With Any Luck
The average person can’t think of the month of March without also thinking of St. Patrick’s Day. It is a time for leprechauns, pots of gold, and four leaf clovers. A reoccurring theme involves the concept of luck. Luck is an unpredictable phenomenon that leads to a favorable outcome. It is a concept that pervades our daily vocabularies. Are you lucky in love? Do you count your lucky stars or hold on to lucky charms? How about beginner’s luck or a lucky strike? Some people believe in luck while others think that life is what you make of it! Regardless, the word “lucky” typically involves feelings of gratitude, positive circumstances, and a realization that you have been given a good fortunate. This March, let’s try one’s luck and incorporate this word into our scrapbooking journaling!
When most of us think of luck, we associate it with those we love. Using the phrase, “I am the luckiest person on the face of the earth” shows that you are so joyful, you might burst. Create a layout that showcases why you count your lucky stars! Feel free to use the word lucky in your title or not! Whatever you choose, be sure to include heart felt journaling that records just how fortunate you feel.
The layouts below all share stories of why people feel lucky! They are emotionally driven and very personal.
He is so Lucky You are His Guide by Karen Grunberg
Supplies: Paper, Chipboard: Cosmo Cricket, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Stickers: Sassafras Lass, Jenni Bowlin Studio, Alphabet: American Crafts, My Mind's Eye, Cosmo Cricket, Jenni Bowlin Studio, My Little Shoebox. Tools: Punches: Martha Stewart Crafts.
Design Notes: I am a big fan of cutting up embellishments, especially large ones. In this layout, I cut up both the chipboard and the stickers.
Journaling: Even though it’s impossible to tell what the future will hold, seeing you being so nice to your brother makes me feel optimistic about both your futures. I feel like he is so very lucky to have you in his life. To watch out that he doesn’t swallow Legos, so he can hold your hand as he steps away from his comfort zone in the yard. As time passes and the challenges get more complicated, I hope that you will still be there for him to hold his hand and guide him. And I hope he will do the very same for you, too. For now, he’s the lucky one as he gets to have a kind, protective, and loving big brother. He is so very lucky and so are we.
I Am by Holly Takatsuka
Digital Supplies: Kit: What I Am by Laura Banasiak and Litabells Designs (retired), Sparkles : You and Me, Dude by Laura Banasiak (retired), Page template: Easy Breezy part 17 by Busy Bee Designs (MScraps), Font: Gimme Space by Darcy Baldwin & Lauren Reid (Sweet Shoppe Designs), Software: Photoshop Elements 8.
Design Notes: This was for a hidden journaling challenge so some of the journaling is hidden in the text circles.
Journaling: Mommy calls me a lot of names. It’s hard to keep them all straight. I guess I'm lucky to have so many wonderful names. I am precious. I am beloved. I am adorable. I am sassy.
Lucky Me by Stacey Michaud
Supplies: Paper, Die Cuts: Collage Press, Buttons: Autumn Leaves, Alphabet: American Crafts, BasicGrey, Metal Charm: Making Memories.
Design Notes: I used the oversized parenthesis to highlight my journaling. Placing the title and photos directly above helps the eye focus. When I journaled, I used phrases and thoughts commonly associated with luck.
Journaling: If I believed in luck, I would say that I’ve been dealt a great hand. But I think it’s even more than luck. Steve and I met exactly when we were supposed to. And, then, there were you two. Precious gifts sent to us. Now, I count my blessings.