Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Scrapbooking my Journey - Weight Loss and Change

Good Morning!
I have been busy, both with uni work, and crafting, so, I thought perhaps it was time to update the old blog!
Ok, I know I'm not one to share a great deal of my personal life on my blog, as it is mostly craft related, but this last 9-10 months have seen some massive changes, within myself. I have lost almost 60kg (132 pounds), and have undergone weight loss surgery (Sleeve Gastrectomy) to continue to lose weight. Part of my journey, is that I want to document these changes, and that's where this scrap page comes in... 
This photo, was a selfie I took in the mirror (June 2013), and shows, quite significantly, the changes and shape that has developed in my face! So, that was the main reason for scrapbooking it. I used patterned paper from SEI and Pink Paislee, and plain black card stock. I layered them up, then, went through my stash of flowers, from D-Lish Scraps. Here are some close ups, with info following- 
This beautiful, big bloom is a Bellah Bloom (I believe they're handmade, I could be wrong though) and then some paper and resin roses. The sticker is from and Amy Tan collection, and is quite textured. The smattering of sequins and bling is my new addiction... 
This collection of embellies includes a rub on, which is done onto vellum and trimmed out, another Bellah Bloom with more paper and resin roses. I also grabbed a hat pin, and made a flag, using the reverse side of the white grid paper, from Pink Paislee. I added a couple of wood flourish arrows, which I coloured up black using my alcohol markers, and added more sequins and bling. The title is from Alice in Wonderland, and says "I was a different person yesterday". 
Show us your stuff - Winter Photo
D-Lish Scraps - Inspiration Challenge (inspired by colours - pastels and sketch)


Anonymous said...

What a lot-60 kilo!!
What a lovely journal-great colours- with a lucky you !greetings,Joan

Anonymous said...

super cute page! love the squares and bling scatters! Great flowers too!

Marcia said...

Congratulations Jess, you've achieved an amazing weight loss, keep up the effort. Looking fine and yes, isn't it amazing how the face changes! Xx M