Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Some journaling ideas...

I got this idea a few years ago browsing through some scrappy sites.  I have so many journaling spots and note pads, but ironically the thing I hate most about doing a page is the journaling!!  I mean, it SHOULD be the most important part...getting your stories down on paper, but it is usually the last thing I do on a page.  Maybe it is because by the time I get to the end of completeing the LO, I am too tired to focus on the journaling!

(NOTE TO SELF:  This post made me realize that maybe I should switch it up a bit....for my next LO I am going to do the journaling FIRST.  I wonder how this will affect my creative process?  Hmmmm...)

Anyways, one way to get around this is to have OTHERS journal for you! 

I brought a little baggie full of different journaling spots with me when I went home this summer. At the end of the summer, I had my mom, my and dad and brother each choose one that they liked and write a note to Charlotte about their time with her.  When I got back home, I chose a photo that I thought represented their journaling the best, and then comleted the LO!  How easy is THAT??!!!

These first two are based on a sketch by Ronda Pallazarri for Cocoa Daisy:





Don't you love Echo Park???




And this last one was from a sketch by Liz at "The Scrappiest".





I have got a whole bunch of goodies on their way to me that I can't wait to play with and share!  And I also have some other SUPER exciting news that I will share next week!

10 comments:

WhiteRacoon said...

Great idea =) A thing to remember and not to worry about, cool!
Love your LOs, so many details, absolutely love the stitching of the butterflies and those circles: they seem to be ready to fly away from the page, but you caught them right in the act =)
Good job!

KerrynF said...

Beautiful pages Audrey!

Heather said...

Love the idea to have others tell their story on the journaling! Love the layout elements too. See you this weekend!

Diana said...

What a FUN idea! AND what SUPER cute layouts! When she gets older she will TOTALLY appreciate these!

Vieve said...

I just wrote a post on mynlog about how i hate journaling too! And i always save it for last. I am going to try both these tips. Thanks for sharing!

Also, I loved the layered circles with the stitching. Fab idea!

Monique said...

I wish I had thought of this idea two years ago!! (when my mom was still alive). What a super idea!! Going to do this asap!!!!
LOVE your layouts!

joyful-foodie said...

What a fantastic idea for journaling! The messages are so sweet, and really tell the story. I will definitely keep that one in mind!
And of course your layouts are beautiful as well. :)

Daisymeh said...

Awesome journaling idea Audrey! And I love the layouts!!

Nerrida said...

Oh just what I needed to see - some journalling ideas. Thx for sharing them.

Dettao said...

what a great idea! I should do this, too

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