Welcome to Day 13 of the series, FIND your FIT! (To return to the beginning, click here.)
Journaling is an integral part of the scrapbooking process. They are the words that tell the story, document the facts, or convey the emotion of the photos. There are no rules for journaling (as with all aspects of scrapbooking), so you can make the choice about what to include and how you would like to write it.
Examples of what to include in your journaling
- The ‘who, what, where, when, how, and why’ of the photo
- The thoughts or feelings of the story
- Quotes (something funny or memorable)
- Information from social media posts
How to include journaling on your layouts
- Use journaling cards or tags.
- Use a journaling stamp or a pen to create lines for writing.
- Use a word processing program to write a block of text or to create lines of text to be cut into strips.
- Use your printer to put the journaling directly onto your layout background (8.5 x 11” layouts for standard printers, 12×12” for large-format printers).
How to keep notes for journaling on future layouts
- An app, like DayOne, can be used for documenting the details of an event or day.
- A notebook and pen, especially one that is small enough to carry when you are out and about.
- Keep a Word document with a list of stories.
Tips for journaling
- Keep it authentic. Use your voice to tell the story—it is unique!
- Be sure to leave enough space in your layout design for journaling.
- Not every layout will require a lot of journaling. It is ok to make layouts without it. Again, it is your choice.
How do you journal on your layouts? Do you prefer using your handwriting or a computer? Let us know in the comments below!