Journaling has got to probably be one of my favorite parts of scrapbooking. I love being able to write words that express how I felt about an event, or how I am feeling about that person. My children love to read what I have written, and all in all journaling is inspirational and feels good.
The scrapbooking blog has dozens of great articles dealing with journaling. I thought I’d round-up the best of the best and put them all in once place.
Can you remember your child’s first word or perhaps the emotions surrounding the event? Or how about watching your child graduate? I’m sure you have pictures, but can you remember clearly the thoughts that were running through your head, or perhaps the way he felt about it?
While we often remember to journal about our experiences, holidays and special events in our lives, sometimes we forget the little things. It’s important to take time out of our busy lives and schedules to smell the flowers, or to take notice in the little things around us.
Can you close your eyes and remember your past? Is it easy to remember what happened last month, but not as easy to remember what happened last year? According to research, what is commonly called memory is not a single, simple function.
Journal making is a fun and frugal way to spend time with friends and enjoy the art of scrapbooking without actually scrapbooking.
The Journaling Queen is at it again. My love of journaling has led me to find new ways to use it in my scrapbooking. Over the years, I have enjoyed doing layouts including thoughts, stories or words that came “out of the mouths of my own babes”.
As scrapbookers, we tend to capture the happy moments; the moments where people are smiling or having fun. However, sometimes life serves us up some lemons and we find ourselves faced with challenges or disappointments. At these times, scrapbooking can be a great comfort.
One of the hardest decisions to make, in regards to journaling is thinking of what you want to say on your page, or how you want to say it. In previous entries, I’ve given you the basic process to begin your journaling.
Beyond the Basic 5 W’s of Scrapbook Journaling, is the more advanced details. I have dubbed these the advanced 5 W’s. They are in essence the same as the Basics, but in greater detail. These will take your journal writing into a more complete stage.
Joanna Campbell Slan is one amazing woman. Coming from a small town, she has always loved to cut and paste and essentially create scrapbooks. She was a born story teller and it is obvious in her writing.