~ My scrapbooking creations are the legacy I will leave for my children. ~

It’s been a long time … December 29, 2011

Filed under: 12 x 12 layouts,Contests — amberscrappin @ 11:36 pm

Greetings, all of you fellow scrappers. I have been absent from my blog for a long time.

It has been a very sad time in my and my family’s life. On November 23, we lost our sister, Penny, to breast cancer. She was officially diagnosed in March 2010 {although she had been through a battery of tests between then and when she found her first symptoms the December before}. Our family has always been close, but from that point on, it was like a magnet drew us even closer to one another. And Penny said herself, these two years were amazing. She was an absolutely wonderful person, sister, mother, and wife. My next post will be a tribute to her, and I hope it will convey just how special she was and will always be to us.

For now, I am posting a layout I did for Creative Scrappers for the December challenge. I used sketch #186 created by Juliana Michaels {I L.O.V.E. Juliana’s blog, 17 Turtles!}, and here is my interpretation:

I am very fortunate to have a good long break from work for the holidays, so that means lots of scrappin’ time! And believe you me, I have been taking full advantage of this time! I have done some layouts that I really like, many based on ideas from others, so hopefully I will get around to posting those so you can take a look. And I have also been busy educating myself on more scrapbooking techniques and styles by taking classes at Big Picture Classes. If you don’t know this online classroom, be sure to check it out!

For now, I will sign off and wish you all a very happy New Year. Back soon!

Happy scrappin’,



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