Thursday, December 30, 2010


Before we get started take time to think about the reason you are journaling. It will help to direct you as you write or create.
There are so many reasons to jouranl. We journal for our health, for our mental health, for creativity, for release of stress, to heal our wounds, to document our lives for future generations, to SHOUT SHOUT get it all out, for self exploration, to find out what holds us captive so that we can break free. What ever your reason for journaling in 2011 I welcome you with open arms.

Please send me a note or post a comment when you have your journal ready and are ready to begin.Remember a journal can be anything from paper stapled together to a store bought blank book. We will start on January 1st of 2011. It will be easy to catch up if you miss a day or a few days by simply looking in the archive post.


I am busy getting organized for you. I will let you know what that means on the 30th.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Bring It On

Bring It On..2011 that is.

I have the entire 2011 Your Life Spelled Out written so I should be able to stay on track.

The past few months have been a roller coaster and I want off. If ever I needed to journal through a time, it was then. There has been joy but also much sorrow and grief.

If you plan on journaling through Your Life Spelled Out in 2011 be prepared to forget about the fluff. We are going to dig and dig deep to discover all the things that we have spent years burying . That is the only way to be free of them.

Hope to see you here on the 1st. Let the journey begin!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Letter

A Christmas Letter to the People I Love

The Christmas letter will be a little different this year. The focus will be on lessons learned instead of what has happened in our family this past year.

My little friend Olivia passed away on December 11th. She was a light in the lives of so many. She taught me so many things in our few years together. She taught me that

· You must love with ALL of your heart ALL of the time, even if you know you may hurt in the end.

· If you don’t like the way they cook your bacon, send it back.

· If you want to create art you should stop talking about it and just do it.

· Always think of others before yourself.

· Some rules really are there for a reason.

· No one else but you can put a voice to your opinion so voice it often.

· It’s alright to have more than one favorite color.

· You can love many people at the same time, all for different reasons.

· Some people are brought into your life for a special reason. Pay attention so you don’t miss it.

· Rocket Popsicles ROCK. Why have just one flavor when you can have three!

More than anything she taught me that one life CAN make a difference in the world. She left me with the desire to try to make a difference in someone’s life each day of 2011.

Oh and the family is beautiful and well. We wish you all a blessed Christmas surrounded by people you love.

I leave you with a favorite poem of mine. I was not surprised to find out that it was also one of Olivia’s favorites.

Hug O'War

I will not play at tug o' war.
I'd rather play at hug o' war,
Where everyone hugs
Instead of tugs,
Where everyone giggles
And rolls on the rug,
Where everyone kisses,
And everyone grins,
And everyone cuddles,
And everyone wins.

Sheldon Allan Silverstein

With Love and Hugs Too,


Luke 2:9-12

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Online obituary for Olivia Ward. Read Olivia Ward’s life story, offer tributes/condolences, send flowers or create a Olivia Ward online memorial.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Back in the Saddle Again

For those of you that know me you know that I have been fighting illness since April. You also know that October and November are the most intense months of the year for me as I run and organize an auction dinner to benefit the pediatric Oncology unit at Akron Childrens Hospital. You can read all about it on my other blog

On average we have around 55o in attendance. This project, on top of my other schedule complexity takes over my life. We also have 25 children with cancer that attends and it is my job to make it an extraordinary memorable night for them in every way.

In addition to this a child that I am extremely close to is terminal and I want to spend as much time with her as I can.

So with all of that being said, I apologize for not posting prompts. I will start on Thursday and post prompts to update you.

I am also very behind on my Design Team duties. VERY UNLIKE ME! Again those of you that know me know that I am a SHOW UP girl and really have little tolerance for those that commit and do not follow through on things. This has been a lesson in humility , judgment and PRIDE for me. Ouch. I apologize to my design team peers and to Kelly and Luisa (owners of the teams I design for).It is so difficult to admit that I can not do it all.

Please stop back on Thursday with updates on ScrapFit and Scrapbooking Divas as well as some prompts to start you on the process of catching up!

Love to all,

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

What is Too Busy?

Sunday, October 1oth

Define what Too Busy is to you. How do you know when you are?

Monday, October 11th

Name one thing that you would like to accomplish by the end of the week.

