07 June 2010

30 day journal challenge!


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I'm excited!!!!
It looks like many of you want to do the 30 day journal challenge along with me and that makes me soooo happy!!!
How about we get started on Monday morning, June 14. That will take us all of the way to July 13 as our last prompt together.
Here is the low-down...
* I will post the prompt and my journal page each morning (before 10:00 am cst)
* I will be posting all of these here, on my blog for everyone to see :)
* My pages are going to strictly be pen and paper but I want you to feel creatively free to add in whatever you want :)
* I have created a Flickr Group where we can all share our pages right here. Join it now!
* I also would love for you to post your pages on your blog as well with a link in the comments so that we can check them out as soon as they are posted!!
* Some people asked about supplies and prefrences. Here are my personal picks:
My very favorite pen, that I have used in my journals, since college, are the Papermate flair felt tip pens. These pens come in a varitey of colors:

You can use them all, or you can choose your signature color :) I am pretty boring I guess because my signature color is always black.

It's classic :)
For a journal I will be using a moleskin journal that I picked up at Barnes and Noble. It is the large (size: 5.25 x 8.25 in), kraft color notebook with blank pages.

You can usually pick these up in sets of three. I chose the Kraft color because I want to personalize a bit!
Or, you can search for a cute "already decorated" moleskin on Etsy from some very talented artists :) I usually purchase moleskins from Etsy but this time, I am going to make my own :) Here is a link to some lovely moleskins on Etsy, if that's the route you want to go :)

Eeek! I am really excited about this little adventure that we will be taking together!!
The first prompt will be going live next Monday :) Be there or be square.
Love you.
xo
janel
p.s. leave a comment here if you are IN!!!

162 comments:

  1. I'm IN!!!! I already have all those pens and my ignature color is black, they are my most favorite pens EVER!!!!!
    xoxo,
    Lindsay

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  2. ooo i am soooo going to try and do this!!

    love this!!

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  3. im in. and you have perfect timing since 'tell your story' just ended. i think a journal prompt a day for the rest of my life would be just fine, ok thanks. ;D

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  4. Sounds pretty fun! I'm in :)

    xo's
    Cat

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  5. EEE!! I'm IN!! :)
    So excited for this
    x

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  6. Woo hoo! This is going to be fun! Although I realized it's going to go right up into the time I'm up north and may not have computer access... which will make it tricky, but maybe by then I can do my own prompts.... :S
    xo

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  7. im so totally in!!! my sister screen printed me one and i have been waiting for a good chance to use it. =)

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  8. 100% in! Way to make another journal adventure happen.
    Xox
    Angela

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  9. I cant wait! So excited to be joining in!
    http://makemesmilemakemehappy.blogspot.com/

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  10. oh fun! i am in too! :)

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  11. I'm so in! Can't wait!!

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  12. I am so in!!! I am so excited!!! Can't wait!!
    Debbie

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  13. im in, and very excited!

    .ashley.

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  14. I am in too! But I am totally a beginner so I am excited and a bit scared ;)

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  15. Suzanne B07 June, 2010

    I totally missed elsie's art journal class so i'm totally doing this now! i'm excited! i'll add it on to one i'm kind of working on. its got a lot of pages left. yay!

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  16. Count me in too! Your ink drawing for your last day of the journaling class was just gorgeous! Super neat. Can't wait to see what prompts you have in store!

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  17. I AM IN!! Even though I have yet to complete my "Tell Your Story" journal, or even my Polka Dot Robot art journal....I know, it's pitiful...I AM IN!! Such an awesome idea, and I am soooo looking forward to it!!

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  18. hell YES i am in like flynn!!!! i am SO happy you're doing this!

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  19. I'm in! I may not do all of them but I will try my 'heartest!'
    I've been dying to do some sort of art journal (that isn't going to cost me money that I don't have!)

    Great idea and I can't wait to start!

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  20. I AM IN! but i think im gonna do it on my normal blog if thats okay?

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  21. You know I'm in!!!!
    xoxo -j

    So excited to see so many others in too!!!! Yay!!!

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  22. I am soooo in! This sounds AMAZING!

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  23. totally in!!!!
    wish it could start tomorrow~! :)
    -kel

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  24. I have never really kept up with a journal, but since I just entered into a new part of my life (college graduate!) I think it is time to try again!

    I'm going to try to keep up!

    Brenna

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  25. i saw this on carly's blog and love the idea! i am a new follower, and would love to do this!

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  26. okay, because i cannot doodle crazy pretty like you... i'm going to modify this 30 day challenge... because.. well, i can't draw a stick figure to save my life. and your handwriting puts mine to shame.

