Good morning digi scrappers!!!  Tamara here bringing you a fun NEW template tuesday!  It is hard to believe we are already two weeks into July, but even more impressive, we are two weeks into Ironscrapper!!! Have you been enjoying the competition??  I have been truly amazed by the creativity …and the layouts are just stunning! Every time Ironscrapper comes around, I get inspired to scrap outside of the box…try something new and well, quite frankly, try to keep up with all of YOU!! Something about it just brings out the competitor  in me!

For the past few months, I have struggled with inspiration. I know a lot of you have felt the same way at times. Finances are bad, parents are sick, work and school are overwhelming, kids and summer time consume every ounce of energy you have left and when you sit down to scrap…NOTHING. However, with the Ironscrapper competition and this new template from Scrapping with Liz, I felt myself let go and relax. I finally just forgot about all the overwhelming things and just let my mouse and my creativity go to work.  I can’t begin to tell you how nice it was not to struggle. Scrapping, to me, is my time to put some balance back in my life;  to let go of work and school and chores and to just relax and enjoy.  Thanks to Liz’s perfect template this week, I finally got to do just that. Check it out!

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Here is my layout using Liz’s new template.

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When I was looking for a kit to scrap with, I instantly fell in love with Balancing Act by Bella Gypsy. I don’t think I could have found a kit more appropriate for how I was feeling. It was a  perfect kit to remind myself to stop and enjoy life. Life can’t be  ALL about work and no play, and it sure can’t be all  about worries and no peace.  There has to be some sort of balance in there…or crazy momma comes out and trust me, you DON’T want to see crazy momma!

 As summer hits its stride and you find yourself  running the kids all over town, don’t forget to stop and smell the roses. Take a few moments for yourself and do something you enjoy, whether that is working in your garden or competing in the Ironscrapper…make sure you experience JOY and relaxation.  If you do scrap with this gorgeous template, make sure you post your layouts in the gallery!!  Add your hashtag #templatetuesday when you upload so I can leave you some love and see how YOU spend your time relaxing!

Have a great week, and happy scrapping!