This past week was a time for me to reflect and make changes.
- I want to change my goal and purpose very to focus on being authentic. My desire is to share my art and at times how it relates to my life. My blog is a place for me to share about my passions in a real and "authentic" way.
- Second, I am finished going through the stage of wanting to make money with my blog. It's not me. I want my blog to be a stress free zone and I hope that translate back to you.
- Lastly, I fell into this "Journey" I write about. It was something I just fell into. I believe my scrapbooking and art has improved significantly in my Journey.
I wanted a significant change.
When you search for Debby's Dare you can very easily find an adult site. Yikes!
I the title/name to reflect paper scrapbooking, card making, art, etc. and so forth.
I need help to get the word out. Let your friends know, Facebook and Twitter the new name and ask them for a visit. Also share on your favorite messageboards, Google site, stumble-upon, pinterest, etc. There are so many social media outlets it's incredible. AND give D's Paper Studio a follow!
The giveaway is made up of Prima, My Mind’s Eye, American Crafts, Maya Road, Moxie, Fiskars, and Quick Quotes products as seen in the photo. I'll choose and announce a winner on Friday via Random.org. My goal is at least 100 comments. If we hit that goal I'll add a second giveaway. Products will be different but just as much fun.
That's the "Scoop."
My son, my wonderful, about to go to college, fun loving son, was dressed for school pictures this fine day. Like always we made sure he had his best school clothes on for this picture. Jay loves jackets and he decided to wear his for his school pictures. I had already pre-purchased the photos. When they came in I was very surprised. I had purchased a large pack and now I had a ton of photos with him wearing his jacket. Good Gravy! (southern-ism)
What I Learned
I've always wanted to use multiple photos of the same shot to do a layout. What better opportunity to tell a story. I turned the wallet size photos into part of the design...like my paper.
Thank goodness for the products Tim Holtz and Ranger create. The products make creating boy pages so much easier.
I'm starting to get a better handle on the Distress Stains, a much simpler way to do large areas. I had to figure out how to start out with a lighter coat and then control the depth of color I wanted. When I activate the sponge top I try not to soak the sponge with the stain. If it happens I'll set it aside to let some drain back down and then wipe off some of the excess.
I love gears!
Have a Crafty Day!
Gratitude List1. a week of rest and working on projects
2. my son's safety
3. God's overwhelming provision for Jay's college
4. my fun loving children
5. God's strength to get me through Jay's moving this week