May Journaling Challenge

Discussion in 'May 2022 Challenges' started by HeatherB, Apr 27, 2022.

  1. HeatherB

    HeatherB Ain't nothin wrong with a few dust bunnies!

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    Hi everyone, and welcome to May!! I can't believe how fast this year is going by. This month I have the privilege of hosting the Journaling Challenge. An easy way to add so much interest to a page is to journal in a shape other than a square or a rectangle! It grabs the reader's attention and makes it fun to read.

    The challenge is simple, journal in a shape other than a square or a rectangle. You can have multiple blocks of journaling, but at least one block of journaling must be in a shape other than a square or rectangle.

    There are lots of tutorials on how to create text in a shape.

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    There are also pre-made templates that you can use to make the challenge even easier. Here is a sample of what you could use in the store:
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    Here is my page for a little inspiration, using a Journal Writing Shape Template from Scrapping with Liz (full credits in the gallery):
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    As always, please remember the monthly challenge rules: Your page must contain at least 75% Lilypad product. Your page should be posted to the Lilypad Gallery and then linked to the May Challenge Layouts thread so it can be tracked, and to this thread.

    The Lilypad uses a percent system for our challenges; the number of challenges you participate in determines the store discount you will receive at the end of the month:

    2 challenges = 10% off
    4 challenges = 20% off
    6 challenges = 30% off

    If you complete 7 challenges, you will receive a coupon for 30% off, plus you will be entered to win a $50 gift certificate from the Lilypad! The first seven challenges will be posted on the first of the month; the eighth challenge is the BYOC challenge, which is posted on BYOC release day. Each page counts for one challenge (you cannot use one layout for multiple challenges).

    I'm looking forward to seeing your text shapes!
     
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  2. Marilyn

    Marilyn Well-Known Member

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  3. Lmaggs

    Lmaggs Active Member

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    Ty for this challenge, this is an area I could use a little help!
     
  4. nfenchak

    nfenchak Where is my personal shopper?

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  5. Thuria

    Thuria Well-Known Member

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    Thanks a lot for the tuto and challenge!
     
  6. myka

    myka Active Member

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    I like this way of journaling, I don't know why I don't use it more often. I use the path to journal inside the shape and then I enlarge the shape just a tad so it doesn't look crowded.
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  7. lulyg14

    lulyg14 Testosterone Overload

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    I have lots of triangle shaped text

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  9. mcurtt

    mcurtt give me all the paleo brownies

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    Mine is in a circle:

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    Scrap by Irre Well-Known Member

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  11. sm_amber

    sm_amber I learn from the best..

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    I love using text paths to fit my journaling just so. Thanks for the reminder and fun challenge!! :wub

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    trekmom Well-Known Member

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    I've never successfully done this and I'm not sure if I have now. For some kooky reason, I made a submarine shape but when the shape isn't there, you really can't tell what it is. Then I made a page with a polygon and that looked better.
    So, I have two pages.


    when girls love boy stuff.jpg

    Easter gifts.jpg
     
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  13. Pachimac

    Pachimac Give me all the cliché Christmas movies

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  14. jam-on-toast

    jam-on-toast Well-Known Member

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    Oh, I love custom-made journaling boxes... here's my entry

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  15. amien1

    amien1 I do enjoy a good exclamation point!

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    I chose circle:
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    garrynkim I'm not messy, I'm just really creative!

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    flowersgal I have big ears and wide arms

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    chigirl Candy Corn junkie

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    Ruthe14 Branch Manager of my family

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    I used a circle:
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    AJK I plead the 5th ...

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