I know. You are probably dashing to your calendar, feverishly checking your blackberry, or looking at some super cool Iphone app for the date, as it can't possibly be the 20th yet, but here's Davinie and her Project 12 layout!
I'm early. DAYS early.
Isn't that amazing?
I have paid assignments with due dates looming, kit layouts to do, CHA work to get finished and sent to Chicago, there are magazine submissions to do, and my blog is in major need of an overhaul, but I was determined to get my Project 12 layout for my challenge, my baby, finished in a timely manner this month.
I figure if I can get it finished by the 20th, maybe it'll inspire others to get it finished. I KNOW how busy the summer months are.
June was busy at our house. Payton finished her first year of preschool, and Morgan graduated from Kindergarten (ack!). We camped, Steve and I both ran a couple of races, and Morgan got a great big haircut too, that needed to be documented. The sketch Becky Fleck created for June worked perfectly for our family.
Here's a reminder:
And this is what I came up with:
I was digging around my stash for two pieces of the same paper to use as a background (LOVE that I'm utilizing my stash), and came across some Abbey Road from MME. My girls were in pink a lot in June ( AGAIN), but I added some new Jenni Bowlin and more MME for a really fun color palette. I love blue, yellow, and red together.
The design offered a great opportunity to use the sticker tickets from the Thrift Shop line from October Afternoon. They matched the color palette too. And that wasn't planned in advance! :)
My kids were in my craft room with me when I was working on this layout, working on their own projects, and there was one point where the chaos forced me to put my layout on the floor in order to complete it. Looking at it from far away gave me an opportunity to add some texture with the JBS buttons and butterfly stickers, as it was looking flat and plain without the extra dimension and detail.
I'm really happy with how this turned out and am patting my back at another successful month of documenting our life. Another huge thank you to Becky for sketches with big journaling blocks.
You still have time to play along! You need to share your layout on this post by the 20th of the month. The 20th according to me. My European and Southern Hemisphere friends actually have an extra day. yay! :)
I still plan to host this challenge going forward, but we might make things easier. Would having the new challenge posted and the due date all on the same date help? As in, June layouts are due July 1, and on July 1 the new challenge would also be posted? I try to keep things simple, but am always on the lookout for good ideas, so let me know if you have one.
Enjoy your Sunday! Davinie