Creative Journaling Ideas

Tell the story behind the photos with these tips and tricks guaranteed to jump-start your journaling.
Go Beyond the Photo

Design by Emily Pitts

Images don't always tell the whole story, so use your journaling to provide a context for the photos. Emily provided unseen details about her husband's decision to buy a new car. Describe the things that can't be seen, such as other sights, sounds, and smells; the activity leading up to or following the moment captured by pictures; and the emotions related to the photo.

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    Patterned paper: Crate Paper (blue with yellow dot), My Mind's Eye (printed kraft, wood grain). Stickers: BasicGrey (yellow letters), Jenni Bowlin Studio (brown letters), Studio Calico (green letters). Ribbon, tags: Studio Calico. Buttons: Making Memories (blue flower), My Mind's Eye (blue), Scenic Route Paper Co. (orange, green), Studio Calico (wooden). Paper clip: Tim Holtz. Spray ink: Studio Calico. Pens: Micron by Sakura of America. Punches: Martha Stewart Crafts. Adhesive: American Crafts.
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