Welcome to MOC Day 11! How are you doing? My challenge is your 1/3 point! You got this! If you know me, you know that I love to tell stories in my scrapping. It’s my reason for scrapping. So, it should be no surprise that today is a journaling challenge. Today’s challenge is to fill at least ½ of your page with journaling. Your page must be at least letter size (8.5” X 11”) or A4 size for this challenge. 12x12 is also fine. You should have at least 500 words. You have the freedom to write about any true story you want. Your journaling must be words, not music lyrics or filler words, etc. This is an opportunity for you to tell a long story. No photo is required. I chose to tell the story of our move. The number one question we get asked is “Why Indiana?” I admit, Las Vegas to Small Town, Indiana is a huge change! It’s a story that was about 1 year in the making, and I wanted to document all the details. In case you are curious, this is 762 words on 12x12 canvas. If you are struggling with getting your story to the right length, here’s a few thoughts: · Try the 5 W’s and 1 H: Who is in the story? What is happening? When did it happen? Why is it important? Why are those people there? Where did it happen? How did it affect you? How did it affect the people in your story? How did it come to pass? · Imagine telling the story to your parent, your sibling, your cousin, your best friend, your spouse, really any person that you chat for hours with. What details would you include to set the scene and explain it? In the words of my son’s 4th grade teacher: If you can think the story, you can tell the story. If you can tell the story, you can write the story. To recap: 1. Tell me a true story that is at least 500 words. 2. Your page must be at least 8.5” x 11” or A4 size. 3. Your story should fill at least half of your page. It can fill up more. Please post your word count with your page. I use: https://wordcounter.net/ I'd love it if you posted your journaling too for me to read! 4. Your page must be a new page in order to count for the Month of Challenges. Your page must be posted in three places: Uploaded to the TLP Gallery (not an outside hosting site). Posted in your page thread you created in the MOC Layouts Folder. You should have one post per completed challenge page. If you complete all 31 challenges, your thread should contain 31 posts. Please do not comment in the participants’ page threads so we can keep them clean. Posted in this thread. People can comment here if they wish. Your journaling should be in complete sentences to qualify as complete. Word art will not qualify toward your word count. You cannot use the same word over and over. You cannot use the same sentence over and over again. Journaling challenges are meant for telling stories; if your journaling is sensitive or personal, please message me (bestcee) or Julie (mrs2a50) directly to discuss. Your journaling should be legible and readable. If your page is not in English, we ask that you translate your journaling to English and post the translation in your gallery credits. If your journaling has been distressed or your font is too small to read, you should post your journaling in your gallery credits. Again, if your journaling is sensitive and/or personal, please message me (bestcee) or Julie directly to discuss. Your page must contain Lilypad product (pages with photos and font only do not count). If you use product from other stores, your pages must contain at least 75% current Lilypad product (currently for sale in the store from either permanent designers or guest designers).