Creative Team 2015 :: Project: #mystorybythedecade: Class has started but you can still jump in!!

Have you ever thought about telling your story by the decade?

I never did but Retrohipmama and Kristymakes did and their original designs for their custom cards for this workshop are FaBuLoUS!!!!

And I’m on the Creative Team!!

The My Story by the Decade workshop is in full effect today – did you register?

When you register, you get:

– Access to a private classroom
– 6 days of inspiration from myself, kristy taylor, jessica upton, kelli rich and cynthia sorci
– Over 25 exclusively designed 3×4 pocket cards to help guide your layouts
– An album full of your childhood memories!
-Cost is just $20!

You can make a few pages or several- all about you!

To register go to:

http://www.retrohipmama.wordpress.com

( $20 for 25+ custom cards AND a workshop?! I can’t get over it!! )

Here are a few sneak
peeks!

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A Selfie Challenge: Project: #myselfiescrapbook: The Last Prompt #5: Love Yourself :: 2015

Prompt #5: Love Yourself.

Sounds simple enough but I actually had to google it to see the definition. I never thought of how I love myself. You always hear that you need to love yourself before you can love anyone else but for me I don’t believe that to be true. In my life I have found that by loving others, particularly my children, husband, mom and dad, I have learned to love myself. My father left when I was 6 and died when I was 9 so loving myself…hmm. When you’re a child, that leads you to believe that if your own father leaves you, how could he love you, and then how can you love yourself. That was 43 years ago and while it took me a very long time to recover emotionally, I guess I can say that while I don’t think of ‘loving myself’ in that sense but maybe I take care of myself. Which I guess is loving myself. Can you see how I struggled with such a simple prompt? 🙂 But I did it. I faced it. I thought about it and then I made a page about it.

There was a free brush script to use on your #myselfiescrapbook layout and see the blog post about the prompt: Love Yourself:

http://www.jenniferlake.com/2015/05/myselfiescrapbook-love-yourself.html

I love myself by decorating, no matter how small, for the season or holidays. Being a stay-at-home mom I’m home more than anyone else. So I need to make this a happy place for me. And them. But mostly for me. 🙂

The suggestion is to also sign your album. I think that’s a great idea! But this is going into a ‘special project’ album, so I’m signing the final page of #myselfiescrapbook

This great wood camera came from Take Ten Kits which you can find here: http://www.thestudio29design.com

And here’s the conclusion pocket:

Here he is! The one that caused me so much emotional turmoil! But I never stopped loving him. Ever. And he’ll always be 32 years old. The words say:  My Favorite: Accepting my childhood helps me love myself.

I’m so proud of that!!

And the final double 12×12 layout:

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Thank you Jennifer Lake for this lovely, thought provoking project.

Here is her last post for this project: http://www.jenniferlake.com/2015/05/myselfiescrapbook-final-blog-hop.html

I LOVED it!!!

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You can find me:

Instagram: rx4cyn

Pinterest: cbsorci

My Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/blacksheepbetsy

See you next time!

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The 5 of Us: Someone said we looked like a hipster family. (embarrassing)

A cousin wanted to take a photo of us because we all had our glasses on, which we didn’t realize. Kind of embarrassing to be called a hipster family at a party. It’s a great photo, though.

And the second photo is one of the 5 of us at my youngest’s birthday party. We don’t have all the same schedule so we have to make a date in advance to get together as a family. And the rule is now that we must take a family selfie. I love them.

These two 12×12 pages will face each other in my 12×12 album.

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Fathers Day: my dad and the men I loved growing up.

The men I love from top to bottom: maternal great-grandpa; my dad and I; my grandpa-in-law; my maternal grandpa; my paternal grandpa, son and I; and my father-in-law. Love and kindness describes them all.

Behind each man is a little tag that can be pulled out and read. Who the person is to me and why I loved them is the info on the tag.

I loved finding all of these elements special for this layout.

The feathers were fun to make.

The Mothers Day and Fathers Day layouts will face each other in my 12×12 album.