Tuesday, October 12th

Today is your official GET OUT OF YOURSELF DAY for the month of October. Purposefully do something for someone else. Write in your journal what it was and how it made you feel.

Have a amazing day!

Sending Love,

Saturday, October 9, 2010

To Do List!

Friday, October 8th

Write down one thing that you want to accomplish this weekend. It could be to finish a book (a fun thing) or to complete a project around the house that you started. Just write it down and then..Do it.

Saturday, October 9th

Imagine you woke up to sunshine and birds singing outside your bedroom window. You feel great. Life is good. You can do absolutely anything that you want to do all day long. What would your day look like?

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Fill In The Blank

Tuesday, October 5th

Our prompt for today is TRUTH BE TOLD. What truth do you need to share or write about?

Wednesday, October 6th

Our prompt for today is I NEED TO __________________. Fill in the blank and write it down. This is the first step in making it happen.

Thursday, October 7th

Our prompt for today is THE MOST STRESSFUL SITUATION IN MY LIFE RIGHT NOW IS ___________________.

Have a blessed day.

Sending Love,

Monday, October 4, 2010

Quiet Time

Sunday, October 3rd

Today write down what you do to become centered. Do you pray, meditate, be still? What do you do? If your answer is nothing, think about taking just 5 minutes at the beginning or end of your day and try implementing one of the above.

Monday, October 4th

Today we will practice being STILL. Ly or sit quietly and relax your body for 5 minuets. Pray , meditate or just be still. Now write about the experience. How do you think adding this to your daily routine would change the way you feel?

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Your Spiritual Self

Today write down what you believe spiritually in your journal and why. This is not only a great exercise for you but also a great thing to leave to your future generations.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Are You Movin?

Starting today record all the physical activity or exercise that you do for a week. We will look at it next Friday. Decide that today you will do one thing physical. Write down what that one thing will be.

Have a glorious day!

Sending love,

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Ready To Get Started Again?

Thank you to all of you that have emailed me with your thoughts and concerns. I really appreciate your understanding in my week long absence. I am posting a prompt for each day that I was gone on this post. Thank you again for all the love.

Thursday (last week)

Today we will reflect on forgiveness in our life . Is there anyone you have not forgiven? How do you think your peace relates to your unforgiveness?


Mind, Body and Spiritual Health

Today we will focus on our mental health. How healthy do you feel? Are you depressed(I do not mean clinically), angry all the time, anxious, worried, pessimistic, mean, edgy, unhappy, constantly complaining? How would a friend describe you. How do you think that you mental health effects your physical and spiritual health?


Write down the sentence Where your mind goes your body follows.Write down what it means to you. List an example in your own life that comes to mind!


Since we are studying the relationship of Minda Body Spirit, we will revisit this statement WHAT GOES INTO YOUR MIND COMES OUT IN YOUR LIFE!!
Time to check ourselves again. What are you putting into your mind? What are you reading, watching, listening to or participating in?


Today we are move on to BODY. So, how are you taking care of yourself? How are you eating? Are you exercising? Time for self examination. I will share with you from my own experience. I have been sick too often this year AND I had not been taking care of myself at all. I made a drastic life style change and decided to fast by going macrobiotic for 40 days and to also commit to exercising everyday. I didn't really know how badly I was feeling until I started feeling good again. It has been so long since I woke and and really felt good that is was foreign to me.
NOT recommending that you make a drastic change, but I am challenging you to commit to making one or two small changes for 40 days and see what a difference it makes in your life.


So what changes did you commit to yesterday? How are you going to stay on track? You need to have a plan and write it down. Do you need to share with someone so they can support you during this process?


Name the absolutely worse thing for your body that you eat. How often do you do this?

Name the one food that you never want to give up.


Good news! you do not have to give up your one food . It is all about moderation. Decide if having this once a week will be enough. For example, if you say I never want to give up sugar in any form. Decide what that looks like to you and write it down.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Feeling Negative?

Do you consider yourself a positive or a negative person? Write what you feel about that question in detail. We will revisit this subject on Thursday.

Have a fantastic day.

Sending Love,

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


We all have a favorite season. Summer was officially over today at 5:00 As we turn the page to start a new season get out your journal and write about your favorite season. Why is it your favorite. List all of the things you love about it. If you live in an area that does not have the traditional four seasons, write about what your favorite time of year is and why.

Have a fab day!

