Overcome Scrappers Block

Sometimes it can be difficult to come up with the perfect words for your Scrapbooking pages. Don’t despair; below you'll find tons of ideas to get your brain working!

Journal Jar

Create a journal jar! On pieces of paper write prompts or random thoughts meant to spark your imagination and get you started journaling. Throw all of these in a jar. We find it works best if you have others write the prompts for you instead of trying to use your own. Get a bunch of family members, friends, and fellow scrappers together to help you get your journaling jar started. A journaling jar can be a great gift for someone who loves to scrapbook, write, or journal. Combine it with a nice pen and a journal for an inexpensive thought provoking gift.

Below you'll find some sample questions for your own journal jar:

What are the little things that make you happy?
What is your favorite color? Has it always been your favorite?
What is your favorite season or holiday?
What was your favorite tradition as a child?
What is your favorite Disney character?
What’s your favorite movie and why?

Scrapbooking about difficult times in your life can be very cathartic. Getting your thoughts down on paper can help you express your emotions in a very healthy way. These make wonderful inspirational excerpts for your Scrapbooking pages.


Listening to music can be very inspirational to help you scrapbook. Take a set of lyrics from a song that means something to you and incorporate it into your scrapbook page. Use images and colors that relate to the song you’ve chosen. Journal about what the song means to you. Titles of songs can also be great titles for your scrapbook pages. Modify them to fit your pages if you like.


Movies are an ingrained part of our culture and can also be very inspirational in our Scrapbooking. Use a movie title to be the theme of a page. Pick a movie that you watched during a special time in your life and turn it into a layout. Movie quotes can also help you get started in your journaling.

Get Your Kids Help

Kids often have an entirely different view of the world. If they're old enough, let them take over the camera and see what they come up with. Be sure to give them a few basic lessons so that you don't end up with pictures of thumbs and blackness.

Kids are also wonderful natural journalers. Have them write stories or journals about their lives on journal blocks that you've created to go on a page. These stories in their own handwriting will be priceless in years to come.

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