Prompt: You are a lot stronger than you think you are.
Goal: Exercise in whatever way you choose.
Prayer: My gym is my church. My sweat is my prayer. My strength is my salvation.
Quote: "Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t." Rikki Rogers
Whatever exercise that you think is fun, do it. Don't think, just do. Anything that you normally don't do counts. Like my excursion to the farm. I walked around for two hours petting cute, and extremely smelly, fur babies. Heaven. I was sore for two days so that means I was working it! I still plan on swimming and beginning hoop dance lessons every week. No, I probably won't be entering any fitness contests anytime soon, but this is way more then I have done for the last three years. Pick a day to do something fun, that gets you out of a chair and off Facebook, and write it in your journal. You can write about the experience in the pages that follow your layout page for the week. Or just bitch and say SUZI PICK A BETTER TOPIC FOR NEXT MONTH.
I am gOOfy delirious about the release of my April Stamp Collection from Unity Stamp Company! These are my first ever journal stamps and I made ones I'd use in my journal - flowery swirls and words that aren't reminders of errands but the important tasks of life: How Did I Love Today?Whether it is yourself or the world, in the end, love is all there is.
I will be putting up examples of how I use these stamps quite soon.
In my Fairy Collection, Gracie-Glitter-Magic was made when my beloved shih-tzu passed away. His name was Finnegan Glitter Sunshine Magic and this fairy was made to protect him. I see them together running through fairy fields and chasing butterflies. She will run and play with you too, just ask her!
Rosie-Peaceful-Posie is a calming fairy and likes to watch over people. She loves flowers and being in the garden. This is going to be SO MUCH FUN to see what we do with her!
Stamps are not just for cardmaking, but can help you express yourself in an art journal. If you have never journaled with images, it is a wonderful experience. I first learned about it in my 20s via a book about Art Therapy - which is just a fancy way of saying healing through art. This can include deep-rooted issues or just daily problems and concerns. There is not one person alive who couldn't use a positive outlet for their emotions.
But just expressing myself in messy crayons to expell anger is not enough for me - I want a figure to work around.
I create girl stamps to make it quick and easy to get a figure onto a page, even for someone who is good at drawing. I love to use other people's stamps and alter them once they are on the page, but even just a stamped image alone can do a lot for a page without doing anything else to it at all.
If you have only used stamps to make cards, I invite you to try them in a journal.
Whenever I see Lisa Fulmer, she has a smile from ear to ear. Always. She seems to be at every artsy event and has her crafty hand on a little bit of everything, bringing sunshine wherever she goes. I love this girl. I am happy to promote her new book, Craft Your Stash. The idea of the book is to take what you already have and make pretty things. I even made a project from it. I used Suzi Stamps I made for Unity Stamp Company.
The project I did is from page 28, 'Personal Calling Cards.' Instead of business cards, I propose the idea of Random Acts of Kindness Cards, using Suzi Stamps, of course. The idea is to stamp my figures onto cardstock, add loving and happy statements to them, and then leave them for someone to find and keep. I like to add them to a tip when I am out of town. I like to make small art when I am on the road, and I believe waitresses work harder than anyone and need cheering up.