Journaling on scrapbook layouts can become monotonous really fast. “We went here. We did this. We had a great time.” Or maybe it’s “I love you so much. You are adorable.” These are important details and we don’t want to sacrifice them, but would you believe me if I told you that it only takes a few extra minutes and you can have something really extraordinary in addition to getting the details down?! That’s what the Journal Starters are all about. It’s a way to get you inspired to improve your journaling. Pump it up a notch. Really make those words match those amazing photos.
Today’s tip is to: “Pick a Letter”. That’s right. Any alphabet letter.
Let it be your guide or starting point for your journaling.
There are so many different ways in which you could highlight your story using a letter.
Let’s take a look at some layout inspiration and chat about a few.
I found all of these layouts in the Sahlin Studio gallery.
Sometimes a letter can be a word. This layout by mommy2boyz, she used the letter K to document such a precious memory of how her son always asks “K?” at the end of every sentence.
Here lacidock charms us with the focus of her layout. Her letter helps us to see the true story of the page… which is about her daughter getting her face painted like a kitty cat. The carnival feel of the letter K emphasizes the story even more.
Sometimes all you need is one sentence. Mlewis has created a darling layout showcasing the letter D for a word in a quote. And it really does help you to find the focus in this precious photo. Wasn’t it clever that she decided to change the color of the font for dirt also?!
Sometimes the photos don’t have a story. There is no what, when and where to follow. Using a letter can help move the focus to another story you are trying to tell. Here kristasahlin tells a story of her son heading off to Kindergarten.
This layout by becca1976 is adorable. The big monogram M and those photos bring all the focus right on Minnie Mouse and her daughter’s special relationship with her. I love how a little “magic” thrown in also helps to reinforce that showstopping M.
Sometimes all you need is a great alpha to showcase your letter of choice, but Sahlin Studio has more than just alphas! Try using some monogram journalers or monogrammed note cards. Many of the Snipettes word art has letter focused snips, so be sure to check out those in the shop too.
I hope you’ve learned a few new tricks for sprucing up your journaling simply by picking a letter.
Go ahead and try it – U will B glad U did!!