Thursday, September 30, 2010

Now Is Greater And I Know That

I had so many things I wanted to say about this page
So many insights into why I made it
So many thoughts I wanted you to get
and now I go to write them down…
Yep not one of those thoughts are there
I can no longer put into words what I wanted to say
So I will just share what I have, start writing and see what you ‘get’
and hope you 1. get something and/or 2. get what I wanted to say

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Inspired by a quote that I read on Denise’s blog

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What I love about quotes is that what you get from it isn’t always what someone else gets
I love that quotes can mean something to you today and something else tomorrow
The ‘spark’ for me today was the cracks
Everyone has cracks in their lives
We can try and ‘fill’ those cracks
Try to fix someone else’s cracks
But I have learnt that you can’t change people
I’ve learnt that people will make ‘cracks’ in their lives
I’ve learnt that you can’t change that
What you can change is your own life
You can step away from the cracks and be yourself
You can to let those cracks be, let them go because you realise they aren’t your cracks to deal with
You can live differently
You can rise above those cracks
You can shine

I’ve been pondering this journaling, for a while
Wondering how I could put it into words
Wondering how I could put it on a page
So today I stopped wondering and created

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I used My Minds Eye papers, which wasn’t thought out… it just happened that way
Lovin’ the new Such Sweet Tierney chipboard buttons

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and these puffy thickers are in such a great font,”Honey”, love how they ‘fit’ together :)

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I am loving that our days are getting longer
This afternoon, after school, the girls wanted to kick a ball around outside
So we delayed cooking dinner for a while

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Elizabeth and Lucy kicked the ball around for a while, with Dave
Jessica mucked about

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Megan thought it was too cold and not cool enough (HA!) so came back inside
As for me…
I just love him and all he does

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oh and yesterday Lucy and I were sitting in the car at school
waiting to get the girls
It was raining so we were putting off getting out
Anyway
Lucy spied this fella

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a kookaburra
What was funny, though,
was that Lucy was shocked that I had my camera
and then tonight, when Megan saw this photo, she was surprised that I had a camera in my bag too!
I was shocked that they hadn’t figured out that I carry it with me everywhere!!
My goodness what planet have my girls been living on??!! hehehe

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9 comments:

  1. That happens to me all the time.
    I LOVE the layout!
    Bonzer.

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  2. I just love this LO....the colors, the details, the journaling...so very true....Thank you for sharing this with us today!!! This is what scrapbooking is all about!!

    Love the pics of the family!!!

    Wishing you a great day!

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  3. hehehehehehe...that is the ONE thing that I am shocked I am NEVER questioned on... I ALWAYS have my camera with me!! LOL!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that lo..... sooooooooooooooo true...and soooooooooooooo heartfelt!! AMAZING my friend! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  4. I love what you do with your lay outs.. inspires me to do some of mine again.. Thanks for the read :]

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  5. oh my gosh Sharmaine, you made this quote your own in such a brilliant way. I was just thinking as I was looking at your layout-how lucky we are. How lucky to be given this need, this desire to create. It's so good. I am off to my jobs but my morning just got really great, thanks love.

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  6. I love this page, not just the art (which is fabulous!) But the thoughtfulness of the subject, great work :-)

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  7. Dearest sweet Sharmaine, this happens to me all the time too! I too love quotes lots and your layout are gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing this with us. Very inspiring! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

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  8. This layout is spectacular! I loved looking at all the details. Thanks for sharing it.

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  9. I love the long days of summer. enjoy them as we are entering our shorter days.

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