1. kelly

    As a person who struggles with putting my thoughts/feelings into words, journaling is hard. I want my pages to have my words, but it is very difficult.

    • I don’t think your struggle is uncommon. A tool like Story Swoop may be just the thing you need to help you find the right words to express yourself. (see the show notes for the link… and it’s free) Or let word art and quotes tell the story and just add sentence or two for a bit of context.

  2. I have a hard time with keeping journaling short. That is one reason I don’t journal on most of my pages. I just recently journaled our engagement story, and I struggled with getting it to fit on the page… and then I felt like it was too much and I hated the way it looked. LOL.

      • scrapsandsass

        That sounds like a fabulous bunch of ideas. And since listening to the podcast, I’ve definitely been more aware of the need to add dates and journaling. 🙂

    • Smealiea

      You could also do the journalling on a smaller page and slip it into a smaller page protector (presuming you are not using a bound book to print your pages)

  3. Oh… and I’m so glad you brought up Mortified Nation. I can’t recommend Mortified Nation enough. It is amazing. You must watch! 😀 They actually have localized shows where people can watch live or even participate. 😀

  4. Courtney

    I like journaling. I’ll admit Karen, quite often the wordless layouts drive me nuts. But I did one recently for a challenge, and I love it. I hope the photos convey the joy my son is having on the slide.
    I have a weekly project. I don’t call it Project Life usually because I don’t do the pockets every week. I like to add more photos than 1 a day, and I like to use templates that call to me for the week, not just the pocket ones. I use it for the little moments – the funny things my four year old is saying, the things that don’t need or want a full layout. And some of the things will be in both. I may use the abbrev. story in my weekly project, and then pull out the nuts and bolts in a longer layout. I’m very grateful to it overall, because that’s what brought me to the dark side of digital! LOL. I started it last year. Unbeknownst to me in January, it ended up being a year of job loss, moving from Mass to Utah, starting nursing school, and selling a house. I’m so glad I have a lot of our little routines throughout these events captured.
    I moved a ton as a child, and because of that, and photos that no one is sure which house it is, I like to take my son’s birthday photo and include our current address as one of the currently questions. Hopefully that will narrow down if we come across a random photo to know which house it was at!

  5. Courtney

    Oh! And being local to Persnickety Prints, I went in person to see the sample layouts, and Chari showed me some layouts submitted by regular people too. Very nice, and great quality! I don’t have an iDevice, so I haven’t tried it myself, but I did get to see it myself. The same rules apply that apply normally with PS or PSE: if you try to enlarge a tiny thing too much, you will lose some clarity. If some photos are really dark, and others light, you will notice the difference.

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