Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Journaling Tips

My thanks to Shirelle, Memory Works Team Works for sharing her journaling tips with all of us.

Your brain has a fantastic ability to mentally record down many stuff you've come across. It's a matter of accessing those mental files...

Simply put down what you know first. Waiting for everything may keep you waiting for a long, long time and you may never even get started.

Your brain will start digging into those files of memory and out of the blue, it may just locate the perfect piece of information that you've totally forgotten about.

One consideration though. You might want to think about people who will read your scrapbooking journaling in future. They weren't there with you, so they might be oblivious to the facts.

Making a habit of noting down as much details as you possibly can, will help paint a vivid story and picture for them. Bring them along with you in reliving those memories of yours.

Basically, write straight from your heart.
You don't have to restrict yourself to complete your layout and scrapbooking journaling all at once.

In fact, many a times, I find that I'll be doing a layout for my page first, then allow space for my scrapbooking journaling and move on to the next page and then next. After I'm pretty done up with my layouts or I've gathered a neat pile of layouts, I'll go back and fill in my scrapbooking journaling for all the pages at one sitting.

A good guideline is to leave about half a photo space per page for your scrapbooking journaling. Unless you're intending to do a full-blown story, that should be sufficient space.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

The New Catalogs Are Here!

I am so excited at all of the wonderful new products that Memory Works has!  Creating lovely layouts, cards and other paper products has never been easier!  The new Simple Stories products are gorgeous!  I have been having fun with 100 Days of Summer and can't wait to receive my Life Documented kit!  The June Express Kit is fabulous!  It is perfect for projects of the men and boys in our lives.  I have made two layouts so far and am working on an idea for a mini album for my cousins who are coming to visit over Labor Day.  I will post pictures soon.

I hope you find inspiration and joy in scrpbooking like I do and until next time remember, "That's No Scrap!"

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Spring Cleaning

Well, I finally cleaned off my scrapbook desk and sorted through all of my supplies.  For the most part I am organized.  Just a bit of fine tuning to go but things look better and I have been busy deciding on projects and page designs.  I want to finish all of the old black and white photos I have of Dewayne's family but that also means that I need to go through the rest of my pictures, sigh, and organize them.  One of the fine tuning issues I mentioned.  I have enjoyed my scrap "studio" very much these past two weekends and look forward to many hours of creativity and fun.  As soon as I figure out how to I will post pictures of some of my favorite layouts.