Sending Love,

Monday, September 20, 2010

Three Days In A Row

Hello Everyone,

I am really sorry that I have missed posting on Saturday and Sunday. I am traveling and have had challenges connecting. I am including three prompts in this post to catch us up.

Saturday's Prompt

Write this in your journal and complete the sentence.
I AM REALLY PROUD OF MYSELF FOR ______________________.

Sunday's Prompt

Get your journal out and write in detail about one thing that is going on in your life right now that you have no control over. How are you handleing that? What can you do to find peace in the situation?

Monday's Prompt

Imagine you have just found that magic lamp that you have been seeking all your life. You rub the lamp and your personal genie appears. What are your three wishes going to be?

I will be back on Tuesday. Again sorry for the delay.
I have thought of you all often over the past few days.

Sending Love,

Friday, September 17, 2010

I am look forward to...

What are you looking forward to? Today, pull out your journal and write down one thing you are really looking forward to before the end of this year. Why? This is a great way to start our day off in the positive.

Have a lovely day. Sending Love,

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Joy, Stress ,Love and Peace

Today we are going to take out our journals and write the word JOY. Write the first ten things you think of when you say the word joy. Now do the same for the words Stress, Love and Peace. This is a very revealing exercise and I think you just might be surprised by what you find.

have a Fabulous day!

Sending Love,

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Our 5 year old grandson was with us for nine days recently. On our last day as I was driving him to school I said "I know you are really excited to see mom and dad and go back home and see your toys" to which he replied "but Nana, I just want to have fun and they make me do other stuff sometimes"!

Wow..I can relate. I really want to have down time, create art, work on my charity, spend time with my husband but there is always that pesky work thing. I find that all work and no play really does make me a cranky girl.

The key is balance. There must be a balance . So..take out your journal and write down the area of your life that are in balance and the areas that are not. Now write down what you can do about that.

Have a wonderful day.

Sending Love,

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Time Once Again to GET OUT OF YOURSELF!

Get Out of Yourself sounds a bit harsh I guess. But take it from someone that finds every time I do and focus on someone else I feel so much matter what is going on around me.

Those of you that have followed the blog from the beginning know that once a month we have a random acts of kindness day. We send a card, buy a stranger behind you in line a cup of coffee, give someone a sincere compliment , lighten someones load or any act that would qualify for a random act..we do the act anonymously and then we write about it in our journal. How did we feel? If you know how the other person responded write that down too.

Let this quote spur you on.

We wildly underestimate the power of the tiniest personal touch of kindness. —Anonymous!

Have a fantastic "out of yourself" kind of day!

Sending Love,

Monday, September 13, 2010


The pursuit of simplicity is a common goal of many of our readers.

Your prompt today is to list at least five ways you can simplify your life. Now write how you intend to implement them into your life.

Learning to say no is one of the ways I have been simplifying my life this year. I was just asked to be on another fund raising committee for The Veterans Memorial (a wonderful cause) and since my husband is a local politician, community involvement at this level is almost an expectation. However, I am learning my limitations the hard way. I already am on two Boards and plan and execute a dinner/auction each year for pediatric oncology patients through our Children's Hospital. This is in addition to being wife, daughter (I am blessed to have my mother live with us), mother (of 5) and Nana of (3). My plate is full so I said NO! An amazing achievement for me!

Your turn. Pick up your pen!

Sending Love,

Sunday, September 12, 2010

New Beginings...

So you had all of these plans and resolutions at the beginning of the year. You promised yourself you would change a habit, shed pounds, stop biting your nails, end a destructive relationship. Now it's September and you are feeling hopeless. Nothing has changed.

SO...think of September through December as your new beginning . Start today what you promised yourself you would start in January. Don't dwell on the fact that it has not happened yet, after all..there is still four months left in this year.

WRITE it all down in your journal. What do you want to change ? What are you going to do to make that happen?

Have a lovely Sunday.

Sending Love,

Saturday, September 11, 2010

My Stress Buster

We all need an outlet, something that we enjoy, something we can stream energy into, something that will help reduce stress.

Some people exercise, some have hobbies or sports they participate in. There are several other positive outlets.

There are also many not so positive or negative outlets. Some examples are excessive drinking, excessive shopping and excessive eating. When we choose a negative outlet to relieve the stress we are feeling we actually create more stress in the process.

