You’re in the throes of scrapping, totally brimming with creative energy. Then you see the journaling block that you lovingly placed on your layout. “Eeek – what do I write?” you think.
This post is about one way you can head off the deer-in-headlights response to journaling, by having it all ready to go.
In this day and age, a good chunk of people share their photos online at sites like Facebook, Flickr, Yahoo etc. As an enthusiastic memory keeper, I’m guessing you’re in that camp too! One thing all of these sites – free and paid – have in common is the ability to caption your images.
Let’s take Flickr as the case study. You can write a hearty description of your whole set and then use this as your journaling on a multi-photo layout (click to enlarge).
Alternately, or in addition, you can caption individual photos and tag them as “to-scrap” for use in layouts with only a small number of photos.
If you’re meticulous about your online photo storage, you may even already do this. Had you ever thought of using online photo captions to prep your journaling? This tip helps you share your story with friends and family online and makes your scrapping even easier!