....I am happy!

I just notified work that I'd be extending my parental leave for another 12 months and am cheering about the chance to stay at home for a little bit longer with Tige. This extra year up my sleeve affords me the opportunity to re-evalute my life and in which direction I want to go.

I love my job and really miss that connection with people and tapping into my creative side differently with the visual marketing aspect, but I really have a whole different set of values now that I have a little person in my life and returning to work right now is not a priority. I may not even return to my conventional 9-5'er, who knows. I mean I would love to persue my love of paper crafting in a more professional way and have lots of ideas up my sleeve, so I wonder what is in my future and hey whatever it is I am thankful.

This weeks word prompt at Bird is the Word is 'FUTURE' (lol..I know that was pretty obvious given my blurb up above) and its the perfect fit for me right now, so many life changing decisions to be made, therefore I tread carefully always with an open mind.

Here's my DT page:
I didnt use a lot of product in this one only some bazzil cardstock, Distress Ink-'Spun Sugar', VersaColor Cube-187 Sage, Chalkboard Mist- Banana Pudding and of course Grafix Rub-Onz for the flowers, word art and the halftone dot portrait of moi.

I did however use a palette from The Color Room this week for inspo, 
I am still trying to catch up with all those earlier palette's that I missed :)

Thanks for stopping by hope you all had a fabulous chocolaty filled Easter! xox


  1. What a GREAT opportunity to be a SAHM...enjoy it! I LOVED being able to be with my kids when they were little...don't think they suffered too much:):):) This is lovely - you're the bg queen! And those colours are just fantastic. I love your LO's...hope you DO get to be able to maybe incorporate your paper love into an income producer:):)

  2. So excited that you decided to stay home another year!! You won't regret it! You are going to keep getting to watch all the amazing things your little man does!

  3. I love being at home with my little people and wouldn't swap the opportunity for anything! :)

  4. Very nice Em, good that you have taken a very good decision to spend more time with Tige. On the other hand, a very nice LO you did...love the white space and the pics and beautiful background it is.

  5. Love your layout Em... the dot portrait is so cool...

    Jenny x

  6. I wish you luck in your future endeavours!
    your layout is stunning...I love the white space...just gorgeous!

  7. I am so pleased you are staying home with Tige a little longer & enjoyed the little boy life with him Em....they grow way to quick!

    Gorgeous LO of course! xx

  8. Fab layout Em, as always. Just thought I would let you know that I finally sorted a Paypal account & signed up for that Miss Arts Roundtable class that you TCR girls are doing. Loving it so far. Thanks again. Cheers Di xo

    1. That is awesome Di, I hope you enjoy it ;) I did see your paypal button on your blog might have to do a bit of retail therapy at your shop tee hee xox

  9. This is AMAZING Emma! Seriously! I saw this at BITW and assumed it was digital. I would love to know how you do your layout with the photos and words printed, has me stumped but I love that!! =)

  10. wow! Wow! Wow! This is just absolutely amazing!

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  12. Stunning!! Good on you for extending your leave! You won't regret having this extra time, they grow up way tooooo fast!


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