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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Sharing "My Tin of Awesome"...

If you have been following me you know that this year (2015) I am committed to doing ART for MEEE... and so I have signed up for Life Book 2015. (Find out more about Life Book HERE).  One of our first Bonus lessons was to create a "Joy Jar" the idea being that throughout the year, when ever you do something joyful or receive something joyful or just FEEL GOOD about something, you jot it down on a slip of paper and put it in your jar, which you then open on the first day of the following year and review all the joy you have received... GREAT IDEA Huh?
So as I didn't have a jar handy but I DO HAVE lots and lots of Coffee Mate tins... So I created "My Tin of Awesome"! Which says:

"if it makes you Happy...If it makes you proud... If it matters... WRITE IT DOWN!

I am sharing this with you for my February Design Team post over at Altered Eclectics, where Anything Goes all the time as long as it is an Altered Item or New Creation, but NOT a Card or Scrapbook Page or ATC.

And because I am always looking for scraps of paper that I can USE - becasue in a room FULL ofpaper there is never a piece I can just USE (grin), I also added a tiny pouch full of slips so I can jot things down IMMEDIATELY!  

Here are some more views of my tin: 
which I covered in scraps of paper, added texture over top of that using my stencils and modeling paste; and then covered the entire thing with gesso and used my Tim Holtz Distress Stains to color in the panels...
(so WHY Did I cover it in paper first? 'cause that's the process- Grin).

I find that having this tin sitting on a shelf in my Studio helps me to focus on all the joyful and good things in my life so that I can keep putting slips in My Tin... and I encourage you to go create something similar for yourself, 
and if you do why not share it with us over at Altered Eclectics? You have until the end of the month (February 28th) to link up!

As always, thanks for popping to see what I am up to, and if you like what you see... let me know in the comments section...Smile.
Scrapbook Lynne Mizera


  1. This is so AWESOME!!!!! I love your blog, what a feast for the eyes. Thanks for sharing your super talent :)

  2. I just love this tin and the quirkiness of it. This is such an honest personal tin just as it should be bet it brings a smile to you face each time you look at it. XOXO

  3. wow this has turned out brilliant, thanks for sharing it is very inspiring.

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda

  4. Awesome tin! Love those textured portrait panels in different colours! Very unique! Thanks for reminding me that I need to put some stuff in my tin too!

  5. Beautiful Lynne. Love the colour choice, images and those little details. Judy

  6. Such a good idea to stash away all your good thoughts and things that happen. Love it in all it's cheerfulness xx

  7. What a great idea. Love the little faces. Hugz


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