Reaching out of my comfort zone

I recently received this circle journal asking for Reflections of Me, and I really enjoyed reading the other submissions. HOWEVER staring right down the throat of a 39th birthday and knowing that once both my children are in school all day every day (both coming much too soon), I’ve been doing my own soul searching, trying to decide who I am now, beyond “Mommy” (which is still most important) and what I want to be when I grow up LOL. Just the same, I am a private person by nature and exposing my creations to you is one thing. Exposing my thoughts is something else entirely. Likewise, designing a layout may be my strongest weakness so don’t expect anything fancy. I typed my journaling, edited, retyped, edited and finally decided to just handwrite it in a chain of consciousness which opened the flood gates. I’m also going to enter this in my first Random Redhead Challenge at Gingersnap Creations (GC48: Growth)-http://gingersnapcreations.blogspot.com/2010/03/gc48-random-redhead-challenge-growth.html-you have until April 25 to jump in on this challenge. Reflections of Me CJ page 1CJ Reflections of Me pg 2 The base of these is DCWV Mod-Retro Stack. The black cardstock is punched with a Martha Stewart Doily Border Punch. Journaling is handwritten. The white chipboard hearts are Heidi Swapp. Lace is from JoAnn’s as is the mirror. The flowers and green metal trim are from Portafolio. The leaves are from a silk rose and the young hula dancer is me around age 3 or 4. The background papers were distress inked with Hint of Pesto Dew Drops chalk ink. Hope you enjoy. So what do you see when you look in the mirror??

 Happy Crafting! Paula

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Laura
    Mar 30, 2010 @ 05:16:59

    So glad you decided to join us. These are fab journalling pages. Hope you join us again would love to see your other creations.

    Reply

  2. Ali Manning
    Mar 30, 2010 @ 08:17:06

    Great pages, Paula! I’m staring down the throat of 40, so I feel your pain!!

    Reply

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