A Birth Certificate shows you were born.
A Death Certificate shows you died.
A Completed Scrapbook shows you LIVED!

An imperfect finished page is better than
an perfect page 'someday'
that only exists in your head.

Find inspiration in every day things!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

What's Your Journaling Style?

Journaling is an important element on any scrapbook page, but there's no right or wrong way to tell your story. There is only YOUR way! You can tell your story any way you like. If you need a starting place, take this fun, little quiz from Elsie Flannigan.

1. You want to touch base with a friend. You:
A. Call.
B. Send a text message.
C. E-mail.
D. Instant message.

2.You're going out tonight. What do you wear?
A. Something trendy.
B. Something casual.
C. Something pretty.
D. Something comfy.

3. How many hours do you spend on the computer a day?
A. Less than one.
B. 1-2.
C. 3-4.
D. 5 or more.

4. You're sending a friend a birthday card. You:
A. Write 'Happy Birthday' and sign your name.
B. Write a personal note and sign your name.
C. Sign your name.
D. Slip the card into the envelope and send it off.

5. What's your favorite kind of test?
A. Short answer.
B. Multiple choice.
C. Essay.
D. I don't like any tests.

Tally up your scores and take a look at your results here.

If your quiz results were:

Mostly A's: Try writing down bits and pieces of conversations with friends, journal with favorite quotations, or do a back-and-forth journaling exercise with a friend, where you write one thing and she writes the next thing. Be on the lookout for journaling inspiration everywhere you go (think billboards, signs and magazine advertisements).

Mostly B's: Try journaling in lists or making up your own fun journaling code. Use stickers and scrapbooking embellishments. Write fill-in-the-blank journaling. Journal with just an assortment of randomly-selected words that describe a favorite photograph or something you love.

Mostly C's: Try journaling like you're telling a story to a friend. Or think about journaling as a creative writing exercise. Your journaling is probably already pretty interesting to read—keep challenging yourself to make it real and keep it as fun as possible!

Mostly D's: Try creating your own journaling shorthand. Use your favorite abbreviations as often as you'd like. Think about making a little guide to these sayings that you can put in the front of your album; for example your grandkids may not know that LOL means laughing out loud.

My answers: 1.) A 2.) B 3.) D 4.) B 5.) B

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