3.05.2014

Challenge #75—The End

Well folks, this is it…our last challenge. 

I will still post on here every once in awhile if I find something that I think can help in the cause of recording personal history. 

But today’s challenge is basically the end of things, in more than one way.

What’s on your bucket list?

If you’ve seen the movie, “The Bucket List”, you know what this is all about.  If you  haven’t, it’s basically a list that you write of things you want to accomplish before you kick the bucket. 

Alternatively, you can make a bucket list for this year, for this month, or any number of years from now. 

Write out your list, scrapbook it, find or take some applicable pictures and put them on an inspiration board, blog it, or anything else you can think of to complete this challenge!

Here are a couple of examples for you.

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What Laura did:

She made a traditional scrapbook page with her list of things she wants to accomplish this year.   

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Supplies:  Bazzill cardstock; Heidi Swapp sticker; AC Thickers; Studio Calico chipboard; Bella Blvd sticker

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What I did:

I made a digital scrapbook page of my life bucket list.

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Supplies: Template with some embellishments, Scrapping With Liz.  Papers and other embellishments, Amanda Heimann. Fonts, Bombshell Pro, My Own Topher, CK Ali’s Writing.

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Well, I guess this is it!  This blog has taken more time of my last 3 years than I ever thought it would, but I am grateful that it gave me an excuse to get my personal history recorded.  I’d love to give a big thank you to all of you who have read, supported and shared this blog.  You are the reason I put time into this. Smile

I personally want to give a big ol’ thank you to all of my team members who’ve helped me out and helped to give you some examples as well!  I could not have done this blog for this long without their support.  So THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, to Laura, Kim, April, Rachel, Lindsey and Allison!!! Smile

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Now I challenge you to get your bucket list recorded!

2.19.2014

Challenge #74—The Best Year Ever

Have you ever tried explaining to someone how the world has changed since you were born?  Well, if you haven’t or even if you have, today’s challenge is a good way to document the big changes that have taken place in the world!

What was happening in the world when you were born?

You can do this about the day you were born, the month or the whole year.  There are many different things that you can record.  Here’s a list of some things you could include:

The weather on the day you were born
Famous people (don’t forget things they did)
Movies or TV shows that were popular
Songs, albums and musicians who were at the top of the charts
Companies that started and are now successful
News events that happened all around the world
What was going on in your home town or with your family

To find info on what was going on, try doing a search like “what was the number one song on (insert date)?” or “world events in (year)”.  I found quite a bit of information from 3 sites, and I was blown away by the things I learned! 

Also, don’t forget to ask your parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, or anyone else close to you who may remember what was going on.  They may even have pictures to share with you!

This is also a good challenge to do with kids right now while it’s easy to find pictures and info.  Plus I know my kids would love to see what was going on when they were born even though it was only a few years ago. 

Here are a couple of examples for you:

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What Laura did:

Laura typed up some of the events that were going on the year she was born and put them on a Word document.

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What I did:

I made a digital scrapbook page with some of the information I found online and put them into categories.  I also copied a few pictures from a site and inserted some pictures that I got from my mom which showcase a little bit about the era (like my fancy stroller, he he). 

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Supplies: Paper and embellishment, Persnickety Prints.  Fonts, Lane-Narrow, CK Groovy.  Pictures, peoplehistory.com and Mom. 

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Now I challenge you to record some things about what was going on when you were born!  Smile

1.22.2014

Challenge #73—Fail On

No one in this world is perfect…in fact, if you’re like me, you’ve made PLENTY of mistakes.  The thing about making mistakes, is that if you don’t learn to laugh at them, it can make for an unhappy life.  So, today’s challenge is going to help us all learn to poke fun at ourselves and our mistakes.  (Plus, I think it helps those who come after us to realize that we were human too!)

What is a fail that you’ve had?

First of all, I just HAVE to post a few things to get your minds rolling…and get you to giggle a little bit too. 

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Source (plus a few more if you’re still craving some laughs!)

Here are a couple ways to do this challenge:
*Make a list of some different fails you’ve had—you can give a few details about each one. 
*Go into detail on one fail.  Write a story, a blog post or make a scrapbook page about it.

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What I did:

I actually made a scrapbook page a few years ago about a fail I’d done.  I didn’t have time to do a different one right now, so I thought I’d share this one.  I made a scrapbook page poking fun at myself for my little fail about accidentally baking a batch of brownies where the spoon fell into the batter and I didn’t know it until I cut the brownies up!

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And since I made this a few years ago, I really have no clue who made the supplies, otherwise I’d list them…

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Now, I challenge you to record one of your fails! (Or more if you want! Smile)