Saturday, September 08, 2007

Scrapbook Journaling – What about the future?

Most people think of Scrapbooking as a way of preserving memories. And for the most part this is what most people create albums for.

But there is so much more to it.

We often get hung up on the aesthetics of pages and it becomes all about the photographs. But what about the journaling, eh?

Now I know for a fact that a lot of people groan when you mention journaling because they don’t know what to write or they don’t like their handwriting, etc.

If you don’t like your handwriting, then print out your journaling, or use hidden journaling under photos of inside envelopes, etc. The example above shows hidden journaling that is tucked behind one of the pictures.

There are lots of ways (or types) of journaling, but one that is not done a lot is scrapbooking your thoughts for the future.

This is ideal to do for your children. You can either not use a photograph at all, or use up some of those pictures of your children or grandchildren of which you have hundreds!!

It is actually quite effective to make use of one of those slightly blurred pictures as it brings an air of wistful thought to the layout.

You can write about your hopes for your children, your values and maybe even your experiences from which you hope they will learn.

A fun way of journaling about the future is to try some predictions! Say what you think your baby/child might be when he/she grows up! You can then compare reality to your layout in 20 years time and see how far off you were… or maybe that you obviously have a sixth sense.

Well us mum’s are supposed to be “all knowing” aren’t we!

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