Join The 'Pen Pals' Challenge ...

Every other Friday we will issue a new journaling challenge and post our sample pages on the blog. We'd love to have you join in with us too ... & maybe we'll pick you to be our 'Pen Pal of the Week!'

How you interpret the challenge is up to you, we will mostly create scrapbook pages - but feel free just to journal/blog post ...or maybe adapt the challenge to your art journals, cards & altered art.

Leave a comment on the challenge post with a link to your blog or gallery where we can find your work ... & if you'd like to be considered for the 'Pen Pal of the Week!' Guest Design Spot, be sure to e-mail your entry too!

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Pen Pal Of The Week!

This is just so exciting! It was a very difficult decision. I'm sure you'll agree with us when we say that ALL the journaling that was submitted for our first challenge was captivating.

It was fun to learn that Ruth worried unnecessarily about turning 30 and that Timi has gained some wisdom beyond her 21 years. Lynnise surprised us with her tale of intrique and romance at 19. Nancy shared her deepest dreams of becoming a mom at 33 while Jan proved that it could be equally as fulfilling at 17. Vanessa revealed inner strength even in the face of such terrible loss in her 20's. And, we all were moved by Aubree's moving description of how life changed in an instant when she was 28.

But, our first Pen Pal Of The Week Award has to go to Jing Jing! Her story of leaving her family, country, and all that she knew at 17 to immigrate to the United States was nothing short of amazing. And, her photo of a relaxed and confident teenager boating on the lake masked the underlying trepidation of her grand adventure to become a US citizen. Beautiful work, Jing Jing. You are truly an inspiration for us all.
Congratulations, JingJing! Be sure to email Beverley with your addy so she can get your prize package sent to you!

We want to thank everyone for their support and participation! You are ALL winners in our eyes! We hope you'll continue to share with us the stories of your lives while you craft and preserve your memories for those you love the most.


Aubree said...

Everyone did a fabulous job this this challenge! Can't wait to see everyone's submissions to the challenge #2!

Congrats Jing-Jing! I loved reading about your transition and adventure at 17!

jan williams said...

Way To Go Jing Jing...I am so happy!! I really enjoyed your story very much!!! Congrats Girl!!!