Last Friday I met two special blogging friends, Jeanet and Jenneke woohoo! I bet their ears are still hurting, I always talk so much, especially when I'm nervous. And I really was nervous, I really wanted them to like me, you know. But I shouldn't have been nervous at all, because just as I had imagined, these ladies are just lovely!!!! I so enjoyed their company, and I hope we'll all be meeting again real soon!
If you read my previous post, you already know I had made an altered journal for the recent Let's Get Shabby challenge, but I forgot to make it a birthday-related project. So, I promised the ladies of LGS to make another entry, birthday-related this time. When I told Jeanet on Friday, she said she would try and enter as well. Well, I just visited Jeanet's blog, and she beat me to the punch, hers is already posted!!! And it's a beauty!!!! Jeanet, you'll be pleased to hear I managed to finish mine as well, and before the dead line this time (though I cut it close, I admit ...).
Recently, someone wrote me that my current work isn't nearly as good as that of several months ago. Actually, I feel ashamed in her place saying this to someone, because though I really do believe that she is entitled to express her opinion, I also do believe that every single one of us poors our heart into every LO we make, so it really can't be "bad", right?? Still, her words are lingering in my head, and my confidence has taken a blow.
So I'm feeling a bit nervous posting this new LO of mine, especially since I decided not to let her words keep me from trying something new... I had never tried a shabby LO before, and I have hardly ever used stamps. Did it turn out okay? I don't know ... I like it, but I liked my last work as well. My husband wasn't too excited about this LO, so he didn't exactly help restoring my confidence... Still, like I said, I like it, and really that's what matters, isn't it?
This is Chloë on her first birthday (almost 9 years ago!!!). The look on her face when we put that big pie in front of her was priceless, and she dug right in! She was covered from head to toe, so we had to give her a bath before she could even open up her presents ... ah, the memories!!!
I so had a hard time not painting this time!!! It seems like I've painted on every single LO I've made recently, and I do so love the look of paint on a LO. But this LO was rather busy as is (for me that is, I'm not used to using so many papers), so I decided against it this time. I'm also proud to say I finally used some of those stamps that have been lying around unused. I used 4 different stamps, two for the "1" and the frame, one for the crown, and foam alphabet stamps for the title. So I've got that criteria covered! Not sure if it really is a "shabby" LO though (might be a bit too "cheary" and childish), but ladies, I did try!!! I actually rather enjoyed this challenge, and I will be entering again!
Talk to you later!
2 months ago