Hi everyone..Wednesday afternoons always get a little funny for me because its starting to get close to Thursdays ..and Thursdays/Fridays are the days I work and have done so for a few years now. Don't get me wrong..I love teaching, but I always get the sick feeling in my tummy when Wednesday night comes along..
Every Wednesday I spend the day in our office ..we have our own business which requires a LOT of time spent on paper work etc. SO I have always done this for the last 10-12 years and continued so during my pregnancies and when my children were babies. Now I just hate it! LOL! I wish someone else could do it ..LOL Its just an extra thing I have to do and I really do not have the time to sit here and count numbers. But anyway, just taking a little break now and thought I would show you this layout I created for Scrap Friends. Scrap Friends has an online store HERE and quite a busy blog HERE where you can find challenges to play along at, as well as many other cool things!
I was asked to Guest Design for them in September and I was sent a gorgeous sketch to work with for their monthly sketch challenge HERE
SO here is the sketch (very cool by the way! LOVE their sketches!)
and here is my take on it..
Paper - GCD Studios (Donna Salazer Designs) Botanique
Chipboard- Imaginarium Designs LOVE title
Flowers - Prima Marketing Laraine Pearl White, Charme Rose Nature Garden
Embellishments - Mellissa Frances hinge/keys, Teresa Collins Fabrications Canva Trickets, Prima Marketing Shabby Chic Metal Treasures (gate and frame), Kaisercraft Polaroid Frames (Miss Match collection)
Rub Ons - Kaisercraft Girls and Miss Match
Other: gesso, brown paint, cardboard, gauze, brown ink
I have gone a little messy here again...really loving it at the moment.
I must say though, that last night I pulled out all my old albums with the very first layouts I ever created. Although they were very ...ummm..average to say the least, they were SO SO SO full of everyday stuff, LOTS AND LOTS of journalling, lots of pictures etc etc. Of course, just like every other scrapper out there my style has evolved. But my style took a less personal turn probably about a year ago. I mean, my daughters are almost 4 and 6 now and when they are older its harder to scrap many "firsts". I understand that. But most of my journalling is hidden these days, or written at the back and with all the pages I make I wonder if they will be bothered to pull the tags out when and read what i wrote. Sure I love creating and "throwing" product on paper but ,....seeing them look at their baby photos last night and my eldest trying to read the huge journalling gave me such a warm feeling but at the same time I felt sad that all their pages of the last few months will just be "pretty"pages in their albums. They were giggling and laughing at them selves and were ENTRENCHED in the albums...not caring about the latest product or pretty design.
They just wanted to read the story..and lately there isnt much of a story on my pages.
*Sigh*...I have to reassess things I think..
So anyway, have a great day everyone and if you get a chance drop in at Scrap Friends and play along!
Bye for now