An A to Z of me

This challenge blog will remain available indefinitely. The linky tool is now closed and the comments box removed. However if you wish to share your work the Facebook group is still open.

Thursday 31 January 2013

Starting tomorrow

Welcome to all those who are following the blog.  I would recommend that even if you only do it for February that you follow the blog through Google Reader, an RSS feed or whatever way you choose to follow blogs.   You can also scroll to the bottom of this blog and find where you can sign up for emails.  On a few days there are going to be two posts as I have decided to make the Guest Posts separate and may not always be able to link the challenge post to the guest post.

You might also want to follow NewlyCreative through February too where I am hoping to be posting my journal each day.  However I currently have a family illness to deal with and may not get my journal pages posted every day.

Blog linky
If you would like to put a blog linky (I'm sure it has a proper name) on your blog, please download this image by right clicking on it:

Technique Challenges
Each day has a technique to use on your page.  If this doesn't stretch you enough or you don't have the products to be able to try the technique then please use any other technique(s) you know already.

Quotes and Bible Verses
Each day there is a quote or a Bible verse for you to use on your page if you wish.   If you want to be able to print them out in one go rather than each day then you can download them here:
Quotes in varying fonts                    Quotes in only one font
Verses in varying fonts                     Verses in only one font

I am so looking forward to sharing this project with you.
See you tomorrow.

Friday 25 January 2013


So how will an A to Z of me blog challenge work?

From February 2nd to February 27th there will be a blog post each day for a letter of the alphabet.  And a beginning and end post for February 1st and 28th.

Each post will include:

A Word based Theme
Each day I have chosen a daily theme based on a letter of the alphabet.

A Quote
There will be a quote either related to the day's theme.  Some will be serious and some will be a bit off-beat.

A Bible Verse
As a Christian myself I want my A to Z of Me Journal to be about me as a Christian and so I have included a Bible verse each day.  However just ignore it if it doesn't mean anything to you.

Where possible I have found videos, blogs or websites to provide inspiration for the day's theme.  Some might be a bit silly. 

Journaling Prompts
There will be questions for you to think about on the day's theme.  You can answer them or just use them to get you thinking.

Technique Challenge
Each day has a technique challenge to include in your journal.  This will be particularly for those keeping creative journals.  Keep reading even if that's not what you want to do.

Where possible I have found videos to demonstrate the technique or I will have added photos of examples.

At the end of each post there will be an opportunity to link your day's page to the blog to share with other readers.  This can be a link to your blog, or if you haven't got a blog please use the Flickr group.

I have set up the Flickr group and if you already have a Flickr account please ask to join.  If you don't have a Flickr account it is easy to join and it is free.

The group has been set up for the photos to be public but any discussions to be for members only.

There will be a PDF each day to download (and print) with all the day's information and links so that you don't have to be continually looking at the blog.  It will include the quote and Bible verse in larger print for you to cut up and stick on your page if you wish.  You can download a list of supplies you might find useful for the techniques.  Please don't feel you have to buy expensive art materials, please use what you have.

Dotted along the way there will be guest posts from  Valerie Sjodin, Rachelle Panagarry, Kaz Hall and Sherry Mendoza.

Taking part
Taking part in the blog can be as simple as getting a small notebook and writing down things that come to mind as you read the blog.  It need be no more than that.  Or you can get involved in the techniques and challenges.   If you want to find out more about different ways of making journals please have a look at these posts: Journals and Art Journals

Remember the only rule is: this is your journal and you do it the way you want to. Other than that there are no rules.

Make sure you join me on 1st February for An A to Z of Me.