Project Life 2013 + Using your own Handwriting

Just popping in to share another quick page from my 2013 Project Life album along with a simple tip for including more of your own handwriting in your scrapbooks.

I knew I wanted lots of photos on this page about Alivia’s 3rd birthday which didn’t leave me a lot of room for journaling. I was able to add some extra text on my photos along with a quick typed journaling block. Using the computer to journal is great, you can fit in so much more text than with hand journaling, but using your own handwriting is nice too!

I’ve always found it a little intimidating to use my own handwriting on my scrapbook pages, but I’m determined to get over this fear since jumping on the Project Life band wagon this year.
Quick Hand Journaling Tip:

One thing I do that makes it much less scary to commit that ink to paper, is write my journaling with pencil first. I can get things centred and correct any mistakes I need to and then go over the pencil afterwards with my favorite pen. All I have to do is erase the pencil marks after the ink is dry.

Supplies used for this page: Photo Pocket Pages Design A | Yellow polkadot card from the Neutral Baby Edition Core Kit. I simply created the little title block in PS, cut it out + placed over the baby themed title that was on the preprinted card.

To see more from my Project Life albums go here. Below is a peek at my latest set of printable journaling + filler cards along with a set of wall prints featuring one of my favourite quotes! Click on the image below for more details.

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Rebecca Cooper is a 38-year-old wife and mother of four from Alberta, Canada. As a photographer, crafter, author, and blogger, she finds joy and fulfillment in celebrating everyday moments. She loves to read and eat chocolate, and is a firm believer in afternoon naps. Rebecca shares her family’s adventures, photo tips, simple craft projects + more right here at Simple as That.

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  1. Kimberly says

    Looks great! You have beautiful handwriting! I think it is important to use handwriting because our kids need to remember things like that too. I say that now, but it took a while for me to get over myself and start writing in my scrapbooks too. :)

  2. Islander Girl says

    Gorgeous PL page! You know they sell really cool Japanese pens online that you can erase if you make a mistake. It’s nothing like our erasable pens. Way better and they have tons of different colors. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Lauren says

    I can’t believe you’re scared to put your writing on your pages – your handwriting is gorgeous! It’s the first thing that caught my eye when I saw this post on Blog Lovin’.

  4. Bec Miller says

    I have been scared of my handwriting on my scrapbooking layouts for years.
    I have started Project Life this year for the first time and have realised that my style of handwriting isn’t as important as the content of the writing and the photos.

    I wish that I had some handwriting of my grandparents. Hence why I am doing it for my children.

    I am still uneasy with it, but it’s there for my kids.

    Thanks for helping others with the realisation of what IS important.

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