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Friday, August 6, 2010

Stress-Free Scrapbook Journaling Ideas

 By: Elaine Clay

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 the thought of
having to journal, don’t worry. Here are some stress-free
scrapbooking journaling ideas to help you write the 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 the 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:

- Anguilla
- April 2004

- My first trip to the Caribbean
- This is the view from my hotel balcony overlooking the cove –
I can’t wait to go swimming the sea looks so nice!

Make sure you have fun experimenting with all the different
kinds of embellishments that you can use as your bullet points!

Another bonus with using the list technique is that you do not
need to worry about the structure of your sentences or that your
journaling makes sense because the list breaks down what you
want to say into it’s basic readable form.

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