Guest Author - Kathleen Rensel
Need some ideas for journaling? This article is going to be several lists of ideas in the form of journaling prompts. To find out the basics about journaling prompts and how to use them to create a page, layout or even an entire album, please see [URL=http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art5726.asp] .
First, lets set some of the topics that people may scrapbook about. And then, look at some of the prompt ideas for each topic.
Favorite City (State, Country, etc.)
Our vehicle car, limo, RV, plane, train, horse or whatever vehicle used on the trip
What we do in the vehicle/Car
Brothers - Sisters
Mother - Father
Family Outing or Trip
New Years Valentines Day May Day Halloween and so on.
Guests Make a list of those who attended
Months Do a layout for each month of the year
Calendars Year in Review
1st Birthday, other special birthdays
School Pre-school, Kindergarten, Elementary, High School, College
_____ Pet in the World (ex. Cutest, Craziest, etc.)
Favorites these are limitless!
Place to Hangout
Book of Me
My Life at ____ (Age)
Events (Dinner, Concerts, Plays, etc.)
Guests Create a List or take a photo of each guest
Mom-to-be What she wore, Details of the pregnancy
Ring bearer Flower Girl
Flowers Food - Music
Pre-Wedding Celebrations Engagement Party, Bridal Shower(s), Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties, Rehearsal, Rehearsal Dinner
Children at Church Special services, VBS, Sunday School
Off the Beaten Path these are some of the non-traditional ideas for scrapbooks or layouts.
Music Favorite Songs
Food - Recipes
Sports One specific sport that someone participates in
This is just a starting point. Any thought or topic could become a prompt.
Want to know how to do this? Any scrapbooker can do it. Just take a quiet moment. Think about what will be scrapbooked. If it is an event, think about all the details. Each separate detail has the potential for being a journal prompt (or a layout or even an album of its own.) Remember, as they say, each photo tells a story. This is the point to get those photos talking!