Friday, August 03, 2007

New Layout - Missing U & 300th post

I know you're shocked...2 posts in one day...that's SO unlike me :-).

Well, I've been working on a layout and I wanted to share it. Doing this LO, I think, has been part of my "therapy", so to speak, in working through this. I thought it would be best to make it a little more upbeat and not so depressing.

Anyway, here it is:
I'm actually very pleased with how it turned out. I had a hard time deciding what I wanted my journaling to say. Like I said, I didn't want this LO to be depressing or make it sound morbid or anything. I've had to come to grips with the fact that, the good news in this "transition" is that Markell has only left my house...not my life or my heart. I'm sad that we haven't spoken with him since the 4th. But I hear that he's doing well.
SO...I said all that to say that, in thinking about what I would say in my journaling, I found this quote that fits perfectly. It says:
"Missing you is my hearts way of reminding me that I love you".
I thought it was very appropriate and fits the LO perfectly.
Well, hopefully, I'm on a roll with my scrapbooking. I've done 2 other LO's for a friend. But I can't share them with the world yet...as she wants me to let her see them first :-). So, as soon as I get done with the other 2 I'm working on for her and getting them to her, I'll share.
Lastly, guess what? THIS is my 300th blog post!!! I've still got quite a ways to go to catch up with some of you. But I'm on my way...not to worry...I've got plenty more to say. Just not at the moment, LOL.
Have a groovy weekend!

13 comments:

Gretchen said...

I luuuurve the LO, Dawn. I think it really speaks to the love you have for Markell--that special spot he will ALWAYS have in your home and heart. Yet, it also shows that you are moving forward in a new chapter of your relationship with him. Thanks for sharing.

BTW, I finally completed the meme. :) xxxooogretchen

Jude said...

Congrats on the 300th post. The LO is perfect for expressing your feelings about the situation. I would write it down too, even the not so pretty moments where you want to yell and scream and cry. I have a journal from several years ago, during a difficult time where I wrote it all down, held nothing back, and it is amazing to look back on it now and see what has transpired since feeling that way. Just an idea... :)

gold said...

That LO will show him how much you love him!!BEAUTIFUL!!!And yes it was very upbeat!!!

Lynilu said...

What a sweet LO, and those pictures are killer! I know you miss him. How is he doing?

Dondrea B said...

The amount of love that you have in your heart for Markell is so evident in this layout. I love it!

And congratulations on your 300th post!

denaid said...

It's a beautiful LO Dawn.

Veroncia said...

That's what this craft is all about. Putting on thoughts and feelings in the same place with our pictures and making them beautiful. You did just that. M is going to read that when he is 20 and 30 and thank you for the life you gave him.

scrappermimi said...

That LO is so beautiful. The colors are wonderful and the words so heartfelt!

Cheryl Wray said...

Wow!!!! 300!!!! You are rocking it now!!!!! Congrats!!
and I absolutely LOVE your layout. It is so perfect!!!

ScrappinMyRoots said...

it's a beautiful lo. Congrats on your 300th post...WOW!!

Adrienne said...

Awwwwww, so sweet!!!

TanishaRenee said...

300 posts! You go bloggin' queen! I love the LO - it's so beautiful, the touches of purple and the photos are my fave!

Brown English Muffin said...

Good job on finding a way to have therapy through it all...I love the page and the journaling is priceless.

congrats on 300th post I never thought to even see how many I have!!!