Scrappin’ Saturday — Journaling

Right, it’s not Saturday; this post is late and … early!  This weekend I’ll be participating in the Stampin’ Addicts New Catalog Mega Blog Hop, so I thought I’d post this now.

Just before I left for Salt Lake, I treated myself to a new magazine for the trip.  You may identify with my sense of disappointment and annoyance when I discovered, at the airport, that I already had it at home!  Cloth Paper Scissors is a magazine that stretches my creativity.  This week my sister sent me a link to their blog — this post talks about journaling.  Their ten prompts for journaling are great, but be sure to look at the replies for many more good ideas.

This topic of journaling is one I love exploring, ever since I took at class at a scrapbook convention and the presenter advised not to use the word “fun” on your layouts, lest people  think your entire life was fun.  The zoo was fun.  The park was fun.  The baseball game was fun. Disney was fun.

It’s OK to scrapbook the ordinary, the sad, the private.  Not every book is meant to be shared.  I’m not certain that anyone will care to look at my scrapbooks after I’m dead.  I don’t create pages of my memories for them, I really create most of them for myself.  (Oh, and sometimes for you!)  I enjoy the process almost more than the finished product, especially since I’ve embraced digital scrapbooking with My Digital Studio.

Will you take some of these journaling suggestions?  I will!

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