Monday, June 21, 2021

Bloom and Record those New Experiences!

 As we meander a Path of Positivity, we are challenging you to "Have a New Experience" in your life!  This can be anywhere in your life from the craft room to changing up daily routines!  

I decided to make an art/flower journal book for Cass to 'document' her new gardening experience!  Now, Cass is 5 1/2 and getting ready to start Kindergarten in the fall.  So, I thought this would be a fun project for her.  The idea is to put photos of her flowers in here as well as photos of her planting, watering, and such.  There are also pages of mixed media paper for her to draw, paint, collage, etc.  The little flip cards have elementary school style lines for her to write some words if she chooses.

Gardening is a new experience for Cass and me!  I've never been much to keep plants alive, but I'm willing to give it a go for her to learn about the beauty of the earth and caring for it!  

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So, are you inspired to try something a little different ... set off on a new adventure of some kind?  Let us know what you are doing!

   We'd like
 to hear your ideas at Path of Positivity!  Come share them with us!  

Remember, you may share any sort of artistic medium over at PoP:  writing, cards, journals, scrapbooking, painting, sewing, baking, needle crafts, etc as long as it is positive!  The theme is always optional.  

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Material List
Copics, Gel Pens
Cloud Paper from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles Taste of Summer
Art Quote from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles
Cricut Access:  Title Font:  Cuttin' Up
Bo Bunny Double Dot Gems
Versa Mark Embossing Ink and Embossing Powders for layering pieces
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Blade
Cricut Maker

 Sharing with these challenges:  
A Place to Start:  Create Your Own Challenge

Colouring in Scrapland:  Free Time (Gardening and Art Journaling with my GrandGirl!)
Unicorn:  For a Baby/Child
Sognando:  Free Time (Gardening and Art Journaling with my GrandGirl!)
Dream Valley:  Summer Fun
Inspiration Station:  Be Kind ~ I'm inspired by the words.  I want to be kind and model kindness through teaching care for the earth, animals, and each other.  Watching this little 5 1/2 year old slow down and care about her flowers and document their growth is so wonderful!  It's so fun to watch her experience life outside of herself!

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and see 
what the team 
thinks about our optional twist!  
You can also find 
more information 
about entering 
the challenge!  

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  1. Very pretty art journal book. What a lovely idea. Thank you for joining us at A Place to Start this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Have a creative week. Judy DT

  2. That is so sweet that you and Cass are gardening. I love the raised bed you decided to use. Great idea! And the journals are fantastic! :D

  3. This is gorgeous, what a great idea! Enjoy your gardening time with Cass! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley.

    love Mags B x

  4. This is fabulous! It will be interesting to see what it looks like after you have put all her photos and other memories into the book! Thanks for sharing a unique and beautiful project with us at A Place To Start!
    Chana Malkah,
    A Place To Start, Owner
    613 Avenue Create, Owner
    Redora Lee Designs , My Blog
    The Color of Cards, Owner

  5. Congratulations! You were selected as a Week 3 Rising Star at A Place To Start! Thanks for your wonderful submission and for supporting our challenge!


  6. Gorgeous project with an even sweeter reason behind it. Love your intrepretation of the inspiration photo and yes, it is nice to see these young ones get outside, experience nature and cultivate something they can be proud of! We hope you'll play often at The Inspiration Station! Donna

  7. We are so happy 😃 at Inspiration Station Challenges for having your card with us! 🥰 Thank you for sharing your beautiful card!
    Marci - DT