Tuesday, April 22, 2014

There is one fantastic thing about getting older...you start to lose those little insecurities about what other people think of you.  At least I did.  There is a realization that no one else REALLY cares whether you wear pink or white, have your hair long or short, read the same books, or if you gained or lost weight. It gives you a lot of leeway in life, something you don't have when you are young.  I think as we age, we develop grace.  It is not such a bad place to be if you relax and enjoy it.  In fact, the following link is to a video of an 80 year old woman who applied to Britain's Got Talent...after watching that, tell me we can't dance through old age!!

Subject: What an 80 year old woman can do...

The girls did some wonderful things with this kit,  some very sweet, others quite moving.  Here are some of their fabulous pages showing how you can use my latest kit Aging Beautifully

A beautiful page by Gina, this gives you a great idea of many elements in the kit, and gives you a sense of time. Her layering is exquisite, and her storytelling marvelous!

This next page moved me. A layout of her father in his youth, Beth created this tribute to him and I think it needs no words, it screams love and pride.

And a tribute to her Mother, now gone, but never forgotten. And missed terribly. Beautifully stated with Kathy Murphy's When the Music Stops.  Take a moment to read it if you never have before.

I love the simple truth of this next page, thimbleberrie created a layout that is up to interpretation. I find it quite moving, and due to my own experiences, feel that is is about what many of us have had to deal with in aging parents or grandparents, or even ourselves.  It is thought provoking.

I love the artistry and the emotion this next page evokes as well.  Judyinsd created this lovely page,  demonstrating that women of all ages can be beautiful!  

Jacqueline   designed this fun page, with colorful layering and a great message!

What a delightful page by lawyerlyn, showing beauty can show on the outside as well as within!  Talk about growing gracefully, she is gorgeous!

We need to take the time to be in the moment, because that moment will pass, and you can never get it back!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Sometimes a simple, elegant paper is all you need.  My latest mini kit is called  Watercolor Sketches, and is a set of four watercolor textured papers in 8.5x11 and 12x12 inch.  Great for layouts or journaling, color them or leave them neutral, they can make an impressive page as you can see below (pages by judyinsd, mystampin, and myself!)