Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Everyday life and a DT call

Hi everyone!
Well it's that time of year when the kids are back to school and we're settling into our normal everyday routines. Sounds boring but when you look back on past years you'll notice that it's the everyday things that we treasure most. The simple things.

At the moment I'm at a bit of a crossroads deciding on what I want to do with myself this year. I'm contemplating looking for work outside of my photography business but not too sure what to do right now. I guess it'll come to me eventually though...I just need to get myself out there and put out some feelers.

In the mean time I'm still cleaning up after the school holidays and having everyone home for the past month. I tend to get stuck into projects when everyone is around me and I think I'll find if I look really hard that most of the cleaning up I have to do is mine! ;P

Last month at Scrap FX we had a 'free for all' where we could create projects with whatever we liked. This was great for me as I have so many favourite pieces stashed away that I couldn't decided what to use first! I decided on this gorgeous vintage telephone teamed with a photo of Rhiannon I took during a Pin-Up Girl photoshoot we had a while back. Isn't this little phone just adorable?

I just love it and so glad I've finally used it on a page. I have a bit of a thing with using cute chipboard like this...I tend to hoard it because it's way too nice to use LOL
But...it suited my layout perfectly:

I'm not sure whether it's just that time of year or if I'm subconsciously changing as I get older but I've been doing a fair bit of soul searching these past few weeks. I've always been a bit of a 'quote girl'...I just love quotes. Sometimes they sum up exactly how you're feeling when you can't put it into words yourself. So when I stumbled across this quote I immediately got a canvas out and started painting, stamping and masking and created my very first Mixed Media project.

It's only very simple but I'm really happy with it. I just went with the flow of what transpired from my mind to my hand and it all came together exactly as I'd envisaged it.
The quote is so beautiful yet so powerful:
There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul. - Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
It just resonates so much with me right now!

Speaking of Scrap FX...I have some VERY exciting news to share!
We are having a new DT call for 2013!!
Head on over to the blog and check out the requirements.

It's such an awesome company to design for and I just couldn't put into words how much I've loved being a part of the 2012 team but AWESOME quickly comes to mind!
So make sure you head over, read the requirements and give it a go...trust me...you won't be sorry!

Also, to celebrate my fabulous year with the Scrap FX DT...I'm having a giveaway! I have some gorgeous Scrap FX chipboard to share and all you have to do to be in the running to win is to become a Follower of my blog! Easy!! You have till the 28th of February. The winner will be announced soon after and I'll also try and get a photo of the prize up shortly.
So for all you lurkers out there...simply hit the Follow button and you'll be automatically eligible to win some Scrap FX goodness.

Until next time,
Sharryn xx

1 comment:

Lizzy Hill said...

Hope you work out what you want to do with the Rest of your Life...there seem to be seasons when this crops up, I reckon!!! I'm a follower....I'd LOVE to play with some Scrap FX:):):)!!!!!! Oh, & your canvas - BEAUTIFUL...sometimes simple really is best:):):)!!!!!!!!!

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