One of the things I have been doing a lot of despite my lack of time is creating. Playing really. I am having fun making stuff. Not for any reason, just because. I love that. It has definitely helped.
When I do that I learn things. I figure out what I like and what works. I don't have to show anyone but it's there. All that good stuff starts creeping into my other creating time. I love that too.
So today is Word Up #71 brought to you by the lovely Jessi Lute. Check it out at OLW.
That's my beautiful step daughter Clare and one of my grand daughters Jordyn. I am so lucky to have such a special relationship with Clare. She is such a strong, smart and brave woman. She is graduating from college this weekend at 29 years old. I am so proud of her!
Check out the blog and play along with the challenge. It is really freeing creating with one word in mind. I always find my OLW layouts are some of my favorites.
Next is this months challenge for Inspiration Elevator. This is one of my favorite challenge blogs. The team is filled with such amazing talent and interesting stories. A perfect combination.
This month the challenge comes from Laura Whitaker. Laura's challenge,
"As we welcome spring, scrap something to do with a new beginning. It could be a relationship, an opportunity or even the world's awakening after a long winter nap. Don't forget to journal and explain why you have chosen your topic."
Here is what I have done with this challenge.
This came at a perfect time for me. I just celebrated my 46th birthday. Like I said earlier in my post, after a mini freak out I realized I need to do somethings for me. It feels different even saying it. I am a smart woman, I know myself pretty damn well. I know what I need to do. I felt like it was important to write it down. The details only matter to me, but I know what I mean. It's a new beginning for ME and my relationship with myself.
Please visit the blog to see Laura's challenge and what the Design Team has done. Thanks so much ladies for stretching my creativity and making me think!
Here's the list of Design Team blogs. Enjoy.