Well, I started out trying to think of some really cool and creative way to use sewing on a page for the challenge in the stickies. My creative juices have just not been flowing lately, and I couldn't come up with anything nearly as interesting as the example. I ended up just stitching around my title. Not exactly creative, but I do LOVE how it turned out, so thank you so much for the challenge, Shannon! It took forever and I was questioning whether I was going to like it enough to make it worth the time, but in the end I was pretty happy with it. Those are stitches running from the white cardstock to the pp, too. They kind of just ended up looking like staples.
When Daddy planted his garden this spring, the two of you decided to grow a watermelon together. You took great care of it, but it never did get very big. You were so proud of it anyway! When you finally cut it open to taste it, you didn't even like it very much! Although buying a watermelon in the store is definitely easier and probably tastier, there was still something very special about growing one all by yourself!
(I know my grammar is not correct in the sentence where it says "probably tastier" and I hope I am not going to be driven insane enough by that to rip the journaling off and redo it. I am trying to be a little bit less of a perfectionist. I mean, no matter how long I take on a LO, it is never going to be perfect. So I am going to really try to just get 'em done and move on, kwim?)
Oh, and how about my cornball title? I am such a DORK! I cracked myself up when I thought of it, and I kept laughing the whole time I was making the LO. Doesn't take much to amuse me, I guess.