I believe that everything in life happens for a reason.  When times are rough you often wonder "why me?" or dwell in the hurt of it all….you lose your spark and lose sight of what is important.  That is probably why gratitude and faith is such a big part of my life.  Everything that happens is a learning experience….we redirect ourselves and get in the path we are supposed to live. Things like your goals and dreams just fall to the wayside at times.  But they never go away…..they wait for you and thankfully (hopefully) Life gives you that opportunity to have them come true.  I never want to take that for granted.

I was ever so thankful to share my Life List with you guys this week and not be laughed at but yet have so many of you email me and say you have a list too and are taking my CHALLENGE.  And better yet you guys are joining me!  So I wanted to share the two journals I completed.  Click HERE to see the video from Monday of this journal I created LIVE.  All I had to do was add the binding to complete it:


  • Helmar Adhesives:  Acid Free Glue, 450 Quick Dry, Liquid Scrap Dots
  • Charcoal Pencil
  • Indian Ink: Winser & Newton & Daler Rowney
  • Punch: Marvy (butterfly)
  • Stamp Ink: Marvy Heritage
  • Flowers:  Michaels
  • Buttons: Buttons Galore & More

and here are my two completed and simple albums……

Now remember as I said, don't over think your journal and keep it simple.  Try new things, dig those pens out and personalize it with your handwriting.  This is for YOU!  Stay tuned as I start sharing my pages! and YOUR Pages TOO!!!  EMAIL your pages to me along with your blog link so I can so I can give you a shout out!  I am honored and humbled I can share this!!


"Follow your dreams and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls". ~Unknown