Friday, September 19, 2008

~Scrapping from the heart~

TOMORROW I will be doing a GIVEAWAY/RAK
I changed it to Saturday this week so be sure to check back!


OK I know your all wanting the Link for those FLOWERS that got published so here it is!!!! WOOHOOO! IF You comment she will pick random winner for a free pair of skull scissors!

http://www.fiskateers.com/blog/2008/09/18/cool-sewing-tutorial-pinkys-flowers/




I try and try to scrap only light good fun things but it always come back to scrapping from the heart for me.
I was challenged in Treasured Scrapbooking to scrap an old school pictures this week. Well to be quite Frank, I don't have any. I was raised in sort of a commune like environment and not put in school let alone having school pictures taken. Plus my parents decided they did not want to keep our pictures so my dad bagged them up and got rid of them all. Passing them on to siblings they did not belong to and I did not get mine. So I literally have like 4 or 5 pictures that I stole from my "mom" and scanned.
So when people ask me to scrap my childhood or school picture I nearly faint LOL
I pulled out this picture (the only one I could find that was not a baby) And I got to thinking....You know what? I don't even remember this picture or the event even. Clearly it is a birthday or Christmas party but I have no clue...so that brought me to this.

Journaling says...
When your abused your entire childhood all the good moments are erased one by one. I can see this is a good moment. A birthday perhaps or Christmas? But honestly I can not remember this day OR any other birthday before I was 20. Do you remember??
Then You are BLESSED~

I don't think I sound bitter or angry, it's just a mystery to me. And if your blessed with a childhood than don't take it for granted because some of us have none.
So once again I feel scrapping is a great way to think through problems and use it as therapy! LOL

OH and its my FIRST Cardboard LO! woohoo!

This is another LO I did yesterday....my boys first FARM visit.


Scrapbook Heaven is havign a crop right now and in October they will be hosting an ONLINE Class. If you want to check it out here is a link.
Online Class
It is being taught by one of the most amazing scrappers Jennifer French
It is limited to 8 people.

17 comments:

Jennifer said...

Those are WONDERFUL!

Sarah said...

Congrats on the flower tutorial! Love the layouts. I haven't scrapped in forever...one day I'll try cardboard. lol

Amy said...

Great layouts Im loving the paper on the "day of firsts" layout!!!

Cheryl said...

I love your tutorial and your new layouts are wonderful. I wish you had memories, but you are sure giving your boys lots of them!!!

Michelle said...

Fabulous layouts!! you are certainly making more than enough memories of your family and they will so appreciate it! How great!

Colleen said...

I love the journaling about your childhood picture. I don't think you were complaining at all, just stating the facts in a way for people to respect and also to remind others just how lucky they have it.

Chris said...

this is just awesome and your journaling is so from the heart!!!

Bree/Reilly said...

both fantastic layouts.....I don't know how you do all the things you do.....bet keep going because your work is brilliant

scraphag said...

I love the first layout...although both are very good...now tell me...did you crinkle the tree paper and do you have a pattern for the owls? tell me tell me tell me....lol....muah

Pinky said...

No Casey those owls were like 4 for 1.00 and the paper I crinkled and embossed

just lisa said...

beautiful tutorial on your flowers - left you a comment over there!!

Love that layout - so pretty and artsy - and such a meaningful picture to you too!!

Marie Levite said...

Your work is great Pinky! Rock on!!

NancyJones said...

whehewwwwww on your tutorial girl You rocka my socks!!! LOVE your layouts!! Hard to believe that is your first one you did so good girl! smooches

Adrienne said...

i love your cardboard layout its beautiful. And i just wanted to let you know that i added you, after much procrastination! to my blogroll! *hearts*
http://scrappin-a-rose.blogspot.com

Jenster said...

Acknowledging your past is truly scrapping from the heart, IMHO. Isn't it great to know that your boys will have a ton of pictures AND happy memories from their childhood?

Just Jess said...

You do amazing REAL pages!

Georgina said...

OMgosh!! I totally missed this!! I SOOOOOOOOO freakin' LOOOOOOOOOOVE your cardboard LO!!! it is amazing!! and although it's SAD =( , it is beautiful at the same time!!! I love that you are able to scrap it ALL... what a great gift for your babies later! I wish I could scrap like you! =) hee hee (umm, when I grow up, can I be like you?) LOL