Sunday, October 31, 2010

Scrappy Sunday--Giveaways Galore!


Hi bloggy friends! This Sunday finds me sitting cross-legged at my desk, waiting for my camera to charge so I can finish a tutorial (can't move on without photographing the step!) and waiting for my husband to stop working so we can go on our daily activities.

And what are these activities, you ask? First, we have a shiva call. For those of you scratching your heads right about now, shiva is part of the Jewish mourning customs. After someone passes away, their family sits shiva at their home and the community comes to them. Personally, I find these visits awkward. I don't know what to say, and I don't want to say the wrong thing. But, as I was reading just the other week, the point of shiva is not to comfort people, because you can't take away this sort of pain. The point is just to be with people, so they won't be alone in their pain. And so we're going.

On a lighter note, we're planning to follow up with a trip to Michael's. Ostensibly to find items for a project I have in the works, but (not so) secretly to investigate new border punches (Oops--did I say that out loud??)

And since this IS Scrappy Sunday, after all, here's a new layout:

This one is made of a bunch of random supplies, including paper from Jenni Bowlin, Crate Paper, and Studio Calico. I used my beloved birdie rub-ons on this one. The quote was made from Fancy Pants rub-ons on a Making Memories manila paint spot. [Photo Credit: Alexis Hardy Photography.]

The quote is one of my faves: And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make. (Beatles).

And some close-ups (which may look familiar!):




And now on to the GIVEAWAY part!

First of all, many of you commenters were right on the money about my love for the new Ella ebook! I was over the moon when Kelly and Angie asked me to participate, and I'm over the moon (or rainbow, I should say) that it's here! I didn't contribute any writing, but have a layout in there.

So, a personal prizepack from me goes to the very cool (and well dressed--check out her WIWW!) Jodi!

Jodi, shoot me an email at keshet.shenkar@gmail.com and I'll get you sorted.

And now, one of you lucky readers gets a copy of the e-book!

Simply LEAVE A COMMENT on this post with your biggest journaling challenge (or just comment--don't want to create any stress here!). I'll choose a winner next Sunday at 9am.

Happy Sunday, friends! What are YOUR plans?

56 comments:

  1. My journaling skills are definitely not the greatest. I think I sound like a broken record and have a hard time feeling that I'm adding anything worthwhile to the layout.

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  2. My biggest journaling challenge is using my own handwriting. I always feel like it looks 'messy'. I am hoping to sneak in some scrappy time. And we need to head out to trick or treat tonight. Unfortunately it is sleeting out, so it might be miserable! Hope your visit goes as well as it can! Hugs!

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  3. Journalling scares me, full stop! I can never write more than a few words. I must have writers' block permanently, I think.
    Marina

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  4. I love journalling and think it's really important on my pages but I often really struggle to do it or say what I really want to. Thanks for the chance to win! Xx

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  5. I'm always afraid it is going to ruin the whole page! my chicken scratch handwriting that is...thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. I usually do my journaling last so I sometimes don't know where to put it or what to say. I don't usually design a layout around the journaling. So would love to win this! Thanks :)

    p.s. found you through SC.

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  7. Great layout! Hope you find some good border punches at Michael's.

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  8. Love your layout and congrats on being in the book. I struggle with journaling on every single layout. :(

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  9. Beautiful layout.
    My plans fell through. My daughters needed me to help with Halloween costumes and help her with a craft she wanted to try. How could I say to no to that :)

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  10. My biggest journaling challenge is not to make it all sound the same. Every event is different, but so often after time I look at pictures and go back to my root emotions of just loving my boys that I'm afraid it all sounds 'swoony' (if that's a word. Would love to get some fresh ideas with this book - think i need it win or not! And now back to the Hallowwen goodness of this weekend - I love that it's on a Sunday - nothing like sending kids to school on a sugar high Monday morning!

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  11. I would say that putting emotion into journaling is a challenge to me. Mostly I stick to the facts and leave it at that. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. I really want to get more in depth with my journaling. I used to write, (peoms and such) but think that I have goten too far removed from it that I struggle on my pages. I might have to look into this book even if I don't win! :) Thanks for the chance!

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  13. Keshet, what a gorgeous layout, I love the quote! Congrats on being featured on the ebook, I already purchased it and can´t wait to have some free time to indulge in it:) Have a great weekend

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  14. i want to do more profound journaling but in fewer words...does that make sense? brief but significant at the same time. i tend to get super wordy when i'm trying to journal from the heart...i want to simplify.

    kinsey

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  15. Cute cute layout, and what punch are you investigating at M's? I hope you are going with your 50% off coupon in hand. I picked up two sets of martha punches today :)

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  16. very cool projects. congrats!!!! and just being there is enough - words aren't necessary.

