On the blog 'Totally Random' which I am a creative team member of, one of the challenges was to create a page about ourselves listing some facts about us. Well, I've never done a page just about me before, I didn't even have any pictures of me! I'm always the one taking the pictures, I'm never actually in them! So I asked my dear husband if he would ever so kindly take some pictures of me, and he lovingly obliged, but his photography skills are quite limited. Thank goodness for digital cameras, I could 'fix' a lot of his photo mistakes. I also have a word of caution for those of you who may have to ask your hubbies to take pics of you....they have a hard time staying focused because they get other ideas when they have a digital camera in their hands, IF you know what I mean! LOL!
Anyhow, back to the page. I used two different sheets of designer paper. One for my base and the other I cut in a circle using a dinner plate (great technology, I know...but it works! LOL). My Title is a mix of 'Doodle Alphabet' from Stampin Up! (retired), a cuttlebug die, and chipboard. I painted the chipboard letters ('Me') first, sponged two different colored inks on them (Stampin Up! "More Mustard" and 'Really Rust"), stamped with a flower stamp (from the set 'Flight of the Butterfly' also from Stampin UP!), added stickles and a ribbon. I added more stickles on the stars of the stamped title. The other embellishments I added to the page are prima flowers, brads, and dew drops. I also used my cuttlebug to cut out stars to put behind the number '10'. In case you can't read my journeling, this is what it says: "1. I love animals, especially kittens, puppies, and birds. 2. I hate injustice. 3. I love to be at home. 4. I love Broadway musicals. 5. I'm creative, but not artistic. 6. I love flowers. 7. I feel closest to God in nature. 8. I love beauty and am always trying to recreat it. 9. I'm extremely loyal to those I love. 10. I'm a hard worker."
I really enjoyed making this page. I definately think I'll make more pages of myself and hope to somehow put a book together. I think it'll be a great heirloom to pass on to my kids and/or grandkids. I suppose I'll have to make one of their father too. We don't want them to forget about him! LOL!