Our prompt today is to write what out outlets or stress busters are. Examine them closely. Are they healthy? How often do you do them. Are you doing them enough?

Have a beautiful day where ever you are.

Sending Love,

Not Myself

So think of the words not myself as in "I have not been myself lately". Write about a time that you could have described your actions with that sentence and write about what was going on at the time!

Have a great Thursday.

Sending Love,

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Changing It Up

What are some of the changes that you would like to see take place in your life ?Do you have a plan to make them happen? What one thing can you do this week to start you on your journey to the changes you wish to make?

Have a Serene Wednesday!

Sending Love,

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Setting the bar high enough?

Our prompt today is to ask ourselves the question Am I living up to my own expectation of myself? MY OWN..not my mothers, children's, boss, mother, father, spouse or any other person..but MY OWN. What are my expectations of myself? Are they realistic or idealistic expectations?If you don't know, it is hard to live up to them or to reach for them. Get it down on paper. You will see things more clearly.

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Sending Love,

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Gratitude Sunday

Our prompt today is our monthly gratitude prompt. For our knew subscribers I will go over this prompt in detail.

Each month we journal a list of 10 things that we are thankful for. We detail how we are blessed. They CAN NOT be the same ones that you have written before. At the end of the year you will have 120 things that you are grateful for down on paper . This is a wonderful list to refer to when life is difficult.

Have a Fantastic Sunday !

Sending Love,

Saturday, September 4, 2010

In The News

Today our prompt is to take something that is making headlines in the news today (or even so far this year) and write about how you feel about it. What a great way to record history!

Have an amazing day.

Sending Love,

Friday, September 3, 2010

Mind Over Matter

Our prompt today is to write about a time that the phrase Mind Over Matter was a part of our life. A time you had to push yourself mentally to get through what was going on physically or literally in your life. It is important that we remember these times.

Have a wonderful Friday.

Sending Love,

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Do it in September!

One month can make a difference in your life . It only takes 21 days to form a new good habit.

So our prompt today is to write down 3 things that we would like to accomplish or start in September.

Maybe you have a non fiction book that you have been wanting to read. Read it in September.
Maybe you have pounds to shed. Start shedding them in September.
Maybe you keep saying you are going to get into a fitness routine, have lunch with a friend, start a book club, tell some you are sorry, tell someone THANK YOU, remove clutter from your house. Do it in September!

You get the idea.
Write your thee things down. Share your three things here if you wish because statistics have proven that when you share your goals you are much more likely to follow through and stay committed.

You can do anything for a month..right?

Have a beautiful day.

Sending Love,

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The choice is yours!

Everyday we have the opportunity to make many choices that will directly impact the way our day unfolds. Maybe we hit a traffic jam on the way to work. We can be angry and have an immediate sour attitude or we can relax knowing that no matter how angry we are or how much we vent this is really a situation we have no control of. Depending on the choice we have made we will arrive at work calm and ready to start the day or angry and ready to vent and tell everyone about your traffic jam so you can add stress to their day as well.

Our prompt today is to write down a few times that you had choices to make , what they were and how you think it created the day that you had.

have a great day!

Sending Love,

Monday, August 30, 2010

Through Their Eyes!

Our prompt today is to look at ourselves through someone elses eyes. You choose the person. How does you husband see you?, your children?, your best friend?, your neighbor?,your boss?, your employees? Obviously all of these people see you the same in many area but differently in some. Write in your journal how you think (your person of choice) would describe you if asked.

Have a sunny day!

Sending Love,

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Constant Companion

We have not done this in months and I thought it would be a perfect catalyst to an inward look. So today your prompt is the writing below. Write how it applies to you. Write about how you felt after you read it. Allow your thought to flow on the paper. Do not censor yourself.

Food for Thought...
I am your constant companion.
I am your greatest asset or heaviest burden.
I will push you up to success or down to disappointment.
I am at your command.
Half the things you do might just as well be turned over to me,
For I can do them quickly, correctly, and profitably.
I am easily managed; just be firm with me.
Those who are great, I have made great.
Those who are failures, I have made failures.
I am not a machine, though I work with the precision of a
machine and the intelligence of a person.
You can run me for profit, or you can run me for ruin.
Show me how you want it done. Educate me. Train me.
Lead me. Reward me.
And I will it automatically.
I am your servant.
Who am I?
I am a habit.

