Saturday, October 20, 2018

Never Under Estimate Yourself

This month over at Scrap The Girls they are supporting Breast Cancer and lifting woman in general. 
Their challenge is to Fight Like A Girl using a very cool mood board. 

This challenge and the board spoke to me.  I knew I wanted to make something, but not the normal design that most might go with. Yes, the pink is there but I took most of my inspiration from the bottom right picture. 

Never Under Estimate Yourself

So I started off with a Black base and sprayed it with a true White misting spray. 
I used the pink flowers (that are on the dress) and the bling featured on the top of the chipboard are both inspired by the top left picture. 

The title of the layout is inspired by a quote that I actually use and tell myself regularly in real life. I have been through far too much and am still struggling. But I am trying! I am trying and I believe that is the main thing. I don't share as much with the world as maybe I should, but my personal battles whether it be with health or mental, I tend to not share the big stuff.. 
I wanted to put "badass" but didn't think it would fit with the classical look of the frame and portrait style photo.. lol.

But slowly I am making my way back to finding me again. I have found that learning to take photos of myself is a big step in this process. I have actually enjoyed taking a few selfies lately, so don't be surprised if a few more layouts feature them soon. This photo was taken just last month for my 32nd birthday. The photo itself is not fussy, it is a big beautiful coat that I have on that gives the fussy look at my jaw line. 
The Chipboard frame is a classic piece from Memory Maze, simply stunning! 

I made this layout while at a crop night. I packed a bag of products beforehand so I had it all on hand and knew what I creating. Although, as you can see I only used a small portion of it all. 
I would like to thank Kaye from A Crafter's Passion for the past many years of mentorship and mateship that she has extended to me. I am very sadden that she will be closing her bricks & mortar shop this week and I will miss her horribly. Unfortunately I have missed out on so much for the past 2 years as I have only seen her a handful of times because I simply have not been creating. It was an honour though that I got to spend the first crop at that shops location and the last crop there with her and many other scrapping friends. During the process of making this layout Kaye noticed I was struggling with a specific piece of chipboard and confused on where to put it. I got the best piece of advice in that moment and I've used the advice on the boys layout that I shared yesterday. 
---  Don't Put It On There! ---
Oh my gosh, once she said that. It was a sense of relief. I was driving myself crazy on where and how to fit a piece that really did not belong. I was very grateful for that correct piece of advice. 
Thank you Kaye!!

Righto, that's it for me today. Scrap yourself and head on over to the Scrap The Girls blog and link up your own project before the month is over!! You won't regret the chance to feature yourself for once.. :) 

Happy Scrapping, Toni.. xoxo 


  1. That's a lovely layout, thanks to playing with us at Scrap the Girls!

  2. Glad to see your getting stronger and making progress with your creativity!
    I think this page is quite stunning and has a strong message I can certainly relate to!!
    Thank you for joining us at Scrap The Girls

  3. Well done for getting in and feeling brave enough to create about you. It's important to remember you. Great layout. Thanks for joining us at STG

  4. This moodbooad was all about empowerment and I am glad it spoke to you. Thanks for playing along with us at STG xx