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One of the special things about creating scrapbook pages rather than just putting a photo album together is including scrapbook journaling.
Incorporating journaling elements to your scrapbook page adds that extra layer of sentiment to your scrapbooking.
Over the past few years, scrapbook journaling ideas have truly expanded. Scrapbookers are spending just as much time on designing appealing journaling as they are spending on an entire layout. Want to learn more? The following Scrapbooking 101 tips on journaling on your album provide five scrapbook titles and journaling ideas.
For some layouts, scrapbook journaling or finding scrapbook quotes can be a challenge. There is so much you would like to say, but not a lot of room on your scrapbook page for the journaling. One way to address this is to create a list of the top five or ten things that are memorable as seen in the photos of the layout. Sometimes just by writing down a few keywords can spark a lot of happy memories.
A list is also a fun way to share emotions. Let's say you and your college-age daughter are putting together a layout of her first year living in the dormitory. Ask her to come up with five or ten short phrases to describe the experience, such as: studying all night, 2 AM coffee breaks, not an inch to spare (crowded room), late night talks and missing home. Just seeing a list of words along with photos is enough for anyone looking at the page to have a good idea of what your daughter's first year was like.
If you're planning on making a bridal shower scrapbook, you can ask your guests to have input by including advice cards in their invitation.
If you're putting together a vacation scrapbook page, you can actually make lists to be used throughout the album. Ask your family to help create the lists. Topics might include things such as: time at the airport, sharing hotel rooms, outdoor fun, or nature's beauty. We've got some more scrapbook journal ideas on scrapbook journaling here!
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One of the most popular scrapbook journaling ideas is to use your computer for journaling. Decide what size journaling block you want to create and set your margins accordingly. As you type, change the font type, size, or color to emphasize certain words.
For a special heartfelt touch, type your journaling in black. Highlight or use a different color font to draw attention to certain words that when just those words are read, it will be a special phrase such as, "I love you more today than I could ever imagine."
You can also create special watermarks to use as a background for your journaling. Most microsoft office programs will let you save clip art as a photo and insert it as a watermark. If you're journaling about your child's birthday, then use confetti, a birthday cake or candles as the watermark.
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Find a quote, Bible verse, a phrase from a song or some other special saying to start off your scrapbook journaling. You can even use a message sticker. As you journal, tie in your thoughts with the quote.
For example, recently while working on our generational family scrapbook album, I used the following quote as a starter for my journaling about my relationship with my dad. Included in the layout are three photos of my dad showing how proud he was of me.
"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me." ~ Jim Valvano