**Read this post and click here to see the updated pic, taken during the day..........it's worth it!**
So very, very nerdy...so nerdy, in fact, after I finished this layout I became so excited, I had to take pictures of it in horrible lighting and post it anyway to show it off!
I saw a challenge over at the Nerdy *Victorious* Scrapbookers blog, and had to jump in. N*V*S is a neat-o challenge blog, a sister site of XOXO Challenge Blog, where I am a Lipstick Chick. I saw their inspiration collage for the month of January, and the white and pink jumped right out at me, along with the tiny bit of blue over there in the lower right, in the form of the baby blue bra. Here's the inspiration:
"See that lovely handmade flower? The crocheted flower was given to me by a talented crafter, Karen Patterson. The paper strips...um, yeah, YUM. That's some beaded wallpaper right there. Yup, beaded wallpaper. I acquired a crapton of wallpaper books from my neighbor who runs a lumber yard/hardware store, and am thankful just about every day for them >
And here's my layout (see what I mean about the horrible lighting? The background paper is white in person!!):
Of course, I had to make a batch of pink glimmer mist just for this, which will show up better when I re-post this with better pics when the sun comes out. Trust me, it's amazing in person. So much shimmer, I ended up using the pink glimmer mist, made with my pink/blue Pearl Ex powder, AND the gold. You might remember the gold from my last card post. I went nuts with the gold that day!
Tim Holtz flourish stamp
A closer look at that beaded paper
This is a picture of me, which I cropped my family out of *haha in my best Nelson laugh*...you might recall our family photo shoot this summer, and I wanted one of just me for this page. I am not often in front of the camera, I'm the one taking the pics. Sad, but true. I wasn't diggin' the green and red in the background, so I sanded the photo to blur them out. More Tim Holtz stamps, a flourish and a corner. The only baby blue I brought in was that blue ribbon, very sheer and barely there, wrapped around the side, over a piece of fancy wallpaper.
The butterflies were fussy cut from more wallpaper, this time wallpaper featuring tree branches, birds, and butterflies. So pretty! The pink and silver: cut up circles wallpaper.
This layout will hopefully serve as a reminder to focus on my goal this year, which is to just *BE HAPPY.* It's been a rough road, and it is smoothing out, but I need to learn to be happy with the place that I am. I have a rad family: really smart kidlets, and an amazing hubby who works hard to allow me to craft my little butt off and be here for those really smart kidlets. I can't ask for anything more. I will look at this, and be reminded to be thankful for what I have and where I am at in life, rather than think about all that I want that is currently out of my reach. I have a long life ahead of me to accomplish all that I have swirling around in my head.
Hope you like it, and head on over to the N*V*S blog to enter your own page today! Have a great night!