Scrapbook Ideas for Telling Your Tribe's Story | Get It ScrappedAjay Naidu said, “It is important to tell good stories. You can tell stories even if they are not huge, epic, and wonderful. You can still take the responsibility for being a scribe of your tribe.”

As scrapbookers we are scribes for family and those closest to us: our tribes. The pages here show our Creative Team telling the stories of their tribes.


Devra Hunt says, “They say you can’t go home again, but after 5 years we went back to visit our friends in our old neighborhood. It was as if nothing had changed between any of us. We met as neighbors, and became friends because of our children. We became closer friends, sharing challenges and experiences with each other, as our children continued to grow up together. Many times, we relied on each other for help, advice and so much more. Although we have since moved away, and the kids are not as close and they once were, we still talk often, by phone, text and email.”

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Friendship by Devra Hunt | Supplies: Patterned paper, stickers and die cuts- American Crafts Shimelle, pen-Micron, adhesive-Recollections, EK Success


Cynthia T. says, “My group of friends celebrated 40 years of friendship in 2014 when we were in South America. We met in the 70s, each of us coming from a different location and loving the same music. Though we were very different and our lives eventually took us on different paths, our friendship has still grown through the years.”

“I tried to express the two things that come to my mind every time I think of us. The first has to do with the way we were able to keep the friendship going, communicating despite of the fact that, during most of those 40 years, the internet and smart phones were something of sci fi. The second is that we all traveled a lot and worked in different places, but still found a way to keep together in mind and heart and to get together from time to time.”

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My Tribe by Cynthia T. Supplies: Little Butterfly Wings & Studio Basic Collab : A True Friend Bundle, Amber LaBau: My Tribe Elements, The Lilypad Mixed Media Monthly(M3) February 2017 and January 2016, Pink Reptile Designs: Dinner Date Elements, Stunning Stitches No. 7 and Stunning Stitches No. 5 and Springforward (part of Planner Collection Monthly 2016, Sabrina Dupre: Perfect Day Elements, Designed By Soco : Life in Harmony :Friendship. Journaling Font: Dear Theo- Other fonts: Pink Reptile Designs : The Second Case.


Kelly Sroka says, “We live on several acres of land in the country, and have a large collection of animals. Right now we have a pack of four dogs. I wanted to document our current tribe for two reasons: we recently got a new dog which changed the pack number and dynamics, and three of our dogs are getting older so writing about them now is important.”

“Each of our dogs came to us at different times and under different circumstances. Each dog also belongs to a member of our family. This page records each dog’s story. I used a documentary style to tell each story. Each dog has a photograph with a number that corresponds to the facts about her. I used this list-style journaling to give structure to the large amount of journaling on the page.”

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The Pack by Kelly Sroka | Supplies: Patterned paper: Authentique, American Crafts; Twine: Recollections; Tags: Crate Paper; Brads: Simple Stories; Cardstock stickers: Pinkfresh Studio; Letter stickers: American Crafts; Number stickers: October Afternoon


Lynn Grieveson says, “My page is about how my daughter found her tribe (pokemon loving, digital creators and coders and Whovians).”

“They are retiring types so I don’t have any photos of her tribe, and a lot of their connection is online in any case. So I needed to take a different approach. I found photos of her engaging in ‘tribal’ pursuits! I pulled the colors from the Dr Who book to draw attention to it.”

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My Tribe by Lynn Grieveson | Supplies: My Tribe Elements by Amber LaBau, Brand New Day and Sharp-Eyed Kits from Lynn Grieveson Designs (all The Lilypad). Fonts: Jellyka Gare du Chambord


Shanna Hystad says, “On this page, I tell the story about my family’s tribe leader, our Mom.  Cooking is an important part of our family culture and through cooking my Mom connects to us in a special way.  I searched through my stockpile of photos looking for ones where my Mom is teaching the grandkids how to cook. Spending time with them in the kitchen brings both her and them so much joy.  The tradition of cooking has been passed down to all five of us children and now on to our kids, and grand-kids.”

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Tribe Leader – Mom by Shanna Hystad | Supplies: Paper-Simple Stories (Summer Fresh), Letters-Amy Tangerine Thickers (Muse), Mini Letters-Simple Stories (Summer Fresh), Wood Veneer Girl-Studio Calico, Hearts-Doodlebug, Bradz-Simple Stories, Date & Made with Love Stickers-October Afternoon, Digital Element-Ali Edwards (Scrapbooking Matters), Font-Traveling Typewriter.