So a study has found that the mental well-being of English teenage girls is worsening, with links to ‘social media pressures and the near-constant use of mobile phones’.
I’m not surprised. But I am scared.
I’d hoped my troubling experiences of social media were due to my being a non-digital native, an oldie – and a sensitive one at that – like those funny folks before me who demonised the radio and refused to own a telephone. Continue reading
I’ve wanted to get my thoughts down about this for a while, but haven’t really know how to put it into words.
You see, it’s a weird thing that happens when you get a little bit known in this scrap world – and I’m not saying ‘a little bit’ as a pretence at fake modesty, but as a genuine acknowledgement of the facts… I’m only a little bit known, here and there.
But it’s still weird. Because you start getting comments like, “Oh, that means a lot coming from you!” ‘Coming from you’: like I’m someone special. It makes me wonder how the real scrapbooking stars must feel – I bet it can get quite lonely up there on those pedestals.
It can be so easy to play the comparison game, even when you’ve been in this thing for a little while: “Oh my goodness,” you think, “That’s good… her style is so fresh – much nicer than mine,” or “Huh: she’s got the nice craft room – complete with Raskog! – five design teams and youthful good looks – that can’t be fair…” Continue reading
I thought I’d share the meditation I’ve written to read out at the start of each Faith Scrappers session. I plan for us to sit quietly after our initial coffee time and have a time of relaxation which will lead into our Bible journalling time.
Each week I’ll choose a different passage for us to meditate on. Here’s the relaxation chunk that I’ll read each time, in case you want to use it for your group too… Continue reading
I’ve been thinking about doing this for some time: starting a weekly small group at our church where we can have a go at Bible Journalling together.
I don’t know if anyone will turn up, but I’ve advertised it locally – on the village facebook group and in local churches – and I figure if no one does show up, I’d only be scrapbooking at home anyway, so may as well plug my radio in at church instead… ha ha! Continue reading
What do you do when your ultimate scrap heroine asks if you’ll do a layout using her latest products? Um, you run run run to your scrap table, that’s what! Tee hee. Continue reading
Hi friends! Do join me over on the Felicity Jane blog today where I’ve got a process video for this little album, all about Kitty at 8. See you there!
Hey friends! I’m up on the Citrus Twist blog today with a little peek into my crafting corner – hope you’ll bob over and join me.
The thing is, it’s not just the actual sitting down and sticking part that rocks with this hobby, is it? There are so many other good bits to this obsession of ours. Here are some of my favourite parts that rarely get the credit they’re due… Continue reading
My three favourite Instagrammers… the ladies whose photos never fail to make me stop and look, smile and feel happy. And then rush off and make something because it all looks so much fun! Continue reading