A Scraphappy Southernbelle

Friday, February 20, 2009

I Don't Think So

Hey Yall! How's it goin'? Ready for the weekend? Whoo hoo! I know I am. I haven't done too much scrappy wise today. I did get one layout done. This layout if for the single sketch challenge at DIY and for Gutter Girlz. So, doin' some double duty. I do that alot these days. LOL. It just helps me to get more challenges in. I love to do the challenges. They motivate me to get more work done. The prompt this time included a song called "I Don't Think So." This is what I based this layout on. My title is "Think you know me? I don't think so." I just love doing these prompts. They always help me to get my thoughts out on paper. It is such a wonderful stress reliever. I am working on an album just for me....kind of a way to remember my thoughts at that particular time in my life. I think this will go in there. Here is the layout:



I used Home Decor for the bird/flourish and Printing Press for the title. I made the flower myself, which I embossed with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder. I also added some velvet and silk ribbons. Last, some Stickles glitter glue for bling. If you are interested, the journaling reads:
"So, you think you know Aymee Gandy? I don't think so! You know how I know that? Because I rarely show and tell all about me! I know so many people think I am a quiet, goody-goody-two-shoes! Well, let me tell ya, I am not perfect! I have my ups and I have my downs! I don't always make the right choices. I don't always do the right thing! I've made choices in the past I'm not proud of! I've done things in the past that I would never do again. I ask myself, "What was I thinking when I did that?" I was young and I was stupid at times. But you know what? I can't change the past! I can only learn from my mistakes and move on! I ask for forgiveness and try to do better. But no matter what I have said or done, I am still a good person! I love hard! I try to do all that I possibly can for others. I try to be the best friend that I know how to be. I'm honest and I'm giving. I try to give back all that I can. I try to be there when they need me! But, you know what? I need love too! I put up a strong and brave front for all the world to see, but inside, I am scared! I'm so frightened by many things in my life! I'm so frightened this skin condition will overtake my whole body! I'm frightened that I may never know what it is like to be a mom! I'm frightened I might one day have to face being alone! I'm afraid I'm not good enough! I'm afraid I will make all the wrong choices! Just remember that I am a person who deserves and demands respect!"

Whoo...that feels good to get all of that out! Keeping stuff pent up is not good for you, so I encourage you to scrap it! Even if you don't want the world to see, hide the journaling or hide the layout. Do it for yourself! It will be so therapeutic!!! I can tell you that from experience! Remember that scrapping doesn't always have to be about the smiles and good stuff! It is to tell a story, no matter if that story is good or bad! Scrap your life...ALL of it!!!

As always, thanks for stopping by! I hope each of you have a wonderful weekend! Take care of yourselves and Happy Scrappin'!

Hugs,
Aymee
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9 comments:

Karen said...

Lovely LO Aymee. Love the colours.

Love KaREN (uk) X

~*AMY*~ said...

such a great lo girl...
so heartfelt, thanks for sharing!!!
and thanks for playing in the gutter with us!!!

Adrienne said...

I LOVE ALL THAT JOURNALING! Gorgeous!! Thanks for gettin in the gutter!!

lara said...

ow you did the journalling!! WOW!! And so meaningful - I'm glad you're inspired by these challenges to do a book about you - that's SO IMPORTANT!!!

Thanks for playing!

AUsome mom said...

Great LO! I love that bird and swirl! I'm not sure if I have Home Decor (don't think I do), but I may have to get it. Regarding your journaling, remember the Lord says "Fear not". So don't! I have to remember that every minute of every day too! You have a great weekend also. I'm doing my taxes tomorrow.....ugh. Hugs...

Bree said...

This is beautiful.. love the flower.
and the embossing on it.. i gotta try that one..

thanks for playing in the gutter with us.

latte_grande said...

Awesome layout, girl! LOVE how you made that flower! Thanks so much for playing in the gutter with us!

Becky said...

LOVE all your color choices and that flower rocks

Glenda T. said...

I'm diggin all the purple and love that pic!! Thanks for playing with us!