Sunday, February 28, 2016

Me @ 47 .. with 123

The 123 challenge has always been one of my favourites, but like so many other challenges, one I haven't had the opportunity to do. I hope with a bit more balance in my life this year, that will change. So this month, the challenge was "red + 'lovely' + hearts" ..

Me @ 47
123 challenge
some close ups ..

I haven't been scrapping so much lately. Not since my Scrapbooking Memories magazine Masters year came to an end. I've been studying a Dual Cert IV in Mental Health and Disability. We did the majority of our mental health units towards the latter half of the course and I found them pretty hard going at times, dredging up the pain of the past. Sadly, I figured out that despite everything I've been through to heal, I'm still angry, at 47. Angry and sad.

Now, with the use of mindfulness, after dams of tears and weeks of bleak days, I realise that I can live with the anger. I'm the one in control of my emotions and 'angry' is just as valid as 'happy'. Its what we choose to do with our emotions that matters most. So I guess I'm going to live with the anger, not let it define me, and move on. At least until I start the next phase of my study LOL .. a Dual Diploma in Counselling and Community Services Work. Just kidding. Not about the study. But this time I'm prepared for the triggers. So yeah, despite the warm, fuzzy feeling of this month's 123 challenge, this is what I came up with. For me, it says it all and was cathartic to get down on paper.

Anyways if you think you'd like to give the challenge a go, and there is time (its a leap year people!), check out their latest challenge HERE.

Happy scrapping peeps!!!


  1. This page is stunning. I love your background and the colours you have used. I also love your quote because sometimes warm and fussy just doesn't cut it and "real" is more appropriate. Hang in there!! Thanks so much for sharing with us on 123 Challenge Blog.

  2. This layout is amazing, the back ground texture is fabulous and if this is the inspiration you got with the criteria then that is good.. I hope this year is a better year for you.. thanks so much for joining in with the 123 Challenge blog this month!

  3. Such a fabulous layout!! Really hope 2016 is a better year for you!! Thanks for joining us at 123 Challenge Blog :)

  4. Thanks for sharing. Your background work is amazing and I love the pops of red. Thanks for playing along with the 123 Challenge Blog.

  5. Such a gorgeous layout, of an equally gorgeous person :)