Monday, June 30, 2008

Snap It. Subject V. Street Signs.
























How many times have we turned down our street and passed our street sign?

Hundreds - yes hundreds.

But do you have a picture of it?

Probably not.

I think its something that will be cool to look at in the years to come.

Most likely (maybe not) but most likely you will move.


Maybe even to a different city, a different state, a different country.
You'll want this documented.

If you want to take it in a different direction and document a cool sign that you pass often.

Or the street sign of your job - or the street sign of where you USED to live.

A street sign from a vacation.
(Especially foreign country ones)

You could rock that as well.

*Extra Credit*

Take a picture of your house number too.

You'll be glad you did.


a little note...

My whole goal in this website was that I didn't want any of you to have to worry about deadlines, or that to have that feeling of "I need to be caught up" or "I'm so behind".

I didn't want it to be a contest...so thats why I opted against sponsors or picking winners.

Sometimes I feel guilty (its one of my more uncool attributes) that I don't have enough going on here. Overlooked went from 360+ members all the way to 26 last month. But I refuse to give less because of those numbers. The emails you all have sent me - tell me it is worth it. Even if you don't upload your picture or your layout - i know that you all are still doing these challenges. I don't do this for praise, for financial gain, or notoriety. I do this because I want to.

Hopefully you are inspired...hopefully you take the time to snap, jot, and scrap some of these subjects.

Thank you for stopping by.

xo,
aw

PHOTO CREDITS:
1. http://www.flickr.com/photos/slworking/2276916776/">Cloesup of the Hollywood and Vine street sign in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, 2. http://www.flickr.com/photos/acampada/287387997/">Wall Street Sign, 3. http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisjm/49221968/">Street Signs, 4. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jessehaley/2171147830/">Street Signs, 5. http://www.flickr.com/photos/i_am_amy/1810533925/">Street Sign, 6. http://www.flickr.com/photos/shelly_the_hippie/2537089712/">Jackson Street Sign., 7. http://www.flickr.com/photos/citizensofthefuture/1492559035/">Vintage Street Sign, 8. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mr38/1879414621/">Orange Street Sign @ Corner of Citrus Avenue, 9. http://www.flickr.com/photos/pino1816/161500753/">Street Sign


18 comments:

marsha. said...

Can't find the Flickr group yet, but that's OK. Here's my house number:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/50065934@N00/2625653438/

I love this blog, so please: do not feel guilty! Thank you for doing this!

MJ said...

No worries: this isn't a contest at all! I'm not a marathoner in any sense of the word!

Thanks for the prompt!

Debee Campos said...

smooches
you are my fav
and you are inspiring
:)
d

Julie said...

I AM inspired and dang it I am kicking myself for not having the idea to get a picture of the street signs of the last four houses we lived in - all in far away places. sigh! But next time we travel to those cities I am getting it. This is just the best idea ever! Thank you!!
And I am heading down the block with my camera right now!

Heather said...

I don't want to seem like a suck up but a few months back when I first started going through my "sign phase" I took these.

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t215/hjcollins/100_1615.jpg

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t215/hjcollins/100_1613.jpg

Please let me know if you can't get to them.

Jessica F said...

I've got my parent's home and my current apartment and my old apartment's # and street sign because apparently I'm a freak like that. Have not *scrapped* most though and already have a million new ideas from this post! xo

I love your blog just the way it is. Simple. I don't want product sponsors and tie-ins and guest bloggers and winners. That format is old! Do what you want- we all love it. xo

Vee said...

awesome idea!! i love signs, now I need to take some pictures! :)
thanks for the inspiration

jenjock1 said...

love it. and am on it.

clara said...

That is soooooo much fun! I'll start tomorrow!!!

Sandy said...

i am inspired....no prizes? no problem!! it nice to just take pics and scrapbook for no reason but your own, you know? glad to see ya back with new inspo, have missed it. (-:

Christina C. said...

I know EXACTLY what you mean.

keep on rockin, my chickaboo.
love and cyberhugs.

McMGrad89 said...
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McMGrad89 said...

Sorry, I left a cute note but the link failed.

Let's try again.

I had taken this photo for something else and thought I would post it here. I will be on the look out for other better ones.

My Place

Hope it works this time.

Amy said...

This is just such a great site for IDEAS...I have never posted an actual photo, but I do try to take the pics. thanks!

valerie said...

I love this little blog and love the challenges they get me to scrap things I overlook (there's a suprise!!!!)

you have a my full support and I will join in whenever you get a minute

Val

maz said...

Aha! Just found you! I love what you've done here and will be joining in. I love that there are no prizes... that's not why we do it eh? Love your positiveness:)

Cheryl Seirmarco said...

I jut found this blog the other day and tonight was my first chance to check it out. I am so inspired not only by your challenges but in your dedication to motivating/inspiring fellow scrappers. You truly deserve an award and I am so glad I found this wonderful blog. I cannot take any pics right now since my camera died on me but I do plan to do this challenge as soon as I replace it. Thank you for all you do here.
Cheryl

MJ said...

Finally! Here are my photos on my blog at http://mjsputtering.blogspot.com/2008/07/signs.html

Thanks!