Have a wonderful day!

Sending Love,

Saturday, August 28, 2010

What Goes Into Your Mind...

What Goes Into Your Mind Comes Out In Your Life! What have you been feeding your mind?

Did you know that what you watch , read and listen to becomes part of how you feel mentally and sometimes physically. Science proves this!

What do you feed your mind with daily? Think about it and journal about it. Journal about what is going into your mind and how you think it is acting itself out in your life.

Do you read before you go to bed?, What are your favorite shows? What are the words to the music you are listening to? Really THINK about this prompt.

When I journaled this prompt I found that going to sleep with Criminal Minds or NCIS on was probably not the best idea. I found that waking up and reading something positive was working very well for me. At the end of my jounraling the final conclusion was that I need to put more positive, uplifting, true things in my mind each day and need to choose what I watch more carefully. No..I did not give up Criminal Minds or NCIS...but I do record them and try not to let them be the very last thing I watch before I sleep.

I think you will be surprised at what you find at the end of this assignment!
Please share anything you wish!

Friday, August 27, 2010

And The Award Goes To..

Imagine that tonight there will be a ceremony and an awards dinner. You have won an award. What would that award be for?

And the award goes to _Diane______ for being the most faithful friend. The award goes to __Lisa______ for her amazing artwork. The award goes to __Emily_______ for enduring great hardship and yet always thinking of others.

You get the point. It could be anything. Your prompt is to write down what the award is for and why.

Have a GREAT day.

Sending Love,

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Today your prompt is the word Escape. What does that word mean to you? What do you escape into? Some of you are thinking."That's ridiculous, I don't "escape", I am grounded, I am a realist"! My question to you is ARE YOU SURE? When life gets tough what do you dive into? Did you know that escape comes in many forms? Here are a few examples. Spending, Eating, Drinking, Reading, Hobbies, Television, Movies, Drugs (yes even the Tylenol P.M. that you take every single night because you are afraid you will not sleep unless you do), Denial and Relationships! There are many more. I have listed only a few.

Most of the things that I listed are good things. They only become unhealthy when we use them to hide from or escape from pain or the pressures of everyday life. Everything is a balancing act. It is important to recognize harmful behavior, otherwise we will never address it and change it and nothing will ever change.

On Friday our topics will lighten up and will be fun for a few days. You have worked very hard this week and I am proud of you.

Have a fantastic Thursday.

Sending You Love,

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

It was the best of times! It was the worst of times!

Your prompt today is to write about two separate times (or perhaps the same period of time)in your life that the following famous passage from Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities applies to.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way - in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.

You have a fantastic day. I will see you back here on Wednesday!

Sending Love,

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

We Have All Experienced It

We have all experienced it..

Maybe it is our economic environment, or our over committed schedules. Maybe it's all the violence on television (and that's just the news)that we take in daily. Maybe it's the size 2 flawless (I promise that is an illusion)models that flash against the billboards, magazine covers and television screens. Maybe it's our weariness, fatigue and hopelessness at the end of the day. Maybe it is the feeling of powerlessness to change our circumstances.

Whatever it is has pushed you around and taken it's tole on you . It is time to push back.

You, my friend have no idea how precious you are. There is only ONE you and I promise you you were created for a purpose. The other good news is that no matter what your circumstances are right now they will change. You are not how much money you have, what you look like, how much you weigh, what your job or title is, who you know, who you are married to, where you live, or what car (if any) that you drive.

It has taken me almost 50 years to get here and I often need reminded.Over those years So today I am reminding you. You are such a valuable part of this blog, you are special and you are loved. More importantly than that you are precious to many (even if you do not see it).

Today your prompt is to write down exactly how you feel about yourself and your life right now. Write about how external things in your life are effecting you (stress, schedule, health, money problems if any)..then take time to write about who you are to those around you. Your children, significant other, parents....
Your are irreplaceable(even if you do not FEEL that way. Feelings are just that..feelings, they do not necessarily have any truth associated with them.There is never going to be another you. You have a purpose in this world . I promise!

Have a blessed day!

Sending Love,

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Lions and Tigers and Bears OH MY!

Do you remember the scene in The Wizard of Oz when all four of the lead characters were locked arm and arm and chanting Lions and Tigers and Bears OH MY? All of them feeding off of each others fear .

