Monday 4 November 2013

Featuring Me

Today I am showing you a layout I did for this round of Make It Monday over at The Memory Nest.
The challenge this week was a sketch challenge with a twist, the twist being to use a selfie for the layout.

I used a picture of me that was taken at the beach this past summer. All the paper is from Simple Stories' Vintage Bliss Line.
This is the very first layout that I have ever done about myself. Sure I am in the pictures on other layouts, but a layout completely about me is something new to add to my album. There always seems to be layouts to do about my girls, family events, and holidays, that despite my greatest intentions I have never gotten around to doing a layout all about me - that is until this challenge forced me to. I love that about layout challenges; so often they push me outside my comfort zone, encouraging me to do something that I may never have done otherwise.

And you know what, it was a lot of fun to focus on me on this page. I kept the journalling biographical, simply stating facts about myself from this one point in my life.

My journalling reads: I am a wife. I am a mother. I write a little blog called Crafty Cucumber. I love to make cards, scrapbook, crochet, and sew. I love coffee. I eat too much ice cream – it is my go-to treat. I love to bake – my trademark is my banana chocolate chip muffins. I am trying to be more active, but it is really hard to stay motivated…maybe I just need to find an exercise that I love and cannot live without. I love to bargain-shop. I like to read. My favorite season is autumn, but I love spending time at the beach. I wear glasses, especially when I am driving at night. I have a lot of grey hair which makes me feel frumpy and old, so I dye it. I love strawberry wine. I am a little bit of a homebody/hermit – I love spending time at home. I am 33 years old and these are some random facts about me right now.

You can see the layouts created by the other members of The Memory Nest Design Team here. Beautiful photos of all these ladies, and beautiful layouts.


  1. I love the spring colors you used on your layout. Great close up selfie. I never scrap of myself either.

    1. Thanks Jessica. I enjoyed scrapping about myself and am going to try and do it a bit more often. Thanks so much for stopping by.