Monday, May 30, 2011

Confessions and Dreams

Confession time: I create pages about myself. Quite a few of them really. Most of them aren't event pages. They're pages where I try to explore for myself and share with others something about this person who is me. I even take pictures of myself periodically so that I have photos ready when I want to do a layout like this.

"Dreams" is a perfect example of such a layout. I'm starting many new endeavors related to scrapbooking recently: I started this blog, I was selected for the Paper Thrills design team and I became a Close to My Heart consultant. I have been pondering all these different but related developments and trying to figure out how they fit into my already busy life. What I really want, I am becoming aware, is to teach scrapbooking. This realization lead to this layout:

I used the May 15 sketch from Once Upon a...Sketch.

Let me just say again that I love this particular challenge blog because the journaling is part of the challenge every time. This time the challenge was to use typed journaling. I have easy access to a computer, but getting to a printer requires a bit more effort. Because of this, I tend to shy away from computer journaling, even though I always like it when I see it on layouts. I loved the way it worked here. I had lots to say about my dream of teaching scrapbooking. Since I typed my journaling strips, I didn't have to pare down my words or use hidden journaling; it all fit!

Notice the photos? Remember I said I plan ahead so that I have pictures of myself when I want to do a layout like this? These two photos are some I took on my birthday last year. I printed lots of the ones I didn't hate so that I can use them on multiple layouts. 

There it is my confession and a dream. Do you have any scrapbook confessions? Any scrapbook dreams right now?


  1. this is gorgeous .. and that rich colour is divine .... love those pics too ...great work .... hugz x

  2. yes! Love the deep colors! Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS!

  3. This is gorgeous. I hope the printing wasnt TOO annoying in the end..LOL! Glad you got it done because its gorgeous. So interesting to hear a bit more about you...yes, i have also discovered MANY MANY different endeavours since starting to scrap. Its a lovely feeling isnt it? To discover a whole new world...interesting people, with common passions and ideas.

    I guess my crafting confession right now is to stay just as I am ...where I am. Does that make sense? I am so thrilled with the opportunities I have had so far...but I am also starting to see that it is indeed time consuming and creating at such a speed and volume can be tedious. So status quo for me!!

    THANKS for playing along at Once Upon A..Sketch

  4. Thank you for using our sketch, you're really good!

  5. Beautiful lo! Love the trims under the pics and those swirls. Wonderful journaling!

  6. Beautiful work! Love all the details and placement. Thanks for joining us!

  7. The colour is beautiful as is the paper. I love the touch of green that you added - so pretty. I hope that your scrappy dreams can come true! As for me, my confession is that I'm so anal about things lining up yet I still can't seem to do it well! So, I've been trying to let go of that a bit more. :) As for scrappy dreams, I just want to keep scrapping as much as I have been and keep enjoying myself. When I go home, I think I'll become a CTMH consultant - I love their products - and I hope to join or spearhead a great scrappy group in the community we end up living in.

  8. This is very pretty. Great photos. Thank you for joining us at OUAS!

  9. love the colours and such a fun layout, thanks for joining in with QUAS.

    Carole xx

  10. Beautiful take on the sketch, the flourishes behind the photo are just gorgeous - thanks so much for playing along with us at OUAS