Are you ready for the new year, and a new set of prompts!?
I’m really REALLY excited about this year. Not only OUR prompts, but some others that are out there!! (I’m getting ahead of myself.) I’m super excited about the focus of our prompts this year as well!!
Perhaps you’ve been hearing of the “newly” popular SMASHBOOKS?
Funny how they have been around for EVER. We’ve just all known them under different names, and without branding. Maybe you remember them?
My personal favorite is the TRAVEL JOURNAL.
I’ve read that some people call them JUNK JOURNALS.
No matter what you CALL them, we’re USING them. lol
There are some PEOPLE out there, that like to draw lines in the sand. They like to make rules out of nothing… maybe you’re one of them. Maybe you didn’t even REALIZE you were following rules set out by other people. This year, we’re going to be all about undoing the “rules” the rules that draw a line between scrapbooking and art journaling. I’d really like to challenge the idea that scrapbooking and art journaling have to be separate things. We’re going to use “Smashbooks”. We’re going to use “Travel Journals” and “Junk Journals”… we’re going to collect memories and tidbits, and we’re going to cram them into an arty page and splash paint or some other thing over them. We’re going to use whatever we want to. Acid free or not. We’re going to take a journey. A journey of Whatever and Whatnot.
Our prompts this year will look something like THIS:
THE PROMPT: A word of phrase prompt. Daily routines. Lists about the little things that make you happy. Maybe one about your pet peeves.
We’re taking on a positive journaling twist as often as possible this year, but we’re reserving the right to create something with a little angst as well.
Let’s say this year’s focus is on documenting things. Good, Bad, Everyday, Extraordinary…
THE STUFF: We’ll prompt you with some THINGS to add to your page. receipts, photos, tokens, tickets… the bits and pieces that “create” the scrapbook part of the page. Think about using your “scrapping” items on pages… alphabet stickers, patterned paper, etc.
THE TECHNIQUE: Lastly, we’ll challenge you to an “art journaling” technique!
As usual, you are welcome to pick all or just one or two of the prompts. The point will be that you take the prompts and make them YOURS. That means giving you some elbow room. You know, Whatever…
Here’s some past Travel Journals for your inspiration
My trip to Disney
A memory book my mom made about a summer visit with one of my boys:
And this year, I’ve made three journals! One for me, two for YOU!!
Here’s mine, and the all have the guts as listed on the right of the photos.
Along with the journals, I have a packet of Whatnots in addition to the journals! I made enough of those to sell a couple separate from the journals.
JOURNALS AND KITS ARE FOR SALE IN MY SHOP!!
Guest Host Lizzie just recently created a blog post about how she made her own version of a Smashbook! CHECK IT OUT
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