okay, folks ... here it is: the first writin' on a wednesday! this will be a bi-weekly challenge, for as long as you want to play. we could stop next week, for all i know. but prizes WILL be involved, so i suggest you stick it out a little longer than that ...
so for challenge one: TAKE THE PRESSURE OFF!
one thing i learned in the process of writing "your words, your story" and talking with other scrappers, is that we place so much pressure ourselves to make our scrap pages and blog entries perfect: entertaining, witty, heartfelt, grammatically correct, you name it. but when that need for perfection gets in the way of just getting it done, well, that's just not right. we're missing out on getting the stories written.
so for this challenge, remove all pressure from yourself. i suggest you find some lined scrapbook paper, or a journaling card, or type if that works best for you, and just get some thoughts down. don't stress over words, don't stress over picking the right font, just get some simple thoughts and memories down.
take this page, for example. harper and her friend, kate, at the park last summer. nothing monumental happened, but i still wanted to share some memories of the day in a quick and easy way:
patterned papers, letter stickers, and journaling card are all collage press
so there's your challenge: keep it simple and just get it written!! then, link me up here in the comments before 11:59 p.m. next tuesday, and i'll draw a winner next wednesday for a copy of my book!!
and have a happy thanksgiving!!