Take this one, created for this past week's October Afternoon "Topic Tuesday" blog post.
The page was made in response to the following prompt:
Think back through your romantic history and reflect upon how you came to know what love is and is not. If it helps, you could structure this as advice from a parent to a child, based on experience. You could reflect on what your parent(s) taught you about romantic love and what you hope to impart to your own children.
There was no way the journaling wasn't going to be lengthy! I could have gone on for pages.
The background of the page definitely shows the influence that working on pages for Studio Calico's Color Theory workshop is having on me. It's been all about paint for me lately (as my fingernails and once-blue jeans can demonstrate). I just completed a page for that class that also includes quite a bit of journaling. I can't share the full page, but here's a little peek at it:
A recent Elle's Studio layout also found me getting wordy, except instead of using my own words, I used my daughter's, from one of her (many) college essays.
I love it when the words become a defining feature of a layout. Paper and accents are fine and dandy, but there is so much more to scrapbooking than that. Photos bring a page to life, and words invest that page with meaning.