Sunday, August 16, 2009

Journaling Prompt # 20

Journaling Prompt # 20
August 15, 2009

Here's a fun website to spice up your journaling. ( Alondra doesn't need it!), change the colors and fonts and if you're going to print it, you probablydon't want to use black background!Joanne

Journaling Prompt # 19

Journaling Prompt # 19
August 14, 2009

Here is the link:

You can either take a new picture or use a pic you already have.

These are the questions:
I discovered that before I took each of my photos Ithought about 4 things:
1. What do I see?
2. How does it make me feel?
3. What meaning does it have for me?
4. What does it make me want to do? She also gives a list of things to photograph. I already have pics of toys, food, favorite chair, mailbox and cats.

I have five projects for journaling going on right now, hopefully I'll getsomething finished for this before midnight. Probably about kittens!

Journaling Prompt # 18

Journaling Challenge # 18
August 13, 2009

Firsts - write about a first. Perhaps your child's first tooth, first step, first word, or first day of school. Or a first for you - first love, first date, first car ( I was going to say first marriage - but I didn't!) And, I am giving a few easy tips that apply to the August Challenge - how to write five lines of journaling.

When I teach boys how to write, I tell them to draw ( or look ) at their hand. First, we start with the pinkie , which is kindof a hook. We need a hook to draw the reader's attention, sometimes a question or an exclamatory sentence - get a little bit of excitement going! 2nd finger,write an introduction or statement of your story. Now you have two fingers or two lines to be descriptive - use your five senses! When we get to the thumb, we write a concluding statement, concisely summarizing our story. Here is my sample: really thought that after fifty, there wouldn't be any great FIRSTS!!

But my first homemade from scratch pumpkin pie from the first pumpkin grown in my own garden was a delicious surprise! As it baked, the house was filed with adelicious aroma. The pie looked so tempting and the texture was so smooth andcreamy. It called out to me to taste it! Delectable! My belief in FIRSTS hasbeen restored! When I printed it landscape, it came out to five lines.


Journaling Prompt # 17

Journaling Prompt # 17
August 12, 2009

Sorry, I procrastinated today!

Topic - Use numbers to tell your story.

Make a list, etc. I numbered photos inmy example. It came out a bit too wild for me, but Raymond liked it. Now he has me doing more photo shoots and is requesting both 12x12 pages AND a mini-album!

My example from yesterday is uploaded too.
Note to self: Do not erase word doc until you decide on colors of papers! I had intended on using White Out bright pps, but switched to neutrals and I didn't save my word doc and I was too lazytoo retype everything on beige cardstock. I am trying to pretend that it was adesign decision.alternate Promptpick something from here :

Journaling Prompt # 16

Journaling Prompt # 16
August 11, 2009

Trisha has inspired me - today we will write about WALKING SHOES!!! Ok, you can journal about any athletic subject, about yourself or anyone else. OR you can start an exercise journal, here are some : And here is part of my journaling:


When I was a kid, the shoes to have were PF Flyers. Keds were ok, and Converse made high top basketball shoes. Actually, they were called sneakers. Addidas and Tretorn made tennis shoes. In the 1980’s, the running shoe was invented. I was working two jobs â€" 60 hours a week â€" and going to school. I was running all over New York City. I am the person who invented wearing running shoes with work attire. I wore running shoes under my sterile shoecovers in the hospital, then with a dress as I ran down to Bloomies, and then Iactually did more running with them when I worked out with the NY RoadrunnersClub. I always thought it was very apropos that we did our post run stretchesat the Church of the Heavenly Rest. But the reason I made running shoes a fashion statement was due to a little store on 59th St. Before Nike came out with their waffle trainers, this shop sold basic running shoes with simple linesâ€" that were dyed all kinds of fashion colors and shipped in from Korea. I would take orders from my co-workers in the Bronx and buy half a dozen pair aweek. I am willing to take full credit for establishing this practical fad!

My lo will be uploaded later today. I did upload my project from Sunday and I did work on yesterday's as well.

Journaling Prompt # 15

Journaling Prompt # 15
August 10, 2009

Here's a fun journal to print: if it is not to your taste, don't use up your ink printing it, but read throughit and pick a prompt for today. I am putting it in my handbag and will write init during spare moments.Joanne

Journaling Prompt # 14

Journaling Prompt # 14
August 9, 2009

Write down ten reasons why you deserve to dream and pursue your dream - right now!
You needn't share all you journaling today. Pick a word from each reason to share. Mine were:



Journaling Prompt # 13

Journaling Challenge # 13
August 8, 2009

Today - let's document a conversation.
It's done all the time in magazines, andI've wanted to do it, but never have written anything down.

Here's mine:

Trevor, how do you like your new High School?"

"It's great – I almost went on a date!"

"Oh, what is her name?"

