Just before I get started there are a couple of things to let you know.
All of our challenges will be labelled in the sidebar to the right of the blog, you can always access the challenges and you can add a link to each challenge whenever you feel like it - there are no deadlines, so, when you should be folding washing but you'd prefer to procrastinate, come on over and find some inspiration and take it from there! On that note, if you do decide to add a page to our flickr pool or within the link widget, please leave us a comment ... remember those 2.8 children we have each? Well, they are keeping us on our toes and we do not want to miss your pages, if you can, please comment on the particular challenge to which you are linking.
During the week we have had some interesting discussion in the comments section. We are all trying to respond to your questions and comments - if you do have questions we will respond to them within the comment section rather than sending you a direct email - these questions and general comments are giving us plenty of further blog fodder ... keep them coming!
On that note, let's get on with this week's challenge.
I'm not going to talk about which category you fall into, the love it or the hate it one that is, but rather, offer you a quick and easy solution. This doesn't work for all pages and in all instances but it is a great way to capture personality and it certainly helps to bring an 'in the moment' feel to your pages.
Parts of conversation.
Things people say - all the time.
This is my favourite way to journal, it does catch me out though, I have been known to drive all the way home from the school drop off chanting something one of the kids have said ... I know, I know, I need a notebook, and I do have one, but often forget it in the mad rush to get out the door in the mornings, it's a full time job remembering to remember stuff some days!
I've got a couple of examples for you today, one is a cardstock and letter sticker page with five random and unrelated photos of my son.
The other is a digital page with something my daughter said recently - the template is by Ali Edwards and the papers are from Oscraps.
The girls have had a few things to say about this challenge too, let's see what they have come up with this week.
First up is Nicole, she has captured a conversation that takes place every single time I head out to the supermarket with my daughter, I am glad I am not alone!
Next, Emma made this fantastic and vibrant page about her son, I love her paper choices and this design is one I hope to 'lift' some time soon .... after I stop giggling at her journaling though!
Keeping with the theme of scrapping conversations out of the mouths of sons, this next fabulous digital page is from Sharon. As a mum, you have got to love this next stage of independence don't you?!
Finally today, Diane has a wonderful hybrid page that focuses on a conversation with her daughter, but is also about her son.
There you have it, this is challenge two .... recording a conversation or a part of a conversation in your journaling. When you are ready, leave your link and comment to either flickr, your blog or online gallery - we can't wait to see what you come up with!