Wednesday, October 21, 2009


AAM#4: Turning Point in Your Life is up!!! I have a confession to make - - there are so many turning points in my life (going through my dad's death due to lung cancer when I was in college, graduating cum laude in college, placing 9th on the national CPA licensure examination, being a breadwinner when I started working, marrying my hubby, being a first-time mother, going through my mom's death due to lung cancer (again!), being a second-time mother) that I wanted to document so that my kids can read about them when they're much older. I went through the photos that I have, saw this one and realized that I have another turning point.

For my take, I used Scrapsketch's exclusive sketch for AAM this October...

and made this:

Journaling: Life never was the same when I started scrapping in April 2008. I'm a number person - - I have Economics and Accounting as my backgrounds - - so I myself was kinda surprised by my artistic/creative side. Scrapbooking allowed me to celebrate memories I hold most dear and document and share life's lessons. It is a turning point for me and now definitely an all-consuming passion.

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Paper: Crate Paper, Sticker: Reminisce, Chipboards: Fancy Pants, Conchos: All About Scrapbooking, Crystals: Prima Marketing, Buttons: BasicGrey, Brads: Making Memories, Pens: Uni-ball, Tombow, Ink: Clearsnap, Other: Thread, blings, old paper from an organizer.

The patterned papers I used here were given my darling sister Jaden (thanks sis!!!) who got them during the Scrapjam last October 10 (missed it as I was away on a trip with my gfs). I cut-out the patterns and layered them...

and jazzed them up a bit with conchos, brads and blings.

Figured the chipboards should be blinged too...

Hope you'll join us in our challenge! To view the works of my co-DTs, click here.

Thanks for looking.


P.S. The color palette, title placements, and layout borders were inspired by Dotty Diva's Challenge 3 Ad. ;o)


Miranda said...

Love, love, love the colors of your layout! Great job!

July said...

Keep up. You always inspire me.

Anonymous said...

I loooove your layout! all of them in fact. You are such an awesome scrapper. Forget numbers. you were born to scrap!

Cathy Bautista said...

Loved what you did with the paper! Now I want to get me those! :)

Pretty layout Janis! TFI!

Terry Oulboub said...

Janis, your creativity was evident to me the first time I visited All About Me blog. Plus, you're a photographer? Great photos BTW. I was so inspired by your LO; the colors you chose, the flowers you made - you really add the right pieces to your designs. Thank you for the kind words you left on my blog - made my day!

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