Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Slowly joining the Real World again..

Wow.  When life throws you a curve ball and you miss it...things sure get crazy.  Our family struck out quite a few times, one right after the other.  Things got really rough, and just when we thought we were handling it, we suffered another swing and a miss.

I really miss my hobby.  It was my escape from the real world.  But when family needs you, you need to step back and take care of what's important.

I know I messed a few things up, let a few people down, but it certainly was not intentional.   I hope there are no hard feelings and we can all get back to enjoying what we love to do...preserve our families memories.

I have to admit, pulling out my stash again sure felt strange.  I was overwhelmed, lost, uninspired, overwhelmed,..oh wait, I said that already.

I figured I would start out slow and I have to say, it took me a long time to do a page.  I've worked on a few that I was not happy with and will probably do them over at some time.

Here is what I have been up I crawl out of the cave and reentered the Real World.

I stayed on as a Design Team member at Scrap Our Stash and we had a challenge for Back To School. We had to put together a page using things representing the letters B-T-S.

I used Buttons, Twine and Stickers.

While we were on the subject of Back To School, I finally put some of my daughter's achievements onto a page to preserve them.

Over at the If It's Groovy blog, we were celebrating International World Peace Day.

I drew and cut my piece sign shape by hand.  All of the fun stickers were from the Party Store.  And I just couldn't leave out the buttons!

And lastly, I thought I would give this sketch from MOB (Mother's of Boys) a shot.  Here is the sketch:

And using a collection from Colorbok, here is my page:

It feels really good to be back!  Now if I can just keep the mojo moving....

I sure miss my scrapbook friends!


  1. Hi Wendy!! Good to see you back!! Funny... I was just checking my bloggy news feed and there you were. I thought to myself... Gee... I haven't seen you in a while. Sorry about your life's curve balls. Your scrappy friends haven't gone anywhere. :) Fun pages you have!! I would say your MOJO is back!!

  2. These are GORGEOUS!!! I loveeeeeeee that peace symbol one!!! And hoping things are getting better soon!!!

  3. I really like the layout you created with Brendas sketch. Thanks for playing with us at MOB Scrapbook Kit Club and stick around...we have some fun things coming up!!!!

  4. Great layouts Wendy, glad you are back doing what you love! Love your take on the sketch for MOB, thanks for playing along!

  5. wow.. great job with all three challenges!! :)