Guest Designer: Gail Linder is here with her favourite journaling tip!

Guest Designer: Gail Linder is here with her favourite journaling tip!

Good morning Gail Linder here! I'm so excited to be sharing a layout with you all on the blog today! I created a layout using lots of my favorite things – colors, patterns and techniques that really show off my style! But the most important thing in my scrapbooking are the words + photos. I always include meaningful journaling and today's layout is no exception. I'll share one of my favorite journaling tips below but first, let's take a look at the whole layout!


 Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics, Patterned Paper, Chipboard, Die Cuts, Enamel Dots, Word Stickers: Crate Paper, Washi Tape, Date Stamp, Mist: Heidi Swapp

I wanted to scrapbook this photo, a selfie of my two oldest children and I. I made it the focus of the layout by adding in layers behind and the title slotted in below to lead the eye back across to the photo.

Now the title itself "gather" was from a chipboard embellishment sheet and it inspired the story I wanted to tell.


Rather than just add a line of journaling that reads something like "a photo of us on the couch one night," I decided to dig a little deeper and tell the story of my kids' relationship. Like normal siblings, there is arguing and fighting and it drives me nuts! But deep down, I know they will always look out for each other.

The next time you want to dig a little deeper, try thinking about these prompts: I see . . ., I feel . . ., I hope . . . Hopefully this will inspire a story!


~ Gail Linder

Thank you so much for joining us Gail and for sharing that great journaling tip along with your gorgeous layout! You can see more of Gail's work by clicking on her name above! We hope you'll join us again Gail. To all our readers, we hope you have a fabulous Monday!




2017-07-31T09:37:20+00:00July 31st, 2017|Guest Designers|


  1. Kelly Crowl July 31, 2017 at 10:46 am

    Journaling is almost, if not more, important than the pictures when it comes to remembering the details. I really like the prompts you mentioned to inspire the digging deeper! TFS

  2. Margaret July 31, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    I love this layout, Gail! It has a simple look (easy on the eyes) but there’s a lot going on. And thanks for the journaling prompts – I often just say the “Who, what, when…” instead of digging a little deeper.

  3. Kirsty Vittetoe July 31, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    Beautiful layout, love the sweet details!

  4. Dorina D July 31, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    Great journaling – love the tips.

  5. auntie em August 1, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Great tips on journaling. Getting the reader drawn into the pictures is what will make the books a wonderful treasure to the next generation.
    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  6. Mia Johnson August 3, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    This would be a great opportunity for me to continue journaling. I write a lot of poetry and this would be very helpfu for me to continue on journaling. Thank you.

  7. Elaine Breton August 10, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    Great page !

  8. Bela Teixeira August 27, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    I love the colours that you chose 🙂

  9. Ann Jobes August 27, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    Great tips for making our pages even more meaningful!

  10. Brenda Brown August 31, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Journaling is so important. Thank you for sharing these great tips.

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