What’s up peeps? What a fun ride we’re having journaling … right? Right? Who said journaling was cumbersome?
We are having a ball reading and drooling over your layouts and challenge pieces. Keep ‘em coming!
I am pleased to offer this week’s journaling challenge. And it’s a fun one! It’s all about the phrases baby. So, let’s get started:
The Phrase Game Journaling Challenge
I could write an entire book on my layouts just to describe an experience. But let’s face it: sometimes less is more. So, if you ever wanted to say a lot by saying just a little … this challenge is for you! Here’s how it works:
Grab a photo or group of photos and describe the scene using the who, what, when, where, why and how of the photo and/or event. Try to limit your descriptions to phrases.
The who = my little one
The what = ate his first nugget
The when = on a summer’s day
The where = at the McDonalds
The why = he was hungry
Once you’ve described the scene, create one sentence using as many of the phrases (the who, what, when, where, why and how of your situation) which fits the description.
Example: On a summer’s day at the McDonalds while the painted Hamburgerler watched anxiously on the wall, my little one ate his first chicken mcnugget.
Your final sentence, I limited myself to two, would sum up the entire event. Try to relate the last sentence back to the main idea or point of the page which usually is ‘the what’ or ‘the who’.
Example: The nugget was gone in four seconds flat!
That’s it! You’ve described your event and all the most important features in under two sentences. And grouping the phrases helps the sentence move and read so well:
On a summer’s day at the McDonalds while the painted Hamburgerler watched anxiously on the wall, my little one ate his first chicken mcnugget. The nugget was gone in four seconds flat!
Feel free to adapt the challenge for a longer sentence. Just remember less is more. Let’s see how you do! And as always check out how we played below and/or in our layout gallery.