Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Mini Break

We spent one night at Old MacDaddy's and fell in love. A simple layout with many pictures but kept clean and simple.

I really need some tips in photographing my layouts....dang they dont look so hot!! All skew and weird colours.

Monday, July 25, 2011

The Fashionista

My daughter has always had an eclectic dress sense and this fun layout just captures is beautifully.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Overcoming a fear

This layout speaks about my long term fear of a nearby mountain pass and how my family have helped me overcome it.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Me @ 38

So another year has crept by and I am kicking myself for missing my "mel @ 37" last year. BUT not deterred here is my "Me at 38".

Apologies for dodgy camera work - cellphone had to suffice today.

Journalling as follows:

think this may well have been the hardest year for me. Not in terms of dealing with kids or any external stuff. Purely dealing with myself. The real me. Whoever she is. I think my wheels started spinning a few weeks before my 38th birthday when I got vertigo – Outwardly I appeared fine but internally I was a mess. Once diagnosed I was relieved but I still had to deal with the condition which ended up lasting almost 4months. During this time I came face to face with my demons. My anxiety hit an all time high – I couldnt stop worrying about everything. My body responded with more and more weird symptoms and so the cycle continued.

I have slowly fought my way back from the edge. I have looked into that deep pit called Anxiety. I may have dipped a big toe in it but thankfully I managed to turn my back and walk in the other direction. Toward Hope. Toward Grace. Toward Faith.

This has been a year of discovery. Of finding what really matters to me and finding ways to execute a meaningful existence. I dont want life to happen around me. I want to drink it, taste it and feel it every day. I never want to look back with regret. Ever.

See my other *birthday* layouts here.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I am back!

So, 17 months later (it feels much longer!) I have picked up my paper and glue and begun to scrap again.

My children are begging me to continue. My husband is missing the mini albums I used to do annually. I hadnt really realised how much I missed it until I got going again this afternoon....

This layout is FULL OF STUFF. Can you tell I was enjoying my long last stash? I had such fun even though it is much busier than my usual style. (usual style??? cant even remember it!)

The journalling is tucked in the envelope - I has simply printed out one of my blog posts regarding my relationship with my lad.

Photo quality dodgy as taken with my cellphone but you get the idea, yes?

Thanks for looking!