Sunday, May 01, 2011

Project 12 April in May

Must it be May already?  For pete's sake.
Let's talk about March.  Steve had a birthday in March.  Payton had a birthday in March.  Our furbaby Cooper had his birthday in March (he turned 10). 
Payton can now stop asking me why daddy is taller than me, but I am older than him.  In March we became the same age again.  :)

In March Becky provided us with a fun sketch.  Here's a reminder:



And this is what I came up with this month:



I used the May kit from Studio Calico, Lawn Party.  Very convenient, as it has been out on my desk all month. 























When I first got my kit this month, I trimmed out all the doilies from one piece of the SC paper (you can get more in the patterned paper add-on here - it's the B side to the chicken wire paper above).  When it came time to put my Project 12 layout together, I had a couple of spare doilies lying about, and they worked perfectly in this design. 

The chicken wire worked great for a March / Spring layout which also included chickens, wouldn't you agree!?  The 5 cent ticket also had double meaning, as March brought Payton's 5th birthday as well.  I love when embellies can work like that on a project. 























I used the same journaling block technique I snagged from ShellyJ a couple of months ago.  Love her.  This was another month where the journaling was random and worked better blocked off.

My title was misted with Applejack to stand out more.  That is my favorite Mister Huey green, that Applejack. 


Here are some fun layouts linked on my blog this month.  I love how you've interpreted this fun sketch:

















I love this one from the Paisley Petals blog.  I am really digging that Cosmo Cricket.  I need to get more of that line.  I adore the banner across the top and am really inspired by how she did the top left block, and trimmed the clouds rather than letting them hang over.  That just really inspires me. 

I highlighted this next one on the SCT blog for this month, but had to share it here too so I can have it as a reference.   I LOOOOVE this one from Agata

I am a huge fan of stitchery and clean lines, so this one speaks to me like nobody's business.  LOVE the yellow threads.  I also really like the punched flowers for the border.  Such a smart idea.  I also love that you can see her LIFE on this layout.  A new couch in March?  Love that.  It's something that needs to be documented.  The kids are going to refer to memories down the road based on the couch they were sitting on or the house they were living in.  These things need to be in your layouts!  :)

The winner on my blog for the March prize is:  Megan A.   Megan, be sure to send an email to ideas@scrapbookandcards.com and note that you are the winner for the March sketch.  Congratulations! 

Now that March is over, April is over, and now it is May, it's time for that April recap.  Check out the April sketch:



This will be a fun one.  With Easter and other fun family events this month, I have a lot of photos to play with.  I can't wait. 

You have until May 28 to leave a comment on my blog or the SCT blog with your layouts if you'd like to play for a prize.  Do that!  I want to be able to leave a comment, and I know other P12 participants would love to check you out.

Have a great month!  Davinie

36 comments:

  1. Thank you for your kind comment on my blog! I found you at crate paper's blog and came here. I was really happy to find "project 12" and now enjoy playing along with this awesome project!! Can't wait to get started with April pages. Thanks for your concern over what had happened in my country. Things are getting better everyday!! Thank you!!

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  2. thank you! I sent an email. I can't wait to try the Nikki Sivils products, I have never worked with her stuff before.

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  4. Awww, thanks so much for featuring my layout! And thanks again for hosting this project for all of us :)

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  5. Hi Davinie!!! Just wanted to say thanks for all the kind wirds about my layout you said here, on SCT blog and also on my blog! They all made so much my day!!! Yes, we got a new couch and it was perfect for my title this month! :) We also were the 1st ones to mow our lawn, we had a church show and also had one birthday this month! Anyway, thanks again, off to work on the April sketch!

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  6. Great sketch work here. Love this.
    Thank you so much for the inspiration!
    Have a good week end!!

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  7. Love this April Sketch!! I'm enjoying playing along with Project 12!!

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  8. Here's my April sketch: http://underconstruction-agata.blogspot.com/2011/05/project-12-april.html Loved to work on this one, too!

