Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Journaling and Scrapbooking? No, thanks!

I cant count how many time after setting up my journals and scrapbooks for a class that I hear the women, almost in unison, say, “No, thanks! Journals and Scrapbooking take too much time, too much money, too much creativity, etc.” I can fully admit that I used to be a “scrapbooking addict” – spending all my single girl money on the latest and greatest things – but that single girl money changed to married woman budgeting and I quickly learned that keeping a record doesn’t have to cost much money or even take much time. Every Thursday I will be giving hints/tips and ideas about how to make it all a bit more enjoyable and a lot more affordable! I’ll add in some photography tips (though I am far from an expert)!

Journals and Scrapbooks don’t need to be the “normal” things that we are used to seeing – bulging binders filled with pictures, stickers, cut outs, etc. or journals filled with pages upon pages of elegant handwriting (although there is nothing wrong with those). Keeping a record can be so much easier – made up of things found in the everyday like calendars, quotes, pictures, family history, newspapers, and so much more. I’ll do some entries on all of these and so much more, trying to make the reaction change from, “No, thanks!” to “Yeah, I have a spare 10 minutes – show me more!!!”

See you next Thursday!!!



Patty Ann said...

I can't wait to see this. I think it is perfectly what I need. Blogging for me, has replaced most of my journaling. There has to be a way to put them together.

Our Loved-up Family said...

I have a private blog which I use as a journal. I scan in important memento's so in case the originals are lost I will still have a copy. It will be really easy to print out one day from there. I've also set up one for each of the kids and record their more personal things in there. I'm all about digitizing!