Friday, 25 January 2013

What to Scrap About When There's Nothing to Scrap About

What to scrap when there's nothing to scrap about?

Thirty journaling prompts right here on my list are ready and waiting to go!

Pin it. Print it out. Pass it on. Take it to a crop and talk about it. Use it to start a new Book of Me. I hope you find something here to inspire you.


  1. The first poster you ever put on your bedroom wall and where it came from
  2. The first gift you ever bought all by yourself and who you gave it to
  3. Your favourite kind of crisps and what you think they say about you
  4. The most evocative smell you know: not your favourite, but the one which best conjures up a picture or story
  5. A shop you miss from your childhood
  6. The highest place on earth you have ever been
  7. The worst meal you have ever eaten
  8. "Today is worth remembering because" - and it can be anything, large or small
  9. The last time you grabbed an opportunity and how it turned out
  10. The first book you remember being able to read all by yourself
  11. Something you are frightened of
  12. Your favourite kind of weather and how it makes you feel
  13. "I've never told anyone this before..."
  14. If you had to leave home, disappear and never come back, which five things would you take with you?
  15. Your favourite catalogue. Do you buy or just enjoy looking?
  16. Are you good at mending things? What's the last thing you fixed?
  17. A cooking utensil you can't do without and why
  18. "I never leave the house without..."
  19. What would you like to find at the end of the rainbow?
  20. If there could only be two brands of cereal left in the world, which would you choose? Healthy or not?
  21. A dream which came true
  22. The teacher who made the biggest impression on you. At what stage in your life?
  23. Choose one favourite song from each decade of your life
  24. What did you buy with your very first wage packet?
  25. Do you believe in ghosts? Ever think you have seen one?
  26. If you could be a fly on the wall anywhere, where would it be?
  27. If you found a banknote in the street what would you do? Have you ever found something valuable?
  28. A bad habit you have managed to break
  29. What do you think about in the dentist's chair?
  30. Sweet or savoury? What's your pleasure?

..and then, what's next? A big pile of pages, all waiting to be lovingly filed away. Happy scrapbooking!

scrapbbooking prompts by Sian


If you are interested in printing pages, my recommendation since joiliprint closed is Printfriendly.com

32 comments:

Carmen said...

Ooh, these would be good for journal pages as well as scrapbook. Do you, know, I can't remember my first poster but I suspect it was an advert from a magazine... I used to love (and still do) some of the full page adverts. As my printer is out of action I'll be pinning this page for future reference. Thanks Sian :-)

Jane said...

a great list, can already think of some layouts.

Louise said...

i'm sure there is something there for everyone. Certainly got me thinking! thanks for the print link, I had no idea you could this x

Angelfish said...

What a great list Sian! The answers to the first two questions immediately sprang to mind and a few others have got me thinking. Thanks for sharing.

Fiona xx

Elizabeth said...

Thanks so much for the list. Since I don't have grandchildren, I have to really think about doing a layout. The list is a great starter. I haven't made a layout in months but I'm ready now.

Suzy said...

Fantastic Sian, what a great list to refer to when mojo deserts and like Carmen says also great art journal prompts. List safely printed as I cannot work out how to pin it technophobe that I am lol

Jennifer Shaw said...

A wonderful list of prompts! Thanks for all the inspiration Sian! :)

Scrappi Sandi said...

Brilliant! Thank you...both for the list AND the link...I too was blissfully unaware that such a site existed!! It's been added to my favourites & will be much used....list printed too & on my pinboard!!...there could be a whole album in it's own right there!! :D

Amanda said...

They are some great prompts it seems ages (probably because it is!)since I scrapped. I need to come back to your list and put a few ideas into action.

debs14 said...

What a great post!
Now if only I'd kept that life size poster of David Cassidy I lovingly put on the back of my bedroom door ...

Alison said...

Great list Sian...plenty to think about!
Alison xx

Jennie Hart said...

Thanks for all the inspiration Sian.

Now, George Michael, what colours should I use ;)

Nathalie said...

Your title spoke directly to me :P and these are so fun! Definitely pinning for future reference! TFS!

Barbara Eads said...

What a great list of topics! There are several in there that I am definitely going to use. Thanks for doing all the "thinking."

S said...

Great list - but it calls for a lot of good remembering! I hadn't noticed that Joliprint is gone, thanks for the new link - it will come in handy.

Karen said...

Great list! My stack of photos to scrap is so huge, I won't need the list for awhile yet.

Beverly said...

Thanks for a mojo inspiring post, Sian! Can you imagine, I never had a poster on my bedroom wall!!

favouriteworkofart said...

Brilliant, though-provoking, list. I think I'll be scrapping some (in my newly clean, organised, and slimline scrapping cabin!). Thanks so much.

Sandra said...

Such a great list, and Jo interesting it will be when others are looking back through your albums

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Great list! I tend to fall back on my manicure or some recipe I just tried or want to try.

Melissa said...

What a wonderful list of prompts!

laurie said...

i agree that these prompts are good for not just scrapbooking, but any kind of creativity - great tools for getting the mental wheels turning!

Maria Ontiveros said...

What an awesome list!!!
It's perfect for art journaling as well.
Rinda

Becky said...

A great list Sian! I can see myself using this a few times and shall be passing it on to my scrapping buddy Wendy!

Chipper said...

A very interesting list with a few I actually wouldn't know the answer to and some that got me thinking :-)

KathiJo said...

Love this Sian.. and have linked it to my local scrapbooking group's blog as I think we all run dry sometimes when we are home alone and needing the nudge xx

Jo said...

That is a great list, I might go through it and make a mini album.

Ifa said...

Love your list! But LOL at crisps flavour. Seriously, I can't see it has any bearing on anything whatsoever LOL. I have a big pile of LOs to put in album, I have four shiny new albums but they absolutely refuse to come together. I wonder if you'll do it for me {wink}.

Missus Wookie said...

Oh how fun - and considering one of the things I'm rewriting in that curriculum is a list of journaling prompts it tickled me we've not overlapped! :) Would you mind if I included your list with a blog url in the handout? Fun to see someone else's list and pages too.

Miriam said...

What great list of prompts for a page or journal or blog, Thanks Sian.

Ginger said...

Lots of inspiration here Sian!! Thanks for these I am going to joliprint :)

Gail said...

What a great list Sian. Thanks for both it and the link. I didn't know there was somewhere you could do that.

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