Sunday, August 27, 2006

21 Day Challenge {Days 19-21 and Journal Cover}

TA-DA! Here it is...I've completed the final three pages at last! I am only six days late, {is anybody really counting?} but I was determined to finish up the journal so I could move on to something else. I did lose the 10 pounds that I set as my goal. In fact, I lost a total of 11 pounds altogether. {You can chalk up the extra pound to the over-achiever in me!} These 21 Day Challenges that Rhonna has going periodically really are amazing if you stick with them until the end. The support you get from all the participants is wonderful and the daily quotes really keep you motivated. In addition, if your goal is to end a bad habit, like to stop smoking or not to eat sweets, then the time spent creating the journal pages helps to keep both your mind and your hands occupied!

Day 19 - I used up some of my paper scraps by creating a woven background for this page. I made a library pocket out of patterned cardstock that I created in Photoshop Elements. One side of the tag insert has Rhonna's Day 19 quote on it and my journaling is on the reverse side.

Day 20 - I covered the page using two different patterned papers. The word, "Courage" is from a set of rub-on letters from Heidi Swapp. Buttons and ribbon complete this simple layout.

Day 21 - The word DWELL in the Emily Dickinson quote, "Dwell in the possibility" was my inspiration for this page. I created a Claudine Hellmuth type house collage using various pink, black and green patterned papers. I cut out a green paisley from some Deja Views paper to create the curl of smoke coming out of the chimmney. I just love the combination of polka dots, paisley and argyle! Sticker flowers with hand-drawn stems and a brad for the door knob add some detail.

The Cover - If you are familiar with my work you know that I usually save the cover until the end of a project. Usually I have some idea of what I want to do when I first start a journal, but I like to let it evolve during the entire time I am working on the pages. I think the reason I do it that way is because it is the cover of the book that I am going to see most often after I am finished and I guess I just want to be sure it is something I am going to be happy with for a long time.

1 comment:

Lilli said...

Your creations are always cheery and artistic. You're so creative :)

Congrats on your cottage framing!

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