Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Using A Journaling Prompt

One of my recent assignments for Get It Scrapped! was to make a scrapbook page based upon a journaling prompt. Do I typically use journaling prompts? Not really. The prompt can seem artificial and journaling is usually not a problem for me. But, there are some great ideas out there that can help trigger a memory. For instance, this one from Daydreaming on Paper:

"List a dish that your mother or grandmother made for which you would love to have the recipe."



"How I would love to have the recipe for Grandma Thompson's chocolate cake! No birthday was complete without one when we were growing up. The recipe for the cake and that amazing frosting were filed in grandma's head, and sadly none of us ever thought to write it down. We've tried to replicate it, but just can't seem to get it right. So the cake remains a fond -and tasty- memory."


Design Notes:
This page started with a photo, the journaling and a title. I had no idea what products to choose or what kind of a design to use, so time to brainstorm!
  • I knew I wanted to spell the word "chocolate" in brown letters
  • The colors of our clothing reminded me of the Amy Tangerine Sketchbook collection
  • The photo is small and would require some layering to draw attention to it
From those three starting points, my page came together. You can see more examples in this article.  Have you ever used any sort of journaling prompt to dig deeper for stories?


18 comments:

  1. great vibrant colors Sue.... I love it!!! Hugs..xoxo

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  2. I like all the layering behind your photo and the bright color scheme that really accents the birthday cake. Umm! I'd love to have a piece of that chocolate cake.

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  3. Really nice! Love all the bright colors! :)

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  4. This is one of my all time favorite pages by you!
    Love the line you used. Especially the gorgeous layering at the top.
    And love, love the layering under the photo.
    Everything about this is perfection to me. Pinning!

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  5. Great page, love the bright colors :)

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  6. This is so pretty! Love your product choices! Nice job Sue!

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  7. beautiful colors! Great memory too scrap!

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  8. Oh gosh, now I want some chocolate cake! I have NO recipes from my own mother or grandmother that I ever want to attempt to recreate though...

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  9. Beautiful bright colors-great layout.

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  10. What a great page & chocolate cake sounds yummy. I have used journaling prompts on occassion (most successfully in Shimelle's True Stories class).

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  11. I love the layout and how you used different fonts for the title.

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  12. I LOVE the fun, bright colors on this one Sue!! It looks really awesome paired with the kraft paper!!

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  13. Fabulous page! The bright colors are so fun and lucky that they matched your photo so well. :) Journaling comes easy for me too but I do like to shake it up and start my layouts from a different place sometimes. 'm going to check out that site and see what kinds of prompts they have!

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