Saturday, January 23, 2010

I Know You Are But What Am I?

Hey everyone!

Before we get started I wanted to explain the edit I made to my post last night. My best friend of about 22 years has a son who suffered a brain injury when he was just a few months old, his name is Zachary. The result of that injury is a severe mental disability. Luckily, Zachary has started attending an awesome school for special needs kids and his teacher, Shannon Moree is a wonderful person. She has entered a contest to win a flip video camera for the class which she hopes to use as a tool to show parents how their kids are doing during the school day and other school projects.

The winner is chosen by votes and the highest number of votes wins the camera. We would SO appreciate if you would take a sec to vote for her (she is currently in 4th place as of this posting)! You don't have to sign up for anything or "log in", you only need your name and e-mail address. They do not mail you anything but votes are counted by valid e-mail addresses only. And guess what, if you have more than one e-mail address, you can use them all! Woo hoo! LOL Doesn't matter where you are and every vote counts.

Please CLICK HERE and then click on the name "Shannon Moree" in the right hand side bar to vote for her. I would so appreciate it and I know Zach and the entire class would get so much use out of the camera! Here's a pic of my friend and Zach:

Thanks guys!

Now for my newest project:

On one of my trips to Sleepy Poet, I found this scrapbook. It was empty and had pages torn out of it which made it the perfect blank journal for me to cover in glitter and generally glue stuff all over it. lol


I've had it on a shelf for a while because I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it but then one day the spine caught my eye:


Wow, My Book? Hmmmm...okay then, new art journal all about me! lol So I started with the cover page which is always my favorite page to work on of any scrapbook/journal/diary type book I have.


I adored Pee-Wee Herman when I was a kid, plus I'm currently going through a "Who am I? What am I? Huh?" phase so the title "I know you are but what am I?" seemed perfect. :D I used some more of my trusty sewing patterns for the background along with a little white paint. Some of the embellishments are from Gauche Alchemy's Pink Parts mixed media kit and the puzzle pieces are real pieces I just covered in origami paper.


I'm currently trying to think of other things to include in "My Book". Do you have a book or journal about yourself? Any ideas or suggestions about what I could add?

28 comments:

  1. Hey Maggi,
    I voted for your friend,I hope she wins!!!! Love the journal, the title, and especially all the pink! Art journals ar so cool!
    I think you need to turn on "On the Wings of Love" to really inspire you for ideas! lol

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  2. I have no idea why my comments are posting twice!!!!!!!! sorry!

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  3. thank you for posting, I forgot to vote after reading the previous one!

    off to vote and so cool, I have 4 e-mail addresses :-)

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  4. that is a fantastic journal. i suggest that you do a page on each of the circle journal topics that come your way! i always do a duplicate page for myself so i end up with a book about my friends and a book about me!

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  5. I would be honored to vote for your friend!

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  6. I voted...Have a lovely weekend...

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  7. cool "what am I" craft! I'm voting for this special woman now!

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  8. I've voted for yr friend (only hope it's processed OK since my computer/Blogger are playing up as you know!!

    Have a great Sunday!

    Mwah!

    xxLOLAS:)

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  9. I'm so going to vote for your friend...my sister has a daughter that is similiarly inflicted and I know how much they would appreciate the flip, we actually got one for my daughter for Christmas this year!
    Shannon is fortunate to have you in her corner!! xOxO Nerina

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  10. 5 votes from me. I used Craig & Devons emails too! Good luck to your friend :o)

    WEhat a cool scrapbook, I will be watching with interest, I love journals and am following A Year in the Life of an Art Journal blog to help me get started as they do the prompts don't they :o) You definitely are a wonderful Mum, a fantastic artist/crafter, a brilliant writer, a very funny person... need any more?

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  11. I voted for your friend using my 3 emails, i hope she wins! xx

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  12. Hi Maggi,

    Voted! I really hope she wins, what a darling little boy!

    Love your jornal and your page is fabulous my friend!

    Love and hugs,
    Karyn

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  13. I voted!!! Love the journal...I so want to start one of these!!!

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  14. Hi Maggi, I am off to vote right now. Fingers crossed that Zacharys teacher wins. My cousin went to special school and her teacher was fantastic, they do an amazing job X

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  15. maybe a page or two about what kind of movies you like. Scary? Romantic? What is it about the kinds you like that makes them likable? The mood? The humor? The speed?

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  16. You are such a great person! Love you newest. I voted for Shannon. Hope she wins! Hugs.

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  17. Ok Maggi, I've voted for your friend! :)

    I want to take part in this year's My life is an art journal...even though I'm already behind on the first prompt and I have not worked on my journal cover either..lol...
    http://oneyearartjournal.blogspot.com

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  18. Oh what a happy little fellow, great idea to pass on these votes, yay!

    Oh sweet first page, love that pic of you.
    xoxo

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  19. I voted for your friend - but now that I know I can use another email address I am off to do that! Girl this book so ROCKS!!!!! I just love it! I would just include all your fun ventures in it, the new things that you have crocheted, new layouts - just everything!!!

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  20. I cast my vote today!! Hope it works out and she wins.. Love your newest project.. :-)

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  21. just got back from casting a few votes.. my fingers are crossed!!

    Love the new book idea and such a great page Maggi!

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  22. Yay Shannon Moree!! So happy to do something so good for with just a few seconds of otherwise worthless time lol.

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  23. Loving your new project! I have those thickers aren't they the cutest! Should have known you would have those sparkley things in your stash:) Can't wait to here your thoughts on the bachelor!!

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  24. Maggi the book is gorgeous, I am off to vote now :)

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  25. great idea with the book of me thing...i wanna do one! oh! i voted for shannon THREE TIMES! hmmmm...how bout faves....um....your pet peeves....good things you like about yourself....not so great things about yourself....some journal entry pages of a specific day.....faves as a child side by side with faves an adult (how different are they)....girl...now you got me thinking bout topics for me! fave paper lines with scraps of the papers in the pages....okay....i'm out of ideas....i can't wait to see another page!

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