Vintage Buttons and Buckles in my Etsy Shop

These buttons are available in my Etsy shop:

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

Creative Team 2015 :: Project: #mystorybythedecade : What’s Your Story?

🙂 Online class: My Story By The Decade: 1950-1999

https://retrohipmama.wordpress.com/2015/06/15/class-is-in-session-did-you-register/

And I’m on the Design 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.

Another sneak peek from me above!

Decade cards made just for us by:

@retrohipmama and @kristymakes

I look forward to seeing you there!

Creative Team 2015 :: Project: #mystorybythedecade: What’s Your Story?

I am so excited to be on the Creative Team for this FABULOUS workshop by Retrohipmama: https://retrohipmama.wordpress.com

🙂 Sign up here:

https://retrohipmama.wordpress.com/2015/06/15/class-is-in-session-did-you-register/

It’s only $20!!! Retrohipmama and Kristymakes made 25+ BEAUTiFUL cards for this class. They are really fun to use and make the feel of the decades come alive. Now this doesn’t have to be a huge project. You can tell your story with one page, or if you’re like me and love making pages then make a bunch! I made 11 double-sided pages. The cards are so inspiring!!

$20!!! You won’t be disappointed.

🙂 Here’s a little sneak from me:

I look forward to seeing you in our group!

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

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

See you next time!