What are your lions and tigers and bears right now?
Are you feeding off of someone else fear or is it your own fear.
Are you facing your fear or running from it?

Questions to ponder on a sunny Sunday afternoon.

Have a wonderful day!

Sending Love,

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Every Now And Then

Every now and then something happens that brings my life into crystal clear focus. It reels me back into the life I am to be leading and erases all the distractions that have been keeping me from that focus. That event this time is the death of my 9 year old little friend Sam. Not only his death, but the process.

I am right in the middle of organizing the 16th annual Project Ed Bear Dinner Auction for about 550 people. (Project Ed Bear is an all volunteer 501c3 not for profit organization dedicated to providing comforts and needs for pediatric oncology patients)

I have been feeling overwhelmed with details. But, the REALITY is children like SAM are who I do this for. This is what it is all about. So...I will let go of the frustrations, I will not feel sorry for myself, I will not complain when things are not going as I think they should. I have been refocused.

Today we will journal about an area in our life that needs refocused. Have you gotten off track? How can you refocus and get back on.

Have a blessed day!

Sending Love,

Friday, August 20, 2010

Just One Thing

Today we will commit to just one thing that we want to accomplish before the end of the year. Write it down and then write down HOW you will accomplish this.

Have a super day!

Sending Love,

All my art journalers make sure you read the post below!

Your Life Lived Out In Art (Art Journalers)

Here at YOUR LIFE SPELLED OUT I have decided to change the way our Art Journal Group submits. Instead of a WEEKLY ART JOURNAL PROMPT we will now have a MONTHLY ART JOURNAL CHALLENGE with an excellent PRIZE for the winner each month. I will be the sponsor for the month of August but starting in September we will have a New sponsor each month.
Winners will be chosen by a group of five of my peers each month.

The way we submit has also changed. Instead of posting to the flickr group you will now post via Mr. Link at the right hand side of the blog.

Since it is already the 20th of August we will start this on September 1st. SO , tell all your friends the news that this blog will be hosting an ART JOURNAL Challenge each month and have them post here and tell me that YOU sent them. Make sure that you are a follower of the blog.

The person that refers the most people between now and the end of the month will receive a gorgeous $40 kit that I have assembled just for this event.

I look forward to creating with each of you each month.

See up on September 1st!


Thursday, August 19, 2010

How to get along!

Today we will pretend that we are teaching a class to new Junior High stundents titled HOW TO GET ALONG WITH YOUR PEERS. We will write an outline for the class.

Now we will look at our own relationships and examine if we are following the outline we have written.

Prepare to be enlightened.

Have a stress free day!

Sending Love,

WINNER of the FitGirl Blog Hop for Your Life Spelled Out is..


Please email your full name and address to and I will put your stamps in the mail on Monday.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

School Time

It's back to school time for so many. Today we will take out our journal and record our favorite memories from elementary school. Did you have a favorite teacher? What was your favorite subject?

Have a Fantastic Day!

Sending Love,

Last Day To HOP


Join Me At The Hop

YOUR LIFE SPELLED OUT is a journal blog. You will find a prompt for your written journal everyday (365) of the year as well as weekly art journal prompts. I am also a member of a couple Design Teams and show the work I am doing and talk about the newest challenges and prizes offered there.

SO LET'S TALK ABOUT ScrapFit! I am a new design team member there!

ScapFit is celebrating being ONE!!!! To celebrate Kelly is hosting a blog hop. I am one of the newest ScrapFit Girls so I invite all of my readers to check it ! If you are arriving here for ScrapFit Blog Hop you should have just left Shana's blog. Here is the list of all the blogs on the hop schedule. You will find all the answers to the scavenger hunt questions on these pages.

ScrapFIT (you start and end here) Dayna Jenny Kelly Kimmie Kristin LJ Mikki Norine Sara Shana Susan (YOU ARE HERE)

We will have 2 Grand Prize Winners!! One will get a $25 Giftcard to ScrapStreet and the other will get to choose a KIT from scrapfreak!! How awesome are those!?!?!

Now to the Challenge...


  1. Always send a card-- use cardstock for your background!
  2. Wrap those presents really good---use bright colorfull patterned paper!
  3. Don't forget to put a bow it---use some ribbon!
  4. We R 1 lets use 1 photo, 1 button, 1 brad, 1 rubon, 1 embossed item!
  5. Kelly loves confetti so let's mist that LO like confetti falling!

