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More Journaling Ideas for Your Scrapbook Pages

February 23, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 163

Your scrapbook pages take a lot of work; you want to make sure to effectively journal what the photos are all about. By now, you are probably getting a bit tired of the same ole' look to your pages, so let's twist things up just a bit and make your journaling something you truly are proud of - and that future generations will be able to learn from the words you take the time to write! Part of the reason you journal in the first place is to allow future generations the opportunity to get to know you, and learn from you - even years down the line.

Some of my best pages have been with one photo and the journaling, whether you could see the words or not. If you have a photo of someone and it is just them sitting there - to journal every time who it is and the date is pretty mundane. Now, if you take that same photo, and instead of writing just the name and date - you instead write about that person, qualities they have, or other things about them - that same photo then becomes a bit more special in the long run.

So, instead of just writing your journaling on a small piece of cardstock, let's explore other options of what you can do as well:

• Journal on tags, to place on your layout itself. You can also take those same tags and place them behind the photo in a pocket for a different look.

• Journal on punch shapes or die cuts and place on your layout.

• Use your computer with fun fonts in place of your handwriting. I would caution you from using this all the time; you do want to use your own handwriting for posterity sake.

• Use hidden journaling, in places behind photos and things to add words you don't want the "world to see".

• In place of photos, add shapes placed on the layout itself with the journaling on some of them.

• Along with your photos in strips placed all across the page with words or phrases.

• Journal on a regular sheet of lined paper, incorporating it either in the layout or on the layout - to document an entire day or long period of time.

Adding to your toolbox, you want to look at a few other things to help along the way, such as:

• Books that will help you with your journaling or writing, especially if you are not comfortable with your own handwriting.

• Web sites that also can help you with journaling prompt's that can get you thinking about what you are writing.

• Templates that can help with placement of words.

• Rubber stamps that can help with making your journaling look different - such as alphabet stamps, or stamps that have areas you can add journaling to.

Your journaling should be one of the most important parts to your scrapbook layouts. By using different products - and different techniques to use with your journaling, you truly will learn to have fun with it. Look at different things you can do to have fun with the journaling you do, instead of making it be mundane all the time! For specific idea examples, make sure you check out http://memoriesintyme.blogspot.com/

Lynda Jeffs is the designer and owner of Memories in Tyme, teaching others the art of scrapbooking and card making...the easy way! Lynda has been able to scrapbook on what she has at home and available to her for over 8 years now! She has been stamping for over 20 years, scrapbooking since 1998! Join her while she gives you all the tips she has learned along the way! http://memoriesintyme.blogspot.com/

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