Lousie Nelson has given her spin on adding journaling to your scrapbooking pages over at the Aussie Scrap Source blog this week. Louise has a wonderful arty style to her scrapbooking and she shares inspiring ways to including journaling on your pages. Go see what she says here.
Continuing on with my sharing of other people's scrapbooking pages that inspire me with their journaling, I saw this layout by Nikki Antonello recently, and had to ask her if I could share it. Nikki is a regular reader here, and I love her input.
[Nikki has had this page accepted for publication, so I can't show it to you here any longer. Congrats Nikki!]
Nikki writes on her blog that she wanted to record her thoughts about her son's first day of starting school. Her journaling is so reflective of the emotions that most mums go through at this time. It will be a great page to share with her son sometime down the track - because it also records the positives: how proud she is of Noah and how much he's learning.
Linda Morgan shared a layout with me that also deals with an emotional struggle:
The page records a low point in Linda's weight loss journey. Thankfully she pushed on past it but she wanted to record how she felt at the time. She says "[...] i thought it would be good to write about my feelings. [...] To me this is the whole point of scrapbooking, the journalling, the feelings, writing something as if i was speaking so that in years to come my family will know how i was feeling as well as how i looked." I agree totally.
And, finally, Tracey Cavanagh sent me a link to this layout, about her pet lizards.
Tracey says "I actually love journaling but looking back through my recent layouts (I'm paper all the way) I was appalled that most of them had nothing more than a quote, a place, a name, a date.... I'm going to have to work on that! This one is from about 3 weeks ago that DOES have some journaling on it, and of all things it is about our pet lizards!"
I love that you've journaled about your pet lizards, Tracey :D. Why not? Who says that our journaling should be dedicated to serious life-heavy topics? There is so much about our lives to reflect on - the happy things as well as the mundane and the trivial. Have you ever noticed that what's trivial now becomes sentimental in ten years time?
I'll be back with more sharing soon!