Sunday, February 28, 2010

Tons of inspirations!

I have had so much inspiration for layout ideas!  My goal is to finish my Disney album before summer gets here!  I have so many plans for this summer, I know I won't have much time to sit here and play....never mind the tons of new pictures I will be taking.  

Friday, February 26, 2010

Scrapdango challenge...

This was really challenging!  I used Core-dinations background paper and tried to sand the faded circle from the sketch.  Didn't quite work out the way I had  Why is that the layout in your head never ends up looking the same way on paper??  Oh well...another challenge completed...more pictures is good!  

Thursday, February 25, 2010

New pages for challenges...

These were definitely a challenge!  Thanks to sketchinspirations and Pagemaps for keeping me inspired!!

Monday, February 15, 2010

My Girls

My two daughters are so different in their personalities.   One is girly and the other is more of a tomboy.  Putting them together is like trying to mix oil and water.   Only I know that deep down, they really do like and respect each other.  Jessica absolutely idolizes Brittany and wants to be just like her.  Brittany likes to act like Jessica is just an annoying little sister, but I know she likes the fact that her little sister is following her intellectual footsteps.  Both of my girls exceed amazingly well in school.  Artistically, they are 2 of the most creative girls I know.  Brittany is an awesome artist and loves to sit in her room and draw all day.  Jessica is an aspiring scrapbooker and she loves to write stories.  
These girls think they have everyone fooled that they are sibling rivals.....but a Mom can see the sibling love between these two girls!
I love them both with all my heart and I couldn't be more proud of them!!


Monday, February 8, 2010

Getting over it.....

Every once in a while things in my life seem to get a little off track.  Okay, way off track.  There is no defined moment when this occurs.  Things just change over time and when I stop to reflect on my life, I realize there are things that I am just not happy with.  A favorite quote of mine is "Your life is what YOU make of it".  So in order to have the life that I want, I need to get rid of the negativity.  Sometimes it works, sometimes it makes this worse.  But I never know till I try.  
I use my scrapbooking as my therapy.  I love to take pictures of things in my life that I, vacations, parties, holidays...lots of different things.  But then life throws me a curve and looking at pictures and trying to scrap them, doesn't work for me.  I can't enjoy working with pictures that bring up bad thoughts.  It kinda works against the whole theory of making me happier.  Not that I didn't enjoy the moment, just that things changed later on and looking at the pictures dredges up all the thoughts of "WHY?"  "HOW?"...and the never answered question of "WHOSE FAULT IS IT?".   
I try really hard to keep current on all my pages and pictures.  So for me to keep tossing pictures aside...for 2 really hard to do.  But if it doesn't bring me joy, I just can't put myself in that position.  I'm done letting in the negative feelings.  Positive focus from now on!!
So whatever it takes to move on....I'm doing it.  I finally brought myself to make amends with the past.  Now I can scrap those pictures of those GOOD times with joy, laughter and fond, funny memories.  Looking forward to many more good times and MANY more pictures to keep those memories alive!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Disney Cruise Nov 2009 Layouts

Getting started....

Well, I always wanted to start a blog, but kept thinking "who would care what I have to say?".  Then I finally convinced myself that it really didn't matter.  I was doing this for ME.  I can come here to vent,  whine, brag, show off....anything I was in the mood for.   

I love to scrapbook and show off my work.  I would hope that people would like it!  My main subject is Disney, but I have lots of other things I am currently working on.  

I started scrapbooking when I realized that throwing all my daughter's pictures into a box wasn't really a good thing.  It only took me 10 years to realize that!  After finally organizing everything and catching up on her book,  I really felt accomplished.  

I amazed my how I can totally immerse myself into working on layouts and forget about all my troubles.  What started out as a hobby, is now my form of therapy.  Even after a bad day at work, I can come home, pull out some pictures and paper and forget it all.

Of course, I don't even want to talk about what this has done to our financial  But I will admit that I do have an addiction to shopping for the latest and greatest scrapbooking stuff.  But on the other hand, when I finally realize my stash is getting too big, I purge.  I do sell a lot of stuff on Ebay.  I just recently started selling premade layouts with OLD product I have laying around.  I'm trying to stick to a strict rule of only spending the money that I make on Ebay.   I currently have a whopping balance of .....$8.

While the Ebay thing may or may not work out for me, I took a shot at it.  And for that, I have to be proud that took that step to try it.

Just like this'll never know till you get started!