Blurb’s My Favorite Person Contest | Affiliate Post

Make a Book About Your Favorite Person and You Could Win $2,500 from Blurb
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Did you know that Blurb might give you $2,500 to read about your favorite person? All you have to do is make a book about a loved one filled with all sorts of kind words, creativity and insight, and if selected, you could win the grand prize! For every book you make (there are seven different categories, so seven different chances to win) you will receive a 30% discount on the printed product. Go to Blurb to check out the details of the contest to see what the categories are and when the entries are due. The 30% discount on My Favorite books will be applied at checkout when you use the promo code: MYFAVORITE. (And, even if you don’t enter, you can still get 30% off on all My Favorite books or save 15% on all printed orders through April 30th!)

Not sure what to write about? Take a look at what some of the people at Blurb say about their favorite people.

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Thinking | School Options and Advocating for Our Kids

I’m going to try and start a new series on the blog. Thinking. Maybe it will be once a week. Maybe once a month. I haven’t decided yet. I guess it just depends on how much I actually think. HA. Thanks to the My Details eCourse (click here for info and a discount code) for the inspiration.

Over the past month or so, we have been dealing with a lot of parenting/kid stuff. I’m not going to get into details yet, but maybe someday. I’m still learning to walk that line of what is private and what is useful information for another family that maybe going through a similar situation. What I will dive into today though is that going through trials and struggles is, as cliché as it sounds, a blessing in disguise. You just never know how God is working in your life.

What I have taken away from this past month or so is that we, as parents, need to advocate for our children. This year, Coda has struggled in school. It’s turned into a lot of tension in our house. It’s been a rough year. But, now we have answers. Well, maybe not answers, but knowledge. And with that knowledge, we have the ability to search for answers. Answers that will be best for our family. We have more grace. And more understanding of where Coda is coming from. It’s been overwhelmingly peaceful for me to have this knowledge.

Today we advocate for our kids with their education. We understand that they are not the ONLY kids in the class. But, we also understand, that as parents, it is our job to advocate for them. If things do not seem right to us we step up and educate ourselves and get in the situation that is right for us. I don’t want our kids growing up thinking that we will solve all of their problems for them, but I do want them to know and believe that we will FIGHT for them. That they ARE deserving of our attention and love and our fight.

I am a big Parenthood fan — seriously the best show out on television right now. And Kristine is an amazing advocate for her son, Max. She (along with some of my real life friends of course) is my inspiration for advocating for my kids.

Superhero Boys

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glee - Absolutely must advocate for them. And each kid/sibling is so different. And we are different and the teacher, friends, frenemies etc etc are different.
Love that new photo of your superheroes. So cute. Persevere. And remember, it will all be OK in the end. If it’s not OK; it’s not the end. Love is always the answer.
;) glee

A New Workshop and How To Make Your Own Project Life Cards Using Brush Script

I joined in on a new workshop! Here are a few of the details from Megan and Kristin:

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My Details, our brand new workshop, is all about documenting yourself (past or present) and capturing the details that may otherwise slip through the cracks.

Our goal is to help others record the details of their own story, so we’re packing this class with a TON of great content. 

We have a pre-classroom full of tips that will help participants get comfortable documenting themselves and 10 in-depth prompts as soon as the class starts!

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Want to sign up? Click on over here and check it out.

Oh… and… you get a chance to WIN the class right here.

AWESOME!! Just comment on this blog post to enter. I’ll pick a random commenter on April 12 at 8pm MT. Oh, and if you already signed up or sign up today (see discount code below), they’ll reimburse you if you win. DOUBLE AWESOME! Oh, yeah… one more thing. Anyone and everyone in the class has a chance to win a 3 month subscription to Freckled Fawn Oh Deer Me embellishment kit, but that ends today so you might want to get in early.


Want to get signed up now? Use code TABLEDETAILS in the voucher box at checkout for $2.00 off the class!

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Here is my take on the bonus prompt: Thinking. I am a project lifer, so everything I do for this class will likely be related back to project life and need to fit in to a pocket page scrapbooking style. I wanted to do a brush script type title for my card, so I got out my paint, paper, and brushes and got to work.

Using Brush Script and Making Your Own Project Life Cards

I then scanned my artwork in (after it was dry, of course). And then opened it up in Photoshop to make it into a photoshop brush. After opening, I needed to make some adjustments. This is my basic formula for when I make brushes.

Image –>Adjustments –> Levels –> 58, 1.00, 234

And then you just save it! Pretty easy, right?!!

Edit –> Define Brush Preset –> Save

That’s it, it will be in your brushes now and you can easily make it any size and color. Here it is on a 4×6 card. I added some journalling to the right side of it about parenting, making choices, and life in general (might just be worthy of it’s own blog in the future). It will go on my April intro page of my 2014 Project Life.

Making Your Own Brush Script Photoshop Brushes and Project Life Cards

Be sure to click over and check out the rest of the blog hoppers and comment below to win a spot in the class!

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katie smith - I don’t do project life, but I love this little card. I really like the brush script. ;)

Whitney - Wow, love this. What a fantastic idea to make your artwork a digital piece to use again- why haven’t I thought of this? Ha!

Megan Anderson - This card looks awesome!!!!

Tori Morris - I would love to win this class. I’ve been wanting to learn how to make my own cards since I first heard of pocket scrapping. I have soooo many ideas and I just haven’t seen the things I want from PL or some of the other kit makers. Thank you so much for this opportunity . I LOVE the brush script and can’t wait to try it! :)

Lisa Ottosson - I would really, really want to win a spot!

Trina Curran - I love your brush script so much! I’m learning photoshop this summer, so I’ll be down with some digital scrapbooking soon. :) Until then, I want to try this with watercolor!

glee - Wow! thanks girl; I always wondered how to do that.

Saam Thorne - Love the card! I like the idea of hybrid – creating something, then digitizing it to create something even more awesome!

Laura - Would love to win the class!

Pheeebzzz - Waow ! Love that brush script… (and a total fan of Parenthood as well….)

Pheeebzzz - Waow ! Love that brush script… (and a huge fan of parenthood as well)

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Little Passports | Affiliate Post

Don’t forget about the Little Passports 15% Off Sale!

Did you know that Little Passports was co-founded by two moms who believe in raising our children to be compassionate and knowledgeable on world cultures and people? Pretty sweet business philosophy! Each month, the imaginary characters of Little Passports, named Sam and Sofia, travel the globe on their magic scooter and share their experiences with your child. This birthday sale, which allows you to take 15% off your total subscription package, will give your child a personalized package in the mail that includes an adventure letter, fun souvenirs, activities and access to their online Boarding Zone full of activities and games. (with that sort of deal, I feel like it’s my birthday!) Click on the link or banner below to sign up for your subscription today and get 15% off by using the code: HAPPY5 from today through Tuesday, 4/8.

15% Off New Subscriptions at Little Passports Now – 4/8 with code: HAPPY5

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Win a Dream Kids Craft Room | Affiliate Post

Celebrate National Crafting Month with Kiwi Crate!

March is National Crafting Month and to get YOU inspired, Kiwi Crate is teaming up with Highlights Magazine and to offer your kid(s) a dream craft room!

Celebrate with us and Kiwi Crate this month and enter your family into a giveaway of a lifetime!
Enter to Win Your Kid's Dream Craft Room
How to Enter

  • Contest goes from now till Monday March 31, 2014
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