Friday, January 14, 2011

Leave Your Legacy: 2011.01.14 - I Am...

The Leave Your Legacy challenges started a few years ago, at Just Cre8.  The idea came to me, when in rifling through some old photos of my parents, I realized that I could name most of the people, places and events in the photos, but didn't really know much about my parents:  their hopes, their dreams, their personalities - although from some of my dad's stories, I gathered he was a little imp!

Once I decided to stop creating the Just Cre8 kits and we reduced the website to just an online store, I discovered that I wasn't creating many pages about me.  How were my kids going to understand who I was, as a young child; a blossoming teen; a grown woman; a mom? 

So in order to motivate me to create more pages about me - and to encourage you, in the process - I've decided to post bi-weekly challenges here, featuring a prompt.  Nothing like having you all hold me accountable to keep this up, right? ;)

And to encourage you even more, I will draw a winner from all participants each month to receive a little prize from me! 

So welcome to our first challenge!  

Last week, while organizing some old files on my computer, I came across a layout I had done for a circle journal, back in 2005.  The topic was "I am...".  I realized that while the journaling held alot of information of who I was, I didn't have a similar layout for my OWN album.

The challenge this week is simple: 

Create a layout that describes you at this very moment in your life.

Here's my example:

Supplies used:  Bazzill Basics cardstock; Crate Paper patterned paper; Gel-a-tins stamps; Embossing Powder Candy Store embossing powder; Versamark ink; Martha Stewart Crafts border and butterfly punches; EK Success flower and fern punches; Prima flowers; American Crafts and Making Memories brads; unknown trim

Journaling reads:

Susan Grace Sykes, but you can call me Sue.  I am 43 years old, but hardly ever act my age.  I am the youngest of three daughters, yet the least naive.  I am very opinionated, but am willing to see the other side.  I love a clean house, but hate to clean.  I am a list maker, but I am very spontaneous.  I hate violence, but love action movies.  I love meeting new people, but still have long term friendships.  I love having a tan, but moan about wrinkles.  I'm very analytical, but creative at the same time.  I love order, but make such a mess when I'm creating.  I'm a sports car nut, stuck in a mini-van.  I love jewelry, but hardly wear any - except my wedding rings.  I am a huge flirt, but hate the thought of adultery.  I am the biggest contradiction you will ever meet.  I am...

Detail shots:

If you'd like to participate and be entered into a draw for a prize, please share your layout below, using LinkyTools, by 11:59 EST on February 7, 2011:


  1. HEy Sue,
    I love this! You are so right, never enough about me! (ha ha) I'll be back with a post next week!

  2. Awesome LO and a great challenge.

  3. Great idea. I'm now following your blog, so I'll be back.

  4. This is such a great idea and an important thing for us to leave behind, I love it!

  5. Ok, ok...I am IN! I am all about goals this year so let's crank it out baby.


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