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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Me @ 41....

Welcome to an All About Me challenge at Better Living Through Scrapbooking.
“About Me Challenge”
Create a scrapbook page layout about yourself.
Chose at least 2 of the following:
1. Include at least one photograph of you (and only you).
2. Journal about yourself (i.e., your quirks, something you would like to change, your hopes, disappointments, etc.)
3. Use a traditional office supply on your layout.
4. Use foam adhesives or “pop-dots” to give elements on your page dimension.
5. Use an old book or magazine page as part of your layout.”

Sponsored Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Discount Cardstock “Clove Felt 80# 12 X 12”
Papers and embellishments: Gauche Alchemy “Acme Mixed Media Paper Crafting Kit”
Stamp: Plaid “All Night Media: Splatter Pattern Stamp
Paint: Plaid “Apple Barrel: Apricot
Adhesive: Plaid “Mod Podge: Matte

Additional Supplies Used:
Paper: My Mind’s Eye
Embellishments: Lucky Girl Crafts Kit alphas, Making Memories journaling tag
Ink: Close to My Heart
Misc: Felt flower, button, twine

Criteria I chose for this one was to include a photo of me, use an old page from a book, journal about something life changing (my infertility issues), and to use office supplies (tag and twine). I also used some Plaid pop dots to lift the stamp and the old clothes pin up off the page just a bit.

I loved this All About Me Challenge. I really had to think about something that defines me as a person at this stage in my life. For me, at 41, that was that I have finally come to accept my infertility. I always knew that at this stage of my life I would be a mom, driving kids to and from football practice. We'll, I'm a teacher of third grade students and an Aunt (Nee Nee) to six incredible kiddos. I'm not technically a mother, but my life is very blessed and fulfilled. I'm in a very happy place at 41!
So now hop on over to Betterscrap to visit with the rest of the Betterscrap ladies and she what incredible inspiration they have for you!!!!
Blessings,

10 comments:

  1. Oh Kim this is so touching and I simply adore the page. I see day to day all the blessings that you do have and all the love that pours to and from you!

    xoxo,
    Kym

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  2. This is an absolutely beautiful page! What great use of all the supplies!

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  3. This is such a beautiful page sweetie! Love to see your beautiful smile.
    We need to do more pages of our selves.
    I know God has special plans for you- such as being a great teacher I am sure. I bet you are the pied piper when children are around.

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  4. What an amazing Layout you are beautiful Kim! I am so encouraged that you found a way to make peace with things you cannot control...It gives the rest of us hopes and possibly the courage to do the same. Have a wonderful day! Beth

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  5. Such a gorgeous layout. I just love the photo, you are so gorgeous! Such difficult things to make peace with. I can see how much you love your nieces and nephews, and being an Aunt is such a huge role for these children. You are an important part of their lives, and they are certainly all the more blessed because of it. Hugs to you Kim, you are beautiful inside out!

    Tanya

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  6. This is just beautiful. Love that mixed media paper. It gives a very classy look to this layout. Love it.

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  7. Fabulous page, Kim. And am so glad that you had the opportunity to do some reflection and realize that God answered your prayers according to His plan for you. That is not alwasy easy to do! Love that photo!

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  8. Beautiful LO Kim! That picture of you is fabulous! Love all the layers & the Vintage BG.

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  9. Beautiful page!!! That picture of you is great!

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  10. What a lovely page hun. You do take a good photo. Glad I don't have to display my mug very often (ugh!)

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