Sometimes when I use my computer to journal on my photos in Photoshop I will then use the photo on a layout with embellishments, etc. Other times it's just nice to journal, print, slip-in, and be done.
It's no secret that I am a fan of divided page protectors in my 12×12 albums. These new 6×12 page protectors from American Crafts are great for adding photos or journal cards or embellished 4×6 cards or ephemera directly into 3-ring albums.
I also think this is one of the things I like about digital scrapbook products – they can easily and simply be added to a photo, printed, and placed inside a page protector such as this one above (or in a 12×12 divided page protector). The story gets told.
You can also achieve this same look without using digital products. After printing photos grab some journal blocks (made by lots of different companies such as these from October Afternoon or you can always just use a piece of cardstock from your scrap box), write your story, adhere it to your photo, and slip into the pockets.
This is scrapbooking.
On the backside of these photos I am planning to use the same Toady You theme with three photos + journaling for a day in Simon's life.
You can read more about my overall album organization process here.
The Third Annual Slice of Life Challenge at Two Writing Teachers begins this week. You can read more about the challenge here.