Journaling with Lisa Dickinson

EllesStudio-JournalingLisa-03While I (Lisa) usually start my design process with the story, sometimes I’m stumped by what exactly to write in my journaling. My daughter recently starred in a theater production of Annie and there was so much about her experience that I wanted to document! I was feeling a bit overwhelmed and it was preventing me from creating a page about the event. Then I saw the list journal card in the July Kit and it inspired me to start the page with a list (because this style of journaling is usually very easy and low pressure!)

EllesStudio-JournalingLisa-01Using the red numbered list card as a guide, I typed out the 10 reasons my daughter rocked this role. I printed them on white card stock and then cut them into strips to adhere onto the card. (You could also easily type or write directly on the card!)

EllesStudio-JournalingLisa-02With my journaling complete, I laid out the rest of my design that features a 4×6 photo of her on stage. I used several pieces from the July kit, including the star cut files (I cut stars from the border file) that help reinforce my page theme.


EllesStudio-JournalingLisa-05While I will probably create lots more pages about this big event, I love how easy this first layout came together, thanks to the prompt from an Elle’s Studio card!

Products used: Elle’s Studio Exclusive July Kit, July Digital Cut Files, Acrylic Stars, Letter & Number Stickers – Teal, Shine Lil Snippets: Blank Labels