this is an older page of mine that I hadn't posted in my galleries. It was for a contest/challenge to make a layout about how I see myself.

journaling ( warning it's long!)
My body is grown but I am still growing. God is doing a work in me that continues each day and grows with all the new experiences and
moments that come my way. When I look at myself I see that there are so many sides to me; I am all of the things that I dreamed of being in my bestest dreams as a little girl. Being a A wife & a Mama & an artist were my greatest ambitions as a child.

What a great honor God has given me to entrust me with this perfect little family. I sometimes feel like he has more faith in me than I do though! I'm not always sure that I have what it takes to properly handle every little big situation that I need to deal with well, in this oh so very important position I have. I’ve got one shot at these years with my young family, and I want so much to do it well.

I am someone who embraces life and every day with the thought that all I know for sure is that I have this moment here and now. I try so hard to give some of me to those I care for in different ways, to be a blessing to those who cross my path. I tell my immediate family how much I Love them often, but I am not always the best at saying how I feel to all the other important people in my life. So I love to give, and I often share my love for people through my art and my gifts. I pour my heart into the projects I do for the people I care about.

Then beyond happy dreams come true, there is so much more to me: I am silly and fun and I don't care much about what others think. I am so very sensitive and hurt way too easily. And what I like to call laid-back, often results in piles of dirty dishes and laundry to wade through.

As I am blessed with so many wonderful opportunities I am growing and learning to balance the different parts of my life better. And while I am learning to effectively balance, I am growing as a better wife and a better mom for my family.

I take the challenges in my Art and work through them letting each challenge push me farther and make me better at what I do. I smile when I take a step back and see the growth in myself. Then I look inside at all the growing I still have to do and I know God is not finished with me, I know I am still growing.

-clip by Lisa Carter
-word strips by Holly McCaig
-Kraft paper, felt flower and zig zag stitch by Katie Pertiet
-chipboard C ( re-colored) by IOD
-pp,glitter flower,doodled circles and chip flowers, by Jen Wilson
-title stamps, hanging tags, and glitter swirls by Michelle Coleman
-doodles by Tia Bennet
-notebook paper by Amy Martin

and if you made it this far; thanks so much for checking it out!