Our only assignment so far as we wrap up 2011 is to find a word and create our title page. Sounds pretty simple? NOT really.
My search for a word began with a Facebook query of my cyber pals. I kicked around joining this journey with Ali Edwards, but wondered what word would see me through 12 months. On December 11, I proposed the following question:
I love how it says my question was posted "near Normal." As in Normal, IL, not the state of mind. Ha! Among the responses: thin, baby, balance (2), life, Jesus, happiness, grandbabygirl, hope, priorities, family (2), faith, children, peace, debt-free, redirection, fitness, fresh, tequila, organize, farts, perseverance, don'tsweatthesmallstuff, healthy, grateful, margarita, chocolate...as you can see, I have a wide range of friends with a wide range of sense of humor. I decided on December 13 that "strength" would be my choice for so, so many reasons.
Upon signing up for the class, the decisions then begin: What color album? Where to buy materials? What color for the cover art shown above? Do I follow Ali's recipe or do I stray and make myself more of a perfectionistic nuthead?
I looked up colors associated with the word strength, and one answer resounded: RED. Its placement in flags of nations indicates strength. It's considered a "power" color (although the "power" connotation of strength was not really in the realm of why I chose the word). Red it was!
So, do I overcomplicate things and recolor the .png file Ali provided, or do I just choose one of the available colors? Yup, I went with easy...and chose brown. Uh oh, of the red alpha letter stickers I have, can I write out "strength?" Even if I have to mix upper and lower case? Yes, but... not in love with the choices (I have very little red in my stash... not a signature color). But, JoLynn, you ninny. You have TONS of stamps! Ah, yes, Stampin' Up! Whimsical Alphabet Lower stamped in Stampin' Up! Ruby Red. Perfecto. Even used the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to make sure I did not completely screw this up. Reread "perfectionistic nuthead" above.
So, now, that's ready. I think I will work on my unfinished "MeTAV" album before I get my first assignment and see what dent I can put in that baby. Stay tuned!