Scrapbooking Journey

I started with scrapbooking in 2003. I had a roller coaster ride when I started with this craft, all happy and never a dull moment.

This was one of my many first layouts. I can seem to imagine what I was doing then. Everyone’s got to start somewhere. I started with these….

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Then with flashes of inspiration and with the help of the ladies at Scrapjazz. I made this.

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Then these wonderful people came into my life, the team of myscrapworks.com The team had long been disbanded but I can never thank them enough for supporting and inspiring me to continue to hone my craft.

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Another very significant person in my scrapbooking journey is Valerie Salmon. Val will always be close to my heart. She had always been so supportive of my work and has been a very good friend too. Here were some of my entries in her Got Sketch Blog.

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Another lady who is and will always be a source of inspiration is the woman behind My Little Attic. Im always thankful for the many joys you gave my heart Nenette. Below was one of the layouts I entered in one of My Little Attic’s contest and luckily I got the first prize.

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And these below were my last layouts until life kicked me in the butt and reminded me that it had to take the front wheel.

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Life sure has its way of making the little things that makes us happy come back and reunite with us. Scrapbooking will always be my first love. I have discovered a lot of my artistic self and now that “life” is directing me to rediscover my love for scrapbooking….then the journey begins, again.

Where I turn Hope to Reality

Sharing with you my work area. This was how it looked like when I was living in my parents home.

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When our carpenter torn down my room’s door to make one big room (my parents turned one big room into two for my brother and me), I could not let the door go to waste. Instead I requested our carpenter to make a table out of it and instantly I had a working table with a lot of space for my tools and a whole lot of knickknacks.

But then again, my mother had to sell the house and we had to transfer to another place. Hubby and I opted to stay in a condominium. Its easier to go to and from his place of work and easier for us to commute too. And now, here is where I do my projects.

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Had to claim a part of our entryway for all of my stuff. I do not have a lot, only the essentials and the things that will help me create easier. Its small and it suits me well. I love my new workspace! I know it needs a bit of color…. maybe one of these days I will have the energy to choose an inspiring color and paint my heart away. There are still so many things to be done like organizing the things that I have created and arrange them on my bare walls. For now, the place is clean and ready for me.