Friday, August 31, 2012

My cup runneth over.....

As I sit down to write my post today , to share my first project with you as part of the   Heidi Swapp Media team there is one image from my memory file that keeps popping into my head. My mum. Its been over two years since we lost my mum and I still have not had the strength to scrap about her, I miss her daily and it has just been too hard. When Heidi asked us to create a memory file about us...YIKES!!! I thought ,but when I decided to go with the theme of the important people in my life it sort of all fell into place. It's the first time I have used a photo of my mum in my scrapping,  one from my wedding - probably my favourite photo from that day 7 years ago, I am so  proud to have that photo in my Memory File.
Heidi's Memory file system is just so fabulous to work with, It's like having a new lease on scrapping life. It allows you to add photo after photo , memory after memory all in the one place.


 If you havent seen Heidi's new Vintage Chic line you are in a for a real treat. Soft chic colours and patterns,  beautiful embellishments..its to die for.
On the inside of my Memory File I have a Mini Memory file....don't you just love the layers you can create with this system.




 In my paper baggie I have for safe keeping letters from my husband and best friend...and a little drawing from my eldest Addion who is five...isnt he the sweetest...






Thank you  for letting me share a little part off me.
For those in Australia looking for Heidi's Vintage chic Memory Files and goodies, keep your eye out at The Scrapbook store (formally Handmade By Suzanne) a little birdie told me they will be arriving there soon.

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23 comments:

Lizzy Hill said...

Lovely memories...so glad you feel able to scrap photos of your Mum now - & they look beautiful in here. I didn't really know what that 'system' was...this makes sense of it! Thanks, Kim:):):)

Anne P said...

wow. That is fabulous. soo much can be put all together.

Denise Price said...

Thank you for your kind comments on my OUAS layout!

I'm sorry for the loss of your mother. But I'm glad that you finally felt ready to scrapbook about her...this memory file will be a great keepsake for you. Congratulations on making the Heidi Swapp team!

Victoria Freze said...

Kim, thank you for sharing your attitude to your family, your thoughts and a part of you. every page, photo and word in this memory file make me think you are the happiest and the most tender person, daughter, wife and mum! so happy to know you:)

Chloe :-) said...

so very precious, Kim, and it's all scrapped to perfection as always :-) xx

Kerryn said...

Truly truly beautiful Kim, on every level. xxx

BabyBokChoy said...

Thanks for sharing such a lovely project, so deeply personal as well!

Maggie Massey said...

Oh, Kim...Kim, Kim, Kim. This is beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. I love the colors, the lines, the photos...they're all perfect. And I'm so happy you were able to include photos of your Mum...you are amazing.

Melinda said...

This is so beautiful and precious Kim! I just adore what you have created and the story behind it. Hugs to you my friend :)xx

Gail L said...

Amazing. Amazing. You are awesome xx

Lizzyc said...

Oh Kim, this little package of memories is so beautiful.. It is so precious, and thanks for sharing about your mum.. as my parents age, I cherish each day with them too..I know your Mum would be so proud of you to see how far you have gone with your scrapping and still staying true to yourself.. You bless many people with sharing your art Kim.. and this post is one of the most beautiful I think I have seen from you.. this is so special.. and may you just get a bigger cup for the blessings in the future!! xx lizzy

Jasmine S said...

Kim this is just sensational. I love the idea behind this mini and although it hurt, I think the memories you have created are worth every bit of sadness and it might just help that heeling a little.
You have done an amazing job.

Marelize said...

Oh Kim! This is so amazing! I love the pics of you and your jounaling is just so touching. It brought tears to my eyes. You are beautiful inside and out. xx

jamie said...

What a break through project for you.
You know how I feel about it already...
Seems it may be indeed an epic story told in such a beautifully wrapped package.
Thank you for your courage to create and share.
~j

The Scrap Miser said...

Congratulations on making the Heidi Swapp team. Kim this project is gorgeous! So glad this project made you tackle the photos of your mum. It's been 8 years since I lost my mum and mother-in-law and I love scrapping photos of them for our kids. Can't wait to see your next submission for the Heidi Swapp team!

dstandard said...

Fabulous - simply fabulous! Soo sorry for your loss. Lost my dad when I was 15 - first day of HS so understand but hold to your memories they are precious!

Heather Jacob said...

OMG you are on fire girl !!!!!!! congrats on making the Heidi Swapp team .. fabulous xox

so sorry to hear of your loss , take care and warm hugz for me x

Moonie said...

very beautiful work Kim... I know the feeling of not being able to scrap your Mumma.. I lost my Dad 6 years ago and I have scrapped 2 layouts with his photo. One was about 3 months ago.. I tried and tried and it just never fell into place so I never completed one... funny... thee was just something always stopping me.. xx

Melinda said...

Breathtakingly beautiful Kim! You've put so much detail into each and every page and created a stunning keepsake. :)

Leanne said...

Oh Kim!!! This is just sooooo beautiful!!!

Tarrah said...

It must have been extremely hard for you to scrap your Mum Kim, it looks absolutely beautiful too and she would be so proud of all your amazing scrapping and life achievements. Hope I didn't make you cry LOL!! Love this so much, simply stunning work as always xx

Paula said...

Wow, wow, wow...I absolutely love this! Haha you already know how much I love these files & I adore what you've done with this...certainly something to treasure, it's beautiful!

Diana Waite said...

this is GREAt eye candy-LOVE it!