It's funny. I have this goal of having a layout published in print. Sometimes I'm not sure why I care. Why do I need that validation? Why do I need someone else to tell me I'm worthy? At the end of the day I honestly scrapbook because it makes me happy. It makes me happy putting the moments of our life to paper for us to enjoy today and my grandkids (*gasp*) to enjoy later. It just makes me happy!!
I will say that I love Nick to pieces. I do the posting on our blog but he gets updates. The other day he says, "I spent some time on our blog today and saw a bunch of your projects I hadn't seen. Some of them are just great. You're really taking it to a whole obba lebel (inside joke). I don't know why you haven't been published yet" Thank you Nick- just the ego boost I needed :)
Here is the layout. I created the word bubble and put Bennet's favorite words and translation on the inside. Printed it on transparency for a clear look. The transparency doesn't show up well here. Then I did a combination of handwritten journaling and stickers right on the photo.
Well- less than a week after this post I got a call from Katie at Scrapbooks Etc. wondering if it was available for publication. Hell yeah it's available. I was so excited. Like I said, at the end of the day I honestly scrapbook because it makes me happy. But of course I'm thrilled to see my work in print. It just makes me feel all goey inside.
My copy hasn't arrived yet but thanks to the fabulous ladies at Wisconsin Scrappers I found out it was out. I can't find it in Wausau yet but it's out there. Scrapbooks Etc. Jan 2009 issue.
By the way, I created this layout at Tall Oaks Retreat. It's a great place for jump starting your mojo!!