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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Scrappin' Saturday – Journaling

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Happy Scrappin’ St. Patrick's Day Saturday Everyone!! Do you have big plans for today?  Going to the parade dressed in all Green?  Eating some Corn Beef & Cabbage or maybe a Reuben Sandwich?  Finishing up on any projects or layouts with a cute little Leprechaun or Pot of Gold on them today?

Do you have some layouts that are almost finished that you just need to complete the journaling?  Have you started another project with the best intentions of coming back to finish writing up the journaling for the layout?  Or even have set them to the side & end up with multiple lay outs needing the journaling to be completed?  When you do complete the journaling, do you just scribble something down to get the task completed only to look back & think 'I could have done that better but at least it is completed’?? 

 I think we all have been guilty of that!  Journaling is just as important, if not more important than the photos on the page.  Journaling tells the story….it is the beginning, the end & everything in between.  When someone looks through your scrapbooks later, allow them to read about the journey you took, the special event you had, or allowing your kiddos to read about their childhood from your perspective.
I have a couple ideas for you....
Have you thought about using a calendar to complete your journaling on?  For my trips that I have taken, I love using KI Memories Sew Cute Calendars Collection that are 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper, along with Designer's Calendar Cricut Cartridge to cut out the specifc month & numbers for each day during that trip. I will journal important items within the provided squares, along with attaching any memorable items (plane or transit tickets, coins, stamps, ect.) along with possible pictures that I might normally disregard as they are too small or not fit in well on my layouts.  There is also room at the bottom to add some more journaling.

 Have you thought about typing up your journaling & incorporating it within your Cricut image cut?  Heather over at Scrapping Runner Creations did just that!!  I love how she created the tent for her float trip layout & used the top of the tent for her journaling.  It looks awesome & is such a great touch to the layout!! 


 How do you do your journaling?  Leave me a comment below so I can hear your great journaling ideas & how you journal your memories. Hope you have a great weekend & are able to find some time to do some Scrappin’ this St. Patrick’s Day Saturday!   Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Hi Melissa, I love your ideas for journaling for trips! I like to "interview" my kiddos, and then write down their thoughts about the pictures - it's fun to go back and read their version of the story. I also like to use several individual strips of paper instead of journaling blocks in my layouts.

  2. Especially like the use of the tent image for the journaling. I'm guilty of the non-journaling and I do keep a journal but somehow I do not always get it on the scrapbook layout.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"


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