Just Two Midwest Girls Scrap Challenge: And I "Quote!"

Friday, April 04, 2014

Hello dearies!  Heather and I are back for another Just Two Midwest Girls scrap challenge.  Are you enjoying having a whole month to complete the challenge?  I know I always love having more time since I am a slow scrapbooker!  Anywho, before we get to this month's challenge, let's announce our winner.  Our winner is: Heather Adams!!  She created a super cute layout full of color for our challenge.  Go check it out!  Heather, make sure you email Heather Sweet at heather.sweet12@gmail.com to claim your Studio Calico goodies!

Could you guess from the title what our challenge is this month?  Well, it's none other than using a quote!!!  I must admit, I'm a little obsessed with quotes.  And ever since I joined Pinterest, it is probably my #1 pinned category.  (Check out my Pinterest board, Words to Live By).  I guess I just love quotes because they can sum up my life, how I'm feeling, and motivate me, all at the same time.

For my project this week, I created my first art journaling page ever!  (And funnily enough, Heather created an art journal page for her project too!)  I have been DYING to try art journaling.  I really got interested in art journaling last year when my anxiety was at an all-time high.  It would be so bad I literally would make myself sick.  So I began looking for ways to control my anxiety.  While therapy did help greatly, I wanted a creative outlet where I could be messy and imperfect and not worry how things looked.  Just let go and create.  So I've been gathering supplies and here is my first page!

The quote that I used for my art journal page I first saw here.  I fell in love with this quote immediately because I like to write.  And I write hard and clear about what hurts.  (Again, why I love quotes.  Just pretty much sums it up right there!)  Originally, I wanted to create a a frame using this quote to hang up somewhere, but then I realized that I wanted it to be somewhere more private, not out in the open where people could see it if they come visit.  So, I dreamed up my first art journaling page!  I loved the typewriter font of the original quote, so I carried that over to my project.

This weekend, I am going to record a video describing my process for this page, so I won't describe it all here.  It would honestly be waayy too boring to read all that, anyways.  So look out for that this weekend!

Challenge:  So again, your challenge for this month is to create a project using a quote!  Here's how you can play along!
  • Create a new project using a quote!
  • Link up your project in the comments below or into the comments on Heather's blog.  You an also link up to our Facebook page!
  • This challenge will close on Thursday, May 1 at 8:00 p.m. (CST).
Prize:  Here's a look at this month's prize!  It's a paper kit from the Teresa Collins Memorabilia collection.  It includes 9 sheets of 12x12 paper and one 12x12 double-sided die cut sheet!  We hope you'll play along for a chance to win this pretty kit!

Coming soon:  And now, before I sign off, I just have one more announcement.  After much discussion, Heather and I have decided to create a separate blog for the Just Two Midwest Girls Scrap Challenges, which will launch next month with our next challenge!  We thought that hosting a challenge on two blogs may be a bit confusing and we really want to make it easy for you, our readers, to play along!  What does this mean for the future?  Well, it simply means that all of our future Just Two Midwest Girls challenges will be posted on this new blog, so make sure you follow along!  In case you miss it though, we will still share information about our projects on our respective blogs.  And we will still have our Facebook page for you to link up there!  We hope this will be easier for our readers and encourage you all to play along every month!

Kelster Jean

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  1. I love your art journal and i love what you wrote on it!!!

  2. Aw, I love that Hemingway quote, and your journal cover looks awesome

  3. I like your art journal. I decided to take your challenge! I used a friendship quote that I thought was perfect for my page. Check it out at:

  4. Love your art journal and quote. You inspired me to create... this!

  5. http://alwaysaworldaway.blogspot.com/2014/04/april-two-midwest-girls-challenge.html?m=1

    Here's mine! Beautiful art journaling!

  6. Lovely page. I posted a card here with a great mom quote. Thanks for the great challenge, without it I wouldn't have did my cards this soon. http://mjskraze.blogspot.com/2014/04/super-mom-card.html

    1. Here all those canvases I have been talking about.


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