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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

And I tell myself. . . it's okay

Have you been to Point. Blank. Period? Have you seen the first prompt? Are you having ideas for a fun, scrappy afternoon/evening, swimming in your head already? *grins*

I would have posted this sooner, like as soon as the prompt is up over there, but I was out shopping for Eid with the fams. 4 odd hours to get one outfit for each of us. 1 hour per person, quite a feat I say. LOL.

Here's my take for PBP this month. Sorry for the bad photo. I will try and replace with a better one if we get decent weather which collaborates with my unlazy days. :D

New, yummy Hambly. That lime green just rocks my world.

it's really ok!

It's okay to feel tired.
It's okat to fail baking 'the' chocolate cake for the 47th time.
It's okay to be different.
It's okay to be the one needing to be taken care of.
It's okay to be nervous.
It's okay to get someone to babysit just so you could read the novel in peace.
It's okay to cry when it all gets too much to handle.
It's okay to let the laundry sit in that mountain for one more night.
It's okay not to eat the kids' leftovers.
It's okay to go for a nice meal even when the kids are not around.
It's okay to be socially awkward.
It's okay to put yourself first.
It's okay to fight for that window seat.
It's okay to dance instead of ironing the uniforms.
It's okay to watch that one episode of CSI NY over and over again,
just to hear him call "Ella!Ella!"
It's okay to buy a 'bye-bye back fat' bra.
It's okay to be just a mom, and not a super one at that.

close up 1

The flowers are not acid free. Got them at the wedding stuffs shop (I have a very good reason to be wandering there, my sister is getting married, remember? *grins). I got myself a few colors. Yummo. And yeah, I don't worry too much about acid free and stuffs. As long as it's pretty and makes me happy.. it's goin' on my page when the time is right.

close up 2

This I showed you before.

Tags were sprayed with Passion Red and Daffodil Glimmer Mists. Then stamped with Stampin' Up polka dot background, embossed with ZING by American Crafts in Wave. Some random bits of lacey ribbon made its way there as well.

* That pretty girl on there, obviously not me. I cut that up from the tag of my 'bye-bye back fat' bra. Although as far as I can see, she has no fat whatsoever, they should have me on that tag considering the amount of back fat I have to say bye-bye to.

* I think Gary Sinise as Mac Taylor in CSI NY is hot. I don't know about him in real life or other movies/tv production, and I don't really care. LOL.

* The crying when it gets too much to handle part, happens on average of once a month? Yeah, about that.

* You already know I fight for the window seat. LOL.

* My laundry, uhmm... still in that mountain. :D

Don't forget to visit the DT Gallery here and be prepared to be blown away. Seriously, the divas are on fire!

xoxo. . .

51 comments :

Lucy Edson said...

You are more than ok, Sasha! Love this color combination and tag!! Fun technique with the embossed dots!

Yay! - I'm off to see the other other projects at PBP!!

Denise said...

Awwwww, I adore your layout!!!! & I adore you for being you! I loved the journalling,,,especially the the bye bye back fat bra! GOtta go buy me one!! Have a great day girlfriend!!!!

Zarah said...

LOVE the theme and the LO! Gorgeous!

Life Made Creations said...

Again, can I just say AMAZING! I {heart} this page--so, so, so fantastic! Those flowers--ikes!! They're gorgeous. Loving that lime green Hambly, too. I forgot to check on Point Blank{.} Thanks for the reminder!

Jessica said...

Love it! very fun and colorful pg...also love your journaling..
also i would have to add.....
it's okay to spend too much time looking at scrapping blogs when you are supposed to be homeschooling your kids.. lol

have a great day!

sharon Ong said...

love the journaling!!!! I needed to hear that today. And love the whole tag area on your layout!

Nat said...

what a stunning stunning layout- so so love it!

jeremy said...

loove that layout so much. it is amazing.

Lean said...

Love the lime green great journalling its...ok.
bye bye,Lean

sarah said...

o0o0o. i saw this on PBP, and i LOVED your layout!!! but then again, is there a layout you make that i don't like?! NO. hahaha. LOVE all of them...

great journaling too!

hope you are well.

hugs,
sarah.

leah said...

Love your take on this, hon! I gotta drop by and check out PBP. ;) Fab thing to journal, 'cause ya, it's ok. :)

Mélanie Blackburn said...

Sasha! It's so awesome to see a blog post and that wonderul work of yours. Love the color combo, you sure rock Hambly!!! I love the journaling, especially the socially awkward part, that's so me! LOL! Off to check out that blog. Take girlie!

ms ngantuk said...

gary sinise in forrest gump was hot too (even w/o the legs!)

babe, it's okay to be not okay most of the time

Vicki C said...

I dont think I tell you often enough.. how much a adore you and how much you inspire!!

Sara said...

