10/1/12 UPDATE

Due to all our canvas art journaling and working on our gratitude journals at the same time I have expanded the September Date to be the same for October!  This gives us all a chance to share and be in this great moment we call ART!  I DARE YOU FOR OCTOBER!

On that note if you wish to order the 2-Pack Handmade Canvas Journals (8.5 X 11" and 5" X 5" Journal with canvas Tag those are still available here…a whole new order of canvas just came in!


The Creative DARE for September is all about………

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Life has a lot of ups and downs.  I have gone through some tough times and there were days that I questioned all the stuff I had to deal with but one thing I never lose is Gratitude.  There have been days of wearing what I call my "Concrete Shoes" and I could not take steps forward and on those days I may have been grateful for a mere hot cup of tea in my favorite mug, a call from a friend, the smile from my kids….It is probably in those times that we need to be most grateful.  We all have a road to travel and hurdles to jump.  What is great is we are never alone.

I am SO thankful for my Art, Creativity and what that has brought into my life.  Every Monday it brought a group of amazing people in my life who probably unbeknownst to them saw me through some of difficult times.  I know this same group has reached out to one another and done the same.  So I dedicate this month and my Gratitude Journal to THEM!  Our GROUP is open to one and all who want to share this passion!

Creative_DareSo here is my September Creative Dare to YOU…..BE GRATEFUL! and let's journal that!  For those who purchased my Canvas Journal Set of journals I challenge you to take the 5" X 5" mini journal and turn that into your Gratitude Journal.  I have and am doing the same so will be sharing that!  You may share each and EVERY page below for that chance to win a prize.  Every page is an entry.  AND…if you have that kit you have a canvas tag in your kit that you can alter, use as a gift tag, etc!  The great thing is that mini journal can be used:

  • as a gift…dedicate to a special person you are thankful for and let them know.
  • as a reminder for those tough times when things do get rough
  • an outlet for creativity.  Keep it SIMPLE and fun!
  • an example to your kids to remind them (great idea to do with them!)
  • a thank you gift!
  • a dedication to a special person, friend, family member, etc. (Christmas is coming!)
  • ………..endless ideas here and I want to hear yours!


If you did not order the journals and have  your own……please share those pages.  You are not obligated to purchase a journal to participate!  this is for EVERYONE!  Now remember I am challenging you and DARING you to complete this journal in September!  I want to see what you are grateful for. 

You can still order the Journal Kits as a whole HERE


or you can order just the 5" X 5" Journal with canvas tag HERE (FREE shipping within USA.  Outside orders contact info@tracyweinzapfelstudios):


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Remember NO obligation to purchase to Play!  Just an idea and great if you want to gift it.  Here is a sneak peak of mine…………

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It is easy to submit!  Just upload your layouts below "ADD YOUR LINK"!  If you do not have a blog to link to don't worry!  You can still upload to Flicker HERE and link from there too!  I DARE you to get creative and to work outside your comfort zones….I have some prizes ready to go and will be picking random winners each month from those who upload their projects and take Dare with me! ♥♥♥  I have photographed the creative process in this little album and will be sharing that too!.

Just a reminder you have a couple more days for the August CREATIVE DARE.  Kids are going back to school, the seasons are changing and I do not want to wait for November the month of Thanksgiving to show my Gratitude.  So this Creative Dare means a lot to me.  I DARE you!


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