Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Renewed Passion

In the early part of this year, I was into a scrapbooking slump. I just stopped creating LO's and attending events related to scrapbooking. This happened when my husband came home for good. We have so much catching up to do since he was away for a very long time. We relocated to our new home and there were tons of work to do. Plus the fact that my husband was already complaining about the tons of scrapbooking stuff I have accumulated all these years. So I finally decided to just take a break from my craft. I don't know what came into me that time. I just felt my passion for scrapbooking was gone. But I was wrong because after my so called scrapbooking slump, I just woke one day up realizing that I should not be depriving myself with the thing I am most passionate about.

I created a LO about this phase in my journey to the world of scrapbooking. I originally entered the LO to Scrapwords Word of the Week Contest - PASSION. Luckily, it won.

Here are some photos of my LO:

I included a mini-album where photos of the LO's I have created after my passion's been renewed.

The cover of the mini album

For this LO, I used Provocraft patterned and plain papers and of course my favorite embellishment, whatelse but Prima flowers!

My journaling was handwritten for a personal touch. Here is my journaling:

Was there ever a time in your life when you felt your passion is dying down? I have experienced this several times in my life, at work (my passion for teaching), in my relationships (my passion to give my entire self), in my craft (my passion to create). Just recently, I was into this phase. I decided to stop donig the thing I am most passionate about, what else but SCRAPBOOKING? All of a sudden, I stopped creating LO's, attending scrapbook-related events, joining contests, buying scrapbook stuff, seeing my scrappin' friends. This lasted for almost three months (March to June 2007). I missed a lot of things - new supplies and trends. I missed a whole lot of people - the LB Scrapaholics and my scrappin' friends! I missed being published in E-zines and newsletters where I was supposed to write an article. I was totally left out. It was my coice, no one to blame but me. But one day in the month of June, I woke up telling myself that I can't live without scrapbooking. I was glad that phase was over. I began scrapping again, this time with a renewed passion to create and share my creations with the world as I started posting in international galleries and blogs. It's good to be back.

Just last week, I received my prize from Leslie Ackman, Scrapwords owner. She sent the prize to my cousin, Guada who was in California. Guada just went home from California after almost eight months last November 4. I got the prize last Thursday (November 15). Here is my prize, three sets Around the Block big metal brads:

I also entered this LO to Creative Scrap Shack's DTLOTD for September and it was chosen DTLOTD for September 26. Here's what Jenelle, DT of CSC has to say about my LO:

"What struck me the most about Timi's LO was her journaling. It's just so real and honest. TFS with us! Congrats your LO has been chosen as DTLOTD September 26th. Come over to the MB and see what the members are saying!"

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