Monday, April 29, 2013

Journaling Fun!

 Hello there!  I’ve mentioned a time or two that my preference is to journal on the computer.  Those that know me know that I usually have a lot of words to say.  OK, I’m a little talkative!  But when it comes to handwriting journaling, I clam up.  So, the computer it is.  I even have a small PC and printer that I take to crops to make sure I don’t forgo the journaling on my layouts. 

But for some layouts, the photos and title tell you most of the story.  Unless I have more sentiment or there is something interesting that might not be readily apparent from the photos, I’ve been drawn lately to making journaling “labels.”  These are simply descriptions that I type up and run through the computer on cardstock. 

This layout is a group of photos from my birthday earlier this month.  I like the pop of color from the “labels” and the font is perfect.  I simply ran the cardstock through my printer, cut out the labels and then used my trusty Xyron X tool to get adhesive on the back. This way, I get all of the edges to lay flat.


Happy 4.8.13 by Moanica Caston.  Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper, Chipboard Accents; Buttons:  Bo Bunny; Alphas: America Crafts Thickers.

These journaling “labels” can be a fun, easy way to add some color and additional journaling to your layouts.  And, yes, they do count as journaling!  LOL! 


  1. Happy Belated Birthday, nice LO, great pictures and bright paper!

  2. Another great layout I love, especially the usage of four photos on a page. I will have to scraplift this next month. lol

  3. I love the design! I do like the idea of a portable printer...hmmmm

  4. What a great layout! I especially like the idea of using journaling labels.

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  6. Love your colorful page and the touch of glitter!! I'm with you and writing on a scrap page, I either stamp it or use the computer :)

  7. Great LO, love the photos & little journaling strips!

  8. I so agree...sometimes you only need a word here or there on a layout, and not a complete story. Beautiful, cheerful layout!



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