Archive for October, 2008

#94 Just the facts, ma’am.

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

We all have times when we have a lot to say. But there are also times when the 5 W’s will get the job done.

This week my challenge to you is to journal the who/what/when/where/why.

Give us the facts, the skinny, the straight poop…you get the idea. The long and short of it this week is to just give us the short version.

Much like this post. :)

Here’s mine:

And LD’s:


#93 The Shortest Distance Between Two Points

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Yup, it’s a straight line. And that’s the challenge I have for you this fine second week of October. I tend to journal in a box shape, I’ve noticed. So this week, I challenged myself to do something different. And it was harder than I thought it would be design-wise!

So here you go: start on one side of your layout and journal straight to the other side, no stopping, nothing more, nothing less. You might have to go REALLY small or REALLY big depending on what you have to say. You can go up or down, or side to side, that’s up to you.

Heather kept her journaling to one of a two page spread, and what she didn’t say on this layout is she beat her personal best time this year. Yay H!

little ducky made her’s short and sweet, just a recap of the doctor’s visit:

and mine, about my son’s love of the classic books:

suzy’s (please excuse her thumb!):


Our last anniversary recap!! And it’s a good one!

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

Never fear, journaling faithfuls. We are not going anywhere. This is our last *recap* challenge. We will be back next week with a brand new challenge!! Stay tuned for that, but for now…on to the recap!

The recap for this week is much smaller than the past four weeks. Only seven challenges left. How could I make this week a little more interesting for you all…? hmmmm….

First let me give you a run down of the final 7 challenges of our last two years…

#81–90% inspiration, 10% paper & glue

#82–Vacation, All I Ever Wanted

#83–it’s 50/50

#84–Take two

#85–Never Have I Ever…

#86–wotU gunA wrt bout dis wk? e-communication

#87–This is the first day of the rest of your life!

Feel free to chose one of these seven challenges…OR…get totally crazy and show us how many (out of *all* 87) challenges you can squeeze into *one* layout! Have all kinds of fun with this one, and don’t forget to link us to your creations!

I chose to take the “how many challenges can you put into one” challenge. I did… #16 journaling strips; #17 instructions; #20 journal in 3 spots; #26 use your own handwriting; #36 caption it

Little Ducky decided to take the crazy challenge too. She did…#10, write a letter; #16, journaling strips;
#39, when you realized something; #53, once upon a time; #59, bad photo; #72, synonyms; #80, fontastic

Suzy’s layout only covers 2 challenges (#84 & 85) but you gotta give her credit for trying. :)