I saw a presentation a while back at the Birmingham Regional that I attended and then again at the Leadership conference in San Antonio.  It was about making a Creative Journal and exploring your creativity.  So at my last demonstrator meeting I thought it would be fun for everyone to create their own journal and over time work on some of the creative challenges that were shared as part of those presentations.

Here is what my journal looks like right now –

I used one of the 5×5 Chipboard Art Journals that come in our catalog.  I decorated it with some of the Sale-A-Bration Designer Paper punched into butterflies.  Added Linen Thread and pearls.  I added the words from Loving Thoughts – Dream, Inspire, Create – these are punched with the Decorative Label punch – to make them small like this I punch on the short end close to the word and then stuck that piece back in to punch the other side lining it up with the short end of the label again.

I hope that the girls will bring their journals back to our May meeting and share what their creations ended up being.  I saw some of them but didn’t take any pictures.  On the inside we will complete different challenges.  The first one I asked everyone to do at the meeting was this – “write the phrase “I am Creative” 25 times.  Make it look different each time you write it.”

There are 16 different challenges on the list and I’m sure we could come up with others on our own too.  I’m hoping everyone will complete a second challenge before our next meeting.  Including me!  I need to pick one from the list and get busy on it – actually I need to make sure I finished my 25 “I am Creatives” – I think I only had about 18 done when our meeting was over.

A quick update on the birds – I have been trying to get a good picture of the chickadee babies – but they are good at hiding and they are hiding on the side where I open the house so I haven’t been able to get one – I still think there may only be 2 in there – so not all 5 eggs were successful.  As for the bluebirds – they have been hanging around the yard and when I checked the other bird house – guess what – there is a nest in there – they must have built it this week.  No eggs yet when I checked – so I’ll keep tabs on it.  Today it is raining so I’ll try to check tomorrow.

Have a great day!