Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A New Year, A New Beginning

I have been in limbo for the last couple months. I have had three people who I love and adored pass away just weeks apart. I have also been trying to help my Mom get her health back on track after her heart attack and stroke. I was just so sad and feeling sorry for my self. In turn, I neglected my blog and all my wonderful online friends who truly have become my lifeline.

I am in the process of updating my blog. Time to jazz it up a little. I will have some new challenges up and running, starting this week.

I have a great prize up for grabs too. I will post the details on this tomorrow.

I am BACK to Play with everyone. I hope to continue to inspire you to create wonderful scrapbook pages and cards.

I have taken the last two months to reflect on my life and what it means to me. having to deal with the death of a loved one is never easy, especially when they are so close together. I have made my mantra this year..... LIVE LIFE!! I am not going to sit back and feel sorry for myself anymore. I am going to live my life, play hard and laugh every day, even if it's just at myself.

Here is a layout I did with my new mantra. I used a wonderful sketch designed by Kristine Davidson for Let's Capture Our Memories Sketch Blog and I used the latest kit available from weScrap. These are two amazing sites that I continue to check into each and every day.

Challenge #1: What was your mantra for the year?? Share it below for a chance to win a Kaiser Krafts Goodie prize pack!! If you have made a layout using your Mantra, please email it to me at thynner5@yahoo.ca or link it below for an extra chance to win!!

Due Date: January 31st
Draw Date: February 1st

Happy Scrapping!


  1. Sorry to hear about all the loss you've had in your life, but love your new mantra! Wonderful to have you back and fab layout!!

  2. Sorry you have had to go through so much sorrow. I love your layout!

  3. Sorry to hear about your losses. Love your LO. My mantra this year is to become more organized and slow down so I can enjoy life!

  4. Glad to see you back Tara!! Love your layout! My focus this year is on Time Management!

  5. I always enjoy seeing your happy face Tara, glad that you got it back! ...mind if I copy your mantra? I love it...pure and simple...
    LIVE LIFE!!!

  6. Tara--I was wondering where you were. I am soo sorry you have had such a difficult couple months. I am sorry for all of your losses!
    I am glad you are trying to move forward.

    My mantra this year is Renew my commitments to love, life, and other things I have let go...

  7. looks great Tara, great photo, we will have to go on another photo shoot in the spring! Love your Mantra and I will do my best to help you fulfill it!