Write a one-minute autobiography.
Don’t necessarily start at the beginning, and don’t worry about the ending. Indeed, do not let any kind of chronological order hinder your effort. A good place to start is the first thing that comes to mind. Once you start writing, other memories will pop into your head. Go with them. The interruptions enhance the flow.
Once the minute is up, read over what you have written, and then immediately repeat the exercise. Keep going for as long as you can.
Supplies: Patterned Paper (KiKi Art) + Cardstock (American Crafts & Stampin' Up!) + Chipboard Letters (American Crafts) + Font (Traveling Typewriter)
With Valentines Day just around the corner, I was excited when I saw the red, green & white glitter paper. I've had this unfinished clothespin in my project stash for years & thought it would be perfect to hold love notes between my husband & me. I painted the clothespin, used ModPodge to adhere the paper & added a few embellishments.
Supplies: Patterned Paper (KiKi Art) + Cardstock (American Crats) + Letters (K&Company & Making Memories) + Precision Pen .05 (American Crafts) + Embellishment (Anna Griffin) + Wooden Clothespin + White Paint + Mod Podge + Sanding Paper
I fell in love with this paper, which meant I had to finish a frame with the whole sheet. I was inspired to add the flowers after I saw a tutorial on the Studio Calico Blog for paper roses. Once it all came together, I knew the perfect picture would be one I've already scrapped but had a 5x7 copy I planned on sending to my best friend. Instead, I'll be sending the finished frame as a sweet Valentine's surprise.
Supplies: Patterned Paper (KiKi Art) + Jewel Brads (American Crafts) + Wooden Frame + Brown Paint + Mod Podge + Sanding Paper
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For this week I’ve simplified the design a bit. The sketch features three photos: one 4x6 and two 4x4’s. Ideally the 4x4’s would be crops of 4x6 prints. I wanted to share a sketch that didn’t require any photo editing.
Here is my take on the sketch:
I wanted to share the journaling on this page since it’s the only way that the title will make sense.
Journaling reads: We were at the doctor’s office because I had a suspicion that you might have a UTI. We needed to collect a urine sample but you were absolutely terrified of the collection cup (who knows why). I didn’t really know what to do… We were going to give you this crane anyway so I promised you this toy as a reward. Truth is, I was so proud of you for peeing in that cup. You were really and truly scared but you did it anyway. I think you were proud of yourself too.
My dad made fun of me when I told him this story. But you know, you can’t make a child use the restroom. I was truly proud of Gabe for confronting his fear and doing what I was asking of him even though he didn’t want to do it (and he did it without crying). Was it a bribe? I don’t like to think of it that way. Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures… I certainly wouldn’t offer him a special toy for eating his vegetables - thank goodness he does that anyway!Remember that we are half-way through our challenge; just three more weeks to go.
Supplies: October Afternoon; KiKi Art; Cosmo Cricket.I made this by pairing colors that don't normally go together, and I love how it turned out