…clearing her mind…

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Yes, it’s May, but I wanted to share this journal spread.

At the start of the new year, I chose my word for the year: Clear
I need and want to clear up my life.

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Clear and organize my scrap supplies so I can work

Clear my body of the junk that’s holding it back

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Clear out excess social media stuff so I can focus and not be overwhelmed

Clear out and use my art stuff

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Maintain a schedule of keeping paperwork from piling up, which leads to me procrastinating dealing with it.

Clear my life so I can enjoy it.

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Choosing a word for the year is pretty new for me.  I’ve done resolutions in the past, but last year was the first year I chose a word for the year.  This year my word is “clear”.  I want to clear up my life, in most ways.

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Clear up paperwork and keep a system of managing it so it doesn’t overwhelm me.  Clear my body and get healthier (and hopefully lose some excess weight that I lost and gained back).

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I also wanted to clear up my art stash.  Not get rid of anything exactly, but more organize it, that way I’m not constantly searching for stuff and can actually craft.  Paperwork extends to e-mail and stuff, too.  I don’t have to keep everything forever.

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So I had to do a spread in my little moleskine, which still doesn’t have a cover yet, but I’ll get to it.

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…fabulous…

So I’ve been trying my hand at some more tags, which I’ll post photos of once I can get some good ones.  This one is for both Simon Says Stamp challenges.  One is Anything Goes and the other is coral, either the color or being inspired by actual coral.  I chose the former, even though I don’t have any Distress Coral products.  I made do with a little Studio Calico bit saying “OFFICIAL.”

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This tag was…a process.  Not bad, just it came together kind of by accident.  And just so we’re clear, there is stamping in the background.  See those small solid black stars peeking out?  Yeah, that’s a clear star stamp I used over and over in the center-ish of the tag.  Now that I’m thinking about it, I think the letter stickers are all Prima.

The star on her forehead is to cover an oops.  As I was outlining the little elf girl, I marked her forehead, so I drew a tiny star.  Very impish.

Happy scrapping!

…up way too late…

Here’s my entry for Gauche Alchemy’s April mood board, full of color!  My kind of moodboard!  I’m also entering this for Sketches in Thyme Sketch #147

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The down pointing arrow on the top left is a transparency, it’s actually deep purple and says “WONDERFUL.”  And I flipped the sketch over.  Took me awhile to decide that, let me tell ya!  More pics soon!

Happy scrapping!