I still am suffering from that crazy mood altering headache, which I am starting to suspect may be from a nasty fall on the ice on Saturday (I hit my head very hard and slipped under my van while trying to climb in) because my head has hurt ever since. Booooo.
Anywhoooo.... I did manage to steady myself enough to enjoy making a few pages. I will start with my LEAST favorite- I was losing brain cells fast and really wanted to use photos that I haven't already scrapbooked in some way. I got the coolest "About Me" album by Lisa Bearnson from Ashley B, but it has sat untouched because of my fear of ruining it once I got started. As I posted last time, Marie's pages started to melt the icy wall of fear around my heart. Here is the page...
Although it is a bit chaotic, it reflects my moods and some of feelings of motherhood that I have never put in another scrapbook, so I am invested in this already. I love the idea of "SMILE", "SOOTHE" and "SLEEP" scribbled on each picture. These are necessities for every mom. I hate my handwriting, but never journal because of it, and since this is for me I decided to just Get Over It.
The next pages were my first ones....and although the kit comes with all you need to make the perfect page, adding what I call 'the Marie touch' made me fall in love with these pages, and I can't wait to do more!
I was a stapling, paper ripping, tab making, layering fool! And while this may look very easy to some, I fret over pages for no apparent reason, and am constantly frustrated that they don't reflect 'me'. I also owe major thanks to my Mr. Sammy, because he actually had the energy to empty out our extra (junk) room and throw away TONS of stuff during the holiday break. This cleared enough space for me to set up a table and spread out my things, then shut the door and leave it all waiting for next time. Ahhhhhh. That's true love.