Years ago, when I was in high school, I made what I consider to be my first scrapbook – really more of a scrap journal. It was huge (probably 12×15), filled with newsprint pages, and bound together with a shoestring type closure. In that scrapbook I stuffed all the cards I received for holidays and birthdays, as well as programs from performances, photos of activities, report cards, and anything else that seemed important at the moment. It didn’t have journaling in the traditional sense, but it had dates and a few notes.
Today, I have a new scrap journal made with a Smash Book, but I fill it much the same way as I did back in high school, which is randomly. I jot down notes, adhere inspiring pictures, record favorite quotes, and more. I love this little book of mine because it lets me break out of my normal scrapbooking and quickly capture important things in the moment.
Amazing what a little paint plus a few stamps and stickers can do to transform a book! Look at these pages–painted and then enhanced with washi tape, stickers, journaling cards, and more to record tidbits about herself.
If you’ve thought about starting a scrap journal but not exactly sure what to focus it on, take a look at this list of ideas. You can download the PDF and have it on hand the next time you need inspiration.
Have fun creating!