As I’ve mentioned before, the hardest part of scrapbooking for me is the journaling. Whether it’s because I put too much pressure on myself to tell the story just right and end up getting bogged down in word choice and sentence structure, or because sometimes the journaling I want to put on the page feels too personal for a scrapbook that friends will flip through, I almost always struggle with recording the moment in words.
Enough with the pressure! Beginning today, I’m giving myself permission to tell just the basic info of a story, instead of worrying about whether I should use the word “thankful” or “grateful.” And I’m giving myself permission to hide my words, whether on the back of a layout or tucked away in an envelope, so I can preserve the story for me without displaying it to the rest of the world.
And sometimes, even if the story comes easy, I’m going to hide my journaling anyway. Just because I can. (As I did on this page sharing photos of my little brother from our recent trip to London.)
While telling the story behind the photos is an important part of scrapbooking, don’t let it be something that stresses you out. Remember: Scrapbooking is supposed to be fun! So focus on scrapping the photos that inspire you, using supplies that you love.
What advice about journaling (or other elements of scrapbooking) do you have for other scrappers?
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