Saturday, June 29, 2013

Findng Your voice

  I tried starting another blog for things not crafty and having 2 was overwhelming for me so going to combine the two and see if that works better???
Wednesday I saw a status on facebook about Rukristins blog doing a "Finding your voice" free workshop. The status referenced better journaling on scrapbooking post. And of course I am excellent at clicking links. When I began to read about the course I realized that it is so much more. I am really struggling with becoming authentic and not allowing others to define me. I think that this is a course that if I follow through will help me with this process. 
  I have tossed around and started (just barely) a "me" type journal....... how many times now.....countless. Yep, I am the ultimate author of unfinished projects. I am really hoping that this will be different. I saw at Michaels the other day Simple Stories SNAP line and thought it would be perfect for this type project and the next day clicking a link find the project. So I am off to the store and when this is posted there WILL be a page to show you.

  The thing that became glaring apparent to me as I have worked through this assignment is that I want to find my voice because I believe that is the road back to my confidence. At 56 years of age I still suffer like a young school girl with a total lack of confidence. I know that I am a child of the one true king and that I have value but I do not live it. I know that my life is over half over and I am so tired of this battle. I want to find my voice and my confidence so that possibly one person may be spared this long and lonely journey.
 When I did my pages for my new Snap book I discovered that when I am doing a "me" project I do not want to "waste" product. That spoke volumes to me. Made me sad but also made me feel growth when I put things on MY book. 
  And here is a collage of pictures that I took this week.I truly hope to grow in my photography skills. Taking 5 pictures a day is easy taking 5 worth sharing is a challenge.

 Again as I worked through this part of the challenge and have read post by others I am ready to focus my photographs more. I intend to try and capture images of 5 things that make me proud that day. I think this will be a visual reminder of my worth.

Thanks you so much for your amazing attention span if you made it this far.
Now off to enjoy the blessings in your day!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Project Life

  I finally  did it, I took the plunge and did my first "project life" type page. Though the intent is to scrap the everyday simply, I did just one day with my grandchildren. I am somewhat happy with the results. I learned so much doing it and it went together in less than 2 hours... (for me that is great). I think that it is going to be a fun thing for me as I like to make a lot of my own embellies and this lends itself to that very well. So here it is my first project life page.

 I used a combination of papers from Simple Stories Snap and MAMBI cards.
I made the fun junction title, the heart, the 5 things right list and the speech bubble on the zing.
Add a few embellies and it is done.
Another first for me is I actually wrote on a picture. Love it! Why have I not tried that before!

 week-2-week s very first challenge is to use  a "currently" card. This is a brand new blog started by 2 amazingly talented scrappers! Please take a moment to check them out.

Stuck on U Sketches challenges you to use twine

 Thank you for stopping by... my advice of the day is if you are thinking about trying this jump right in it was really a lot of fun!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Project Life

  I want to introduce you to a new challenge blog. week--2--week! These two ladies have been Rockin project life pages in another groupI am a member of, they make it look like so much fun! Now they are going to share their time and talents with us. So take a minute and stop by, they are even starting out with and awesome GIVEAWAY!


Saturday, June 1, 2013

Mojo Monday 295

  I made this quick card for a precious young woman who attended a Beth Moore conference with me this week end. I was so blessed to be in the presence of so many women praising Jesus, but was most impressed with the young women who were there. This amazing young lady has a big decision to make and I made this card to encourage her.
The sketch
My card......
Thank you for taking a moment to stop by.
Have a blessed day.