Hey everyone, Amy here to share some summer journaling ideas. I have to admit, journaling on my layouts is usually the hardest part of the process for me, and I always do it last. I do have an idea of what I want to write about before I start, but that's about it. I create my layout, and then look around to see where my journaling will go, and how much room I'll have. I always use my own handwriting because I'm too lazy to do it on the computer, and I know one day my children will love being able to see my handwriting on the pages.
Summer is a busy time for us. All of our birthdays are in the summer, except for the littlest who's birthday is in September. We also have the last day of school, 4th of July and usually a vacation or two in there as well. Since I usually scapbook everyday moments and not just events, I have double the stuff to get scrapped. Here are some journaling tips and tricks I tend to use to get my stuff done.
I make notes on my iPhone of things that happen that I want to scrapbook--that way I won't forget something I wanted to get in my album. Like this moment I managed to capture of my hubby showing off his gymnastics skills.
I also give myself a pass if there's really not much that needs to be said, and just list the location and date of the photo, like I did here.
If there's an event where I took several photos that I'll be making several pages with, I might just write a sentence and use the title to help tell the story.
These are tips that I use to help take some stress out of journaling. You can also do lists, preplan your journaling, and just relax and enjoy the process! I hope you can use these ideas in your own pages!