I’d like this blog to feel a little more personally meaningful… not sure exactly how to do that but I’m going to try some new things to work on it.
Animal Lover – It’s hard to not WANT to scrap all the gorgeous pictures Elysse sends me. She’s got a great eye first of all and she takes the time to edit them to perfection. Of course, THIS photo is OF her so Jorge must be getting his own awesome eye for a great photo! The bright colors of the kit worked so well with the clear, outdoor photos of their trip to Jungle Island. She can spend hours in a zoo or aquarium just watching the animals for the perfect shot.
Credits: At a Glance Papers, Elements and Alphabet Soup all from Etc by Danyale
Keepers – the kit was about the book “Where the Wild Things Are”. This made me think of packing up all the children’s story and picture books when we moved from the old house to this one. While we were all happy to give away many of the books to small children some of them were just too precious, too well loved not to save for their own kids. This is one of those books for us as are the other images I used.
Credits: Wild Thing Bundle by Traci Reed and Studio Basic Designs; EZ Albums v6 by Erica Zane
Lucky Me – a kit about being a single mom. Wow… that brought back memories of a different time in my life. A busy stressful worrisome time. Now I can’t remember when I wasn’t single. I can recall worrying that I wouldn’t be a good enough parent by myself. They are fortunate to have their father in their lives and to have a good relationship with him. But I was the one home day to day dealing with school, homework, crushes, friendships, after school activities, ballet, scouting etc. Would I be good enough? Would I scar them for life? Could I be a strict enough parent to provide them enough structure so they would be responsible adults? On the other side of the hill now, I was good enough. The experience of parenting them, being their mother is my proudest accomplishment. They are amazing people and I can’t wait to see what the future holds in store for both of them.
Credits: Project Me – Being a Single Mom by Two Tiny Turtles and Cornelia Designs; Always Be Yourself by Two Tiny Turtles; Blissful Stitches – Square by Traci Reed
Season of Change – the word art in this kit made me think of my best friend and the emotions surrounding divorce. She is smiling, happy and at peace. Not to say the experience is not stressful/emotional/difficult but she is dealing with it and maintaining balance in here life.
Credits: Season of Change Kit and matching Journal Cards by Sugary Fancy and Tickled Pink Studio; Fall Colors Templates by Digital Scrapbook Ingredients
Pure Joy – Divorced person scrapping with lovey, dovey kits = not so easy. I end up scrapping my daughter or my parents or even grandparents old photos. Of course, that is ever so helpful on the self esteem 😉 For this one, I used a cute new photo of Elysse and Jorge at a Dolphins game. I thought the + and = with football would be a fun idea.
Credits: Sugarcoated Papers and Elements by One Little Bird; NSD Grab Bag 2014 by Sara Gleason