3 Angles for Scrapbooked Storytelling About Coffee and Tea in Your Life | Get It Scrapped


In addition to scrapbooking those photos you take without thinking, take time, also, to stage photos for scrapbooked storytelling about the constant aspects of your life — like the drinking of tea and coffee. Here are three story angles for recording the drinking of tea and coffee.


1. scrapbook personal tea- and coffee-drinking routines

Sue Althouse says, “This page is about my winter afternoon snack routine. I enjoy documenting everyday life, especially habits that change with the seasons. I used the “three-in-a-row” lesson from Scrapbook Coach Three Acts to bring this page together quickly.” 

3 Angles for Scrapbooked Storytelling About Coffee and Tea in Your Life | Sue Althouse | Get It Scrapped

Afternoon Snack by Sue Althouse | Supplies: Patterned Paper, Vellum: Crate Paper; Border Punches: Fiskars; Alphabets: American Crafts, October Afternoon; Brads: My Mind’s Eye; Button: Little Yellow Bicycle; Floss: We R Memory Keepers; Mini Dots: Doodlebug, My Mind’s Eye; Wood Veneer: Studio Calico

Sian Fair says, “This page started out as a story about the mountain of empty coffee cans I have collected, but as I worked, it turned into a story about the ways I drink coffee. The layout design was suggested by the photo of the stack of cans. Although I chose the colors of the page from those in the photos, I softened the look to fit with the cozy idea of a cup of coffee, and I added a few countrified touches like gingham ribbon.”

3 Angles for Scrapbooked Storytelling About Coffee and Tea in Your Life | Sian Fair | Get It Scrapped

Love Coffee by Sian Fair | Supplies: Patterned paper: Pebbles Seen and Noted 6×6 pad; Printshop transparency and Wood veneer: Studio Calico; Enamel Dots: MME, freckled Fawn and Basic Grey; Word Stickers: October Afternoon; Hearts and ribbon from stash

2. scrapbook the connection of tea and coffee drinking to community for you

Stefanie Semple says, “A friend invited me to run errands with her and go for coffee in a neighboring town. I am always up for an outing, chat, and chance to connect.I handed over my phone to her and love that this quick shot includes me and the restaurant behind. With Photoshop, I set the blending mode of the topmost background paper to linear burn so that it looked more coffee-like and added two blocks of pink paper lead the eye back to me in the focal photo.”  

3 Angles for Scrapbooked Storytelling About Coffee and Tea in Your Life | Stefanie Semple | Get It Scrapped

Coffee Date by Stefanie Semple | Supplies: Joey Lynn Designs: Template Tuesday No37, Studio M Designs: The sweet life (kit), Laurie Ann : Cream and Sugar Basics (word art & elements), Alison Pennington: Look! Stitches!, Amy Wolff: Itsy Bitsy Alphas.

Susanne Brauer says, “This page celebrates two of my dear friends who have moved away.  Although they did not know each other and we three had never set down for a cup together, they each had given me tea-related gifts when I last saw them.  The real sweetness of tea, of course, is the heartfelt conversations that friends enjoy over tea together – and that’s what the page celebrates.”

3 Angles for Scrapbooked Storytelling About Coffee and Tea in Your Life | Susanne Brauer | Get It Scrapped

The Gift of Tea by Susanne Brauer | Supplies: Paper and chipboard, Basic Grey Paper Cottage; Vellum, Stampin Up; Alphabet and die-cuts, American Crafts; Resin flowers, Fancy Pants.

3. evoke the essence of a well-brewed cup on a scrapbook page

Carrie Arick says, “I really wanted to capture the essence of home-brewed coffee first thing the in morning: the warmth, the body, the jolt from caffeine and the comfort it brings me.  I used creamy background papers, rich browns, and dashes of red to bring in the heat. I used cool colors to convey the energy of coffee. To add homey comfort, I used the milk label embellishment and a handwritten font then with snuggled all the parts of the page together.”

3 Angles for Scrapbooked Storytelling About Coffee and Tea in Your Life | Carrie Arick | Get It Scrapped

Morning Necessity by Carrie Arick | Supplies: Amanda Yi Designs & Just Jaimee: That’s Good Joe Collaboration; Font: Darcy Baldwin: Digi JenLin

Ronnie Crowley says, “Having been brought up in England, how a cup of tea is made is important to me. I wanted to record how hard it can be  to find well-made tea in Texas. The addition of the doily on the page reenforces the traditions involved in tea. My grandmother always had a doily on her tea tray. The  paisley floral design of the kraft paper also re-enforces the traditional feel. Then the use of the more modern pattern to mat the photograph adds tension and interest.”

3 Angles for Scrapbooked Storytelling About Coffee and Tea in Your Life | Ronnie Crowley | Get It Scrapped

How It’s Made by Ronnie Crowley | Supplies: Crisdam Designs – Adventure Awaits; Oscraps (Collab) -Its a Wonderful Life; Anita Designs – Travel Time; Angie Kovacs – Believe; Audrey Neal – Camp Currie; Chelle’s Creations – Tutu Cute; Captivated Visions – My Happy Place; Dianne Rigdon – One Fine Day; Jennifer Barrette – Dream Bigger; Just Jaimee – Organic; Karla Dudley – The Good Stuff; Pink Reptile Design – Growing Pains; Sabee Creative World – Lets Travel; WM Squared Designs – Geek is Chic