WOW! What don't I love about this?!! I can relate with your journaling on so many levels! Beautiful work!!

Wati Basri said...

love the colour and you are totally normal..hehehe

Ria said...

Hi !
Just find out about your blog today from laines link, boy, so glad I did.
Adore your work and your style, Sasha....and this journaling surely inspiring!
Will be back often for sure. :)

Amy Coose said...

Wow, this is amazing Sasha!!! I love your take on the challenge, and that new Hambly is gorgeous!

Karen said...

What an awesome layout! I can so relate on so many levels! Love the colors, the journaling strips, and the tag and flowers, and of course the hambly!

Love visiting your site!

Karen

Jingle said...

This is beautiful. The journaling, the design, the concept...all of it. Thank you for sharing!

scrappermimi said...

You crack me up and inspire me! That is why I love to visit your blog!

Audrey Pettit said...

Ahhh, I love, love, love your post, Sasha! That page and that journaling is completely fabulous, my friend! SO happy I stopped by tonight! You just brightened my day!

Edleen said...

how come you're not the one in the photo??? ;)

have a Blessed Ramadan, Day 13th already... will miss this wonderful month.

Savitri said...

Your layout is DIVINE! Wow, yes, love me the green Hambly!!!! Love your use of colors. Just popped out of my (not sick anymore) iMac :)

The challenge site looks fun! I'll have to add it to my Google Reader!

Wendy Kwok said...

What a cool LO! Love the journaling too.

eMeLiNe Seet said...

that's my hambly gal :) great challenge prompt !

Karmele said...

Love your new page!! Just fantastic!!!

Ingrid Fasquelle said...

Super fun layout Sasha ! I need to scrap something like that to remember i'm definetely not WONDERWOMAN ! ;)

xoxo
Ingrid

Anilu Magloire said...

OMG!! Swoon :) You rock my world with every single one of your pages.

Lal said...

LOVE the LO! And I am crazy for lime green too! Great idea to incorporate your bra tag! ;) Off to check out the PBP site :)

Astrid Zwaan said...

Whow!!!
This is beautiful, great journaling,
the lime green Hambly...Jammie!!!

Thank you for sharing!

Christine said...

Ooh, absolutely gorgeous, I'm loving that blue with the green!

Birgit said...

Omgosh... this is amazing! Girl, you're so talented!! Love love love it!! and yes... it's all okay, don't worry, LOL!!

Denise said...

It is okay!!
Just saw the challenge on Heather's blog, so happy for you guys and excited-the DT is rockin. Can't wait to see what you've all done.

jazsutra said...

Love the lime green! Another Fab layout there! -jaz

ania said...

*loves!*
*hugs* :) :)

ania said...

Ps. That lime green color rocks my world aswell!!!!

ania said...

ps2. You have swell taste in colors!
hah!
:p

Wirda said...

wow...i love the honesty in all the DT layouts including yours... wonderful!

Ailei- Adeline said...

Oooh!!! I absolutely dig Gary Sinise too! Love that manly voice of his.

Brenda Hurd said...

great layout sasha! Love the clever journaling - will have to head over and check out the challenge!!

vtpuggirl said...

Your pages just rock my world. I so needed to see this and read this and know this today. Hugs my very talented friend.

Staci said...

Girl, you are awesome! I love everything about this layout, especially your journaling. Thank you for reminding me that yes, it is ok!! Off to check out PBP!

scrap-myself-silly said...

Cool one Sasha ! Love your knack for combining bright colours.
Have a good week ahead.
Selamat berpuasa :)

ps- my laundry is turning into a mountain too with this hujan everyday business ! argghhh !

Peggy said...

I love this LO so much! Not only does it look fabulous, I just love the journaling! I have to send this message to myself as well, it's so tiring trying to be perfect all the time, when you just know you're never going to reach perfection *sigh*.
I can relate to several things you said, and wouldn't you know it that pile of laundry sure is one of them LOL.
I love Gary Sinise as well. I first saw him in the mini-series "The Stand" (based on a Stephen King novel) ... he's superb there. If you haven't seen that one, do it, you'll fall in love with him all over again!
xxx Peggy

Ann(i)e Hafermann said...

gorgeous layout and love the journaling...you are right....it's ok!!!!!
xoxox
annie

teacher jessy said...

Yeah babe! It's totally ok to feel that way!! That is such a beautiful & meaningful layout!!

Aihara Ramintessah Sanchez said...

Im late!hehehheh! Love love that lo hun.You are rocking this site along with the rest of the DTs.Love the prompt too.HUgs!

Christiane said...

i soo wish i had more time for challenges!! drooling over your inspiration here!! ;)

laura vegas said...

this is just gorgeous sasha! i love the journaling ... i think we can all relate to a lot of those things ;)

Chok Keun said...

Love this LO, the colors, the journally, everything just goes so well!