As I reluctantly spent most of this past holiday weekend alone, I found myself reflecting about memories of yesterday. Delightful moments of pure magic often intermingled with flashes of despair, life can be most bittersweet but as I have often said, my digi-addiction is the best therapy I have known. Through it, I can often kick depression to the curb just as it dares to pop its ugly head into my world!
My Daddy used to tell me that I live in my own little world, and he did not mean that as a compliment, lol. He said that I looked at the world through rose-colored glasses, and what I saw was not reality. In his opinion, I created my own problems because Debbie's World was pure fantasy. My brothers have pretty much told me told me that same thing over the years, and most recently, my husband told me the same thing. Of course, they all use different words, but all of them believe Debbie's World exists only in Debbie's mind. Ridiculed, devalued and sometimes seen as selfish, I often stand in defense of Debbie's World. Now mind you, wars have started over less! However, the digi-scrapping community has helped enable me to build an arsenal that is much more beautiful and results in much less blood shed.
Within the digi-scrapping community, I often see proof that life is a fairy-tale! Daffodils and dragons, fireflies and fairies are as evident as the smile upon our faces as we pour through the galleries. Designers and layout-artists offer evidence that our lives are filled with magical moments. Yesterday, I discovered The Wee Faerie Ring.. Her talent to see the magic has led her to create kits such as Fairy Cakes, Land of Nod, Sugar Coated and Teddy Bear Picnic. Each kit is a free gift to us so that we can see "the magic and the dreams, its all right here with us." Many kits also have beautiful Quick pages created from Wee Faerie kits by Jetjez. I used both to create the following layouts...
When I was 12 years old I knocked Steve McKinney out of the tree we were sitting up in by his kitchen window when he ridiculed my belief in Santa Clause. I knew that Santa Clause existed because he left evidence of his existence under the tree at my house on Christmas morning every Dec 25. I will still defend my ability to see the magic and I pray that I am always able to believe in the happily, ever-after!