Loc: In My Scrap Room
|Posted: 5/8/2013 1:15:27 PM|
I've been doing a major spring cleaning in my scrap room. I haven't done any scrapping for a long time, so I looked through my albums and was shocked to realize that most of my layouts aren't dated, and also have very little jounaling. I've been inspired by Glitter Girl's videos, and have been wanting to try telling the stories rather than do the 2-pg, photocentric LO's that I've been accustomed to.
Anyway, my point is that I'm sort of sad that so many details were never documented by me. Memories do fade. Please don't let this happen to you.
|Posted: 5/8/2013 1:23:35 PM|
That's a great reminder!! TFS
|Posted: 5/8/2013 1:24:14 PM|
Caroline, I have gone back to my earlier scrapbooks and added journaling. I try to get the month/year and location on every page.
|Posted: 5/8/2013 1:33:43 PM|
Thank you for the reminder. I date every LO but sometimes my pages lack enough journaling. I hope you will try to back and at least date the pictures you have already scraped.
|2012- layouts completed-77
cards made- 192
mini albums made- 1
calendars made- 2
2013- layouts completed-80
cards made- 197
mini albums made- 3
2014- layouts completed-11
Loc: Blue Ridge Mtns
|Posted: 5/8/2013 2:12:03 PM|That is frustrating, right?
Count me guilty. I am just getting my mojo going again, but I was working on a layout just yesterday and had it all basically done, but didn't feel like messing with a title or journalling, so I slid it off to the side to start something else.
I am going to log off and finish that puppy
|Posted: 5/8/2013 2:30:46 PM|Great reminder!
*Stop the glorification of busy*
Loc: Chicago, IL
|Posted: 5/8/2013 3:03:10 PM|
I always do dates, but I am just not a journaler. I have tried it, but I'm just not that into it. Some memories will have to mine and mine alone and fade with me!
|Posted: 5/8/2013 6:53:36 PM|
I try to date my pages when appropriate, or at least put something in the journaling like "Christmas 2012" or "Spring Break 2011". Most of my pages have journaling and if I can't work it into the design, I add it on the back of the layout so it's there if I ever want to read it! I also write the date I completed the layout, just for fun.
Loc: middle of a 3-boy circus
|Posted: 5/8/2013 9:22:25 PM|I did the same thing on most of my earlier pages. When I took Stacy Julian's Library of Memories class a few years ago, she had us go through our albums checking whether we had answered the who, what, where, when of our pages. My eyes were opened to how much info I left off. I wrote a lot of that on the backs of pages if I couldn't fit it on the front.
But I still tend to forget the dates.
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
Loc: Beautiful South Orange County, CA
|Posted: 5/8/2013 10:02:31 PM|
I really hate to journal. I think I have terrible writing. I always make sure to include the date and the who, what and where. I always do this on the backs of my layouts.
|Posted: 5/8/2013 10:06:20 PM|
That's such a great tip/reminder!!
I've always been pretty good about journaling but in the past year or so I made a point to add the event/picture date on my layouts. And recently, I started putting the date I made the page on the back.
|Posted: 5/8/2013 11:40:04 PM|
I've been doing a lot more journalling lately and am really enjoying it. In fact, on some of my pages the journalling and not the photos are the focus.
Mary Kay Lady
I'm thinking . . .
Loc: The state of Confusion!
|Posted: 5/8/2013 11:45:57 PM|
Thanks for sharing. There's a lot of wisdom in your advice.
|Posted: 5/9/2013 6:22:07 AM|
There is so much wisdom in your advice.
How often do scrappers say they wish they had more stories from their grandparents? And all they have is Jimmy Christmas 1953 on the back of the photo.
Just a place, date and names on a layout won't save those stories.
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 5/9/2013 1:11:01 PM|
Great reminder! I always leave a journaling block and tell myself I will 'journal later.' I should do it as I go so I don't forget.