All About You in 52, Week 16

I had a wonderful weekend at a two day crop with Pages From the Heart. I was able to meet up with some old friends and make new friends. That is always exciting. I finished my ATCs to send to Laura Casey. This was a feat for me as I have never done ATCs in mass before. They are cute and going to good homes!

This week's question is going to scare a few. Don't let it. Be brave! Do your journaling first then create your layout. It took me awhile to figure this one out for myself. I could have written thoughts down for pages and pages.

Have you thought about who you are? What makes you? Not a mom, a daughter, a wife employee or employer. Drop away all the things around you that define you as a job description and answer this week's question.

What Makes You You?

Here's my answer:

What makes me? I have a great joy and assurance that God orders my steps. In that I have the freedom to be who I am. I am defined by that freedom. I can be free to be who God created me to be. My passions, love and loyalties are a part of who I am. Sometimes I ponder about my own passions to be the best “me“, to set goals and work very hard towards them, what drives me. I’m free to be who I am. That makes me unique. Being “me” is a freedom and acceptance of who I am.

Pattern Paper: Graphic 45
Heart: Technique Tuesday
Brads: K & Co.
Flowers: Prima
Flower: Grungepaper by Ideology; Distress Inks by Ranger; Stamp by Studio 490 with Stampers Anonymous
Crystal embellishment: Prima, Nursery Tales
Fragments on photos with Alcohol Inks by Ranger
Tool: Border Punch by Fiskars
Ribbon/Lace: from a friend!
Letters: Thickers, American Craft, Stickers Stickopotamus

Winner of this week's All About You in 52 RAK is Mikj! Hurray and Congratulations! Let me know if I've sent you a journal when you send me your snail mail address. Please put the title of the RAK in your subject line.

Here are a few photos from the crop.

Gratitude List:
1. Rain that makes my garden grow
2. My husband's job
3. Friends who make life easier
4. God who provides all my needs and takes care of my "wants"
5. The freedom God has given me.


  1. Yep a tough quesiton. . . love your crop pictures yes I am doing a look a chicken moment!

    Going to go journal and think about this question. Thanks Debby.

  2. What a great journaling prompt! I love your layout!

  3. what a wonderful idea, deb! and it looks like you all had a great time at the crop!

  4. Hey Debby, I haven't gotten the lo's done for the last 3 or 4 weeks. Been off doing other stuff. But did do some bloging about it. If I do the LO, I will probly use what I wrote in my blog as my journaling.Thanks

  5. Hi Debby - I'm on time this week. Check it out at

  6. Love your layout... what great journaling my friend! Love the old photos... sooo sweet.

  7. Another great question. It took me awhile to come up with an answer. I dont enjoy writing or feel that I express myself well with words but here is my LO:

  8. got mine done!

  9. So...I'm a few weeks late, but here is my layout. :) Just a few more and I'll be caught up. I really love the weekly questions and appreciate all the work you're putting into this. It'll be a cool journal at the end of the year. Anyway...

    Fiskateer #1135

  10. My page is here:



    no pics but it was fun thinking back to those younger days.


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