    BUT I'M SO EXCITED AND I CAN'T WAIT TO START!

    okay, come over now!!! :) iloveyou!

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  27. I'm in! Can't wait to see where this will take me! :)

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  28. I'm such a journal abandonner!!!
    Sounds like a fun project, I'm hoping it will inspire me to stick with it :)

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  29. I am in too!!! Thanks for always coming up with awesome creative ideas for all of us to share in :)

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  30. I'm in.

    Love your blog, by the way. I just recently found and fell in love with it. (:

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  31. Hehe, I'm in! Count on me :D I'm really looking forward to giving it a try.

    Thanks so much for this opportunity, Janel :)

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  32. Ooh what a great idea!! Cant wait to see everybodys pages! :)

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  33. IN! this is super fun yay, i think im gonna have to get those pens too cuz they just look fancy. can't wait to begin!

    xo Tyler

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  34. I'm in too. This is a great way to kick my butt into high gear and get myself playing again! Thanks!
    Colleen

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  35. I'm in!!!!!! I can't wait....I am so obsessed with art journaling right now.....I am so happy that you are doing this......

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  36. I am totally in and I am totally excited!! :) YAY!!
    Thank you!

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  37. YEYEYEYEYEYYEYEYYEYE
    i am actually so excited.
    how is it that you are the cutest/sweetest girl in the world?! i am sooooo in for this, i need it!
    this is so awesome of you janel, i am EXCITED
    xoxoxoxoxoxo

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  38. i'm in...and fully prepare!! what a great way to start my summer vacation.
    catherine

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  39. oh yeah so IN!!!!! and really excited about it

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  40. I am so in I am going to get some of those pens today!

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  41. I don't know if my last comment went through because blogger is acting crazy but I am in for sure

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  42. Oh how fun! I'm IN!!

    xoxo
    Sasha :)

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  43. I so want to do this. I will have to see how things go.

    Lindsay told me about those pens. I still have not been able to find them but I only looke at Target( lol). I need to look at Wal-Mart the next time I am there.

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  44. This sounds awesome! I found your blog through Ann Flowers and I can't wait to see the prompts.

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  45. yay! so exciting! i am going to try and keep up :)
    miss your face!

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  46. I'd love to join in too!!

    xxx

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  47. Hey Ho, Let's Go! I'm in!

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  48. What a great idea!! I've been a total journal slacker b/c of this new blog obsession. Blast!

    But this should help me get back into the swing of things. Hooray for a jumpstart for a great thing.

    You cutie pie, you.

    <3

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  49. I'm in! I just started a challenge on my own to sketch something EVERY DAY for a year...so I guess I'll just add this to my list! :)

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  50. So fun! You know I already have the pens ;)

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  51. I'm IN!! I'm gonna see if I have a journal kicking around - so excited!! Hopefully this will help me start a habit of being creative! Sometimes I'm just too lazy..

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  52. oh I'm SO in! I'll be in Florida when it starts so it will be the perfect opportunity for me to start! Hooraaay!

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  53. I'm in! I can't wait!

    xoxo
    Jenny-Lynn

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  54. I just found this blog, but I'm totally in.:)

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  55. I am so in, very excited!

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  56. I'm absolutely in :)

    Conveniently I just got a new set of flair pens too, I loved my old ones into invisible ink.

    xo. Kyla

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  57. This sounds amazing! I might have to participate ;)

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  58. Aye go on then, I'm in.

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  59. I'm going to play it by ear, but I'm probably in.

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  60. I want to play along! This is such a great idea!!! :)

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  61. oooh i would love to join this challenge..... awesome! i´m talking about a journaling book for me since a few months, perfect that you´ll start a challenge :-)
    xox
    jana

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  62. I would like to join if thats ok!

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  63. I am so in Janel! Thanks for doing this again. I did participate in the last one so I am very excited!

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  64. I am so in Janel! Thanks for doing this again. I did participate in the last one so I am very excited!

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  65. I AM IN!!!!! AND SO EXCITED!!!! IS IT MONDAY YET?!

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  66. I just found out about your blog through "Pixies and Bears" and I am totally in on this challenge! Hope I can keep up! I'm a bit nervous!

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  67. I am deff going to do this! maybe not with a moleskine, though i am dying for one but with a regular notebook. Very Excited

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  68. I may not be able to commit to every single prompt because I have a ton of things to make for a craft swap this month, but count me in!

    -Eleanor
    unfamiliarceiling.com

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  69. What a great idea! I am IN! Love, love your blog!

    P.S. Wanted to say hi! I'm Gayle, I have a blog that I am trying to keep up with more and more: www.imaginationinspired.blogspot.com and my sister and I just started a new craft blog too: www.stitchonezoomin.blogspot.com

    Stop and by and say Hi!

