I hadn't even noticed that Kristina Werner had another color challenge up and that this layout was pretty much the same colors until my sister in-law mentioned it to me! Ha! So the colors are close, maybe not exact, but figured I'd go ahead and enter it anyway! This page is one of those ones that I loved how it went together so quickly, like everything fell together and turned out how I wanted, but then, like always with me, I get stumped when it comes to the perfect quote or saying on my layout. I knew I wanted something about my love for my newborn son, but then I wasn't sure if I wanted it to say "head over heels in love" and didn't have a picture of me kissing him on here or anything. This is one of the things I struggle with most when creating a layout. I'm not very good with coming up with the right words. I feel so much when I look through all the pictures of my children and family, but when it comes down to the right words to put, I just come to a standstill. So with this said, I'm not totally certain I will keep this one like this... maybe end up using the quote for another page??? Or would it be wrong to use it in more than one layout?
I remember reading once that there are no rules or rights or wrongs to scrapbooking, just scrap what you want, how you want, what you feel and it's right to you because it's your life that you're capturing! Doesn't that make sense??? I hope so! Ha! Anyway, I have realized that I am a BIG time scrapping procrastinator, I won't scrap until I, 1. Feel the creative juices flow. 2. Am inspired by an amazing idea or have an amazing idea pop in my mind. 3. have to have it turn out perfect (to my standards). And 4. Set aside all those fears (that I just mentioned) and have fun creating a page!! Ha, how contradicting is that??? Yeah, that's my perfectionism coming in again. I need to really let it go. I'm so awfully terrible about it. But seriously, I am only excited about scrapping when my layouts just fall together and turn out really neat looking, otherwise I feel discouraged and it makes me not want to scrap anymore.
Yeah, I have issues I need to take care of in this department.
Also, I should mention that this page was inspired by a page I saw over at Label Tulip.