Sunday, October 20, 2019

Creative Journaling by Creatively Obsessed 

Writing a letter in a layout 
Hello Friends!

Welcome to another installment of my Creative Journaling Blog Series. I had planned on sharing something very different with you this month. However, when I went looking for the album I made several years ago, with the journaling style I wanted to share…HORROR…it was missing! I tore my house apart looking for it for over a week and still could not find it. It appears someone did not put it back where it belongs after looking at it and all I can do is pray it turns up. After going through three backup hard drives and checking my projects at my printer, I still can not find it. I could remake the album, but I am not sure I have my original journaling notes and it will take me awhile.

I had to go looking for new inspiration and found this page.

It is another oldie, but one of my favorites. It still brings me to tears reading it today. I made this layout years ago when I worked on the creative team of a scrapbook company that Is no longer in business, so as far as I know, the kit I used, is no longer available.

At the time I made this page, the kids had a running joke as to which one I loved best. Of course, I would say they were all my favorite. Yet, I was sure they did not believe me and just knew I had to favor one of them. I thought about the ways I could prove how each of them is my favorite child in different ways for different reasons. That is when I came up with the idea to make a layout, containing a letter to each of my children, telling them why I love them best. Below are closeup images of the note I wrote each child.

I like the idea of writing notes to your loved ones for them to find in your scrapbook, even after you are gone. Especially since, we all have things we feel or think yet never seem to get around to saying out loud. Sometimes we may have a hard time expressing ourselves verbally.

If you happen to want to make a “Mom loves me best” letter layout I have created a freebie to get you started. Just click on the image to download.

This freebie was made using my kit “Mom Loves Me Best”.

There are so many ways you could go with the letter in a layout theme. I am including some inspiration below. Naturally the ideas mentioned could be used, mixed and matched, for the various people mentioned and more.

For a baby: Tell them how you felt when they were born. What the world was like. Your hopes for their future and more. It would even be fun to write a note every year as they grow.

For a child: Tell them how proud you are of them and why. Recognize their admirable character traits How they have affected your life, the world and more

For a parent or spouse: Tell them the various ways they have impacted your life. How much you appreciate various things about them or the things they do. How they have inspired you and more.

Write a note to yourself, saying how proud you are of yourself for overcoming or getting through a difficult situation. Graduating college, getting that job you always dreamed of etc.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. I hope I was able inspire you to make a letter layout. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. I would LOVE to see any letter layouts you make, if you are willing to share. 

Have a great rest of the day!

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