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This week we’re giving you an exclusive sneak peek! This fabulous layout by Sara Naumann is just one of 159 fabulous page ideas in Scrapbook Recipes for Journaling, a brand new idea book out this month.

Five fabulous designers cooked up 51 “recipes” for journaling your pages in Scrapbook Recipes for Journaling. The book covers it all—from how to journal about the family pet to how to write about favorite things, favorite places, conversations and so much more. Sara’s layout is just one sample of the incredible ideas included in Scrapbook Journaling Recipes, the book that’s sure to make your journaling life easier. Check out how Sara scrapbooked and journaled about her love of books.

Why I Love Books
By Sara Naumann

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  1. Cut a 1” wide piece of ivory cardstock and skim the brown inkpad across it. Attach sticker letters, then sand the stickers. Attach the strip to the top of the black with books background paper.
  2. Mat a large photo on ivory cardstock, then evergreen cardstock. Edge each one with the brown inkpad. Place the matted photo at an angle on the left side of the page. Mat one smaller photo on green cardstock and place on the top right corner of the page. Mat the other small photo on tan cardstock and place just below the large photo.
  3. Computer journal on ivory cardstock, then cut the journaling into blocks. Lightly stamp the script stamp with brown ink onto each piece. Type your favorite book titles onto ivory cardstock and mat on green. Staple the journaling to the page as shown.

Sara Naumann

A Tip From Sara:

This is sort of a stream-of-consciousness style of journaling. There’s no chronology or traditional facts here. Instead, I sat down at my computer and just started typing what I love about books. I ended up with a very long list!

When describing things that mean a lot to you, use the five senses—smell, sight, sound, touch and taste—as guides. You’ll get much more specific journaling.

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Project comments

 6 years 9 months ago:
If I say....DITTO...to all of the feelings you have journaled about your love of books, would it just be TOO tacky? It;s sorta like ya pulled it from my brain to your paper....except the part about reading the car manual as a last resort...I would kick back and contemplate the clouds for a long while....anyway, it was a beautiful insight into yout inner most self...I always said I liked Melanie's song in the old hippie days...IF I COULD FIND A REALLY GOOD BOOK I WOULD NEVER HAVE TO COME OUT AND LOOK AT WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO MY SONG!!!" I love your old webisodes w/Paulette...It taught me so much on everything that mystifies me on scrapbooking.
Written by Cherri
 6 years 10 months ago:
I like the simplicity of this page -but it also tells alot about you at the same time :)


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