Thursday, December 31, 2015
What a crazy end of the year it has been!! I have been away for some time as I was working full time. I had to leave to attend to my oldest daughter and some issues she is having. I miss work terribly, but now I can get back to my favorite thing to do... create!! I am hoping for big things this New Year. I will have some new things to share in the weeks to come and I hope to be back here creating and memory making for my little girls. Happy New Year!!!
Friday, October 9, 2015
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
I received such an amazing gift from an angel the other day. First let me explain the reason for lack of posts lately. I have started working full time. I am just starting to adjust to work life as I have not physically worked outside of my home in over 5 years. It has been a challenge , but we are making it work. A few days ago I had posted one of my hand lettering images on the journal bible group.
I was so excited to share the picture as I have been wanting a journal bible for quite some time. While waiting for the chance to purchase one, a woman messaged me. She wanted to send me a bible. I was shocked and in awe. It was by far one of the greateadt gifts a girl could ask for.
Upon opening my bible I felt lost. Where would I even begin to start? It felt foreign to me, but I knew it was time. Its been time for quite a while now. Like a rebellious little child I was mad at God, mad at what he put me through. Mad at what he put my children through, but in the end he would make me see that it was necessary, that it would make me stronger and open my eyes to a world where I was needed. A world of homeless children and families, men that fought for our country and the elderly that were left in their last days without family. He opened my eyes and helped me to be a voice, a voice for all those less fortunate. And even though , in my weakest times when I could have taken the "easy" way out and gone down a dark path of emptiness and false happiness, he still held me tight and somewhere deep inside the light was shining once again.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
So for this layout I was inspired by lesson 3 of the Scrapbook Basics class taught by Nancy Damiano. I also did this layout for a challenge hop over the weekend. Layers are not something I am that good at so I do not work with them often. That class truly helped.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
So this would be my 5th layout this week using my Sept Hip Kit...,, I am on a serious role here lol. I also decided to use 9 patterns for the Birds of a Feather bonus challenge. Did I mention I also won a gift certificate from playing bingo with them. It was lots of fun and I cannot wait to play around with some of their products.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Create a layout based on ONE of these three inspiration ideas, from her What a Wonderful World layout:
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Now I have a lot of credit to give to some lovely ladies. I brought up a discussion over at FHW a few days ago about scraplifting. I wanted to know how people truly felt about people lifting their layouts. Literally everyone said it was an honor, so I now felt ok with doing some of the designs I had previously seen. A while back I had seen a layout, which for the life of my I cannot find, where someone had cut words out in a heart shape. (If you see this and it was you please let me know so I can give credit where credit is due) Someone mentioned Missy Whidden and whether it was her or not, can we just stop for one moment!!!! Ladies and Gentlemen I think I have officially found my first scrap crush... O.M.G!!! Look at her work... it screams YUMMY!!!!!
Anyway.... here is my layout using my first Hip Kit :) I often sing this song to my youngest, Symphony. She LOVES it and always runs to me and jumps in my arms wanting me to rock her while I sing.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Last year I received a few Moleskine journals and have not used them up until now.
I felt so empowered, so I ran up to my bedroom, grabbed my cart and a bag full of embellishments and brought everything down to the living room. It was time to put class 2 of Irit Landgraf's watercolor classes (don't forget there is a 2 week free trial) to use.
This is actually one of my favorite layouts. I am addicted to clouds and when I got these I just could not wait to use them.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
I took Irit Landgraf's water color class (here) over at Big Picture Classes. They have a free 2 week trial and I highly suggest giving it a try. I finally feel confident in playing with my water colors.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
I have been away for the past few months while dealing with some personal and medical issues. The entire month of July and into August I was very sick so I did very little scrapping. So for the past few weeks I have been working on layouts. My plan is to post each one over the next week. (Woohoo for daily submissions) During my time away, quite a few Design Team's started accepting applications. This is my ultimate goal as I would love to help others through inspiration.
So for my first post since being back, I want to share a layout I made using a sketch from Like For Ever. Even though I am on the other side of the world, I just adore their kits. For any UK followers head on over to her shop, I hear nothing but fantastic reviews from her kit subscribers.
When I saw the sketch I instantly fell in love as my new passion has been stitching.