Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A story from my real life.

To be honest, I really didn't want to create this layout. Nope. I have seriously neglected my "Book of Me" in the current months. As I was looking back at it, I saw the last layout I created for it was back in January 2011. And then their were only four more that were created a year prior to that and everything else is 2009 and earlier. Hmmmm...looks like I need to scrap about me a little more.

Well, thanks to Cathy Zielske's challenge over at Big Picture Classes' Big Idea Festival, I scrapped a long overdue layout about me. She challenged us to create a layout using her "real life" template about something "real" in our lives. So, I decided to document some of the not so fun parts of being a Stay-At-Home-Mom. It's not a glamorous topic by any means - but honest and true. And I am really happy with the way this turned out and really happy to have documented this. Thank you Cathy!

I also want to give credit to Creative Scrappers sketch #225 for the amazing design blueprint, to Scrapfit for Workout #75 - challenging us to use twine in a creative way and to Club CK's September issue challenge #2 to use camera embellishments on your page. All of these challenges came together to result in this page. Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for looking!

(Supplies: Bazzill & DCWV cardstock; AdornIt papers; mt washi tape; Creating Keepsakes camera embellishment; Studio Calico wood veneer arrows; Bazzill brads; Jillibean Soup & Divine twine; Close To My Heart sentiment stamps; Close To My Heart, Studio G & StazOn ink; Inkadinkado chalks; EK Success corner rounder punch; Creative Memories circle cutters & punches; Glue Arts, Thermoweb, Helmar & 3M adhesives.)


Laurie LaRiviere said...

what a lovely layout, love that you scrapped real life, we all need to do that to remember the little things, even if it's something we don't want to remember like piles and piles of laundry!! but that laundry means we've been blessed with kiddos so that makes it not so bad! thanks for joining us at scrapfit, I love how you used your twine :)

Audrey Yeager said...

Megan I LOVE this page! I think it is so important to remember and document all the crazy aspects of our lives, too! The design of your layout is fantastic and I love how you used the twine!

KariAnnS said...

Isn't it the truth!?! But taking the good with the bad makes the good even sweeter.

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Love your layout Megan and glad you are back into scrapping. I love how you do your pages.

Patricia said...

Love this Megan! So glad to see you documenting yourself and such everyday moments!

Leah said...

I love your layout Megan, and so very true! It's great that you are scrapping the "real" stories, I am sure your kids will appreciate it down the track. Thanks for joining in at ScrapFIT.

Sheila said... the real life stuff! And I love how you used twine...thanks for working out with us at ScrapFIT!