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  1. Journaling help needed!

    Hi
    I am planning on doing up a digi scrapped story of my life, and I have found that I have so much to say.
    I need to put so much jouranalling on my pages.
    I am hoping someone can help me with some ideas on how to do this. Perhaps some of you have some gallery entries that show lots of journalling. I have tried to "search" "journal" but it just brings up everything !!

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    I always have more to say than I have room to write! Seriously, though, here's a few things I do:

    1)Do a two page layout - put your pictures and elements on one page and then all the journaling on the second - use the same background paper so they 2-page looks cohesive

    2)Use a big picture for your background, then lighten the opacity of part of the picture and journal on the lightened part

    3)Play with your font-size, kerning and leading values so you can make the most use of the space on your page.

    4)Journal in chunks around a picture - so instead of having one journal block, you have multiple ones.

    Here's my gallery - you'll find a lot of journaling (you may have to flip through a few pages, my most recent layouts haven't been quite as heavy on the journaling) - I guess I'm a talker and my layouts usually reflect that.

    Good luck and can't wait to see your pages!
    My blog - where everything is Absolute Poppycock
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  3. thanks soo much...I am loving your gallery!!

  4. I have tons to say too. Sometimes I just do a "journal" page using pretty elements and paper. Sometimes I don't have photos to add, but have a story that I want to put down. Here is an example ... This is my Katrina experience.

    I also find that if I write my journals in Word and then copy and paste them onto the layout, I don't make nearly as many grammar or spelling errors.

    Good luck!

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