Platinum Scraps was originally launched February of 2010 as a vision of several friends who met on the Cricut Message board who wanted to venture out into creating, sharing, and showcasing the many talents each of us possess. Platinum Scraps showcases the diversity in scrapbooking and features designers from all walks of life. To keep the tradition going, each week our design team is challenged to create a unique layout or card based on a sketch that exemplifies their skills and talents. We hope that we inspire your creations and we appreciate your continued love and support as we grow together.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Time Out Thursday - To Journal or Not to Journal

This week's time out Thursday is brought to you by Leialoha.  Lei selected journaling as her topic of discussion for this week because she feels that she struggles with journaling.  Creating a catchy title or placing the sections for journaling has always been an issue for Lei.    

All the time, people say what is the importance of journaling?  Doesn't the picture(s) say it all?  The answer may be yes some of the time but not all of the time.  As the years go by, let's face it our memories fade and this is where journaling becomes very important.  

Journaling comes in many forms.  It may be just your title, sometimes this says it all, or it may be an actual written description of what is taking place in the photo. for example, your child's first day at school. 

You may ask does it have to be handwritten and the answer is no.  This a personal preference and one that is up to the creator.  Many scrappers believe that journaling in your own handwriting enhances your story and also makes it unique.  While others prefer to type all journaling.  Either way, it is up to the individual but do journal.  Does every page need to have a journal section, no, but incorporate it as much as possible, especially on key events.  

Lei is a member of a local scrap group; Who Gives A Scrap (WHOGAS), and last year one of the members hosted a challenge on journaling that she decided to participate in.I selected "Celebrate A Great Person".  The challenge was to write about a mentor, family member, whoever you believe is great.  Lei chose her Uncle.  Here is her layout including her journaling on the left side of the layout.

Lei has shared a few links that helped her on her road to journaling.  Come back and let us know what you think.  If you have journaling tips, techniques, or ideas, leave the information in our comments section for other readers to view.


  1. I struggle with this often. I usually let me titles tell the story, but sometimes I feel like more is needed. Very nice LO!

  2. Me too, I struggle. I feel I am not a good story teller... I sometimes do pull out tags for journaling the story, this way I can always refernce back to it, but it does not have to be read by all that see the lo.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...