March 3-4 Memory Journal

Our Memory Journaling 101 class will be a recurring Zoom class on the First Thursday of every month from 7PM-9PM MST.

Our next class is:

What is memory journaling?

  • If a journal and a scrapbook got married, their child would be a memory journal
  • Collection of your memories / Photos or memorabilia
  • Telling your story in a creative way that is tailored to your lifestyle
    • No rules except HAVE FUN
    • Creative 15 – Quick 15 minute creative breaks
    • Creative outlet to destress, relax, have FUN
  • What types of stories?
    • Daily / Everyday Life (in place of memory planner or project life)
    • Travel
    • Any story you might scrapbook (Learning to do something, special moments, etc)
    • Special Occasion (Holiday, family gathering, etc)
    • Children’s school accomplishments
    • Tribute journals

How do you memory journal?

  • What is your journal about?
  • What do you remember about that or do you have notes somewhere?
    • Have someplace recurring to take your notes, I use a daily/weekly planner from Cocoa Daisy
    • Try to document at least 3 things about each day (especially quotes, news, etc)
  • Gather photos, memorabilia, notes (a portable printer is very helpful here)
  • Gather supplies
  • Write & have fun
  • MAKE IT A HABIT – 21-60 days to form a new habit

When do you memory journal?

  • Depends on type of journal
    • Daily – I like to do next day with the notes from my planner
    • Travel – At end of trip but take notes during trip
    • Special Occasion – Anytime (take notes)
  • When does it begin / end?
    • You decide that, its undated so start whenever you please
  • Daily – Try not to go beyond 1-2 days (if you do, take more notes)

What do you put in a memory journal?

  • Cover page
  • Calendar
  • Daily entries
  • Quotes
  • Memorabilia
  • Artwork
  • Song lyrics
  • Currently – (watching, listening, reading, etc)
  • Photos

What supplies do you need?

  • Journal / binder – watch the paper weight 120 gsm+ – Something to contain your stories
    • Binder w/ punched paper
    • Travelers Notebook – multiple sizes
    • Discs & punched paper
    • Journal
    • Planner
  • Paper
    • Cardstock
    • Patterned paper
    • Lined / dot grid / grid paper
    • Pocket cards
  • GOOD pen – smooth writing / quick dry
    • Sharpie S Gel
    • Sakura Dry pens
    • Paper Mate ink joy
  • Embellishments
    • Stickers
    • Alphabets
    • Die cuts
    • Borders
    • Tags
    • Pocket cards (4×6 & 3×4)
    • Bling (enamel dots, buttons, gems, etc)
    • stencils
    • Washi
    • Ink
    • Stamps
    • Ribbon
    • Punches / dies
  • Adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Sticker paper

Journaling prompts:

  • Expand on 5 basics:
    • Who
      • Name everyone in the photo(s)
      • Do you remember everyone in your childhood photos?
    • What
      • Quotes
      • Out of the ordinary
      • Routines
      • Local customs (travel)
    • When
      • Date
      • Day of week
    • Why
      • Special Occasion
      • Holiday
      • Normal life
      • Vacation
    • Where
      • Document if not at home
      • Especially important on travel

Check out the posts below for more information on Memory Journaling:

March Memory Journal Cover Memory Journal – Week 10 layouts - I wanted to share last week's memory journal layouts. These 6x8 layouts are so fun and easy to do. I use these layouts in place of project life and memory planners because I feel like I have so much more flexibility and ability to document more of my everyday life. I find that I can "keep up" with the daily layouts so much easier as it takes me about an average of 15 minutes to do each page which fits right in with my Creative 15 theme for 2021. TITLE: Week 10 - Memory Journal 6x8 layouts SUPPLIES USED: Memory… ... Read More
Memory Journal Feb Cover Memory Journal – February Flip Through - I am getting so excited for this week's Memory Journal 101 class so I wanted to share a flip through of my February journal. My journal is currently housed in a 6x8 album with NO page protectors. I wanted this to be more like an actual journal where I can feel and touch each page. It also allows me to create interactive pages as well (see examples in video below). Here is a little bit of my process for my memory journal and we will go into much more detail in our class: I create a kit that I will… ... Read More
Memory Journal 020321 Memory Journaling 101 – First class of the series - I am so excited to announce that our first in our series of Memory Journal classes, Memory Journaling 101, is set on the calendar. Please join us on Thursday, March 4 at 6pm Mountain / 7pm Cental via zoom for the introductory class. Future classes will be held on the first Thursday of each month at 6PM to 8PM (mountain) where we will work through the setup of your journal each month with our kits, learn some new techniques and have some great fun. These 6x8 Memory Journals are such a great alternative to memory planners, project life and plain… ... Read More
Memory Journal example What is Memory Journaling? Watch & Find out… - I am so excited to begin offering a class on memory journaling as an alternative to memory planners, bullet journals and project life. You may ask, What is a "memory journal"? A memory journal is a collection of your memories. Those memories can be of everyday life (which is what I am doing now), travel adventure, special occasions, tribute journals to those we have lost, or a daily journal for your thoughts. There is no right or wrong way to do a memory journal, but I'm here to give you some ideas, kits, and guidance as you begin (or continue)… ... Read More
Memory journal example Memory journaling class SNEAK PEAK - I wanted to give everyone just a quick introduction to my newest class that will be starting later this month, Memory Journaling. If you are like me and have tried memory planning, project life, or bullet journaling and just can’t find the right fit, this may be the perfect class for you. In addition to introducing you to this quick and easy method of preserving your memories, we will discuss how to make journaling easier using a several step method. Here is a quick sneak peak of the finished product of two of my January pages and I’ll have a… ... Read More