Tuesday, September 22, 2009

We have a WINNER!

We have a winner from Prompt 10 and it's


wahoo, Kim!
in case you didn't see, this is Kim's layout:

here is her journaling, Please take the time to read it:

To forgive and forget is much easier said than done. I think that’s because most people thing when you forgive someone, it’s for the other person. And while that is partly true, it is so, so much more for you. To forgive someone means you will no longer hold on to the hurt, anger, resentment and unhealed wounds. It means to let go and free your-self of those feelings. It takes a lot of energy to hold on to the negative, to forgive is to put that energy to better use. Forgiveness is choosing to love.

don't forget to email me, Kim...my email is on the right and scroll down a bit...

and a HUGE thanks to Scrapadilly for sponsoring us this month!!!

Make sure you click here for Prompt 11...it's aWeSomE! it's not who you touch but how...

Thanks so much to everyone that participated. Here are the other layouts, Please make sure to check out the blog links we provided so we can continue to support each other:






Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Prompt 11

{winner for prompt 10 will be announed by the end of this week}

kal barteski.

amazing. inspiring. art. she introduced me to pencil crayons and taking a look deeper into my life and what my spirit tells me. during her class we celebrated each other and that is what we do here. lift each other up.

let me introduce you to prompt # 9

our purpse undefinded and intrinsic. impalpable pulse-beat past echoes in time. your unwitting effect-so profound. how do we fit-and where? the lines between who we hope we are-and how we're thought of-so blurry. maybe it's not what you do-but why. not who you touch-but how...

you are infinitely more than you think. inspire

have a great weekend. spread joy. love life

This month's prompt is about touching people's lives...it's not who you touch but how...

i have always felt that me, as a person and as intense as i am, left an immediate and definitive mark on where i have been and whom i have met. but do i? am i profound? am i in my lines? or do i blur them?

i love that Kal gets me thinking and leaves me thinking all at the same time. I hope you can find that inspiration in her work, too.

go. forward. now.progress.

AND our sponsor for this month is ... GENUINELY JANE STUDIOS!!! We have TWO prizes to give away! A "grand" prize and a "runner up" prize and if you visit their site...you have a good idea of what we have in store for you...

Here is Lisa's take:

When I first read this prompt, I wondered how I would ever be able to put all my feelings about this subject into one layout. After much consideration, I kept coming back to the same word...IMPACT. How do I impact my world? Be it chance meetings or powerful moments, am I being a positive influence?

Once I had my LO complete, I sat down to write my journaling. But try as I might, I couldn't express myself in a concise manner. So, I decided to include all that I had written on the back of the LO.

"We all have them. Those times that forever leave a mark on our hearts...our souls...our being. Be it a good or bad time, it shapes and molds the person we become. Much of the impact it has on us is defined by how we approach that moment and the choices we make regarding it. I've had many such moments. Big, huge, earth moving moments. Marriage, children, divorced parents...a divorced me. Children moving away and then returning. The death of someone very dear. Some of these were cause for celebration and others were the cause of much pain. But through them all, I learned more about me and became stronger and hopefully wiser as a result.

But not all defining moments are as enormous in size. There are also the little things that can affect us. Little chance moments such as an encounter with another person that leave us with a life lesson all because we crossed paths. There can be inspiring moments of awe and wonder. And there can be misunderstandings or misguided intentions that leave us in a position to choose how we will move forward and whether or not we will allow it to cause harm or good to a relationship.

Lately I have been facing many defining moments. Times that are testing my character and my strength. I'm facing decisions that are almost impossible to make as there is really no good answer. Some days I feel victorious in these situations and other days leave me struggling to not feel defeat. But I am most thankful for these trying times. I know that even on the down days, I am building strength. God has given me the ability to rise above by trusting in Him. And I'm learning with each test and working harder to be a more positive influence."


There is Hidden Journaling Behind the Picture. It reads:

This is one of my favorite songs and every time I hear this song I think of you two boys!
When I look at the two of you, I see Me...the way that we say things and our funny little smiles....All of these things make me know that I will forever hold you in my heart! My Wish is that someday when you sit
down with your children and grandchildren....you will teach them what I have taught you!!!! Kindness, Empathy, Faith and Love. You both are my life, and I hope with all my heart, that what has been taught
to you, will bring you everything you could ever imagine!!! You are my legacy, you are my Heart
and I LOVE YOU!!!!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

All i have to say is...


we have been visiting the blogs of the entries and you guys rock and totally inspire me. I hope working through some of this was therapuetic for everyone. I know it was for me. People look at me strange {well at least I feel them through cyberspace, LOL} when I tell them that it is no surprise to find me laughing or crying in my scraproom at times.

And, as I sit here typing with tears in my eyes like total weirdo, lol... I have made plans to go see my grandmother. Thanks for those of you who have reminded me that even though she is not there mentally, that there is still a part of her that knows me and knows I am there.

I wanted to add the second half of the month's layout from Peggy and Jocelyn. Make sure you put us on your blogger feed b/c in the next few weeks we will post the entry layouts.

The journaling reads
Do I want to hold onto the hurt......
the pain that was so deep I thought I could
never take a deep breath again...Will I give
you this much control over my life. NO!
I must move forward....I must forgive.
I can breathe again...I can Smile.....
for this experience I have grown to be
the person that I know Today.....Forgive....


My journaling:
"I would give a lot to see you just one more time. I would tell you how much I love you, and how much I miss you.
You never asked for much, but I was too occupied with myself to even give you the little you asked.
You've always been there for me. I'm so sorry I haven't always been there for you."