2. Today is the 28th, and that is also the new deadline for the Project 12 challenge. This is what I came up with for December:
There was far too much math with this layout to stray far from the original sketch. I followed the measurements very closely, except I took 1/4" off each side of the photos so I could trim my white border.
I had been sent the Traditions line from Fancy Pants for my winter SCT projects, so I used that for this layout, along with some Stampin Up buttons and my Studio Calico calendar stamps.
I'm excited for the 2011 process. I am really digging the use of two different patterned papers with cardstock for my 2pagers. I did this twice more with my Studio Calico Candy Shoppe kit work. I just think it is a fun look. The kraft cardstock ties everything together without the layout looking choppy.
Don't forget to link your month in review layouts here for the Project 12 challenge. As I mentioned, today is the deadline for December, etc. I will be posting a new challenge on February 1 for everyone participating in 2011. It's almost time to get out those January photos!
3. Have you ever seen the Back up Plan with Jennifer Lopez? On one of my scrappy late nights last week I watched this movie, and oh my. The delivery scene with the lady and the blow up pool? That was one of the funniest things I've ever seen. So if you haven't seen this movie, check it out. It was pretty good.
4. Still on the subject of crafts and CHA, one of my assignments was a blog layout for Crate Paper using Emma's Shoppe. This is the layout I created for the blog:
Everything on this layout is Crate Paper. Since creating it for the blog I've been asked to bring it to California with me, so hopefully you'll be seeing it in the Crate booth as well! I used the patterned paper, chipboard frames and flowers, die cut frames, sticker alphas, and that delicious trim is Crate Paper too. Yum.
5. I don't have much else to share this week except that it's hard to leave my babies for 6 days so I've been preoccupied with it all month. I always miss them so much and feel refreshed when I come home, ready to take on motherhood again, so it's good for me, but it is still hard for me to go. That's one of the reasons I like to take early morning flights... I can't stand the goodbye. Tears. Can't do it.
With that in mind, I can't be held reponsible for any outfit or hairdo that should present itself on a Fiero child in my absense. They are with their daddy. And they LIKE wearing clothes that are mismatched and too small, and Payton is growing out her bangs. Steve can't always capture them all with his man hands, apparently. So don't judge. Please and thank you.
Have a great weekend! Davinie