Wednesday, November 16, 2011

I am what I am

For many years I have wanted to get noticed by the scrapworld.  I dreamed of one day being published but, after my brief time off and creative break I have discovered that all I really want to do is create.  The external validation is no longer a goal.  Would I mind, but, I am no longer going to pursue it.  No, I was not terribly aggressive in my pursuit but I think that the acknowledgment to myself has been a big step.  I accept that "I am what I am and that's all that I am"  I embrace my style & enjoy trying different things but I am going to be honest.... admitting to myself that I don't need to be published to validate my craft has been huge.   There was a time when I was up on all the trends & knew every manufacturer,  I couldn't wait to see the new products from CHA  & I eagerly placed my pre-orders for the latest and greatest.  Lately however, I have been out of the loop.  I have no idea what the current trends are and that's OK! 
 Created this Lo with my bro (the o fell off & I have to find another) products are from Colorbok.
Pics from the Christmas parade at DL. I just wanted to recreate the fun vibe from that day.  product from this LO are Studio G.
Thanks for looking, have a great week!

Monday, November 14, 2011

I scrapped!

I set my table back up & thanks to a sweet friend , I am scrapping again!   I have boxed up 70% of my scrapbook stuff so when a friend blessed me with a gift bag full of scrapbook goodies... I just had to create! 
 All of the products I used are colorbok...I love it all.  I think that she bought everything form Walmart.  I guess I may need to rethink the Walmart scrapbook area!  The pics are the kids school photos (lovely as they are) ;) Love that they included the little pics though, super fun.
 Loving these stars!  They worked so well with both the Kindergarten LO & the Disney page.
Thanks for looking! I am so happy to be scrapping & creating again....I feel like things are right with the world! Have a great day!

Friday, November 11, 2011

In a holding pattern

I have been feeling lately that my life is on hold. I really felt that we would have a house by now. I have started to accept the fact that we will probably not be in a new house till after the new year. So, rather than focus on the negative I am going to try to make the best of this situation. I certianly have enough time to pack & organize! I have also decided to put my craft table back up & have a mini version of my craft room. Me not crafting is not good for anyone. Hopefully, I will have some new projects to post next week. I have also decided to spend a little more time on my blog. My goal is at least 2 posts a week. I am praying that by next week we will know more about the house. I would love to share some good news on that front. My mind and heart have allready moved in so, I am praying that the bank agrees! I wish it were just up to the sellers but, the reality of a shoirt sale is that the bank has the upper hand . For now, I am getting a huge lesson on faith and trusting God.
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

I need to create!

It has been several months since I have scrapbooked & I am starting to really feel the effects of not creating! I am toying with the idea of delving into the digital world of scrapbooking. I keep praying that we will find out about our house soon, & once we find out about the house I will be able to move forward. In my mind, I am in a holding pattern. So, to fill the void for my blog... I have reached back to post some of my older layouts. The baby is sweet Evan, wow he's grown up...he's 5 now!

When my hubby & I decided to buy a house, we really did not imagine that it would be this emotionally draining. Looking for the perfect house is hard work! Last night I had a dream about our house...I pray that we will hear something soon! The housing market has changed so drastically. I will keep you posted and hopefully soon I will have pictures of a new house to post!