Wednesday, January 2, 2013

the best laid plans....

So, I wanted to start the New Year off with a great blog challenge... but alas, no internet again at my house for the past two days. I am getting pretty tired of hangin out at Starbucks. I don't even drink coffee! I am sitting here just so I can update my blog for you folks that are counting the days down for the blog challenge. I did postpone the WEEKLY WORKDAY WEDNESDAY turtorial of scribbling that I was gonna show you. Just too hard to do at Starbucks. So, hopefully next week.

For now... i will let you in on the Monthly blog challenge and tell you about a quick and sneeky little give away. Keep reading though... that will come later. So... the challenge this month is HOME SWEET HOME. I want you all to look around your home - take a good look at some of the regular everyday things that are there. Why are they there. What do you love about them.... you pass by a picture frame that you bought for yourself because you loved it... everyday. But you don't really look at it and think "i love this so much, it reminds me of ... what". So look around. Pick one thing. Write about it, journal about it, scrapbook a little page about it, draw it, design something elese using it.... do something with or about that special thing in your home that has just become part of your every day life. I need to see so I can post it here by January 28th. Then, myself and char char binx ( my dog) will pick a winner. You will win whatever I create from my ho-hum everyday household item. Ok... got it?????

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Now for the super sneeky little give away. All you gotta do is post a comment here. Or on my facebook page - here and.... i will pick a winner on the 11th of January to get a fun little hand lettered journal [age from me. I am looking for comments of what you all like ( or don't like - it's ok) about my challenges. I have a big year planned and it's no fun unless you all participate. So what would make it better or easier for you? Ok... please, this is my suggestion box and I am in need of suggestions. So... comment or post on facebook. See you all next wednesday when I hope and pray that my internet will be back up and running and I will have a little turtorial for you... for free!

14 comments:

Gypsy said...

I love your challenges because YOU are always so inspiring and I get a kick out of doing them! :)

KrissyB said...

Hi, Lindsay -- I would love to win your hand-lettered journal page! I love your blog because you have such fun ideas for us to bring to our own lives. I recently ordered your "Scribbles" book and love it. What fun!

Joan V said...

Hi Lindsay. Love this challenge about something in our home. But I also love the 52 Pick Up. This is just what I need to get my scrapbooking done. I am trying to get more creative this year. I love your lettering and I want learn how to be so FREE handed with lettering. So, with that being said, I need to let my creativeness go with the flow. I just don't know how to get started, but I will figure that out. Guess it means going to some of your past posts. I just subscribed to the email version of your blog so that I don't miss a thing. Thanks for sharing.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I haven't played along with any of your fun challenges, so I don't have any likes or dislikes, guess I'll have to tune in and check it out.

Claudia said...

I like the challenge for the month. Must open my eyes to really see through all the stuff in my house to pick out something I just love. I love lots of it, so narrowing it down will be the problem.

As for the Wed stuff not happening due to power outages - that's ok by me this week. I've been sick and sleeping 18+ hours per day. Hoping my energy and creativity will return soon. Hoping your power returns soon. Starbucks really isn't the place to hang if you don't drink coffee :-)

Claudia said...

If my previous comment didn't show, it's because I can't prove to the comment moderation that I AM NOT A ROBOT. Like the month's challenge and am ok with no Wed challenge this week. Hope your power returns. Now let's see if I am considered a robot.

Createology said...

Sorry your internet is being elusive. I really like your challenges as they are very doable. I appreciate your time frames that give us a chance and that you realize life happens. Home Sweet Home and now I will begin looking around for my participation.
Thank goodness for Starbucks and I don't ever drink coffee either. Creative Bliss Dear...

DeeAnn said...

This is my first visit to your site and I am already so inspired to do something! Your art is gorgeous! I love all the bright colors. I'm looking forward to following you. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

ScatterJoy! said...

Love em, love em, love em!!! Your challenges make me stretch my creative boundries and I always learn something new!

Anonymous said...

I like the challenges just because it gets me thinking. Even if I don't participate they can often get my creative thoughts off an going in other directions.

Wendy T

ann said...

I've been attracted more snd more to my angel collection. Will have to give it even more thought!

Terrie said...

Love a challenge and like to find new ways to think creatively. I am new to your blog, but will follow and learn. I started scarpbooking at Paper Rabbit years ago. Always open to trying something new. Now, to find that one special thing in my home...

Shmeylub said...

I haven't tried any of your challenges yet...but I hope to push myself this year to really let my creativity flow!

Lidia Baltazar Salazar said...

Hello Lindsay Lidia Baltazar greets from Mexico, and I was good to you for many years as I have your book "the ABC of Creative Lettering" I have it since 2000 when it was known technique of scrapbooking so I keep it as a treasure, I admire your creativity and you're very good at what you do admire you, and your book has helped me a lot to get started in the art of writing, so your challenges inspire me, thank you share what you know and thanks again for sharing