Hello again! I hope you are having a great (and restful!) Saturday, especially those of you who worked so hard this week to prepare for Thanksgiving this week.

It’s time once again for another Get Writing Challenge on the blog. Yay! As I look over the last few weeks, I’m kinda glad to see that I am at least posting something here on the blog while I work on my next collection. Ha! I hope you all are enjoying these challenges as much as I am!

Let’s get to today’s topic, shall we?

This week I was thinking about having a “full plate.” Probably a lot of you were as well, with Thursday being Thanksgiving and all. And I’m sure that many of you had some very full plates on Thursday—so much so that you really don’t want to hear me mention it now. You’re still stuffed! But it wasn’t food that came to mind when I thought about having a full plate this week, although it was a timely idea. It was that metaphorical full plate that I was thinking about—the one that gets filled up with life.

Challenge 6 : A Full Plate

So, this week we are going to be diving in to what makes for a “full plate” in our lives.

I often hear people tell me that they think I have a full plate… especially when they see me at the grocery store with my four kids. They will come up to me and say “Boy! You’ve got your hands full!” I’ve started to leave the kids at home now so that Mommy can shop in peace! Not only do I get a break from telling my kids to stop hopping and dancing all over the store, now I also don’t get any more random comments from strangers either. Ah! Peace and quiet!

And then there are the people who stare at me like I’m nuts when they find out that I homeschool my kids. And heaven forbid that they find out that I also make time for designing and running a digital scrapbook store (whatever that this—I always have to explain it. I have yet to meet another digital scrapbooker in real life!). They usually just end up staring at me after that with nothing else to say but “I don’t know how you do it!” I do it like everyone else does it—one minute at a time. I’m not super organized. I stay up too late. I have dirty dishes in my sink. I don’t watch a lot of TV so it leaves time for other things after my kids go to bed. And these are the things I love! Somehow, they all fit into my life.

But I digress… 😉

My plate is full. I’m betting that your plate is full as well. What makes our lives so full? That’s what we’re going to be getting to the heart of today! Here are some different ideas to get you started:

Your Prompts:

  • Let’s beginning by thinking over the things that fill up our lives. What are your routines? Who are the people you interact with everyday? Jot down your schedule on one side of your page. On the other side, write about how it all makes you feel!
  • When you step back, how do you see your life? Do you think that this is a crazy season? Are you looking for a life jacket and trying to just hang on until it passes? Or do you feel like people annoy you with their little comments about how busy you must be? You like being busy! Start off with the words: “From the outside,”
  • In honor of scrapping all about how full our plates are, try filling your page with lots of embellishments and text! Don’t leave any spot open. Make the opposite of white space layout by filling up all the white space!
  • What dreams are you pursing in spite of your full plate? Or is it your dreams that have made your plate so full? What dreams are you putting off for “some day” when your plate is less full? If you decide talk about your busy life and your dreams, be sure to add some puffy clouds to your page!

And There Are Prizes!

Each week, I will be selecting one random winner who will win a $10.00 gift card to my Sugarplum Paperie shop. If you would like to enter this challenge to win, simply follow the rules below:

1) Pick a journaling prompt from the list above. 2) Make a layout or hybrid project that relates to the topic at hand, using at least 75% Sugarplum Paperie products (either new, retired or even a freebie). 3) Come back and leave a comment with a link to your page. All entries must be posted by Saturday morning before 8:00 a.m. (EST). That’s it!

Happy journaling!

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6 thoughts on “Get Writing : Challenge #6 : A Full Plate

  • November 27, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Nicole! You neeeeed to finish your Christmas collection because I am holding off on buying any other Christmas kits so that I can afford to buy yours. But for that to happen, you need to finish! Pwease?!

  • November 29, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Hi Nicole, Tiff here. I was wondering if you’d share the “get writing” font you’ve got up there in the image. :)

  • November 29, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Oh, yeah, good question Tiff! I’d love to know too!

  • November 29, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Thank you so much, Nicole. You know, I had thought it had a Jellyka feel to it, and I even scanned through the ones at dafont, but I didn’t recognize it. I think I already have it installed. Yay.

  • December 3, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Ok, I know I’m too late, but I loved the final result so I just had to share! Thanks for the challenge… and the font info! <3


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