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List Journaling for Scrapbooking

Try list journaling for a quick and easy approach to telling the story behind the photos on your scrapbook layout.

Forget the costumes, the spooky decorations, the trick-or-treating...

For generations, the best part of Halloween has always been dumping out that plastic pumpkin and checking out your haul for the night. If you have siblings or friends over, the trading begins.

You sort.

You count.

You barter.

You see who has more Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.

I've documented this whole event with my kids many times over on my scrapbooking pages. It's pretty much the same story every year so I decided to take a different approach to my journaling with this one.

List journaling.

In the case of this layout, I took inventory of their loot and made a list of what and how much candy they came home with.

Some other ideas you can use list journaling for to create an inventory of items:

• gifts received and the people who gave them

• foods served at an event and who made them

• books read or movies watched w/ a star rating next to them

• the contents of your purse, car, pantry, etc.

• songs on your playlist

If you are interesting in learning more about list journaling or any other type of scrapbook journaling, be sure to check out my book, Writing to Remember: A Guide For Scrapbook Journaling.

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Supplies used: Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned paper: Doodlebug Designs; Foam alphabet: American Crafts; Chipboard alphabet: American Crafts; Stickers: Authentique; Rubons: Doodlebug Designs; Ink: Prima Fluid Chalk Ink; Embroidery floss: DMC; Computer font: Avenir Next Condensed

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Cute idea. This was the first year we sorted and counted some of the piles... I wish I had thought to list it all like you did. Really, we were just after the top 3 or so... it actually revealed something — preferences— that I didn’t know about my son who doesn’t really eat candy.

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