this layout is of my second daughter Bethany when she was about 8 months old, and i created it for a challenge set by my friend Amanda which you can find here http://amandasscrappyjoint.blogspot.com/2011/09/sent-directly-from-heavenim-trying-to.html where she has set a challenge which you can find herehttp://born2create.ning.com/forum/topics/about-time-we-had-a-layout-challenge... whew!! i hope all these links work!! anyhoo it is for a shabby layout about a baby.. and this is what i came up with...
and the second layout i have is for Scrap of Difference, where Jo is running a word challenge.. and this time it is to use the words.... WHAT IF???
well after thinking about this for quite some time, as i didnt want to do a layout that was a bit negative, so i thought about what if i hadnt discovered scrapbooking...?? my friend Marlene took me to my first scrap shop in early 2006, and i was just in awe of the beautiful papers and flowers, and well you know... the rest is history... i got bit by the scrap bug and there is no cure!!!
so what if i didn't discover scrapbooking...??
my house would be tidier, my garden would be weed free, my ironing basket would be empty, my bank balance would look better, BUT... i wouldn't be surrounded by flowers, i have a cricut in my room and it isn't a bug. i love getting punches. i give new life to old buttons. i like stamping but not with my feet! a mask is not just something batman wears! glue is not just for school projects. a saucepan lid makes a perfect circle. distressing paper makes me happy. inking does not involve tattoos. a brad is more then a boys name. i deliberately make paint splatters! a layout is not something i do in the sun. i can pamper myself with pearls and bling! AND i wouldn't have so many wonderful online scrappy friends who brighten my day!!!
so thank you all for being a part of my scrappy life.. you are precious to me and i love the friendships i have even though we may never meet in real life.. and thank you for your comments.. they bring me sunshine!!