Sunday, March 6, 2011

SGD's first evah blog hop and it's all about me!!!

I am so excited to be part of SGD's first evah blog hop! I am following your first stop over at the SGD blog with our Head Diva- Sheila. Her layout is soooo her.. Love it! Now this stop is all about me! It's a nice feeling because I am usually behind the camera or scrapbooking my kids or family. In fact I had to take off the pics I had on here of my hubby and kids- that's how hard it was to focus on 'me'. But to help be a better mother, wife, friend, etc we need to focus on ourselves from time to time and remember who we are and help our children feel confident to discover and be proud of who they are.

*updated to include more about me- I forgot this step hee hee* I came back to add more about me than just what is on my page. So funny cause this is sooo just like me. hee hee. So- my page is typical of me- scattered and chaotic. All over the place- just like my personality. I will admit that I am a 'larger than life' personality and I adore making people laugh. Which can frequently lead me to be the centre of attention- which I am sooo fine with.

 Yep- I am a Drama Mama.

I am cheeky and quick to laugh which masks a soft hearted interior. I care deeply about people and animals and can't even watch the news because I get so depressed over a sad story and want to save the world.

The most important part of who I am is a Mother. I have wanted to be a mom since I was a teenager and craved children in my life. I was blessed at the age of 25 with my first child and my second at 28 years of age. They are the best thing to have ever happened to me. I am also happily married to a man that is truly my best friend for the past 16 years.

I craft to keep sane. Seriously. It brings me such calmness and happiness with not only the whole creative process (which importantly includes shopping) but also when I share my creation with someone as a card or handmade item and see how happy it makes them. I mean- it is such an honour to have someone pull out a card you gave them years ago to show you they kept it. A gift that keeps giving!

Phew- just some quick deep thoughts to go with your Sunday morning coffee or tea lol! Your next stop on the 'me' train is the super fun and talented Anja. Click on her name to go to her blog and don't forget to leave a comment on each blog along the way to qualify to win some yummy blog candy.

Cheers! Andi


28 comments:

lynn79 said...

Now that is a great idea! Self portrait!Very Nice!

stampinganja said...

Looks good, Andrea, you are so talented! Take care, Anja

Anonymous said...

Great layout..beautiful!

Shelley Feiffer

Shelley S. said...

Love the look of this layout - the butterflies, the old world look, and of course you - love your love of life! And your copic cards!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Andrea! See you at the next
B93 night! Sue Strybosch

Tracey said...

A fabulous layout Andrea!! We must be included in our scrapbooks as well!

Jenn Joncas said...

Gorgeous layout Andrea!!! I love the butterflies (: I think my goal this week will be to get some pics of me and do a layout like this!! Thanks for the inspiration (:

Deena said...

nice layout!

Lisa said...

great layout Andrea and pics of yourself, I too am always behind the camera LOL

Barb said...

Beautiful layout - love your ideas.
I love your blog!

Barb

Barb said...

Beautiful layout, - love your blog!

Barb

Barb said...

Leaving luv..... great layout and fun blog - Luv it!

Barb

Jen said...

Great layout! I am just like you always behind the camera.

Sheetal Ahlawat said...

You have a lovely smile Andrea :)

Quilting with Jannette said...

It must be a "mom" thing - to always be behind the camera!
Loved the opportunity to get to know a bit more about you!

Carole Moore said...

Love your layout Andrea, and like alot of the others, especially like the butterflies.

Dee in N.H. said...

How pretty! You are so right...I would have a hard time coming up with 2 pictures!

Jeanette Marchand said...

Love the layout.

Linda S said...

Love your layout! Thanks!
smilin2.blogspot.com

doverdi said...

Great layout! TFS!

Rebecca said...

I love this layout. Now I am not a scrapbooker, but love this and it probably does says a lot about you.

KanataNewf said...

Love the layout - a treat for everyone that follows!

Sarah said...

Super pretty! Talented girl that you are!!

Tasha said...

Oh this page is fab, love the choice of embellishments and the fab layout
love tasha xx

Lori said...

Love the layout, almost as much as I love you!!!! Wonderful words you wrote too, you are such a treasure!! xoxo

Debora Solarski said...

Andi

What a great page and I love you sharing how it came together and what is important to you. I too spend more time doing my kids albums and gifts that I should really sit down and do one of me. That album of me would truly be a gift for my kids later in life. (I think or more like I hope lol)

Cheri Jenkins said...

You know Missy, you completely forgot to mention that you are the Grand Poobah of Enablers. I know I am not the only one who would never have roughed rubber or ink had it not been for your awesomeness!
You page it amazing... But you are even more so.

Willemien's Blog said...

Love the glittery red swirls!