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  9. My April Sketch is completed (early for a change!) Thanks for hosting us all!

    http://mafswife.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/05/april-project-12.html

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  10. Herehttp://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj135/rubyvm/IMG_3960.jpg is my layout for April sketch.

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  11. Here is my SCT P12 Layout:

    http://scrapinitsweetsimple.blogspot.com/2011/05/aprils-p12-layout.html

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  12. I´m so into these sketches! Every month I´m anxious to see the next one. And I´m so loving my album already. Love documenting my life this way.

    You can see both my March and April LOs here.
    I swapped sketches, ´cause I hardly had photos in April and loads of them in March.

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  13. Here is my April layout - http://lynnek67.blogspot.com/2011/05/april-project-12.html

    Loving doing this as always!!

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  14. Yay! I finally got a layout done by the deadline! Here's my link. This is my first link so let me know if I didn't do it correctly, thanks :)

    http://robica.blogspot.com/2011/05/project-12-april.html

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  15. Here is my page for April - LOVED this one!
    http://roslyn-thebendintheroad.blogspot.com/2011/05/project-12-april-edition.html

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  16. And here is my april page: http://astridsamuels.blogspot.com/2011/05/project-12-april.html

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  17. I really struggled with mine. I ended up doing using a previous sketch. Here it is: http://dream-bielieve-imagine-mustangkayla.blogspot.com/2011/05/aprils-project-12.html

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  18. Here is April :)
    http://www.studiocalico.com/
    forums/galleries/show/42614

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  19. Happy to get this done, reminds that a sketch makes it so quick and great looking too!

    APRIL PROJECT 12

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  20. Thanks again for all the inspiration! Here is my April layout:
    http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/gallery/member/346337-miscrapper/1736795-project-12-april-2011/?c=t

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  21. Hi ! My April Layout. Have a great week!

    http://jdscrappy.blogspot.com/2011/05/april-project-12.html

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  22. Here's my April Layout! Have a good week. Thanks for allowing me to play along!

    http://api.ning.com/files/VyM*7VbR9-drVD3-WTSdU6q-z59Ez0WGp7DT0v31cVnWIOfxlwdirhTNKtwudTgQq*WKf-U2gOTsYsqMbgTzoopEHpkkdjm8/StickyBuns.jpg?width=600&height=585

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  23. Here's my April LO: http://andreasmetta.blogspot.com/2011/05/crunch-time.html

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  24. Here's my April LO
    http://adayinthelifeor5.blogspot.com/2011/05/project-12-april-2011.html

    Thanks!

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  25. Here's my layout based on the April sketch:
    http://vegetablog.wordpress.com/2011/05/25/wedding-layout-but-not-my-wedding/

    Thanks again for hosting this fabulous challenge!
    ~Natalie

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  27. Here is my rushed April in May LO.
    http://piecesofme-marci.blogspot.com/

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  28. I'm still loving following along with Project 12! Here's my take on the April sketch:

    http://findadventuresintheeveryday.blogspot.com/2011/05/april-project-12.html

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  29. Here's my April LO:

    http://paisleypetalsblog.blogspot.com/2011/05/april-project-12-imaginisce-lucy-bird.html

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  30. Here's my April page:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/47273565@N06/5766671107/
    Thanks again for the challenge!

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  31. Here's my layout :)

    http://scrapbookjourney.blogspot.com/2011/05/project-12-april.html

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  32. Here is my April page!! Sorry my photo is not good but the tyhoon is coming all the way and it's raingin really hard outside, I couldn't open the windonws now, but I really enjoyed making this project during this hard rain!! Thank you!!

    http://mysweetscrappytime.blogspot.com/2011/05/2011-april-page-for-project-12.html

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  33. Just under the wire!
    http://elfpaper.blogspot.com/2011/05/project-12-april.html

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  35. Another great sketch! You can find my take on it here: http://hetlevenvaneencreatievejuf.blogspot.com/2011/06/project-12-mei.html

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