Hi there, Stefanie here encouraging you to scrapbook your lists. Whether it is a wish list for Christmas, a dream vacation destination list or something like my list of sanity savers. I love making lists and then crossing things off. In fact I may write things on my list that have already been done, just for the satisfaction of crossing it off. I read somewhere that dopamine receptors (the feel good areas of the brain) fire when we cross things off our lists and I am all about the rewards that don’t involve copious amounts of chocolate.
I like numbered lists, and generally I prioritise from 1 downwards so that if I only get to three things, they will be the most important three things for that day.
You can create a scrapbook layout about your favourite tv shows, books you have read, your morning routine, places you visit, places you have traveled too, things on your bucket list, pet peeves or guilty pleasures. Some people think that creating layouts about themselves are self-indulgent, but I find them to be therapeutic. The more I concentrate on all the blessings I have in my life and the more I look on the bright side, the better things go and the happier I am.
Generally when scrapbooking a list, you would choose an easy to read font, I personally love DJB fonts by Darcy Baldwin. They are free and there really is something for everyone. You could always stick with a great typewriter font as well. Generally your list will be left aligned. This may lead to open space on the right as some of the lines are longer than others. If this makes you uncomfortable then layer some artsy splatters or scatters into the gap, these type of elements add a little visual weight without boxing your list in and creating deadspace. Some white space on a layout allows the eye to rest though and that is a good thing.
I created a layout using Family Life by Digital Scrapbook Ingredients and Blagovesta Gosheva. I have 6 photos on it, that are matted with a thin white border and the design is fairly clean so the design works, even though it could be considered a very full page. The space next to the text allows breathing room. I started with a template called You can quote me on that by Fiddle Dee Dee Designs, but tweaked and played around so that it feels like my style of layout and embellishment placement which is more at intersections and for visual grounding that clustered or scattered.