Friday, July 16, 2010

a CrEaTIvITY cHaLleNGE to knock your SOCKS off!!

Whoo Hoo...FRIDAY! My Mom, Em and I are headed out for some yard sales today. Wonder what fabulous prizes I'll find TodAy?! On the lookout for stuff to use in my collages:)

I have been keeping a secret.


And only one other person knew about...because she helped design a new button for my surprise...

Thanks again, Leanne!!
Isn't this the cutest thing you have ever seen?!? I love it!! 

Now what exactly is it you ask?

Well, it's a lovely, little button you get to put on YOUR blog...

Why, you wonder?

Glad you asked!

Here's what we'll be doing...

From July 26th-August 25th, {before the crazies of school start} I thought it would be fun to stretch ourselves creatively.


Yes, I typed that right.


Because, I find when I am in my craft room, surrounded by all my silk flowers and buttons and glue dots and chipboard and paint...

I am at peace.

Full of bliss.

I know when I leave my crafts and go back upstairs to reality I am calmer, rested and able to focus better on whatever's waiting for me...

making dinner
the occasional sibling argument


So, as a gift to ourselves, from July 26th to August 25th we are gonna write in our journals, we are gonna create art, scrapbook pages and tags and we are gonna be better women for it. 

We will create lists of new projects we want to accomplish in the coming months. We will find ourselves through our journals while uplifting one another on our blogs. We will write because it makes us feel good about ourselves.

We will finish that scrappy project we have been putting off for months because there just isn't enough time. We will buy a canvas and a few bottles of acrylic paint and we will paint. We will work with stamps and stickers and fabric and thread. We will create, even if it's only for 5 minutes a day.  

By the end of 31 Days we will be healthier, happy women because we cared enough about ourselves and know when we take of us we are better wives and moms.  

So, are you ready?

Grab a button on the top right side of my Blog and let me know {as well as everyone else} that YOU are taking the challenge this summer!! 

Can you do me another favor?

If you decided to take the Challenge {and i sure hope you do!!} would you please share in a post on your blog with a link back to this post? The more people we get...the better!!! 

And be sure and "LIKE" me on Facebook. Everyday enjoy creativity and writing quotes along with little tidbits to help you on your creative journey.


  1. does painting my master bedroom count??? Cause it may take from July 26-Aug 25 to get it all done......just askin :O)

  2. Ok, lady, I'm UP for the challenge. I'm signed on...button and all. I'll be posting a daily update (or doing my very best to do so) on what creative spark this challenge has ignited. Can't wait to see where it take us!!!! What a great idea, Les!

  3. Okay, I'm taking the bait!! Looking forward to celebrating the creative me!! I'll get something posted tonight or tomorrow. Let's get this party started!!!!

  4. Ok...everytime I log on I'm seeing this...and I am doing Artistic that will be a part of it...and if I go on vacation, i'll be taking pictures and journaling so that will count. I'll do a blog about it next week, Leslie. Sounds fun!
    jodi shaw

  5. ooh fun!! I think Im gonna go for this! I need it those last few weeks before school starts (the 26th for me!). Wonderful idea, and Im looking forward to all your inspiration. :)

    oh and have fun at the yard sales!!! LOVE them!

  6. I am so impressed with you! I want you to know that! You have such a talent for bringing people together. I can tell this in everything from your marathon pictures to your posts like this. WHAT a great idea, btw. It is wonderful. I'm going to be on vacation soon, so I may not be able to do the exact challenge, but let me ponder it . . . and thank you for the suggestion, Kristin xo

  7. This is fantastic!!! I feel so inpsired right now!!! I could def use this challenge. After week one of work I'm feeling a little overwhelmed. I think taking part in this challange is going to help me a ton. I can't wait to get started!! ;)

  8. I'm out of the country until last August 24th, but I have shared the challenge on my blog and will be participating through journaling and creative writing. I wish I were home for the challenge because I love to scrapbook and make cards and have lots of wedding projects I need to knock out.

  9. I'm on board!


  10. Angie drew me in and so I will jump head first as well! I'll put this up on my blog and get those creative juices flowing =)

  11. I'm in. I'm writing a short little post right now! Looking forward to a creative filled month!

  12. This challenge sounds like such a wonderful idea, but I'm not sure I'm up for the challenge with summer ending, school starting, etc.. I may give it a try though. Thanks for the creative nudge.


I appreciate your thoughts and ideas...they inspire me!! I will be visiting you soon. Have a CREATIVE day!!

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