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  17. Cute cute cute layout - love it! My biggest journaling challenge is that I want it to some from the heart, but it doesn't always come across that way. But I'm trying!

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  18. Oops! That was supposed to say, "... sound from the heart..." not "some from the heart."

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  19. Hey Keshet! I love learning about all religions, so thank you for sharing here! Love that quote on your page, and the photo too. I love to journal on my pages- usually it is in letter form to one of my children or myself. :)

    We're taking the little ones trick-or-treating tonight, and then back home to hand out more candy (I'm sure they'll love this part just as much!) to anyone who comes by.

    Congrats again on your appearance in the e-booK!

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  20. My biggest journaling challenge is remembering what I've written about before, I don't want to create duplicate pages on the same topic so sometimes have to go flip through my albums & check what I've said before.

    Love your flowers :)

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  21. Love the layout girlie and congrats on being pubed in this fab Ella-book!!! :D

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  22. Yay for you! SO cool that you've got a layout in the book! One of my biggest journalling challenges is knowing how much/little of a story to tell. And also really opening up and putting my serious thoughts and feelings out there on a page.

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  23. I do my layouts and titles first then add the journaling -- usually well after the fact. It tends to be "just the facts ma'am." I try to do it as I go but am not consistent. Currently I have a huge stack of layouts needing journaling... I dread it but am always glad when it's done!

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  24. Yippee!!! I'm so excited! Thanks for the shout out Keshet, I can't wait to see what my package holds. And I'm glad I was right, congrats to you for getting published!

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  25. Love the photo, love the journaling!

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  26. Love the birdies on your layout! My biggest journaling challenge is opening up. I don't wear my heart on my sleeve and I wish I could get all gushy and talk more about how I feel on my layouts but when I try it feels fake and forced.

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  27. That is such a beautiful quote. I can't journal, even if my sanity depends on it. I never seem to know what to say, and I often end up doing one-liners that are too general. Does that make sense??

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  28. That's a super cute picture of you & your husband- great layout too! :)

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  29. My biggest problem is finding enough space to write all I want to say.

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  30. Now you really need to read the Shiva book I was talking about!! As for the journaling...I seem to either have way too much to say...or I can't think of anything! ;)

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  31. Since I sometimes have a hard time putting my feelings down on paper, I use quotes a lot. I feel like I ramble on sometimes. Like in this comment. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win this e-book.:-)

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  32. Your layouts are all so unique. Love seeing what you come up with next!

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  33. Great Layout! My challenge is making it sound the same year after year...especially on those repeating items like birthdays, Thanksgiving, Fourth of July...

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  34. journaling is what i do worst. so help!

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  35. Thanks for the opportunity Keshet. I struggle with having the time to sit down and write the story I want to tell.

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  36. yay! Great layout! I would have to say my biggest challenge is finding a place to put it. Making it look nice on the layout & also saying what I want to say. I struggle with this a lot.

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  37. Love your layout - super cute! One of my biggest challenges of journaling is that I love to do it so much that I feel like I'm saying the same thing over and over again. My goal for this year has really been to try and actually journal about something in particular (funny stories, things they said, etc.) It's tough though trying to write down everything or trying to remember. I love it though!

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  38. i find that when i type my journaling it is much easier for me...when i am hand writing it, i tend to struggle. is that strange? LOL!

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  39. I have most of the Ella e-books, but not this one.......it's on my list of 'must-haves'. HOpe I'm lucky!!!!

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  40. Great LO! Hmmm...journaling wise I definately struggle with using my own handwriting on my LO's. I never like the way it looks.

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  41. super fun book! i am feeling lucky....

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  42. Beautiful layout -- and congrats!

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  43. My biggest challenge is that I'm really getting into what I want to say just as I run out of space to say it. I have trouble doing too much story setup before I get to the guts of what I want to say.

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  44. I usually struggle a bit when I get started... but once i start rolling out the words, it goes much smoother :)

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  45. I love your Pray LO over at Ella.

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  46. Beautiful layout! COngrats! My biggest challenge with journaling is my handwriting and making sure my thoughts make sense because I write what comes to mind and sometimes its all over the place so I try to write everything on scratch paper before the layout.

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  47. I don't like my writing and I don't want to come off looking silly. I think both are fine - but it stops me often from putting too many words on a page.

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