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  70. sounds like fun!

    i'm in, but i'll be way behind... i'm still not caught up on the Tell You Story class journal pages and i want to get them done first... so i'll save your prompts and will post them to your Flickr group later ;)

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  71. sounds like fun!

    i'm in, but i'll be way behind... i'm still not caught up on the Tell You Story class journal pages and i want to get them done first... so i'll save your prompts and will post them to your Flickr group later ;)

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  72. Lindsay mentioned this 30 day challenge on her blog and I got super excited!! I'm definitely in!!

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  73. I bought my journal today! Just need to find me some pens! =D

    I'm kind of excited! Ok really excited! I'll be gone on vacation the 18th-25th. But I'm taking my laptop, journal, and pens so I can still do it all! =D I won't fall behind!

    Yay! I'm so excited!

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  74. I am so IN! I have just discovered your wonderful blog.. good timing! Can't wait xo

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  75. I'm in! So glad you are doing this!! I was saving up to join the class : )

    Thank you!!

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  76. Sooo in- even though I fell behind on the Tell Your story one- I am excited for a second chance!!!!!

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  77. I'm in too! I haven't finished my Tell your story journal yet, but figure this will still give me the daily inspiration to keep going!

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  78. GAHH I HAVENT CHECKED ANY BLOGS IN A WEEK, AND I COME BACK AND FIND THIS!!!??? IMAGINE MY EXCITEMENT.
    I like this a lot better than I like the 'Creativity Boot Camp' so I think I'll drop out of camp, and join the journal jamboree.

    Thank-you for being so fantastic Janel. I mit hit office works this weekend, and find a journal and some pens to use. I am SO low on supplies/pretty journals.

    Much Love,
    Norah xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  79. Yay sounds exciting.
    I'm in!!!

    MY signiture color is also black. :) But I'll mix it with some other colors to but only use pen tough.

    Thanks for really making this happen.

    Ami

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  80. i'm thinking i'm in too!! :)

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  81. i JUST read this! i want to do it!!!!

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  82. this sounds like a lot of fun! i'm going to have to pick up a journal over the weekend.

    :)

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  83. Janel, I would really like to join your 30 day journal challenge! I am currently trying to get internet access at our new place so I'm thinking this is a go for me! I may not get it this weekend - althoughI'm hopeful!! - but I can always catch up, right?? I'm SOSO glad you are doing this as I was wanting to start doing an art journal!!! I know this is late, but when I saw your post about the buttons for this challenge I HAD HAD HAD to join!

    ♥kayla

    www.themindwandering.blogspot.com

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  84. I would love to join in with this. I have just started my very first art journal and have been using the creativity boot camp for my inspiration.

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  85. I was wondering what kind of stuff to write though? I'm not sure I understand?

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  86. SOUNDS FUN!!!! can't wait!

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  87. I'm in!!! This is going to be a great challenge. Super idea! :)

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  88. Ok, so I need something to get me out of my rut and this is it!!! Count me in :)

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  89. Definitely in!
    Or at least trying,
    this isn't the only project I have going on right now ;)

    Superb idea <3

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  90. Oh so fun! I'm soooo in! I'm addicted to journaling right now!

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  91. great idea I'll try!

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  92. I'll try to follow you too! Just discovered art journaling, and I love it :-)

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  93. I saw this and thought that it was really cool, but automatically was like, oh I can't do this. But now I AM going to do it!! Next week is my finals week but I am going to make time every day to do this. And this comment is my way of making sure I live up to my promise. Maybe I'll even write it in my journal to prove it. Oo I'm excited!!

    PS My younger sister has flair pens and I'll steal them :) I also love Le Pen. They're really great.

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  94. I'm in I'm in!! I've never done a journal challenge thinger ma-bobber before and it's JUST what I need right now! :))
    yay!

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  95. new to the blog world, but I'm still gonna try this. i need inspiration. Thanks.

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  96. Janel - what a great idea to host your own journal group. I am excited to play along, especially after Tell Your Story. This should be really wonderful!

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  97. Gonna try this. I'm like Kelly, such a journal abandonner! Need to get the wires reconnected in the brain, so hopefully this will enable me to do so and I'll be able to keep up.

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  98. Miss Ellie-lou13 June, 2010

    I'm in, I'm in, I'm in!!!!!!
    Now, if someone could send me a 'time turner' that actually works - I'll get all of my projects finished!!!!
    :D

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  99. Im in!!!! Damit i cant get those pens in northern ireland! Ebaaay..

