Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Sketchy Challenge #1 - So Many Reasons

Hello ladies, it's time for another sketchy challenge over on the Two Scrapbook Friends Forum.  I had alot of fun working with the sketch that I created below and hope you guys have some fun working with it as well.

This is the layout that I created based on the sketch above. I used the The Sweetest Thing line from My Minds Eye to create this layout. One thing I really liked about this sketch is that balance that it had and that it wasn't too busy.

I did something a little new for myself and I stitched over a photo for the first time. I really liked the end result from doing this. One thing that was a pain was how thick my layer was that I had to stitch through because of all the paper I have layered on the background. But this was a very neat thing to do and I will do it again in the future.

I created a list on the side of my page instead of having the title go there. The list goes along with my title and is the journaling for my page as well.

I would love to see everyone's creations over on the Two Scrapbook Friends Forum. Make sure you upload your creations to the forum as well as the gallery.  Thanks for playing along.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Oh My Word!

Welcome to the Oh My Word! Blog Hop with Two Scrapbook Friends! You should have arrived here from Jan's blog. If you didn’t, you might want to start at Two Scrapbook Friends, so you can read all about it and you won’t miss any of the great inspiration along the way!

My word for 2013 is independence. Independence has always been something I seemed to struggle with. I am a mommas girl for anyone who doesn't already know. My family is really important to me so being apart from them is really hard for me. This October I moved away from home and moved to Elora. For those of you who know me and my personality this was very hard for me.At first I was coming home alot when Matt would leave for work for the week and come back on the weekends when he would come home. But when this challenge was given to us to pick a word and I picked independence I started to think and I have now been staying at my home in Elora alone and coming home less.

This is what I created:

I love the colours of the paper that I used because I thought it reflected my personality.  The key on my layout was very important to the entire purpose of the layout. The key reflects how I started to become independent with moving out.

I added some pendents with some buttons to the side of my layout to add a little more colour.

I cut out a circle and created my title around the circle. I thought it turned out really well.

Last but not least I added some butterflies. I seem to have a slight obsession with them lately.

So remember, in order to be entered to win:
1. Leave a comment on all the blogs as you go and then go back to the Two Scrapbook Friends blog and leave a final comment there.
2. To have a second chance to win, send YOUR special word that inspires you in 2013 in an email to Put "Blog Contest" in your subject line.
3. Create your own design based on your special word and upload it to our Gallery and Forum before February 28 at 11:58 pm, and receive 10 Forum Buttons towards gift certificates in the store!
 4. Check back at the Two Scrapbook Friends Blog on January 22nd to see if you are the prize winner. (Winners will not be contacted personally.)

Be sure to stop be each on the following blogs and leave a comment! Enjoy the Hop :)

Friday, January 4, 2013

I love you..

Love..everyone has a different definition of it. Some people think love is the greatest thing in the world and others would rather do without it. Some people believe in love at first sight and others think its a load of crap. I am one of those girls who has always been on the fence with something like this. I have had "crushes" but I have never been in "love". At the time I thought it was "love" but looking back on my past I am embarrassed that I thought it was.

When I think of people in love I think of my parents. My parents couldn't be more perfect for each other. They treat each other with respect and value each others opinions. They work together as a team to get things accomplished, they never go behind each others back when doing something, and most of all they are honest with each other 100% of the time. My mom told me whenever I would have a breakup that a better guy will come along and everything will be fine. I would always just take her advice and walk away thinking "ya whatever there is no one better" 

I know i'm considered young being only twenty years old but there was a time about a year ago I thought I was going to just be single for the rest of my life. No guy was ever comparing to the standards that I had in set. They were either to self absorbed, cocky, a dork, not family oriented, and the list goes on and on. One day my best friend made me sign up for online dating..I know I had the same reaction. I thought it was the stupidest thing I had ever heard of in my life. Who seriously needed to be online to meet someone.. well I was one of them. At first I thought it was just a huge joke. But after being on there for a while I met a bunch of really nice people that I would consider friends. But out of all the people I met there was one who stuck out over every other people who messaged me.

This guys name was Matt. Matt and I had talked a couple times but I started to lose interest (i'm not sure why) and stopped talking to him. A couple weeks later I signed back on and saw his picture again and started talking to him. We made plans to meet up.. and I was such a chicken. I contemplated on going to meet him and finally one night I got the guts up to go and meet this so called amazing guy. Well I surprised myself. He was more amazing then I thought.

Two months later I have to admit I am probably the luckiest girl ever! Who knew you could meet your dream guy on online dating?  Well I did and I cant believe it. Matt is the most loving, kind, caring individual I have ever met in my life. He is constantly looking out for what's best for me and makes sure I am taken care of all the time.  He is the best thing I could have ever asked for. He couldn't have walked into my life at a more perfect time and I thank him for that.

People always say that you need to be 100% comfortable around the person you are with and I thought in the past I was with the people I was with but with Matt I could not be more myself (sometimes a little too much). When I am around Matt it doesn't matter what I look like, how i'm dressed, what I say or who i'm with he respects me for who I am. 

Matt and I have experienced bumpy paths just like every other relationship on this planet. We are going to have times where we disagree with each other and want to hurt each other but in the end we love each other.  The main thing is that we realize that we work so well together and stick with it. I cant even explain how happy I am that I met Matt. He has changed my life so much in such an amazing way.

Matt is away with work for about 8-10 days and i'm at home in an empty house all alone with the cat with memories of him all over. This 8-10 days is going to feel like forever but I cant wait for him to come home. I miss him already and I saw him about 12 hours ago. I am constantly thinking about what he is 
doing and if I am crossing his mind. I am hoping hes going to call me later so I can a least hear his voice.
For anyone who is reading this and doesn't believe in love.. hang in there.. I didn't and look what happened to me.. I met my dream guy. Its worth it to stick it out. For those of you who think that love is stupid and that there isn't a guy out there for you.. just wait it out. Rushing things just makes the wait feel longer and then you just get frustrated. Everyone has a prince charming out there in the world.. believe it or not. If you want to find him.. figure yourself out first and he will come and find you. Mine did, and I couldn't be happier.