Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Blog Hops are so fun!

And this one is 'All About Me' 

EDITED: THE Winner of the book is 
 Roberta: Mother of 3 has left a new comment on your post "Blog Hops are so fun!":

Your email has been sent to The Brave Girls' Club!
I hope you enjoy your book as much as I do!

 I think it's a topic that many of us have a difficult time with when we think about preserving our memories. So I have a few projects to share - 
But first, you should have come from:
Shelley did a WONDERFUL job pulling this blog hop together
and I'm so glad she chose this topic!
Sharing parts of ourselves in our art is sometimes hard to do isn't it? But don't we want to leave a little legacy of who we are for our children and all that come after us? Just think how fun it is to find tidbits of our gr-parents' lives! So, I have several projects I wanted to share - and while they don't always have a photo of me - they do say a lot about who I am as a person - things I hope my kids and family will remember about me when they look back on our lives...

 The first is my inspiration board - it's filled with lots of thoughts and ideas 
to help ME be a better ME. 
This is based on a project from a class I took over at The Brave Girls Club - 
Melody and Kathy have such inspirational classes that really help each of us dig a little deeper into who we are and what we want out of life - 
something we all need to do from time to time!
Go check them out here.

Their on-line class, Soul Restoration, is really just that - a restoring of our souls - they provide all the tools needed to dig in deep and artfully work through the issues that are bogging us down and keeping us from being our best.
Soul Restoration really helped me to see that the bad things in my life [and we all have them] were just a part of my life. They are not my whole life and I don't have to let them define me. 
Although, I've known for years - they are a part of me 
and how I deal with them makes me, well, ME.
The people I've met [in the forums] along the way 
make The Brave Girls Club an extra joy! 
[And you know who you are girlies!]
I encourage you to check out The Brave Girls Club a
nd get started on your own journey!
Soul Restoration II takes you to the next level - 
helps you work through steps to help you meet your goals in life.
[Kind of like doing a case plan designed just for you - lol...
remember - I'm a social worker -] 
 My inspiration board is part of the goal setting process; 
it's not perfect [neither am I]  
- but I love it - it hangs near my desk at work. 
[Or I should say - leans or props - 
since we're still not allowed to HANG anything in the new office - lol.]
It helps me see the things that are important to me and 
reminds me to take the time for those things in my life.
This next project is one I did a few years ago and 
really just shows what the foundation of my life is - 
It's a 12x12 scrapbook page that says what I believe. 
[Anyone who reads my blog knows that I am a person of faith -]
This photo is a little wonky - 
it's straight in real life. Ha.
I printed the photo 8x10 and trimmed it out, 
hand cut the title, and added the journal strips and brads -
It's based on an advertisement I saw 
[crazy, I know - but some of my favorite layouts are based on magazine adv.]
One more --
Completely inspired by The Brave Girls - 
Just me, taking time for me -
[papers from Webster's Pages; tag from Prima packaging - lol]
And this last one is a TOTAL SCRAPLIFT from a layout I saw in an old 
Autumn Leaves Idea Book -
 Only, I did it on a 10x10 canvas. 
It's also a few years old -
Love it - I do hope we were able to teach our boys a love like this [I Cor. 13.]
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!
It's always fun to have new visitors!
And I have an extra special giftie for you today --
Melody and Kathy 
and Brave Girls Club
have been very generous in offering to send one of my readers their very own copy of 
 A Little Bird Told Me , volume one

It's a compilation of some of the Little Bird quotes I've been receiving in my in-box for a while now! - Quotes that touch my heart and help me look for the good in life - and... take that next step when things are tough [and we all have tough times, don't we?]
 Simply leave a comment on this post 
before midnight [central x] November 30th
to be eligible to win. 
The winner will be randomly chosen and posted on this blog.
The book will be sent directly to you from 
The Brave Girls Club. 
I hope you enjoyed your time with me - now it's on to ---

And here's the complete list for you just in case you get lost along the way:


Lori Comeau said...

Love your projects. It seems like you had fun making them. I did a challenge about me a few months back and did a mini album. It was very enjoyable to make. Gets you thinking a bit about what the most important things to you. My mini album ended up having family members, my dog, places I've visited and a lots of pictures of me doing different things.

