Congrats to Cheri for winning our first ever blog hop giveaway!
Cheri, your ANTICIPATION kit will be winging its way to you shortly.
I'm so happy that we had the chance to share all the great topics, ideas and techniques that could be used with this kit. If you'd like your own gorgeous, meaningful ANTICIPATION kit, click here. While supplies last, signing up for a six month subscription gets you the gorgeous gifts below - technique, color and fun all in one.
Free gifts: Elizabeth Craft's Press-on Sticky Circles and Ritz Ultrafine Chartruse Glitter. I love these so much! Just stick on the circles, peel off the top layer, and you've got your sticky shape ready for glitter, flocking...so much more...
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In the meantime, why not come join us online and play along with our monthly challenges? Here are the first 2 for May. You've got all month to play, and no kit is necessary to join in on the fun. These challenges are the perfect way to get into the idea of visual journaling - refecting the theme of your LO with design ideas. This is what I believe takes your pages and turns them into expressive works of art.
May Challenge #1, Anticipation Interrupted/Off the Edge
Interest, Excitement and Joy: Psychologists sometimes refer to a cycle of interest, excitement and joy that we might interrupt because of past disappointments. Have you been in the position of cutting off your own sense of excitement or anticipation because you’d rather not be let down if things don’t work out? Do you ever put a damper on someone else’s excitement so they won’t get too hyped up or sad if things don’t go their way?
Please create a LO about an experience you've had at curtailing your own, or someone else's anticipation to lower expectations and maybe relieve pain if it doesn't work out...new boyfriend? Job opportunity?
For the design twist, please push something on your page off the edge to show how you cut off the cycle of interest, excitement and joy...
May Challenge #2, Intuition or Premonition/Sparkly
Intuition: Do you believe in woman’s intuition? Have you ever felt that you could anticipate something before it came to be? Is there something magical in certain circumstances about what you feel just before something amazing, frightening or new happens? Has someone else ever had a premonition about you, and did it come to pass? Was it scary? Would you rather know about someone else’s intuition about you, or do you want to be free to make your own mistakes or successes?
Please create a LO about an advance-feeling or intuition or premonition you've had.
For the design twist, please use something sparkly - light or dark - glitter, stickles, bling, to demonstrate the magical quality, good or bad, of the intuition.