Hello Friends!!!! How excited are you for National Scrapbooking Day? Yay!! Although I truly think the name of the day should be changed to Inter-National Scrapbook Day! Don't you think? I absolutely love seeing inspiration from all over the world and nobody does it better than scrapbookers and crafters! *grin*
Today Bella Blvd has organised a challenge for the entire design team to participate in. And once again the challenge is for us to share a little about ourselves with you.
This challenge was an extremely difficult one, not because I don't want to share with you, but because I am not a fan of being in front of the camera. I agonised about the challenge because I didn't have any new photos of myself and no one else in my family willingly likes to pick up the camera and snap away like I do. Can you relate?
So, after my lovely husband calmed me down (yes I was stressing about having my photo taken) I took control and stared at myself in the bathroom mirror. I figured if I couldn't get a decent shot nobody has to see them. The joys of having a digital camera! And I could always get creative with a photo-less layout! Lucky for me, I decided I had three photos I could work with. :)
This was the photo I was going to use on my layout.
But then I changed my profile picture on Facebook with one of the other photos. Some thing that was long overdue, as the last one was over two years old! Again, can you relate? LOL! Anyway, what happened next was a true eye-opener. The amazing amount of support I received for a photo that had no word content just blew me away. I wasn't expecting comments and I certainly wasn't expecting "likes".
The direction of my Bella Blvd layout just took a new turn, because this is what I wanted to document. The lesson learnt. I need to be kinder to me.
products used: cs - Kaisercraft; pp - Bella Blvd (Family Forever); alpha - Bella Blvd; other - Bella Blvd: candid cards, crochet hearts, stickers; Heidi Swapp colorshine; tools - machine stitching, typewriter.
I hope you will hop along with us today and as you get to know us a little better, be on the look out for some gorgeous giveaways on the Bella Blvd blog!!! Good luck and thanks for visiting...x