Monday, April 20, 2015

Monday Madness

Hi there. Just trying to get a couple layouts loaded before I step out the door. Mondays are always full of madness for me because they are my "get things done" days. Cleaning, errands, grocery store, you know, all the fun stuff! I have been trying to make myself take at least an hour to scrapbook before the madness starts. Sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn't. Whatever, ya get what ya get, right?! 
 I cherish these moments of scrappy solitude. Uninterrupted bliss. I am currently scrapping our most recent trip to San Francisco. As you can imagine, we have many photos from that trip. I even managed to get several of my husband.  Used patterned paper from Sassafras. The embellishments are from my never ending stash.
 We had so many things to see!
Thanks for stopping by and have fun creating!

Friday, April 10, 2015

What's your Hurry?

Sometimes, I get so focused on my next step that I forget to savour and enjoy where I am right now. Scrapbooking helps me slow down create and focus but, sometimes I get so wrapped up with getting great shots that I don't truly experience the actual event that I am trying to capture. I am a voyeur in my own life. It is difficult for me to achieve balance. I want to capture the memories because, these days are just speeding by but, I also want to really live my life. Focus on what is important and enjoy all of the little things that in fact, make up the big things. As a working mom I face the same struggles that we all face: trying to find balance! Balance between family, church and work, plus all the little bits in between. In can be overwhelming. Thankfully, my moment of zen comes when I am creating.  
 These pictures are from our trip to San Fransisco. The trip was to short and we tried to fit way to much into it but,  I love that Sophia really enjoyed the city. She loved the architecture, the history and the beauty. I used the Basic Grey chipboard because I felt that it had an Art Deco feel. The solid paper is Bazzil, and the pp is MME along with the epoxy dots plus, the flowers are Prima.
These pics are form the pumpkin patch. We have our traditions, like every year we stand by that scarecrow to see how much we have grown. I have had that apple paper forever and I was thankful to have an opportunity to use it.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend and have fun creating.