Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Journaling Prompt

Mother's Day is just around the corner, so how about creating a layout that takes you back to your childhood. What were the rules you had to follow as a child? What could you get away with from Mom as opposed to Dad? Which rules have you passed on to your children? (or think you might pass on if you ever have children)
Journaling reads: "I sure don't look very happy. I may be sitting in this chair as a punishment, and I probably deserved it. As a child, I had problems with boundaries and rules - don't leave the yard, don't cross the street, don't go past Steinbaugh's driveway. I broke them all. Multiple times. And if I heard Dad's whistle I came flying home. He was always fair, but if he found out I was lying, the consequences were severe. So I learned it's always better to tell the truth. That's one lesson I tried to pass on to Andrew. Always tell the truth."


Oh yes, I can tell by the look on my face that I'm in some kind of trouble.
My husband suggests some things never change. Sigh. I admit, I still struggle with authority. I like being self-employed and probably would not do well having to work for someone else.
You can head over to Journaling Junkie and see the rest of the design team's  Challenge #103. If you create a layout based on this journaling prompt, please send me a link to your blog post. I'll make sure you are added to my Friday Picks!

22 comments:

  1. this is so cute! Great journaling too... I like the handstitches too...Awesome ... hugs...xoxo

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  2. Lovely LO. I love all the different fonts in the title and the squares theme.
    I think mine would be about how my Mother doesn't apply the same rules to my daughter as she did to me!

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  3. :) Well this journaling makes me smile! Love the sweet little picture! Great choice of pp, love how you did the title and hand stitiching!!! Like the idea of this challenge... hope I can play along, but I am going to have to think about this one.

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  4. I really love those quilted squares!

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  5. Love the theme of your layout -- the photo is precious, and the journalling adds so much to your story! I've got the same authority issues -- that's why teaching is such a good fit, since I get to be in charge ;)

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  6. I love everything about this - the photo, the quilted squares, the journaling. It's the perfect package. I hope I have passed on fewer rules to my children. We had quite a lot of rules when I was young

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  7. Great layout! Love the stitching.

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  8. So cute, the journaling is great...made me start to think about my childhood rules. Great page idea.
    Jasmine

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  9. I love the layout & the photo is priceless! Enjoyed reading your post too!

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  10. What a precious photo! I did my share of breaking the rules too. Love the papers, the quilting and the whole retro vibe you created. :)

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  11. The layout is amazing and the journaling cracked me up! Love this idea Sue!

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  12. Fab LO, I love the journaling such a great subject to scrap.xxx

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  13. So cute! I don't what's cuter the layout or the picture of you. Love the journaling:)

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  14. Great photos! You look so guilty!
    Love the layout./

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  15. This is such a cute layout!!

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  16. that picture of you is awesome. I love it. You do look a bit apprehensive.. lol.. great journaling too. =)

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  17. Great layout! I really like your journaling.

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  18. Such a cute picture. What a great layout idea! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  19. What a face! And what a fantastic layout! Your pages just keep getting better and better. I loved how you did the title, the colors and the stitching. Wowzers!

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  20. That pic is adorable! Love the journaling and the mix of papers and patterns!

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