Project Life | Week 17
Yes I know, it’s been like what, 8 days since I was last seen on this planet? *laugh* And now that I’ve returned to earth, after much of dramatic turn of events in the past week, I’ve finally managed to pull my soul back to reality.
If you’ve been following my Instagram feed, I had the misfortune of getting my right hand fingers slammed by a heavy wooden with marble dining chair at home as I slipped on a wet floor (long story) and I’m on the road to recover but still haven’t regain full use of my last two fingers yet (no fractured bones thank God!!), my DH and I had been dealing with some issues that my dear son Ethan is facing in school (in case you’re new to my blog, Ethan was diagnosed with high functioning autism since he was 4), we had to handle the change in his behavior due to verbal “bullying” by an exceptionally rotten classmate of his, lots of discussion with his form teacher and his special need officer in school and of course, an emergency appointment with his regular child psychologist Dr Jennifer King to see what we can do best to help him cope with the unwarranted stress from bullies, also changes in his P3 syllabus and him being stress again from all the exams.
Phew! That was one lengthy sentence all put together to describe what is going on right now in my life and my family.
Sometimes I just wonder how on earth did I cope with all of these, on top of my full time job, my online shop, etc. in 24/7 and still manage to stay alive, keeping up a good spirit, stay positive and wears a big fat smile on my face! Hah! No wonder I can’t put on weight over these years with all the exciting events going on in my life. Well, I take it as a good thing that I don’t have to spend money keeping myself fit and trimmed all the time, not having to sweat my ass off to work out a good ab. *laugh*
Well, that’s life and we just have to move on. Life is not a bed of roses. Sometimes yes but most of often it’s not. I’ve seen and been through enough of challenges in the entire 40 years of my life to write a biography. But if I don’t go through this ups and down, I think I’ll take things for granted, thinking that life is always smooth sailing and I’m guaranteed a happy ever after life. I’m just thankful and glad that I’m always being challenged in my every awakening moment and how it have strenghtened my character over the years. I’ve become the person I am right now, thanks to all the obstacles and challenges I had to overcome, in every good possible way.
Ok, enough of life philosophy, let’s move on to the main reason of getting this blog post up. My project life of course!!
Oh, how I’ve missed getting my project life spreads updated! I’m slowly catching up for sure. Slow but I’m getting there.
This Week 17 have been a complete joy, having to play with Studio Calico new Atlantic collection which was released a few weeks ago. I’m completely blown away by the colors and designs of the papers and embellishments! They’re absolutely gorgeous and easy to work with. It gave me a kickstart to catch up with my spreads and this collection made it so easy for me to complete my pages within a couple of hours.
And here are a couple of close up shots from the spreads.
Supplies - Atlantic Collection – Patterned Paper - Atlantic City, Nantucket, Scarborough, New Haven, Rockport, South Hampton, Cape Cod, Gold Kraft, 12×12 Vellum; Fabric - Fabric Bows; Wood veneer - Burnished Circle; Stickers - Cork Circle, Cork Arrow and Chevron, Glittered Star; Die-cut – Vellum Die Cut Shapes, Punch - Mini Anchor, Alphas - Rockabye, Sunrise; Others – 4×3 and 4×6 Grids Cards, Current Stamps, Planetarium Digital Printable Labels)
I hope you’ve bought yourself this Atlantic collection. How’s your project life coming along? I’ll be spending more time catching with the rest of the weeks using the new June Roundabout kits! Can’t wait to share them soon.
Have a great weekend ahead!