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Story Play | Love Story | Story Planning With Linda

We are kicking of our Story Play | Love Story week with a story planning lesson from Linda

The concept behind story planning is to take a little time to go through the pieces of the kit and see what stories might be sparked, establish some stories you might want to tell, and then pick which products will best support those stories. Linda's in our Story Classroom each month sharing her story plan ideas for each of our Story Kits

Let's take a closer look at Linda's ideas for using the Love Story Kit: 

Hi there! This is Linda and I’m so excited to be here today to share with you my project planning for the Love Story Play mini kit. I have to admit that I wasn’t 100% sure I was going to use this kit when it was first released because I don’t really have a lot of romantic love stories to document considering I got divorced a couple of years ago. However, there is still so much love in my life and this kit works for all kinds of stories about love. 

My first step is always to look through the kit in its entirety. As I get to each item, I think about a few things:

  1. Is this something I want to add into my stash because it’s a great basic, or do I want to use it in a specific project? 
  2. For embellishments, is this something I want to use all on one project, or should I use these a little at a time as additional embellishments?
  3. Does this include a story prompt I want to use as a jumping off point for a story?
  4. For papers, is this something I want to cut up or keep whole?
  5. Does this product lend itself well to project life?

Next, I go through the products again and begin lumping together the products I want to use in a specific project and sketching out the project ideas. I also make note of the album I will add it into, the specific story I want to tell, any specific photos I want to include, and which products I want to use. 

In the video, I walk through my process for planning out 6 project ideas using this kit, as well as talk through some other ideas. If you prefer still images, or if you want them to reference, I have also included photos of each of my plans below.

STORY PLANS

1. Our love story

2. Stuff Pumpkin loves

3. I love coffee

4. Love Summer (my daughter)

5. My home

6. Finding/loving myself

NEXT STEPS

My next step to tackle these projects will be to break them down into action items. This is a process I shared in my class Plan, Prep & Play that is still available for purchase. 

Essentially, this means I will break down each project into the steps I need to get it created and work on a few of the projects at a time to speed up my process. These steps will include things like selecting/editing/printing my photos, writing out my journaling, and assembling my pages.

Here is a final look at all my story plans in one place:

Thank you so much for joining me today in story planning with the Love Story Play mini kit. I hope this gave you some ideas for projects with this kit! If you found this post helpful, I create a similar styled lesson for each of the story kits in the story kit classroom. 

If you want to see these projects come together, I will share them on my instagram as I complete them: @lindalovescreating. If you have any additional ideas or questions please leave them below. 

I hope you have fun telling stories with this kit!

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22 thoughts

  1. Dianne310 says…
    03/25/2024

    Lots of good ideas! Never thought of coffee love!! And I do love my house! Thanks for helping to look outside the box!

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    1. lindalovescreating says…
      03/25/2024

      You're welcome! I hope you can tell some of these stories too :)

  2. mlcortez says…
    03/25/2024

    Love all of your ideas!!! I am curious to see your little box of alpha stamps. Can you share a link to those please?

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    1. starrsstripes says…
      03/25/2024

      Yes, please! Same request!

    2. lindalovescreating says…
      03/25/2024

      Yes, sorry I meant to include a link in the lesson! Here you go: https://amzn.to/43yfd0E

    3. mlcortez says…
      03/26/2024

      Thank you so much!!

  3. ahiggins83 says…
    03/25/2024

    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. lindalovescreating says…
      03/25/2024

      Thank you!

  4. TexasScrap says…
    03/25/2024

    I love how you came up with ideas outside of traditional "love story" topics!

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    1. lindalovescreating says…
      03/25/2024

      Thank you!

  5. paulahrankowski says…
    03/25/2024

    I've been wanting to scrapbook my dog who passed away 6 months ago. This might be the perfect kit. Thanks for the great ideas

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    1. lindalovescreating says…
      03/25/2024

      I'm so sorry for your loss. This would be a great kit to tell the story of all the things you loved about your dog.

  6. michelezh says…
    03/25/2024

    Linda - thank you so much for these great love story ideas, you've given me so many other ways to use the kit.

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    1. lindalovescreating says…
      03/26/2024

      Happy you enjoyed!

  7. aracine says…
    03/26/2024

    This was fabulous! Originally I didn’t buy this kit as I don’t have the traditional things you might think to tell stories about: partner, kid, pet, etc. At the time of ordering, I didn’t have the mental head space to think outside the box even though I knew I could. Thank you for providing creative examples. I ordered the kit halfway through the video! Love your ideas and will definitely be using them.

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    1. lindalovescreating says…
      03/26/2024

      Ooh so happy to hear this!! I hope you enjoy telling your stories with this kit.

  8. runsonespresso says…
    03/26/2024

    I haven't had a chance to look through the kit yet but I had similar ideas about my dog and coffee 😆

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    1. lindalovescreating says…
      03/26/2024

      Yesss! Amazing stories to tell with this kit.

  9. bugracer2 says…
    03/26/2024

    Great ideas, really enjoy these planning videos because you provide so many ideas for product usage. So often, I am unsure how to use these kits, thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. lindalovescreating says…
      03/26/2024

      So happy to hear that you find my videos helpful!

  10. Kpadalik says…
    03/26/2024

    Such unique ideas for this Love Story Kit! The coffee layout is so relatable!

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  11. rhereford214 says…
    03/27/2024

    I love all your ideas and the way you planned them out in your notebook! I already had ideas for most of the kit when I first got it, but it's great to see these topics, too. Thanks for all the detail and creative inspiration! *Could you please share what pen you're using in the video?

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