When my kids were little, I was really into scrapbooking. Perhaps driven by the desire to document the memories. But I found that making a scrapbook page was too confining for me. Hence stopped doing it for many years. That said, I find myself using some of what I learned from scrapbooking on my journal pages.
In this case, I created the cover of my watercolor journal combining my past love, scrapbooking with my current love of painting, mixed media and doodling. Simple and easy. I like it.
We can learn something from everything. And the fun part is how we combine the skills in different ways to make things interesting!