Here is my first blog post since March. It’s been a whirlwind. I had a few challenges earlier in the year. Then I retired from my public service job, then took another position in my former field, decided to end my challenge blog Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge (that was such a hard decision to make, and I do regret it – although I just cannot make the time for it now.) And when I did have time to sit down at the computer, I’ve had computer problems.
For some time now I just have not had the time to pursue any of my creative outlets, including scrapbooking. Today is a great day – I have finally been able to find time and be able to create.
I found this new blog in a very roundabout way. I attend Lisa Furtney’s awesome event, Scrapfest twice a year in Kitchener and in Oshawa, and I always take a look at the teacher line-up to see who interests me. This year she announced that Agnieszka Bellaidea will be teaching in Oshawa in the fall. Following the link to Agnieszka’s blog, I found a blog posting where she announced the challenge this month at Scrap Around the World – Helen Tilbury’s new challenge blog.
Helen’s blog uses a mood board and sketch this month for the challenge. I was inspired by the two photos on the top line of the mood board – the colour, and the mood of the two photos led to the photo and the Webster’s Pages Country Estate paper that I chose and used. The paper reminded me of the sketch, and I have remained true to the main elements within it.
Anyway, here is the layout. I’m so happy to have been able to create a bit again. I hope you like it.