Hi everyone and welcome to the second day of MOC 9! Today's challenge is our first journaling challenge of MOC 9 and it is to create a page and journal about Why I Scrap. Well, you journal about why you scrap and I will journal about why I scrap. I think you get the idea! There are so many different reasons why people participate in scrapbooking and I think it is so interesting to find out what those reasons are! For some, scrapbooking is a way to preserve memories to be able to relive moments. For others, it is a way to catalogue the everyday events. And for others, it is a form of artwork, a way to express themselves artistically or even therapeutically. In any case, scrapbooking is intensely personal - a way of expressing yourself in a way that makes you happy or fulfilled. It is a gift to yourself and can even be a gift to those around you. The rules for today's challenge are simple: Journal about why you scrap Journaling must be a minimum of 250 words Please do provide a word count for your journaling in the credits so I can see that it qualifies! (There is an online word counter at https://wordcounter.net/ that may be helpful - just copy your journaling, paste it into the area on the website, and it will give you the count.) Clarifications: You can use photos, or this can be a photoless page Here is my page for a little inspiration (linked to gallery for full credits): (557 words) And here is a page from Anne (@AnneofAlamo) for more inspiration (linked to gallery): (311 words) And another page from Sheri (@SeattleSheri) for even more inspiration (linked to gallery)! (375 words) Since this is a Journaling Challenge, the following additional rules apply: 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 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 or Julie directly to discuss. And of course our regular MOC rules apply: 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 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). I am looking forward to seeing your pages!