I love to journal on my layouts...but it's usually background for the photos. I have been trying to make the journaling more meaningful in the past few years, I have tried to add specific details, and most importantly, I try to journal about the pictures within a week or two of taking them (so I don't forget anything).
This challenge allowed me to include some of Maddy's "ramblings", that otherwise would have been forgotten. I was listening to her the other day, and decided that I should write down what she was saying as soon as I could get to a pen and paper...or I would quickly forget the details. Fast forward 5 days, I read Bethany's "Mini Challenge" and thought these ramblings would be PERFECT for the challenge!
So off I set to create my layout. Well, I have 2 confessions...
1st, I had to pull out MORE paper to use for this mini challenge. I have already used up all of my counterfeit kit paper! In order to complete this challenge, I grabbed some patterned paper (from my stash) that coordinates with the embellishments and scraps that I had left from my Counterfeit Kit.
2nd, I ALWAYS create double page layouts. But this mini challenge seemed a little overwhelming to turn into a double page spread...so I made a one page layout!!! I will place it as either the first or last page of an album...and no, I didn't convert to one page layouts! I still love my 2-pagers!!!
Here is my layout which describes "Things That Maddy Knows"--according to her at age 4 1/2.
Please link a picture of your "Putting the Pen to Paper" mini challenge here... http://counterfeitkitchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/02/mister-linky-for-february-2011.html. I can't wait to see what you created!