kit by oceanwidedesigns
i am not sure where i got the template though:(
i have a full powerscrap folder with pictures from the weekend, but they will have to wait until i get the house back in order.
i am soooo not ready for the summer.
or so i tell myself everyday.
since i started scrapping digitally, it has become harder and harder to pull out all the stuff.
even with a very minimal stash i can become overwhelmed very easily.
maybe that is why i was so good with design teams?
anyways, this is a page made entirely out of scraps.
i even used my cricut...though i didn't hook it up to scal....that's straight up cartridge there:)
and i used my little sidekick for my tab and hearts.
and some OLD stamps:)
ever since i can remember, every time things fall apart or something bad happens, i like to think that God is giving me a sign.
today God clearly wants me to to take a breather, regroup and approach things in a different way.
i have to agree with God and make this a day of reflection and re-organization.
one of the things i am doing is "throwing away 50 things a week".
clutter is one of my triggers. i can't stand it and when it gets to a certain point i feel like i need to explode.
God knows i have tried hard to keep it under control, but with three girls from 14-10 it feels like a losing battle.
it makes me angry and frustrated and annoys me to end.
so every day i wake up and i put things away and i clean up and i let the resentment simmer.
why is it so hard to clean up after yourself? seriously?
and then i think back on the way i was raised. i was not guided to do things. i HAD to do things on my own. maybe there is where all these feelings come from.
or maybe not. i am not sure.
sometimes i think that in my desire to give my own children everything i did not have i have pushed them in a wrong direction. to believe that someone will always be there to fix things when they go wrong or to pick up their messes or to remind them to do the things that they should know they need to do.
these teenage years are going to be rough, i can feel it in my bones.
a while back i made three up books with the kids pictures.
i have a LOT of closeup, photo session type pictures so that is probably where those will stay.
and it is ok. they like going thru them.
no journaling or decoration. just straight up pictures, but they ARE organized by person and they will probably take those with them when they leave the nest.
the rest went into photo boxes, categorized by miss stacy julian's library of memories system.
my working 8.5x11 binders are this way and they are very loose and organic. no chronological system whatsoever:)
to make the bulk more manageable i am organizing the pictures i will work on like this.
my printed pictures are finite...so i will be able to get them done.
i just need some motivation:)
while cleaning out AGAIN, i found these pages in a half-finished small album.
i ran out of pictures so most of the pages were empty in the book and there was no way to alter it.
so i chucked it.
the pages are now happily living in my half pint binder:)
this was a happy, happy time for us:)
i miss her ever.single.day.
and i think i will till the day i see her again:)
this is the original template by kwresh via thedailydigi.com
the first thing i do is place my pictures into the template...SO opposite from the way i scrap traditionally. sometimes i will just sit and place pictures into templates and store them onto a folder on my desktop.
after i have the pictures on the template, i'll take a good look at it and see if it works.
and then i proceed to take away most of the embellishment layers.