Tuesday, 12 January 2016

It's been a long time....

Wow!  It has been a long time since I have been in here.  Not sure if there is even anyone left out there.  My husband keeps pushing me to dust this blog off and get back to posting my work so I am going to make an honest effort.

Here's some serious truth for you....this past year or so has been HARD.  Ever since I lost my Mom I have been struggling.  With scrapbooking in particular.  I have had so many moments since losing her that I have just wondered what the hell the point of it all is.  Sometimes I think losing a loved one should push you even more to want to preserve those memories but that hasn't been how it has been for me.  I just have not wanted to scrap.  Maybe because every aspect of it reminds me of my Momma.  It was a hobby we both loved and spent many good moments together sharing it.  I miss her and think of her every time I do it and that has been so hard.  Thankfully I also have a best friend who shares the hobby with me and she just makes me do it.  Without her I probably would have never picked it back up.  Creating again has made me remember why I love it so much and how important it is for preserving all of those precious memories.  Without my pictures and scrapbooks, there would not be a beautiful record of the amazing person my Mom was and all of the incredible memories we have made.

So, with all of that in mind, I am pushing forward this year.  I am holding my Mom in my heart and trying to get back to this wonderful hobby I loved so much.  Over the holidays I scrapped!  With my friend and then all by myself in my house.  That has not happened in a LONG time!!  It feels good.

So, thanks for sticking with me!  Here is some scrappy goodness to share.  I'm a little rusty so be gentle!  ;)

All 3 layouts created with Fancy Pants' Everyday Circus collection

Thanks so much for stopping by!!


  1. Glad to see you scrapping and blogging again! Great layouts!

  2. So glad you are back and creating! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee these!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Woohoo! Awesome layouts! Great big bear hugs to you!

  4. Oh Tracey I understand totally. But I'm glad you blogging again, love you layouts.
    Sending Hugs.

  5. I'm here Tracey :) Great layouts! I've taken a step back myself, sort got burnt out.

  6. {{HUGS}} and yay for getting back into scrapping!!I can totally understand how it would be hard.. so glad to see your work again, wonderful pages!!!