Hubby is home and so I've been trying to sneak into my room while he's napping between my working and my online course I'm doing. A bit of a challenge. I went to a weekend scrapbook retreat a couple of weekends ago and I got some stuff done there, which is always a good time to actually get something accomplished with relatively minimal interruptions unless you stop what you're doing and go chit chatting with the ladies! LOL That does happens quite a bit at those retreats.
So my next page in my chipboard album says, "I have reached a point in my life where I feel it is no longer necessary to try and impress anyone. If they like me the way I am, GOOD, and if they don't, it is their loss." It's kind of how I am feeling at this stage of my journey. I need to be who I am and be happy with who I am. I am imperfect and I am enough. My whole life has been based around being a people pleaser and always doing what I thought everyone else expected of me, rather than just being me and pleasing myself every once in a while. I know many women out there who are challenged in the same way. This is part of my journey to becoming a better me for myself.
So, this page continues working with MME paper Lost & Found. I used Tim's alterations Eiffel tower die and cut it out on glittery glam black paper. The little envelope is from Maya Road and I used distress ink vintage photo to distress is a bit. The note is done on a CTMH Level 2 Journaling spot and also distressed with vintage photo. I added some pretty black lace to divide between the two papers I used, and added some awesome washi tape as well.
The next page is about living the Here and Now. I used a paper that had the Eiffel tower on it so it would correspond with the previous layout. I used the Harlequin style stencil from Dylusions and softly stenciled with Pumice stone distress ink. The camera in the top corner is a stamp from Deep Red. The clock is Tim Holtz alterations die cut on the same glittery black paper from the previous page. I adhered it to this stunningly beautiful burlap with lace overtop that I found at Michael's. The lace was white and a little too white for the layout so I colored it with distress reinker in Fired brick and the water pen. I took the same lace from the previous page and wrapped it around the clock. I love this clock. The pocket is from MME Lost & Found and the little mini tags are Recollections that I stamped sentiments on and tucked into the pocket.
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