February 6, 2011

One Small Step Toward Journaling Success

I am really bad at journaling on my scrapbook pages. I always leave a very intentional spot for it, however I have a "what if I spell something wrong, and my handwriting stinks, and I do not know what to say" issue.

I am really trying to change my ways and after finding a fabulous deal on a 12 pack of Sharpies this weekend, I was inspired to get a page done, just so I could write on it!

Isn't Jaffery adorable? 

It is fairly simple page. I had the "Hear Me Roar" stickers from Die Cuts With A View for quite some time. I actually purchased them with a page for Jaffery in mind. I dug out some scrap paper, a couple random brads, and found a cute puppy journaling block.

I glued things down and realized something more was needed. I then made this:

As the final step, I journaled with my new brown ultra fine point Sharpie marker.

It isn't perfect, however it doesn't matter. I'm starting to believe it is the story that matters, not how well written it is.

In honor of my one small stop toward journaling success, I would like to pass along a few Sharpies into the world, encouraging others to journal their stories.

Not one, but TWO readers will receive 3 packs of yellow sticky notes and 4 ultra fine point Sharpie markers! Woot Woot!

To enter:
1. Leave a comment on this post. Be sure to include your email so I can contact you if your name is drawn!

For additional entries (each entry must be separate comments):

2. Tweet about this giveaway, leaving a link to your tweet in the comments below (once per day)

3. On your blog, write a post about your story telling process or journaling, linking up to this giveaway. Be sure to leave a link to your post in the comments below!

Contest will end on Friday February 18 at 11:59 pm.

This is not a sponsored post. 


  1. Woo! Sharpie & Post it! I'm in love! *grins* I still can't believe that whole Twitter thing got their attention.

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  3. meeeeeeee!

    i'm an office supplies whore!

  4. Sticky notes and Sharpies? Be still, little heart! LOL. I thought I was the only one whose knees melt just a little when the new Office Max catalog comes out. Count me in...

  5. One thing I really like is your "J" little circle thing. And the picture of Jaffrey! Your dogs are so cute.

    Blogged and linked to you here BTW.

  6. Woohoo!!! This is one Ozark Farm Chick who loves her Sharpie's!!! With eight grandkiddos and bein' the director of Kid's Church...well...ya can only imagine!!! Thanks for the chance to win! :o)

    God bless ya'll from the icy hills and hollers of the Missouri Ponderosa!!! :o)

  7. Cute page! And love sharpies and post its. :)

    adashofsassitude (at) gmail.com

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