Canon PIXMA: Journaling ♥

by - August 15, 2017

For as long as I can remember, I have been in love with journaling. I always carried a notebook in my bag when we would go out or even during my summer vacation in Taiwan. It was my way of expressing myself and keeping track of all the good memories. I'm a clingy person and I want to always hang-on and be able to look back on all the happy memories in my life, no matter what age I may be. I also tend to be forgetful, so this is the best way to remember. ^_^ Plus, my children and future grandchildren can have a part of me too when they read it someday. :)

So, yes, journaling is a huge part of my life and I plan to do it for as long as I can. :) 

There are different types of people who journal. There are some who journal purely with drawing or sketching alone, people who journal with photos and some who combine the mixed media of drawing, adding stickers and photos. :) I, for one, love mixing! :) Last year was the most time I ever did journaling. I almost successfully filled up a notebook! Though there were a few pages left, I still managed to record the import memories I want to keep! 

Left: 2017 Journal | Right: 2016 Journal 

Journaling has its struggles though. Like, if you don't have a printer at home, it can get costly. Last year, ALL the photos that I used for my 2016 journal was printed at Netopia and one page would cost me around Php 30. Usually I would have 3 pages printed in one go, so bye, bye Php 90! :( Imagine how much I could have saved if I just invested in a printer. Aside from that, I also got lazy to journal, because I always needed to go to a computer shop just to get my photos printed. I rarely have the time of day to visit, so I actually neglected my 2017 journal for a few months. :( 

But now, I don't have to worry about that, because I finally got a printer! YEY!! ^_^ A Canon Pixma E470 to be exact! Why do I love this printer? It has the following features:

 Mobile Device Printing - you can actually print via your smartphone or tablet! 
♥ Wireless - all you need is to connect your gadget + printer via WiFi!
♥ Copy - no need to also go outside to photocopy your documents! This printer does it for you too!
♥ Scan - yes! it has a scanner too! What more can you ask for?

Ever since I got this printer, i've been conveniently printing documents and photos through my mobile device! :) Just download the CANON PRINT App and you're all set!

After months of hiatus with journaling, I can finally say that I'm officially back to it! Timely enough, we also just got back from our trip to Japan and I absolutely want to keep the happy memory of the trip! Especially that it was with my grandmother and mom!

I personally combine all my photos in Microsoft Word and save PDF, so I can have them in the size that I want and print more photos in one go. :)

Being able to journal again feels really good. :) I was able to start with our first day in Osaka already and to be able to do it when its still fresh in my mind is also very helpful! When I journal something that already passed in weeks or months, it's hard to recount happenings cos, like I said, I'm quite forgetful! Haha! 

If ever you find yourself wanting to journal as well, here are some of my tips!

1. Have a kit where you can put all your materials in, so you can easily bring it with you wherever you go! :) I personally have the following inside my pouch:

Washi tapes 
Decoration tape
Pens and markers
Scissors - better if you have pocket scissors with you. It's handy, safe and easy to bring along!

2. Stickers and more stickers! I buy, but I also print my own DIY stickers, so having a printer in arms reach also lets me express my creativity more. :) You can add more quirk to your entries with these!

3.) Lastly, a good and reliable printer like the Canon Pixma E470 will surely help you produce amazing journal entries! :) It's an all-in-one printer that can print, copy and scan all your needs! Best part, it's just Php 4,395! Quality at an affordable price!

There are a lot more things that you can do with this printer and I can't wait to share with you more about it in my next posts! :) 

You can check more about Canon Printers at :)

Artsy Ava

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