Now to our Scavenger Hunt

  1. Who has the black/white picture?
  2. This LO has been squared.
  3. Who has a rainbow of colors & numbers?
  4. This LO is glitter happy.
  5. Watch out you might get wet--this one if full of splash!
  6. It is not stars & stripes, but circles & stripes in this one.
  7. I see spongebob--do you?
  8. I really think this one is HAPPY!
  9. This one could toss you a lifesaver!
  10. This one is green with envy, wait green with circles.
  11. This one may not be the Twisted Sister, but it does have sisters!

Okay find the answers while u hop and email them to --Kelly will put all the correct names in a hat and draw a winner!! You will win some Martha Stewart Drippy Goo Alpha Stamps and a few other fabulous things in your grab bag, I mean grab package!

Now hop on over to ScrapFit (by clicking the ScrapFit button on the right of the page or the link above) and let Kelly know how much you love ScrapFit and make sure to email her your scavenger hunt answers.

The above layout is the page I did for this challenge. I can't wait to see yours1 Make sure you leave a comment here and become eligible for a new rubber stamp set that I have pulled as a prize just for this hop!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Look at all the Hurting people

where do they all come from??

Today I want you to get you journal out and write down people you know (or have never met) that are hurting in anyway you can think of. Need inspiration? Turn on the news or pick up a newspaper. Now write down something you can do to help one or many of the hurting . If you choose to follow through , write down the details. If you choose NOT to, write down why.

Are you involved in service or charity work? What made you choose this charity or this line of work? Post a message on this post and share your story. I will randomly pick one person at the end of the day to receive a beautiful journal.

Here is one of the charities I am involved in. I started Project Ed Bear with my son Ede 16 years ago (he was 11 then) when we discovered he had bone tumors.

Have a blessed day!

Sending Love,

Monday, August 16, 2010

My Design for Challenge #26 on ScrapFit

Remeber This Homework Assignment?

Do you remember when you were assigned to bring in a newspaper article on a story or event in the newspaper and tell about it or write about it?

Today we are going to look online, or in your local paper or on your television news and find a story that captures your attention. Write in your journal what the story is and how you feel about it. What made you pick that story or article? If you do get it from a newspaper or magazine..cut it out and place it in your journal as well.

Have a lovely Monday!

Sending Love,

Sunday, August 15, 2010

You are invited!

Come on over to
ScrapFIT and enter Challenge #26. We have a fantastic prize from a very special sponsor this month.
Don't forget that you have until Wednesday at midnight to be involved in the blog hop. Instructions are on ScrapFit and right here if you scroll down a few days.
Make sure you let me know when you enter the challenge so I can pop over and admire your work!!
Challenge #26 is DRESS IT UP



For this workout you are to dress up your LO, card or altered art. Use your bling, your sparkle and your shine! Also use some black since The Little Black Dress Kit Club is the sponsor.

Gratitude Sunday

It is that time of the month again. Write 10 things in your journal that you are grateful for. Remember, they can not be duplicates of the things you have written in earlier months this year. They must be new.

For those of you that are new, we have a day each month where we write 10 things in our journal that we are grateful for and why you are grateful if you wish. Then at the end of 2010 you will be able to look at 120 things that you are grateful for or that you consider blessings in your life. What a great way that will be to start 2011.

Have a Peaceful Sunday.

Sending Love,

Saturday, August 14, 2010

The War Within

Our prompt today is to journal about the war within. We all have one. What is the one thing you do over and over that you promise yourself you are not going to do again? Journal about it, about how it makes you feel and what you can do to overcome. Remember..If you ALWAYS do what you ALWAYS did , you will ALWAYS get what you ALWAYS got!

If you are here from the ScrapFit blog hop scroll down a bit to find the links.

Have a Beautiful Day!

Sending Love,

Friday, August 13, 2010

Before The End Of This Year & Art Journal Prompt

Our prompt today is to journal about at least one thing that you would like to accomplish by the end of this year. Writing a goal down is the first step in reaching it.

Our Art Journal Prompt Today is the word FINISHED.

Can't wait to see your ART.

Have a spectacular day!

Sending Love,