Journaling is a great way to capture the details that make up your everyday life. Whether you're telling in-depth stories or simply captioning a photo, your words are important to preserving your memories for years to come. The following journaling prompts are perfect for pairing with this month's "Be Happy" Kit, or just tuck them into your back pocket for a time when your creative mojo is low. Either way, we hope they’ll help inspire your next project!
Use a silkscreen as a starting point.
Marie Lottermoser used the raincloud silkscreen from the "Be Happy" Documenter Kit to spark her journaling about the weather on her project, Springtime! This technique is a great way to add a few short lines of journaling while incorporating mixed media and a pop of color into your spread!
Guest designer Natalie Elphinstone also used the raincloud silkscreen to prompt her journaling about a bittersweet memory she wanted to record on her spread, Be a Nice Human. We love that she made the product work for her and used the raincloud as a metaphor.
Keep it short.
On her page, At the Garden, Marie Lottermoser kept her journaling short and sweet. By combining her words with April's stamp subscription set, she was able to dress up quick facts and sentiments about her fun day.
Break it up by the time of day.
Candace Perkins used the "this morning," "this afternoon," and "this evening" cards from April's Documenter Kit to record an entire day on her spread, Real Life - 2018. By breaking down her journaling into three sections, she was able to record a true picture of what a day in her life looks like.
On her spread, Shiloh - 8 Months, Natalie Elphinstone used the same cards to record the daily routine of her youngest child. Life changes so quickly for little ones, and this prompt is a great way to capture those little moments she'll want to remember forever.
Start with a word.
Candace Perkins used words from the Fresh Start stamp set to prompt the journaling on her spread, Fresh Start. While the words "plant," "bloom," and "grow" could refer to a garden, Candace dug deeper and journaled a letter to her little guy.
Repeat a design.
To keep her page consistent and cohesive, Kelly Noel journaled in a repeated design across her spread, May Handbook. By adding her journaling to the bottom of three colorful cards, she created a gorgeous, well-balanced project.
On her spread, These Photos, Candace Perkins added her journaling to three cards below the repeated phrase, "This Happened." This technique ties her whole spread together and gave her plenty of space to tell her story!
There's so much you can say with the "Be Happy" Kits and April add-ons. Which journaling prompt do you plan on trying out this month? Post your creations in the gallery and add a link in the comments. We can't wait to see what you'll make!