Archive for October, 2007


Journaling Challenge #52: Love Letters

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

Hello Journalers. Today is a very special day in the Homburg household. Three years ago today, Karl and I said our wedding vows. Three years later, it’s been one heck of a ride. So in honor of my anniversary, my challenge to you all this week is to journal a love letter.

Can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Steph’s layout

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Suzy’s Layout:

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Heather’s Layout

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Emily’s Layout:

Coming soon!

Little Ducky’s Layout:

Coming soon!

Journaling Challenge #51 – Do you have the time?

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

((Hi all! This is Heather posting for Suzy until we work out the blog bugs… Enjoy Suzy’s challenge!! ))

Another Tuesday means the start of a new Journaling Challenge!

With the school year in full swing and the holidays fast approaching, finding the time to fit it all in is on everyone’s mind. So with time on my mind, I decided to make this week’s challenge to journal on a time-line. Tell us a long story that spans years or even decades. Or a short story that unfolds over the course of a few minutes.

Suzy’s page:

Steph’s page:

Heather’s page:

Emily’s page:

Challenge #50–Can you Haiku?

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

First, we need to tell you all some great news! The Journaler’s Junction is growing! We have added two new ladies to our challenge and we know you are going to love them. Please give a great big WELCOME to Suzy and Steph! (More about these incredible ladies will be coming soon! ) Along with our new ladies, we are changing the look of our blog, so please be patient with us until the dust settles.

And now for our challenge… Can you Haiku? Here is the Wikipedia definition:

Haiku is a mode of Japanese poetry, the late 19th century revision by Masaoka Shiki of the older hokku (発句, hokku?). Haiku once were the opening verses of a linked verse form, haikai no renga. The traditional haiku consisted of a pattern of 5, 7, 5 on. The Japanese word on, meaning “sound”, corresponds to a mora, a phonetic unit similar but not identical to the syllable of a language such as English. (The words onji (“sound symbol”) or moji (character symbol) are also sometimes used.) A haiku contains a special season word (the kigo) representative of the season in which the renga is set, or a reference to the natural world.

Haiku usually combines three different lines, with a distinct grammatical break, called kireji, usually placed at the end of either the first five or second seven morae. In Japanese, there are actual kireji words. In English, kireji is often replaced with commas, hyphens, elipses, or implied breaks in the haiku. These elements of the older haiku are considered by many to be essential to haiku as well, although they are not always included by modern writers of Japanese “free-form haiku” and of non-Japanese haiku. Japanese haiku are typically written as a single line, while English language haiku are traditionally separated into three lines.

So your mission this week is to write a Haiku. We all had a great time with ours!

Heather’s page:

Emily’s page:

Suzy’s page:

Steph’s page:

Hope everyone has as much fun as we did with this one! And stay tuned for all of the ch-ch-ch-changes coming soon!

Challenge #49–”What did he say?”

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

Whew….How did it get to be almost Thursday??? Is everyone having a good week? ;-)

We have another guest challenger this week! Our friend JulieF!

I had so much fun with journal a conversation, I had to do it again. This is one of my favorite conversations between my children when they were little and now this is one of my favorite layouts.

Julie’s page:

Emily’s page:

Heather’s page:

coming soon….if I can ever figure out this darn title issue…..grrrr…

#48–Work those curves

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

Another technique driven challenge for you this week. I had wanted to do this a while back but then the Pub Ad Challenge over at 2Peas this week totally put me over the edge.

Journal about anything you want, and how much you want, but journal on a curve. That’s it.

So you might think that since Heather also plays the Pub Ad Challenge, as so many of our regular players do as well, all our layouts this week should be looking similar right? Nuh uh…not a chance! We both did shorter journaling, but you could go curvy all over the page, around your pictures that you’ve corner rounded, and well, you get the idea. Smile

Don’t forget to post here or our 2Peas thread so we can praise you! Thanks for playing this week!

Heather’s layout:

Emily’s layout: