The requirements were to do a journaling layout (no pictures). We had to use ribbon (I made the little flower in the bottom left from ribbon), use a metal embellishment (mine were the metal letters - me and happy) and us paint (I painted the edges of the paper and also rubbed paint on the metal letters so they stand out more).
We also had to use the journaling prompt I have a confession, I never....
I decided to do mine as a book of me. I started out journaling things about me and then used the journaling prompt to go into some other, not so good or unknown facts about me. Here it is in case it's hard to read in the scan:
* thirty-three * five foot six inches tall * 170 lbs * Taurus * first born * blue eyed * Catholic * daughter * American * sister * oldest of 3 * college graduate * CPA * wife * married for almost 9 years to the love of my life * kind * thoughtful * open-minded * momma of 3 wonderful kids * funny * quiet * brunette
* loving * compassionate * lover of traditions (old and new) * friend * favorite color is purple * crafty * cautious * analytical * loyal * girly * strong * independent * hopeful * smart * loving * helpful * supportive * compassionate
But, I have a confession to make...
I never start my morning without a cup of coffee * I spend too much money on scrapbooking supplies * I donít exercise as much as I should * I am a reality tv show junkie * I am not a morning person * I get grumpy when Iím hungry * Iím not the best housekeeper * Iím stubborn * I need to lose at least 30 lbs * I buy too many books that I never have time to read * I lose my patience * I worry, a lot * I stress out * Iím a procrastinator * I donít keep in touch with friends and loved ones as much as I should * I think itís bad luck to pass someone on the stairs (thanks to my Grandma Ievers) * I love to travel, but have an intense fear of flying (Iíll do it, but I hate it) * My hair color isnít all natural * I need a lot of sleep * I hate roller coasters * Iím Impatient * I have a huge sweet tooth
But most of all, I am ...
BTW, that's not a brad in the center of my flower - it's a jewel (from the bunch I bought for bling week)