Rambles of Mystic Mom
January 19, 2009

Where to find me...

I'm on my blog at: http://mystic-mom.blogspot.com if you are looking for me! Still scrapping, still posting but just doing things in lots of places! Keep on scrappin!
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September 4, 2008

Why I love to scrap...

I've been a newspaper designer, worked on the first Mac computers for graphic design and layout, did layout on the paper on an old linotronic and used a waxer to paste up the galleys. (does that make me sound old? I worked a lot as a young person...LOL)...I've had my own design shop for printing and graphics, I've been an award winning photographer, published author, traveller and gypsy. But now my range is smaller, my life is busier in so many NON-CREATIVE ways so I have HAVE to scrap.

My husband and his Mom got me hooked, and I LOVE it! So really the digital, the hybrid and the paper pages, elements, toys and tools are all really their fault. I've scrapped while cooking, while on a conference call for work, while fighting insomnia, to heal wounds, to light fires and preserve moments.

I scrapbook for me, for how it makes me feel to take a photo or a story and save the memory that goes with it for the future. When someone looks at a page or an album they are seeing into a part of my life that before would never have been shared.

Now this part seems like an SBF promo but it is true: I've found a place where I can create, get feedback and support like never before. I never found that in the paper world, never found that anywhere else. I love it and it keeps me scrapping...and for that I thank you all!

Love and bright blessings,
Mystic
Word Challenge Luke
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July 17, 2008

Inspired by love...

I love my son and my husband - they inspire me, they frustrate me and they fill my life with all the love and blessings and miracles I never imagined I could experience. They are so much alike, I hardly see myself in him (although my Mom sees lots of me in him) but I see lots of Earl. They inspire lots of my scrapbook layouts, and my husband (with his Mom) got me into scrapbooking. My favorite gift from my dear husband is a scrapbooking layout - a great gift!! :-)

So today I went into a scrapbooking store for the first time in their new location - and splurged a bit on some paper, stickers and other goodies. Got me thinking about the other loves that inspire me - my Grandma's garden, my yard, the little things Luke loves and Earl's wishes and dreams. I'm pretty excited to scrapbook his graduation from University. I've been looking at challenges and wanting to do some but of course as soon as I sit down a little voice calls me, "Mama I need you,..." or my hubby says "You aren't busy are you? Can we...?" LOL
Love is...
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July 16, 2008

Good news, bad news

I am not a morning person, that's the bad news, the good news is that I'm trying to be more of one. Mostly because my son and husband are very happy morning people, and are mostly happy when EVERYONE is awake! So now I've found a way to enjoy my mornings a bit more - I'm making a part of it my scrap-time. I work on my Facebook Group (Oh Scrap!), find images, sort photos and build pages on the table. My little boy gets to play and color and we visit about creating 'pretty things' and it's a nice way to start my day. On those days when I've not gotten enough sleep or I'm just too tired I revert to my old zombie habits but those days are slowly moving to the past...you know you've left your night owl days behind when 7:30 am is SLEEPING IN! :-) But I am happy to embrace my blessings whatever time of day (or night) they choose to appear.
posted by mystic_mom @ Jul 16, 2008 | 0 comments | |
Just thinking outloud about scrapbooking, the inspiration of life and finding time in a busy busy world!
Created: Jul 16, 2008

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