For those of you that know me and follow my blog, the past couple of years have been extremely
difficult for me. I lost my job back in 2010 and am still out of work. It seems the older you get the more "unemployable" you are. Factor that in along with my Mom's diagnosis of Alzheimers in the summer of 2011 and all I can say is life has been a struggle. I've dealt with emotions that I never knew I had and so much of me is lost. Not quite sure what has held me together, but I am still here. The April Challenge at Zeus and Zoe - Life As It Is Now was my inspiration for my layout. Create and journal a project about 'life as it is now', the subject being 'you as an individual'. My journaling is very private ("note to self") and is on the back of my layout.
The left hand side of my layout represents me the past couple of years, dark and non dimensional. I used some Tim Holtz and Teresa Collins stamps along with rub ons from my stash.
The right hand side of my layout represents my future, colorful and dimensional and a reminder of how life was before, colorful, happy, full of life and love, something to reach for and hold onto.
I used some buttons, K & Company stickers and rub ons from my stash along with some gorgeous flowers and hexagon chipboard I purchased from UmWow Studio. I purchased the flowers a while back from DeeDee at UmWow. Since my purchase she has taken a new direction in her shop and no longer carries flowers, but does carry some amazing chipboard.
I look forward in the years to come to look at this layout and see where I am in life and the changes that have taken place. One can only look towards the future with hope and dreams, taking it one day at a time.
Thank you for stopping by and allowing me to share a little bit about me.
. . . Debbie