If you are a scrapbooker who loves music, then you’ve already got an advantage in your scrapbooking journaling. Instead of pondering what to use for your journaling, you can always call upon your favorite songs and pick out a meaningful line entertainment journal or two that fits your scrapbook theme perfectly. But fear not, because even if you’re not the musically-inclined scrapbooker, this article can still help you add a fresh concept to your craft.
You might not realize that music can help your scrapbooking journaling in a lot of ways than you would expect. Aside from entertaining us and generally making our lives happier and lighter, music also provides a medium for people to express their thoughts, emotions, and desires. Come to think of it; that sounds a lot like what the purpose of journaling is all about, right?
Music can be found almost everywhere, and it is created for a variety of purposes. It can be created to entertain and celebrate an important person or event, but it can also be used to commemorate and venerate the memories of less-happier moments. Whatever purpose we use it for, the bottom line is that music holds a special place in our lives. We all know how businesses and governments use it to influence people and their decision-making, right? If you don’t agree, just listen to a catchy jingle from a TV commercial and you’ll see what I mean.
So how do you use music in your scrapbooking? The best and most common way is to use song lyrics. Countless of scrapbookers have already been using movie titles, poems, famous quotes and sayings to get ideas and inspiration for their journaling. So it is not really a far-fetched idea to see song lyrics being used, too. After all, some of the most emotional and heartfelt lines have been found in songs, so why not use this rich resource?
There are thousands of songs and millions of lyrics available to the scrapbooker looking for inspiration and ideas. If simple words are not enough or cannot convey the exact message you want, using a few lines from a song may do the trick instead. There are songs for all types of emotions, from happiness to grief, and everything in between. What’s more, you can also use song lyrics for your scrapbook title, as well. If you’d like a little hint, why not create a scrapbook page using a photo of you and a loved one outside in the rain. You can then use a title like “Laughter in the Rain” or “Singin’ in the Rain”. See how easy that was?
Now that you’ve got yourself a great title, you can now start applying your usual styles and techniques in creating your scrapbook layout. You can decorate the borders of the pictures you will add with some stickers that would complement the overall theme of your scrapbook. The song lyrics you will include would have to be related to your theme, of course. Another small tip here: if one of your pages gives emphasis to a special friendship you have with someone, then you can title your scrapbook page with ‘You’ve Got A Friend’. I know it’s cliché and a bit corny, but sometimes corny works!
Another thing to remember when using songs for your scrapbooking: it is important to remember that you don’t have to limit yourself to using only a few lines from a song. If you want, you can print out the entire song and paste it in your scrapbook page. The possibilities are endless, especially if you think about the fact that there are thousands of songs out there that cover the whole spectrum of human emotions and which you can use for your personal projects.