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Journaling in Your Scrapbook

Part of the Scrapbooking For Dummies Cheat Sheet

A good scrapbook is more than just pages with photographs and mementos, it's a record of events, which means that your journaling skills get to shine as well as your creative skills. To encourage your journaling skills, use the tips in the following list:

  • Jot down notes and quotes in a small notebook and carry it with you wherever you go. Before you know it, your notebook will be full of material for the tales that you can share in your scrapbooks.

  • Take a hand-held tape recorder to family reunions and other events so you can preserve the great stories you'll hear.

  • Interview older members of your family now, before they're gone or their memories fade.

  • Write specific questions for interviews beforehand, and remember not to interrupt while someone is telling you a story.

  • Use your photographs as writing prompts for your journaling.

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