"I don't know her name."

"Which of your classes is she in?"

"She's not in any of my classes."

"Well, where did you talk to her?"

"Uh, I never talked to her. We passed each other in the hall and she turned around and looked at me."

"Ok, Trevor. Here are some dating rules. First, you have to know the girl'sname AND you have to talk to her before you go out on a date."

"Oh, I can do that!"

I hope to do a lo today after we get make from the coin show in LA.

Journaling Link:

Journaling Prompt # 12

Journaling Challenge # 12
August 7, 2009

If 26 words were too much for you - describe your life in SIX words!

Journaling Prompt # 11

Journaling Prompt # 11
August 6, 2009

How about an A to Z of YOU!!

List 26 words, from A to z that describe you.

Be upbeat - no achy, bloated,constipated, depressed, etc!

Think of what you would want your future granddaughters to know about you. Get creative at the end of the alphabet - we can't all be wonderful, excellent, young and zany! It is a good exercise to get out the dictionary and to choose which of the common words
(Creative, Crafty,caring..) depicts you the best. I'm still working on mine and I can't find the lo that inspired me (does anyoneknow how to organize favorites in firefox?) But here are a few samples:

another way to do a to z

52 Week Challenge - 31 & 32

Week # 31 – Celebrate a Great Person

We all have special people ion our lives – people who have made a difference. Elsie thinks it’s so important to create scrapbook pages that help share the essence who they are and what they mean to us. For this challenge, create a layout that celebrates a special someone in your life!

Week # 32 – Play with Photo Proportions

Have a photo graph you just love? Here’s the challenge: feature a photograph predominantly on your layout by making it a large portion of your background. Try this technique digitally or with a traditionally printed photo.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Journaling Prompt # 10

Journaling Prompt # 10
August 5, 2009

Journal about : MOVIES!!!

Anything you want - past, present or future.Here's a link to a mini-book

Journaling Prompt # 9

Journaling Prompt # 9
August 4, 2009

What are 20 of your favorite things (NOT people)?It doesn't have to be in different categories - mine seemed to be food and Ididn't list scrapbooking! If you are writing a health journal, it could be 20favorite healthy things :)I made a list and made it into a lo using leftover pics. I'll upload tonight.

Journaling Link:

Journaling Prompt # 8

August 3, 2009 Challenge

Today, we'll use this weeks ( Week 31) Challenge from the 52 week challenge -
Celebrate a Great Person.

My lo is posted - I wrote about Abraham Lincoln and well researching the event,I learned that the gentleman who impersonates Lincoln is quite cool himself.

You could write about a mentor, family member, whoever you believe is great.Joanne

Journaling Prompt # 7

Journaling Prompt # 7
August 2, 2009

Use a journaling box / spot / whatever!And here is a link to some printable:

Sunday, August 2, 2009

August Challenge - hosted by Erica

Okay, heres the August Challenge.

Lots of cool stuff in the prize pack.
Bazzill Cardstock, patterned papers and more! Over $30 in goodies!

The Challenge is called 1-2-3-4-5
Make a layout using:
1 - sheet of patterned paper (can be double sided)
2 - sheets of cardstock (can be 1 or 2 page layouts)
3 - stamps (can be the same image repeated or 3 different images)
4 - pictures (any size)
5 - lines of journaling (can be any length - 12x12 lines or shorter. Just needsto be 5 lines)

I will try to create a gallery here for this challenge.

Good luck!

Journaling Prompt # 6

Journaling Prompt # 6
August 1, 2009


Ok, if you don't think you have something to say - interview someone else!

Journaling Link:

Journaling Prompt # 5

Journaling Prompt # 5
July 31, 2009


Journal about the books you are reading, or your favorite book or series (or least favorite), or which book you were forced to read in high school that didmean something to you after you read it, or if you could be a character in a book - who would you be?

I made a summer reading log mini-book for Raymond based on this:

I think it would be really cute to make a mini-album called "BedtimeStories" that featured all the books that you read to your little one!

Journaling Prompt # 4

Journaling Prompt # 4

Today's Prompt is Gameshow!
And if you dare to open the following link: may pick any of the topics!!The topics are actually for kids -
Time for a double bonus round!!!
Ten points if you print out the writing pages and use them - OR - persuade your child or husband to journal!

Journaling Prompt # 3

Journaling Prompt # 3

Today I'll give you a quick and easy prompt that would be suitable for a circle journal.I call it the 5 Me ErList 5 occupations you have.Not scrapbooker, that is obvious. Not Mother, daughter, sister, or spouse. Notyour job, but other things you do. Mine:Gardener, Kayaker, Hiker, Baker, Nature Lover. My lo is uploaded.
Bonus Points!!
5 bonus points if you write sentences to go with your words.1 bonus point for every person you create a list about.

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