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your pages are so adorable!

Beatrice, Bea, Bibi--That's me! said...

Your pages are wonderful!! Soul Restoration is wonderful! :)

TeresaK said...

Hello...new follower here! I just love your projects...the first one is my favorite (which you in the hat!).

Miranda said...

Awesome pages! I have to agree it is a challenge making a project about me. LOL BTW I'm a new follower!!!!
Miranda :)

Shirley Ross said...

Judy, I love your layouts and it is so important to share 'us' with those we love. You truly amaze me with your artistic flair and your down home charm. Love reading your blog and thank you for being a friend.

Marianne said...

Although i know Melody and Cathyn (on line), i have not taken their online course...i love your layouts. Thanks for sharing. i am a new follower


Crestajune said...

I found you from your post over in the Scrapbooking Your Faith Facebook Group. Thank you for directing me to this blog hop. I enjoyed looking at your projects, and reading your blog today. I love the Brave Girls, they have helped me so much!

Pammejo said...

Love the layouts, I have been wanting to start a Life project, this is inspiring me to start at the beginning of the year. TFS pammejo1@yahoo.com

P4DSDesignz said...

What wonderful Layouts! Love the soft colors you used. I got to get busy and create! More! LOLL

ClaireR said...

What a wonderful inspiration board! I love it!!!
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Janet's Planet said...

love your story!
Janet R

Lori Apgar said...

I love your layout!!! How awesome that you got the layout idea from a magazine!! I really like how you are the main focus (as you should be)!

Rosalee said...

Your LO's are all do beautiful Judy. I'm now sure which one is my favorite. Love them all. Beautiful work.
Hugs, Rosalee

Sassy Cricut Crafting said...

Your work is incredible! I love being able to see you in several different scopes throughtout your projects. TFS! I am a new follower.

tess underscore hilton at msn.com

Roberta: Mother of 3 said...

I love your "I believe" project and the one about love with the tiny word journaling pieces!!! You are a mom after my own heart!

Roberta: Mother of 3 said...

I forgot to leave my e-mail address: mrsme6th@bellsouth.net

Sandy Hentzel said...

Great post! Love your board too! O am happy to be hopping with you :)

cutnpaste said...

I am looking to do these things. Thanks for the inspiration.

Suzys Crafts said...

New follower. Love your layouts and your blog. What wonderful inspiration! Thanks for sharing.

cutnpaste said...

Thank you for the inspiration. I want to do this soon.

artisan98 said...

cute layout...looks like alot of work!

scrapbookingforfun said...

You did an amazing job on this hop!!! I am so glad you chose to be apart of it:))) I am now following your blog!!


Cathy said...

I love all your projects, they help define a little bit who you are and you sound like a wonderful person to know, well grounded. thanks for sharing

Robin said...

YOu have so many awesome projects!! just signed up as your newest follower. Would love to have you follow/visit me at http://cutonedesignsbyrobin.blogspot.com/2012/11/all-about-me.html

Enjoyed being part of this hop with you!

Melissa Chesser said...

What great projects. My favorite is the I Believe LO.


Nadja said...

What great projects! Love every one of them. It is great as a crafter to slow down a bit and to see who we are!


Heather Lynn said...

Wow, all of your creations are beautiful! Happy to be a new follower!


Heather Lynn said...

Shoot, I forgot my email address.. heathernovinger@hotmail.com. Thanks for the chance to win!!

Anonymous said...

Love the 8x10 pic of you!! it looks terrific! I TOO can NOT pass up a fall foliage picture!!!..lol I totally get that! Thanks so much for sharing all your fun stuff! Oh the little birdie book is ADORABLE TOO!. what a sweet idea! :)

~Julie L.

Sarah said...

Love your projects, That inspiration board is great.


Amy E said...

Oh wow Judy!! I love what you wrote about how hard it is to do projects on yourself...I wrote almost the exact same this on my bloghop post! We must be kindred spirits!

Your projects are beautiful and inspiring. Thank you for posting them!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

Angie said...

Your layouts are amazing! Very inpirational! Thanks for the chance to win such an adorable book:)

Roberta: Mother of 3 said...

Thank you, thank you! I just replied to the e-mail that I had won the book! YAY!