Thursday, 20 September 2007

Life creates lots of opportunities but I know for sure that I am not always consciously aware of what is around me. it's so easy to go with the flow and not stop and take time to really see what is out there.

I was made aware yesterday, by a good friend that we have been given some really great opportunities to promote our business - but we failed to see them! Big wake up call!! Now that we have got our web site online, it is easy to let people know just what we have to offer. We don't have to explain, they can see for themselves.

I am so looking forward to the time I can get away fro the nitty gritty of 'work' and dive into my creating. Spending as much time as I want on my artwork as I wish, interacting with like minded others, sharing, teaching, having fun doing it!!

The time is coming closer. I really want to complete albums for all my children, myself and my parents.

I actually pondered this morning on just what I have achieved this year - craft wise - and I was quite amazed at the quantity of work I have managed to do. So I can say to myself, "Well done! Keep up the good work!"

Till next time ...

I have been playing with making my own transparencies and thought this was perfect for the ultrasound photo.

Tuesday, 18 September 2007

It's time

Well, I have finally done it, taken the big step and decided to submit a layout for publication. It's time I put myself out there instead of just looking at everyone else's work and judging my work negatively.

I just love scrapbooking and all the bits that go with it - designing, crafting, colours, connection with past and present, so many gorgeous papers, so many ways to present ideas - and nothing is wrong! It's always so easy to be critical but I have finally got it that there are no mistakes - everything is just as it should be.

And if there are 'mistakes' they can be covered or incorporated into the layout.

I've also discovered card making using scraps, stamps, embellishments, punches, ribbons, buttons ..........

As usual, there is so much I want to do and only a certain amount of time to do it all in! But, I'll keep plugging in there and catch bits of time in all sorts of places!

Cheers for now.

My gorgeous 13 year old Grace