Well, I am home from a wonderful weekend at my favorite stamp/scrapbook retreat.  Ah… so good to be with friends and do what we love most.  This time, it was all girls from my neighborhood (who had never been before) and my dear Jana.

I will photograph all the projects I made tomorrow and share some of them here soon.  But in the meantime, I thought I would share an old project here.  Did this one for an Autumn Leaves blog.  It is hard to tell, but that white piece above the photo is actually hidden journaling.  There is actually a huge pocket behind the photo on the back of the layout.  It talks about how I just struggled to get through the days when I had PPD… but how I truly loved being with the little dude.  Such a roller coaster time.

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More to share this week.  Hope you are good!

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13 thoughts on “Home…”

  1. I’m glad you had a good time! What a beautiful LO and picture…I’m so sorry you had to go through PPD and glad that everything is OK!
    Been watching your class on two peas and I can’t wait to make my project…if I get time!

  2. Jennifer – love the layout. Journalling about PPD is something I am afraid to do. I don’t want my daughter to read at a later time and think she was the cause. I wish I could do it – I admire you!! Can’t wait to see you in a couple of weeks!!

  3. The repeated circles are just the perfect way to illustrate “day after day”…you are so. incredibly. good. Glad to hear you had a fun weekend! If I have my weeks straight, the upcoming week may be yours on the Hero blog?…yay! 🙂

  4. Awesome layout!! Love the huge circles! I know you’ve done that type of thing before and I loved it then too. I may just have to scraplift. 🙂
    How hard and yet helpful journaling about PPD must have been. Not sure if it was PPD but as soon as I weaned my twins I went through a 6 month spell of intense anxiety, convinced that every little health issue was terminal cancer. Day by day… that’s how you get through those trying times.
    Glad you had a fun getaway…. Can’t wait to see what you were working on!
    P.S. I loved seeing your age on that layout… I always figured you were around the same age as me but unsure if you were a little older or a little younger. Now I know. 😉 Ha!
    Have a good night!

  5. gorgeous layout jennifer! love the big circles … and all the epoxys! and such a cute photo of the two of you!

    i know you’ve created layouts about your struggle with PPD before … and i think that is so brave and honest of you. i have experienced some health issues these past 2 years that have had a definate impact on my life … and in turn, my family. it’s something that i do want to scrap about … because i think someday it will be important to my girls to read and maybe be able to better understand why certain things were the way they were. i hope when i get around to it … that i can do it just as honestly as you’ve done it.

  6. Great layout Jennifer! I love the sewings, the circles, the epoxies and the idea of a big pocket is very nice!
    Looking forward to seeing the projects!

  7. Once I read about your PPD days, on one of your layout in CK. I cried buckets.. coz I know how that feels like. I still remember, every day, every second, every drop of tears. Thanks Jennifer, for always sharing. The layout is beautiful. *hugs*

  8. hi!
    i, too, worried that colin would read these someday and feel it was his fault. but i have done pages explaining it and making it clear that it wasn’t him – it was totally not his fault. and i just hope that if someday his wife is hit with this, he will understand because i what i have shared.

  9. Love the colors on this layout. The circle design is perfect. Your sewing is wonderful. Those dots are so cool too. I do not have these, but I could use those raindots from Cloud 9 I have been saving and alter them with stamps for a new look. Your work is amazing!!!

    Sandi N.

  10. forgot to add- i love that you can make something so beautiful about such a hard time. love that you addressed it…i want my kiddos to know that everything was not perfect in my life.

  11. I LOVE this layout! I am so sorry to hear about your struggle with ppd, I have both family adn friends that have suffered too! You are such a talented lady, love your work 🙂

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