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I believe–a layout.

8 Jan

Boy I’m a terrible blogger. But I swear I’ll try to be better. My daughter goes back to school tomorrow, my husband goes back to work tomorrow… so hopefully on my days off (Tuesday and Thursday) I’ll be able to get some crafting and writing done.

But for tonight I’ll leave with you my latest digi-scrapped layout. Done this week, my first one since May with photos. I love it, though I had trouble getting it done. I have a whole year’s worth of photos to scrap, but it’s so hard because it’s been so long. And I love scrapping non-holiday photos. Just fun, messing around photos… those are my favourites to scrapbook – and I took very few of those last year.

It was a very hard year for me. My husband was gone a lot in the beginning of the year with his pre-deployment training out of town. Then in June he left for Afghanistan. And it was just my daughter and I. Luckily I had one of my brothers visiting, staying with us actually for 5 months – he was here before my husband left the country and stayed through the first half of the deployment. He helped out around the house, he cut the lawn, gave me a break – allowing me to have some “me time” occasionally. This helped.

But I was without my husband. The love of my life. My bestest friend. And I couldn’t be creative. While he was gone I only created a few birthday cards and a few recipe cards. The bare minimum for me. I took the bare minimum of photos. So needless to say, it’s been hard getting back into the creative spirit. But I’m trying. And here’s my first real layout since my husband’s deployment… I hope you like it. But it doesn’t really matter… since we do this for our family and for ourselves right?


HappyGirls web


Kit used is by Kristin Cronin-Barrow and Jenn Barrette – Note to Self
Template by Kim Broedelet
Fonts used are the King & Queen font & DJB HEIDIHscript.

Layout was created for SSD’s Pinterest Challenge #4