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  100. so glad i found this! and just in time it looks like :) never done anything like this before, but i am gonna give it a try :) count me in :)

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  101. I'm totally in on this! I love this idea! :)

    I'm gonna go buy a new journal ASAP! I heart new journals! :)

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  102. Oh, me! me! me! I am so in for this. Thank you. I loved Tell Your Story and was so sad to see it end. Thanks for doing this!

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  103. I just heard about this today! I am in but MIGHT be a day behind. :)

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  104. I am doing this!!! woot! -Katie

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  105. I am going to try to do this too! I just bought a brand new journal just for this! Yay!!

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  106. I'm in and I'm going to try those Flair pens! That means shopping tomorrow!

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  107. I'm late but I'm going to join in too. I'm really excited. I love to journal.

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  108. I'm In!!! This sounds so fun!!

    http://jeansnbarefoot.blogspot.com/

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  109. I'm so in... unfortunately I am traveling right now and won't have access to a scanner... I'm also with you on the pens. I just discovered sharpie pens which are also amazing! Looking forward to a fun 30 day challenge!

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  110. I'm definetly in, I really do need to challenge myself with colouors a lot more. Will go and buy a journal today and start as soon as i get home from work. This looks fun. Thanks for organising.

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  111. Ok I am going to commit myself.....scary! I am horrible at journaling but have been desiring to do it very strongly for about a month. I just randomly found this blog tonite! Excited.

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  112. is it too late to jump in????

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  113. Is it to late to join this fun challenge? I would like to give it a try. I love paper and pen´s and do way to little of this these days.

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  114. I'm going to go for it a day late. I "need" a new project. I have the journal picked out and ready to go and I'll do a make up day for yesterday.

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  115. Joining a day late! I have been waiting for the perfect challenge to fit my busy, messy life, and I think this is it. Super pumped!

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  116. I just found this, and I think I need to join. It looks like so much fun. I'm a day late, but that's ok. I'll catch up.

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  117. I'm late but i'd love to be in!

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  118. I'm late but i'd love to be in!

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  119. I am in...hoipe its not too late!

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  120. Starting a bit late, but I'll catch up. Guess I'd better grab a moleskin on my way home.

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  121. in here too from dallas... just heard about it today from my friend laura over at http://sunshineandstarlight.wordpress.com/ can't wait to catch up and get started... thx for the great idea!

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  122. I am joinng too!! I know I'm a little bit late, but I think this is a GREAT idea!!
    www.heatherxdawn.blogspot.com

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  123. I am also going to join up, better late than never....right?

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  124. I am also going to join up, better late than never....right?

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  125. okay im joining late! =) im hoping to discover something about myself in this.

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  126. Oh I am in! Am I too late? Can i? Can I? Can I? LOL!

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  127. joining late but still joining!! :)

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  128. This sounds awesome! Joining late, but hope to catch up this weekend. :)

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  129. Joining só late, but I did already catch up, and just finished the assignment of today! Very nice idea, love it! ;)

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  130. Oh fantastic Project, I'm joining late too and hope to catch up Quickly :)

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  131. So excited to start...even though I'm joining in a week late! :)

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  132. I'm super late but I'm going to give this a go. Count me in! :)

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  133. A lot of people joining late, huh ?:D Well, I`m one of them too.

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  134. I hope I'm not to late, I wanna play!!! <3

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  135. *scrambles in at the back of the class* Another late one but very excited to come play. am just going to jot down the prompts and play catch up :P

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  136. Oh, I am so bummed that I only just now discovered you. You are two weeks in and I've missed a lot of fun. I may see if I can catch up with you. What a great idea.

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  137. Wow, I am bummed too! I wish I could have been a part of it! I got out of journaling a few years ago. I think it is so good for the soul. I think it would be good for my husbands soul too. (Might get my frustrations out before they get to him!)
    Hope it goes great for all of you! I might just try to do it for me anyway!
    Elizabeth

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  138. I'm in super late!
    I am just going to start today and go for 30 days using your prompts. I need a little creative outllet these days.
    love this.

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  139. Hello! I only just discovered your amazing blog! I want to start the challenge, even though I am so late. Is there a list of prompts so far?

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  140. I just started..
    I found you at the RIGHT time...
    you can check out my diary at
    http://siobhans-chillies.com
    I am like 30 days LATE LOL but better late than never!!!! :D I am also following you!!

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  141. Found your blog today and I really love your idea! Your blog is so very inspiring, and I look forward to return visits.

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  142. wow love the idea! I found your blog today but I still want to take the challange up! it will be the first thing today when I get home from Paris (: !!!

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  143. Would you be doing this swap for the month of August? I would love to do this.

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  144. I'm in....and cant wait to get started!!

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  145. hmm i think i'll get in on this :D

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  146. This is such a cute idea, I might have to go back and complete all the prompts...

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