Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Five Scrapbook journaling tips to the rescue

In the world of the scrapbooks, logging is a step that gets the least talked, but really can have the greatest impact on not only the appearance and feel of your page to scrapbook, but on how it really captures the memories of that time. You've heard it a million times... "a picture is worth a 1000 words". Yes it's true! But what 1000 words he said totally depends on the context in which the image is perceived.

My best example comes from my granddaughter when she was about 5 years. She took photos with our camera and several of the images have been partially obscured by his finger. No, he did not ruin the shot because my logging tells the story of a five year-old taking his photos of his new little sister handguns. It has completely changed what 1000 words blurred images were half of a new baby telling us. As no clear photo could not have conquered the precious memory.

The context is everything! On your scrapbook page, your titles and journaling are accessories that set the mood, get everyone on the same page and place the viewer/reader in the right place to hear the story that the images on the page of scrap say us.

Logging is a very important step and here are five fair advice can save you when you are at a loss where to begin.

Journaling Tip # 1: there is doubt about what story to tell, ask your children, family members or other any1 who was when photos have been taken. Ask questions about their memories, feelings, smells, tastes, etc. Get to meet their own writing if you can logging itself becomes part of the memory of the memory.

Even if you digitally scrapbooking, you scan or take a digital photograph of the note by logging into the scrapbook page.

Journaling Tip # 2: when you log on a particular image, you have taken a close person you, don't forget to write it than your heart felt as at this time. Don't be afraid to capture not only your smile, but your happy tears and feelings of real wonder. Everyone is a miracle in time and space... do not hesitate to capture these feelings.

Journaling Tip # 3: the stories you tell your children and your family on & on... those who are those to preserve in your scrapbook pages. Try putting the story on paper or on the computer first, and then fill it with your images and embellishments. Once again, logging may sometimes be the most important part of your albums. It is sometimes the images coming from the last and only then to improve the words of the story.

Journaling Tip # 4: continuing with our last tip, sometimes you must start your scrapbooking with your logging first page, and then adjust the size of your photos to fit the history of pages, not the reverse.

Journaling Tip # 5: taking advantage of social media in your albums.

It is sometimes difficult to keep a notebook or a log memory real handy, especially when you travel. However, smart phones and social media have interwoven themselves into our daily lives and we Tweet and send short messages to Facebook or Foursquare, all the time while we travel. You can enjoy and use your Facebook updates or Twitter that you posted your holiday to tell the story of scrapbook of travel when you return.

If you also posted some of your photos, you can even use the comments of others as the notes of logging in the finished book.

Since the Tip # 3 and 4 have been little on the same track, one more here to round things.

Journaling Tip # 6: most people are used to collect info on the 5 "W" (who, what, when, where, why), the problem is that you are not telling a story of tax to the IRS, you are capture more precious memories of your life. For your scrapbooks, try to remember that your feelings, the perfume in the air, how have you felt emotionally and, Yes, even the temperature was. Photos say obvious, it's your job to the journal obvious it! This is where the real memories are retained.

Don't forget, the logging is how we define the mood, bring our viewers in the scene and place them in the right place at the right time to feel the original memory you captured on the scrapbook page. Don't let not your scrapbook pages tell a story without the feelings and emotions of the moment captured since a large part of it.

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