Janine Koczwara shared some pages on the Aussie Scrap Source blog this week that focus on journaling. Janine types on her layouts. Who else types on their pages? I think that Nic Howard does. Anyone else? It's a very classic and stylish look. Janine's pages for ASS are here.
The layouts I'm sharing in this post today were sent to me by Nadia Cannizzo.
Nadia responded to my original post on journaling. She is new to scrapping and had thought that not journaling was a trend, seeing as the magazines don't carry many layouts with journaling.
She went on to say that she still writes her essays on her pages "just in case my kids want to know something specific and i'm not around or i have forgotten". Yep yep yep. *nodding*
So, is not journaling a trend? Are we creating layouts these days more for the creativity? Are our scrapbook albums more akin to decorative photo albums? What do you think?
I think that sometimes it's just plain HARD to add the journaling. Sometimes it's hard to think of the words. Sometimes we don't think that our handwriting is "good enough". And sometimes the logistics of typing up our words onto a 12x12 scrapbooking page is problematic. Digi scrappers write a whole lot more. I think maybe it's easier to add it. And with digi, if you mess up your words you have a back space button.
How do I journal? I usually journal straight onto the background of my page. I rule pencil lines on my layout to fill the space where I want my journaling to go. This gives me a sense of whether the page is going to be balanced with the addition of the journaling. I write my journaling lightly in pencil first and, once I'm happy with it, I write over the top in pen and rub out the pencil. If I use a 2B pencil, it usually erases pretty well.
OK, enough rambling from me. Thanks for sharing your pages with us Nadia :).
Happy Fathers Day to the dads out there!