This was the challenge Kristy gave me:
- 1 page, three pictures (filmstrip style),
- manufacturer starting with "c" because your name does,
Another friend, Venetia Holbrook, issued her own challenge. This one was for anyone who wanted to do it. I jumped on this one.
Here was her challenge:
This girl is on FIRE...
This one's all about you. We all avoid it. Find that fabulous picture of you, not from 5 years ago, but of you now. You are outstanding and unapologetic. You are awesome, you know it. You're living your best life. Now scrap that picture and celebrate you!
Journaling- must celebrate you as an individual.
Color- include your favorite color.
Embellishments- include one embellishment that represents something you love.
Scrapping about yourself is hard for some reason. Raise your hand if I'm not alone. :) I had intended to scrap totally and completely about myself, but when I went to pick up the pictures I had printed for these layouts, the one I wanted wasn't there. So, I chose another picture that depicts me as a mother. This is what I came up with:
I hid my journaling because I really wanted the picture and the title to tell the bulk of the story. But if you pull out the tag, it talks about how I am human and I make mistakes. I might bark at my girls too much or feel way too overwhelmed I get at times. But what it really boils down to is that I never knew what I wanted to be when I grew up other than knowing I wanted to be a mother. I'm not perfect, but I'm trying the best I can. And hopefully I'm not screwing up two gorgeous girls along the way. :)
As for the rest of the challenge requirements, I dyed the seam binding my favorite color (any flavor of aqua, turqoise, etc.). And for the embellishment, I chose some of my favorites: flowers, flair buttons and enamel dots. Oh, and the MME Collections paper is a fave, too.
If you are in a creative rut, ask a scrappy friend to challenge you. You just might pop out of your creative coma to create something you're really proud of, like I did.
Thanks for stopping by today! Until next time...