Good morning! We have a winner for the Grammar Free Journaling Classfrom Bog Picture Classes!!
And the winner is....scrappinmom99: I am also in the publishing industry. In the past 20 years I've worked FT (before children) as an editorial assistant. When my son was born in 1999, I started freelancing and did everything from reading the slush pile to now copy editing for 3 companies (Harlequin, my fave!). The thing that stresses me out the most is the point of view...do I do it "from Mommy" or from the subject of the layout's POV or what!? LOL!
Thanks to everyone who participated in this challenge!
scrappinmom99, watch for a message on your profile page to claim your prize.
Hi CK readers! Angie Lucas here with a super fun washi tape trick for you
to try! As you've surely noticed, washi tape has taken the
scrapbooking world by storm in the last year or two, and it can be used in all
sorts of beautifully creative ways. But have you ever used it in your
Long and Lean by Angie Lucas
On this layout, I used two different patterns of washi tape
to create a homemade graph that charts my daughter's height and weight from
birth to 24 months old.
Tip 1 : Don't know
these numbers by heart? Call your pediatrician's office and ask for a printout
of your child's complete growth chart!
I love how this tells, in one easy glance, the story of my
daughter's slow and steady growth. I also wanted to compare her to the national
average, so I charted those averages in pink colored pencil for a quick visual
comparison. Sure, I could have written the details paragraph-style, or I
could have arranged the numbers in a vertical list, but this visual approach is
SO much more fun! And the information is easier to digest in this format, too.
Tip 2 : To make your
own homemade graph, pull out a piece of graph paper and draw your own
horizontal and vertical axis. Decide what's being measured and make that your
vertical column (I have one graph for height, measured in inches, and one graph
for weight, measured in pounds). Then determine the length of time (in my case,
months) and make that your horizontal axis. Make sure to label them both!
As a lifelong writer (and a professional writer and editor
for the last 15 years), I do love the journaling part of the scrapbooking
process. But I also think we scrapbookers make it too hard sometimes! Lengthy,
paragraph-style journaling is wonderful and great, but it's not the only way to
journal. Think about telling your scrapbook stories in more visual, bite-sized
ways- using lists, quizzes, charts, graphs, and more.
Discount + Giveaway!
I've collected all my favorite paragraph-free writing
strategies into a 4-week online workshop, Grammar-Free
Journaling, which starts February 14th at
Big Picture Classes!
If you'll leave a comment on this post by 5:00 pm (Mountain Standard Time) on Friday, February 8, 2013 sharing what's
most stressful for you when it comes to journaling, the CK editors will select
one random winner who will enjoy a free seat in Grammar-Free Journaling-a $35 value!
And for everyone else, you can get $5 off my workshop with
coupon code GRAMMAR5 if you register by Valentine's Day! Click here for more information.
Thanks for having me!
Angie Lucas is the former managing editor of Simple Scrapbooks magazine, a sister
publication to Creating Keepsakes
from 2002 to 2009. She's now the Editorial Director at BigPictureClasses.com.
She lives with her husband and daughter in a home that's less than 2 miles away
from the Creating Keepsakes office