Friday, June 19, 2009

What have I been up to?

Hello again! Here are some of my recent creations:

Using the Bella Level 2 Paper and some metal embellishments and stitching, I was able to put this page together in under an hour!

Oh, how time flies... These pages were from Owen's 2nd birthday party (I figured that I had better get them done before his 3rd birthday)! I was able to make good use of the CTMH Flip Flap Memory Protectors and add a number of extra pics to my pages.

So, I don't think that the little girl stamp from the "Miracle" stamp set could have coordinated better with these pages! If I didn't know better, I would have thought that the pics of Lily were taken just to use that set (but they weren't)!!

Anyways, that's all for now. As per usual, I am on the hunt for anyone who may be interested in holding a workshop or home gathering of their own. If you know of anyone who may be interested, please forward their info to me (or vice versa). I would really appreciate it!

Happy summer everyone! :)


Thank-You for your Support!

A huge thank-you to all of you who took the time to vote for my layout on the website this past week. I am so honored that my pages were nominated as one of the top 5 Finalists in the category for Most Inspiring! I submitted these pages just because and apparently my story touched more people than I imagined it would, so thank-you! Here they are for anyone who missed it (or wants to see it again). :)

Category: Most Inspiring

Finalist #1
I Am...I just got my Tickled Pink kit a couple days ago and couldn't wait to make the pages, so as soon as the kids were asleep, to my room I went and here it is! Though it may not be the most original (since I actually followed the outline fairly closely), these pages actually choke me up a bit. I have been suffering with postpartum depression for about 8 months now and it was really hard for me to put into words what I am feeling and who I am (not to mention that my energy and creative juices have been sapped and most days, I quit before I even start). These words that I stamped around the pictures (passionate, talented, beautiful, etc.) are all things that I knew and believed before this depression hit me, but I now look at them with doubt and pray that some day I will really know that they are true again.
In the meantime, I really loved how these pages turned out and hope to look back at them and remember how I felt today... Grateful that I have people who are helping me through this time and will love me no matter what. And grateful that I am all of these things - a woman, a daughter, wife, mother, friend.
-Julie S., Langham, SK