Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Mom....My Home

Since my last post, I've been able to participate in a couple more challenges! Yay! This layout was created using a sketch challenge on Diana's Blog called "Design by Diana Sketchy Thursdays". So stop by her bloggy blog thursdays for some inspiration! I know I'll be visiting again!

I loved how this turned out. Thanks for telling me about this fun challenge Diana!

This layout is about a woman I hold most dear. Mom.

I love my mommy! She's the best. Lately I've been really looking at my life and redirecting myself. I've been losing focus. I need to do a wife and a mother. Maybe I sell myself short because I've got such a high standard to follow....maybe I'm afraid that if I really try, I will disappoint. There's so much pressure to be perfect and it takes such a toll on me. I just have to do my best and realize that HAS to be enough.

Where else can I get the love and support that I need right now? All I needed to do was call mom. We had a little talk, and although things aren't fixed, I see some light ahead. I think I hesitate to turn to her because I don't want to look like a failure in her eyes. And she has NEVER made me feel this way. She's so sweet and supportive. I do it to myself.

Well, this is the beginning of my realization. There are some broken things that need to be fixed. Now is the tough part....the fixing. Luckily, I'm a bit of a "handy woman"...I just wish I had manual to direct me with this job. Oh, right....I just need to CALL mom, the expert. Okay, I feel better. Why does it take a blog post to realize this?

Sorry about the extra baggage here. But I got to get this out somehow.

On to something more fun than listening to my personal struggles! How bout this layout?!

The journaling reads:

My childhood was so sweet and happy. It was all because of mom. She took such good care of us. She cooked nearly every day while keeping the house clean...all the while working full-time. I don't know how she did it. She was...and still is a big part of my happiness, my life....My Home.

Here's what I used:

Packaging Brown Wrap card stock by Prism

"Dainty Doilies" by Artifacts Inc.

rub ons - "There's the Rub" by Luxe Designs

Pigma Micron 03 Archival Ink pen by Sakura

yellow and turquoise felt flower by Making Memories

all other flowers - "Got Flowers?" by Prima

yellow printed paper ribbon by Anna Griffin

black lace paper ribbon "Que Sera Sera" by K & Co.

black brads by Making Memories

I've got more stuff to share....but you'll have to wait!