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Today I’m sharing my take on the Lesson 2 Find Your Voice along with other talented ladies in the Find Your Voice Week 2 Contributor Inspiration post. Check it out! Because I’m keeping it concise over there, I’m getting wordy over here because I doubt you can read my handwriting.

I answered the majority of this week’s worksheet questions on a page I’ll use as a Project Life insert, using a cut down Project Life Design A page protector. I used a mix of cards from the Seafoam Kit, the Kelley Purkey June / July Kit, a Studio Calico grab bag, and Studio Calico Moments cards. The embellishments include a brad from Crate Paper and Basic Grey letter stickers.

You’ll notice that I skipped a few of the questions, which is mostly because I’ve answered them recently on other projects. If you’re wanting ideas, check out my journaling on This is What Makes Me Me and Embracing Imperfections.

You’ll also notice that I left some of the cards blank. Lately, I’ve been printing out photos in big batches every three weeks or so, so I left a spot so I can just stick a self-portrait on there when I get my next photo delivery!

Here’s what the journaling on this page reads:

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Name: Megan Anderson Age: 25 Hometown: Kansas City, KS. Nicknames: Meg, Meggy, Meggles, Mama Birthdate: 7/23/1987 Current Location: Kansas City, MO

FAVORITES: Color: Teal Food: Coffee Books: The Little Prince & Slaughterhouse Five Holiday: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Hobby: Reading, Scrapbooking Music: The Clash, Minor Threat, Jack Johnson, Billie Holiday

DETAILS: Best accomplishment: Producing the most amazing humans ever Furthest from home: San Francisco Worst Day: Killing the Monsters Smartest Topic: Sociology Longest Trip: CA then Bonnaroo with Jake Funniest Quirk: I take pictures of EVERYTHING. I should leave model releases by my front door.

What Makes Me Who I Am | The small details of my likes & what I do & what I believe make me who I am, but at the core I am build of a thirst for knowledge and truth, a quest to build my life of love, and fierce passion.

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I am passionate about my family: showing them love, learning and growing with them, and living an amazing life with them. I am passionate about documenting the everyday. I am passionate about equality. I am passionate about helping people. I am passionate about books. I am PASSIONATE.

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I love sharing my story. The weird thing is, I don’t REALLY know why. I know why I share stories with my family, but I’m not sure why I want to blog or get a book published. I want to make a living doing what I love, but I don’t know exactly what my primary reason for sharing is. Perhaps it is because I don’t often see myself represented in public stories I find, and want to give others like me a spark of recognition and a chance to connect. Telling stories is who I am.

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I’m currently working on a scrapbooking layout that combines the photo and journaling prompts for this week, but I decided to tackle the craft prompt to create a project that tells a story right away. I do a lot of storytelling with photos and words, but got a bit anxious when applying to the American Crafts Design Team last week because one of the requirements was making a card. I make homemade cards all of the time, but I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about them. They’re usually rushed about an hour or so before I need to leave to go to the event which requires a card. It was hard for me to really show who I am just using products, but I looked at it as storytelling: this card tells a story (save the date!), but it also shows my style and who I am as a crafter in a small space pretty well. Having confidence in your voice can stretch beyond photos and words, but can help you pinpoint what your crafting style is as well!

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P.S. You might like my Week 1 post too.

Are you finding your voice? I’d love to see how you tackled Lesson 2! Leave a link in the comments section.

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