"Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in the quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow."
- Mary Jean Irion
Anybody feeling overwhelmed with life these days??? (By the way - my hand is raised & waving right now!!) I often wonder how do people (scrappers that is) find the time to be a mom, to be a wife (and sister, and daughter, and aunt, and friend & everything else???), to keep the house clean, to chauffeur everyone around, and then on top of it all - to actually scrap??? I look at these blogs where people offer up beautiful photos of wonderful memories & seem to be so "together" and then these BEAUTIFUL pages - I mean pages people - more than one??? I can barely get in my craft room these days, much less scrap!! My daily life is running me ragged :) I can't complain too much, I did just have a weekend to myself, but it flew by so quickly & while I treasured the time - I could have used a bit more :) I did work on my Project Life album a bit & honestly I loved doing it. It was so nice not to have to "think" to much about a design or trying to coordinate everything. Just to print out pics and get the memories recorded - I could almost exclusively do that, and set the 12 x 12 layouts aside. But, creatively I think I'd get bored - I do love a 12 x 12 canvas :) Here is what I came up with for week one (yes I know I am behind) - I know it doesn't match but I enjoyed using up bits & pieces of products I hadn't touched in forever :)
Oh & guess what - I made it into Creating Keepsakes!! I only have been published once before (in Scrapbook Trends). I rarely submit simply because there's no time :) But this was a call through Jillibean Soup & I was super excited to be chosen :) Here is the magazine . . .
And here is the layout (mine is the "Snow Happy" layout at the bottom) . . .
And guess what - I have an extra magazine to share with one of you FABULOUS readers!!! Just leave a comment below & I will pick one of you Sunday evening :) It is a Special Issue FULL of tons of great ideas to scrapbook about all year long :) Oh & guess what - there's more :) I ended up getting some doubles of Jillibean Soup stamps from Jill & she said I could give them away on the blog!!! Here are the sets:
Cute right??? So just leave a comment below for a chance at the magazine & 2 stamp sets :) Enjoy!!