Oh. My. Gee did this week do my head in!!! LOL I can honestly tell you that I have never spent so much time on fiddling, shuffling, repositioning and to be quite frank, just fluffing (for want of a better word) around with papers, lettering, photos.... You name it, it was shuffled! It honestly, no word of a lie, has taken me days to get this spread finished. BUT, in saying that... I would have to say that this layout is now probably my favourite one that I have done so far.
I have never really been a green kinda girl but these gorgeous papers from Authentique really caught my eye when I was looking through my stash and deciding what to use. I knew that I wanted to utilise more of my Studio Calico Project Life kit so these papers just jumped out and said "Hel-lo" when I was matching and colour co-ordinating.
I think the reason that I fiddled so much was because of the mood I was in. I have been a little overwhelmed with life in general lately and have a had a lot on my plate, so to really focus on the subject at hand (my layout) seemed like another chore. Project Life has never been like that for me and I never want it to get that way. It's my escape, my chillax time, me time, my leave-me-alone-I'm-in-my-happy-place time. So to see it as something that was overwhelming me too, was a little disappointing.
I jumped off that train quick smart! I took all my goodies and tools into the living room, away from my 'work space'. I made a yummy platter of cheese, dips, olives, etc and put on one of my favourite shows (Wentworth for those wondering) and then viola!!! I got my mojo back and things just flowed.
I was relaxed enough to then let it all just come together again. Now THAT is how I Project Life! Without really thinking, without a concept or theme in mind. It's just where the photos and my creative juices take me for that particular layout. Ahhhhhhh *sigh* I will now never let something that I love overwhelm me again....
Now this brings me to my point, my epiphany... I really love my life, so why am I letting THAT overwhelm me? My new approach... Relax, change it up a bit and then just got with the flow!!!!!!
Isn't it amazing how Project Life can give you clarity and help you along life's journey... It's a clever little cookie our friend, isn't it! LOL ;)
Going with the flow,