Do you find it intimidating when you come to journal your scrapbook pages?
You are not alone! Many scrapbookers find it hard to get started when it comes to adding journaling to their scrapbooking layouts.
If you are one of those people who go blank at thought of having to journal, don’t worry. Here are some stress-free scrapbooking journaling ideas to help you write right words whatever your page theme.
Make a list. This is a fairly simple journaling technique that is suitable for use with any type of page theme, for example:
Doing a friendship page - list how you met, where you met, how long you have known each other, include what you like about your friend and why you are both pals.
Doing a recipe scrapbook page - then make a personal top 10 list of reasons why you like Grandma’s chocolate cake so much.
Doing a baby layout - do a list of baby’s favorite foods, you can even do one for foods they don’t like!
A variation of this technique is to use bullet points to mark each line on your list, giving you an opportunity to empathise each item of your journaling:
- April 2004
- My first trip to Caribbean
- This is view from my hotel balcony overlooking cove – I can’t wait to go swimming sea looks so nice!
Make sure you have fun experimenting with all different kinds of embellishments that you can use as your bullet points!
Another bonus with using list technique is that you do not need to worry about structure of your sentences or that your journaling makes sense because list breaks down what you want to say into it’s basic readable form.
Write a Letter. This is one of those great scrapbook journaling ideas that’s fairly simple to do and it’s also a lovely, personal way to journal your layouts too.
All you have to do is pretend you’re writing to a friend telling them what is happening in your photographs and including “Dear ….” at beginning of your writing will give your journaling an intimate feel.