Scrapbooking From the Inside Out kit. Although I do have one more page to share with you next week.
But this one above for me was the hardest.
It started out as an 8 1/2 x 11 layout. Then somewhere along the way it was 12x12 that eventually turned back into the smaller size. I think it had a little to do with what I had left to work with as a base. A brown piece of patterned paper and a Vanilla sheet of cardstock.
I had been experimenting with some trim and blue Tattered Angels mist which was an epic fail. But then liked the look of the blue mist on the paper scraps. Especially since my prom dress in the photo is blue :)
One of those misted scraps ended up on the upcoming layout I have left to share.
Once I saw the blue scraps, I decided to just mist the whole sheet of Vanilla cardstock I had left. The Vanilla just wasn't working for me because it was too bright. And the misting helped tone that down.
I absolutely love that quote by George Bernard Shaw. I have for a long time. And so this became a page about embracing life.
Here is the journaling:
I am pretty sure when George Bernard Shaw stated the above quote, it wasn't a criticism of the younger generation at all. He was just making an observation.
I mean look at this photo of me on prom night before my date arrived. There I am "striking a pose" for the camera. And man was I skinny! I look back on this photo and think, did I really appreciate it all. My youth, the future that lay ahead, and what I was capable of doing. Probably not. But in a way that is a part of the growth process. There is no way to know what lies ahead, and life is a journey that you have to take and experience one step at a time.
Of course there are are a few things I might have done differently along the way to spare some hurt feelings. But for the most part, I wouldn't change a thing because I love my life and family.
But one life lesson I am embracing as I get older, is to really appreciate each year and each milestone. Yes, turning forty was a little rough. But then I think to myself, when I turn fifty I want to be able to look back and say that I made the most of my forties! That I didn't take this time in my life for granted worrying about all that is changing or may come. I made it count!
Yes, that photo is me on prom night. And yes, I had truly big hair :) It was the style back then.
I will say that looking at that photo once again makes me glad that my daughter gets her hair from my husband's side of the family. She has such great curly hair!
So I will be back on Monday or Tuesday with the last September SFTIO layout. I am debating about switching things up and maybe only blogging Tuesdays and Thursdays for a while. I'll have to see. I do enjoy my "What's on your workspace Wednesday" group. Maybe I could rotate. MWF one week and T Th the next. We'll see :)
Have a great weekend!!