I'm so very excited. You see I get the sneak peek on this one. I'm on the inside of it all. LOL I have really struggled over the direction to take our DARE.
Some things to keep in mind:
***Just because this is the first question, does not mean that it has to be the first page of the book.
***If you miss a week, try hard and catch up. Use my email address if you have questions. I'm pulling for all of us to complete 52 pages of US.
***When you finish your page leave a link in the comment section where we can all go and see YOU. If you do not have a gallery to post in, email me and I'll send you a few recommendations.
***You will see I'm not going to do layouts and questions in a traditional way and I hope I can inspire you to work outside your box as the designer of your memories. The first question is easy, but thoughtful.
***You interpret the question they way you would like to.
Okay, Question 1:
"Who Influenced Your Life the Most?"
I thought this would be an easy question. As I thought about my life there have been many people who have influenced my life. I knew who had influenced my life the most. It is my friend Ruth and my counselor and friend Bob. You know what the hard part was? Journaling. I wrote and rewrote several times before I could get it right. I included some wonderful quotes from them and my love for both of them in my life.
My Angels Ingredients:
"on the dot": pattern paper
Scenic Route: arrow
Kimberly Poloson: Letters
Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Corduroy that I used to darken the letter up, and edge the vellum and underlying journaling page.
Tim Holtz: distressing tool
Fiskars: Rotatory Trimmer
Photoshop PSE 7
Buttons...here there and everywhere
Wing, I really don't' know.
Here's a fun part: The journaling block behind the vellum is actually part of the packaging from October Afternoon's scalloped mini-journal. Hey, it works.
The journaling reads:
"It's been a hard journey for me, Bob & Ruth and their influence in my life is immeasurable. Our journey has taken us to the brink of death and to the joy of the Lord. I am alive, loved and unconditionally accepted by Bob & Ruth through faith in God. I "chose," I'm "in the Word" and I "keep on walking" because of them. Bob walks with me to teach me how to live with the knowledge of God's Love. Ruth prays and walks with me through the Word. I would not have been the same person without them."
This week's "All About You in 52" RAK will be randomly drawn from those who complete week one. Remember to post in the comment section of this post. The RAK will be a set of "on the dot" paper line. It is truly amazing.
Okay, I can not wait for the layouts to come pouring in. I will draw a name for the RAK next Monday when I post the next question.
As soon as I hear from the RAK winner of the Cloud 9 transparencies I will start our next DARE for everyone. I did find their blog and left them a message, so soon I hope!!!
So know we have two regular dates you and I. All About You in 52 on Mondays and Fiskars Friday on Thursday on Thursday. Of course I'm going to be sneaking in and out throughout the week.
1. Ruth and Bob
2. Jimmy, my husband
3. God's creation denoting His creativity that is part of you and me
4. A warm toasty day
5. God giving Adam and Tabitha the right person to complete them.