Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Documenting The Everyday - Week 28

DLP challenge - add a small photo
SOC challenge - red, royal blue, a pop of light blue

In my overly literal mind, this color scheme would have worked so much better for last week with Independence Day. But I mad it work for me anyway and went with a real collage style presentation. The "normal" photo is clipped from a magazine and just seemed to fit my mood for the week.  You can't tell from the photo, but the numbers are sparkly holographic stickers from a very old set of sticker letters. So glad to have a perfect use for them! This journal is definitely helping with some stash busting!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Life Tunes 2

It is July 15th and that means it is time for the second installment of Life Tunes!  This month's suggested topic is your favorite or most meaningful spiritual song. Here is my layout:

Now it's YOUR turn to share a spiritual song that you love or that has special meaning in your life.  You can create a layout, write a blog post, or share a link to a YouTube video. The linky will remain open until the end of the month, so you have plenty of time to join in!

Monday, July 14, 2014

A Year Of Kindness - Challenge Week 28

Isn't it interesting that so many of us will admit to struggling with patience? Whether it is with others or with our own selves, slowing down and appreciating all the abundance can really help!  Thanks for all your comments last week!

This week I was inspired by a story I came across via a Kindspring email.  You can read the original story here.
So this week I am WISHING YOU ENOUGH. And challenging you to spend the week wishing others "enough".

"I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright. I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more. I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive. I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger. I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting. I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess. I wish enough "Hello's" to get you through the final "Good-bye." (quoting from the story linked above).

Friday, July 11, 2014

Scrapbook Shares

Two layouts in two days! After nothing in over a month!

 Krystal Hartley's new kit "Beat The Heat" is a delight of red, yellow, orange, pinks, and tans. And was perfect for these photos of the family jet-skiing at Key West.

and "Once Upon A Dream" is a softer kit with blues, purples, grey and yellow. Definitely got me in the mood to play. You can find both kits at Sweet Shoppe Designs on sale now!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Documenting The Everyday - week 27

DLP challenge - add a crossword
SOC challenge - pink and apple green

I added my crosswords each day throughout the week, with a word that represented that day. Great use of some old sticker letters that I happen to have about 8 sheets of. Now I will have to get creative if I need anymore e's, t's, n's etc.  The "tip in" for the week is the back side of my full month of July calendar (which I just printed from Outlook).

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Coming Soon - Life Tunes 2!

Last month in Life Tunes we considered our favorite "Summer Love" songs. I know many of you wanted to play along, but maybe just forgot... or ran out of time... or couldn't think of what song it would be... if you still want to do a Summer Love post, go for it! I'll visit! :)

This month my suggested theme is your favorite spiritually uplifting song. It can be a hymn, a christmas carol, or even a pop tune that touches your soul. I know when a song really touches me deep down, I have a very visceral and physical reaction. I get goose bumps all over and my scalp tingles. Call me weird if you want, I'm okay with it. A well sung version of Amazing Grace at the right moment will do it for me. This month I'll be creating a layout about this song, which gives me goosebumps every time I hear it:


I've heard numerous versions. I like K.D. Lang's the best. Of course, you are free to share about ANY song that is personally meaningful to you. Come back on the 15th to link up your blog post or scrapbook layout.

Monday, July 7, 2014

A Year of Kindness - Challenge Week 27

I cannot tell you how happy it made my heart to have so many of you post that you already utilize reusable bags for shopping and that your communities support the effort! I suppose this is one of my personal missions in life - to cut down on the amount of plastic waste we dump in our oceans and landfills. And to know that all of my blog friends are doing their part just makes me so proud!

I've always known I had a wonderful group of ladies who frequent my blog - and every week you've been proving me right and raising yourselves even higher in my estimation. Thanks for being the fabulous women you all are! (Men too... if there are any out there that actually read this.)

Usually when I decide on a challenge for any given week, it is because I read something that inspired me - or it is simply some reminder that I need for myself for the week.  This week it is the latter.  This week's challenge is to PRACTICE PATIENCE. 

I'm not even going to interpret, explain, or offer examples this week. Because I believe that we will each have very different areas in our lives where a little patience would go a long way - and it is up to each of us to discover when and where we need to pause and take a breath.