Scrapbook With Your Daughter
Make It A Party!
By Lisa Murphy
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5. Make it a party.
Farrar likes to inject some fun into her mother-daughter scrapbooking sessions. “Get some good music going, light some deliciously-scented candles and let the party start,” she says. Just be sure to keep drinks and snacks away from the scrapbook area, adds Paziuk.
6. Give her free rein.
“Help your daughter if she asks for it but otherwise let her feel free to create,” says Farrer. “Positive feedback is huge and will encourage them to continue,” she adds. If she wants to do a page about her pizza party or her favorite song, why not?
7. Take inspiration from her.
Working alongside your daughter can boost your own pages, especially if you incorporate some of her thoughts and phrases. “I love to quote Magnolia in my titles and journaling,” says Harrison . “My pages have more meaning with her input and her versions sitting beside mine.” Visit the PeaNut Gallery for great examples of journal and title pages.
8. Share your layouts, and more.
“Some of our favorite pages are of family vacations and get-togethers,” says Paziuk. “It encourages dialogue about values and emphasizes how much fun it is to spend time with family – especially important at a time when kids try to ‘break away'.” For ideas on how to commemorate your last family trip, check out these travel layouts.
9. Focus on the moment, not the page.
“It's so important to remember that perfect design and colors don't matter as much as a perfect experience,” says Harrison. “When my daughter sees a page with something she added, she beams with pride.”
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