You capture
true life on film, and are able to expose real humanity
within your images. Since it has been said that “a
picture is worth a thousand words” your journaling
may be suffering. Seek to gain inspiration to add
the words that will give the necessary information
needed for posterity’s sake. Develop your design
style so that your magnificent photos will have the
backdrop they deserve.
– GADGET FREAK. You are a collector of
sorts. Could it be all this shopping is an avoidance
to having to sit down and actually make pages? Don’t
be afraid of the task, since once you get started,
it becomes a joy. Allow all your shopping expeditions
to benefit you. Drag those tools out, play with them
for practice and find out how you can really use them
to create a unique style. Cut, punch, corrugate, shape
and glue’til your heat’s content, but
don’t forget to add the words. Use your tools
to make creative titles and great frames to focus
on your photos. If you haven’t made many pages,
set goals to finish some before you can buy the latest