09 April 2011

28 & Happy New Layout

Hi everyone,
Towards the start of the week I created a new layout about 'me' for a challenge. Actually 2 challenges. The 1st challenge, for Designer Scrapbooking, was to choose a word to describe me and have at least two photos, as well as some journalling. The second was using this months Stuff 2 Scrap sketch, which is also an about me challenge. The photos I have chosen were the only recent ones of me that are nice, and were taken in January, not too long after I chopped my hair short (which I now regret). I loved it when it was that length at first but its since become a bit annoying as its gotten a bit longer.

I chose the word happy because that's the way a lot of people describe me at work. I'm always told I am cheerful and smiling. I contemplaed two other words. Focused is one I think would also describe me very well, as I always put 110% into the things I'm passionate about. Also, 'chilled' is how I am described a lot. I work in a high stress environment so a lot of people find it amazing that I can be calm and cheerful despite those circumstances. Yes, I have my bad days and love to vent, but I'm good at moving forward and focusing on the positives to come.

I included a tag with hidden journalling. On one side it has "I am told that I am:" followed by a lot of different words I'm often described of, like calm, cheerful, intellegent, etc. The other side has a more personal journalling about wanting to start a family soon, as its a big focal point for me at the moment.

I sanded the edges of the large photo to create a border effect and hand made the pin wheels. These stunning papers are by basicgrey. They were part of a blog candy I won fom the lovely Elise recently. The clock is a stamp and the reason I added that in is because I am always early everywhere I go so it seemed appropriate lol

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!


Dale Tiernan said...

Yes, I love that you're early everywhere. Me too. Hate being late. Something I picked up from childhood I think.

Jasmine S said...

This looks gorgeous. Love the tag, the doily and those awesome flowers.

Karen Shady said...

such a pretty layout :) love the tag, thats a great idea for a LO :)

Rachael Funnell said...

Happy go's well with you!! I agree.
I dont know what Early means anymore.... LOL
I just happy to make it on time! Anyway onto your LO! Which looks FABBO, the sanding around the photo looks Gr8!!!

Julie said...

What a lovely layout. The colour combination is terrific.

Chantal said...

This is gorgeous!!! Thanks for playing along at Stuff 2 Scrap!!! :D

Chantelle said...

Gorgeous - love your pinwheel flowers - you've made a lovely page about 'you' - thanks for playing along with the sketch!!