Using a quote on a scrapbook layout is a great way to get your journaling started.
A quote can help you share your thoughts or opinions. You can use a quote to share how you agree or disagree with an important person from history, a celebrity or someone you know.
Getting journaling started can be a struggle. Using a quote provides a starting place to kick off your journaling, and can help you share your thoughts and/or feelings.
Quotes make you think or ponder. They provide a fresh perspective to your journaling.
IMPORTANT TIP: Give credit where it’s due. Be sure to state the source of your quote.
REALLY IMPORTANT TIP: If you’re using an excerpt from a quote be sure you don’t misrepresent the individual being quoted. Don’t take a quote out of context! The quote should maintain the same meaning, even if you don’t use the entire quote.
4 TIPS FOR USING QUOTES IN YOUR SCRAPBOOK JOURNALING
- Respond to the quote. Does the quote resonate for you? Why did you choose this quote?
- Explain why you like/dislike the quote.
- Expand on the quote. How does this quote relate to your life? What does it make you think of.
- If you disagree with the quote explain your perspective on why it’s wrong.
Keep Moving Forward by Alice Boll
There’s a quote from Walt Disney that includes the phrase “Keep Moving Forward”. It’s about curiosity and finding new paths. I like that, but it’s NOT why I love this phrase. For me it’s about accepting that we can’t change the past – that our only way to keep moving forward is from where we are right now. Start each day like a new adventure and keep moving forward.
I hope you’ll think about a quote that you love… or find a new one that inspires you and use it to inspire journaling on a layout.
Did you see the previous Write On Journaling Tip? Write On Journaling: I Hate…
I’ll be back next week with another journaling tip.
If you create a layout using this technique I’d LOVE to see it! Please tag me on Instagram @aliceboll