#joycreated Challenge | Dancing in the Rain

Kimberly here again, talking about the monthly #joycreated challenges.

 The Challenge

For April, Renne is challenging us all!! If you missed her fantastic blog post, check it out right now … I’ll wait for you.

Renne wrote, “I believe that you need to own every part of your life to be real.” Isn’t that the truth? I believe we do so much harm to ourselves when we allow ourselves to suffer through our bummers and struggles. Our lives are full of disappointments, pain, and loss. We can’t avoid it or pretend it doesn’t exist; but, we CAN choose to not let our tough times take over. I LOVE the image of dancing in the rain. It’s such a powerful reminder to be present and mindful with our “bummers” and yet find peace with them and still create some joy in our lives.


I get to show you my take on the challenge!! Shhh … I didn’t actually scrap about the bummers. Right now, for me, I’m mired and mucked up in some big bummers that I’m not quite ready to scrap about. BUT, I am more than delighted to scrap about how I am coping with them. In this layout, I scraped about a little food therapy I did. Of course, I don’t want to mindlessly binge on high calorie food. In this case, I savored every single warm and gooey bite. It was a sunny day and I sat outside with the sun on my face. I could feel the warmth of the roll coming through the bottom of the container and I smelled, tasted, and felt every bite! If you are ever in Berkeley, California, check them out. (No affiliation, it was just that good!!)


How to Play Along
Layouts may be any combination of ForeverJoy’s designs as long as you have 75% of Renne’s designs. Non-FJ templates are a-ok. Post in the ForeverJoy gallery at The Lilypad and include #joycreated in the credits.  The deadline is Thursday, April 30th, 2015 at midnight EST.

Throughout the month, we will be highlighting ForeverJoy gallery standouts and one lucky participant will be randomly selected to receive $3 for ForeverJoy Designs’ Shoppe. The winner and layout will be posted in May’s challenge post here on the blog.

Join us in a year of documenting the joy we create. Participate in the monthly ForeverJoy blog challenges, see your layouts featured, and perhaps win coupon codes to pick up free ForeverJoy products! Let’s create joy, share it, and watch it grow.

March Coupon Winner
Congratulations to Rae (bcgal00) for being selected as the March coupon winner for her particpation in our challenge. She designed her layout to feature her beautiful dog who makes her life more colorful. I love the bits of color that put the focus on her precious friend.

You Color My World
by Rae (bcgal00) using UNWRITTEN and EVERYDAY JOY by ForeverJoy Designs
Any questions? PM enjoyyourpix at The Lilypad.


what joy will you create today?


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