Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Project 12 May in June

I was doing some reflecting on how busy my life has become these days, which has made me even more grateful that I stop and document my world with Project 12 each and every month. Sometimes it’s a chore and I’m putting together my layout at the last minute to make it in time for the 1st post, but the fact I have made it a priority, on top of jazz and ballet and gardening and renovating and camping and barbecuing and volunteering and mothering, really does fill me with pride. My scrapbooks are such a treasure to me, and nothing makes me happier than to see my girls flipping through the pages to see their lives mapped out with patterned paper lovingly cut into bits.

In April our house was busy with Spring Teas at school, an early camping trip to the hills, a new trampoline, and our annual Easter weekend bash. I had a lot of fun things to document, and the April sketch was perfect for it.

As a reminder, here’s the April sketch:




And this is what I came up with this month:










 
I used my current Studio Calico kit again this month.  It was handy because I still had it out!  I had to also use my new favorite Fiskars punches, the everywhere punch set, to add some depth to my layout. 
This sketch was filled with horizontal photos, but as I went through my files, I realized I am more of a portrait girl, so had to alter the sketch a bit to get my photos in. Note to self: take more of both, so I’ll always have choices.

As always, I wanted to highlight a couple of submissions this month, and first I wanted to start with Sonya:



I was really drawn to her color palette. I wouldn’t have normally been drawn to using the Crate floral background with that black houndstooth, but it looks FABulous on this layout. I really really like the two together. I also really like the use of the birds and butterflies for the embellishments on this one. It really speaks Spring to me. (I hope you have had Spring at your house, Sonya!!!! It SNOWED last week here). I also like the touches of red because it really draws that color out of the photos she used. Really nice layout.

The next one I wanted to share is from Jennifer. Jennifer and I go way back on this challenge and it’s always an honor and a pleasure to see her playing along.



The first thing that made me smile on this layout was the banners. SO cute. The next thing that caught my eye were the mushrooms and other corrugated shapes. You don’t often get a chance to use mushrooms on a layout, but it works perfectly for this layout and this challenge! I love the title card and how she changed the sketch to fit her photos too. I like that number paper too. I need some of that.

Lastly, is one from Ruby.



Project 12 is about celebrating your life and getting it down on a 12x12, (or two of them, or an 8.5 x 11, etc). Sometimes that means documenting all the little things, and sometimes that means documenting the big things. April is a month to celebrate Spring, but it is also a month to celebrate Easter, which is what Ruby did with her layout.

I love the color combo here. It’s so soft and feminine and I love all those pretty photo corners. The dimensional butterflies and use of trims here is really nice too.

Thank you so much for playing along!

Now that June is here and May is over, it’s about time for Spring before Summer gets here (at least at my house, the kids are chomping at the bit to utilize sprinklers under the trampoline). It’s also time for another challenge.

As a reminder, this is the May sketch we are going to be utilizing this month:



I really like this one. I love those flowers. I may have to dig in my stash to see if I can find some SEI Dill Blossom. I loved that line.

Remember, though, that you can use whatever sketch works for you. You don’t even need to utilize a sketch, if what Becky came up with doesn’t work with your photos. Just document your life and leave a comment here for a chance to win a prize.  Link your sketch at Scrapbook and Cards to have another chance to win. 

As always, you have until the 28th to leave a comment linking your layout to the appropriate blog post.  See the Project 12 page at the top or email me if you have any questions. 
I’ll see you back here July 1! Davinie

24 comments:

  1. Love this--you are really tempting me on that everywhere punch set!

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  2. love yours! Stitching around your circles is brilliant. And as always thanks.

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  3. Here is my take on May's sketch. I'm loving playing along with this.

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  4. I just finished April and cannot find that post, so here it is! Thanks, Davinie. You are amazing how you get so much art completed with your busy life.
    http://artfulyogicreations.blogspot.com/2011/06/april-project12.html

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  5. I've got May!!
    http://elfpaper.blogspot.com/2011/06/may-project-12.html

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  6. Here is my May layout:

    http://paisleypetalsblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/may-project-12-echo-park-life-is-good.html

    Loved this one!

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  7. Here is my May rake on the sketch.

    http://lynnek67.blogspot.com/2011/06/may-2011.html

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  8. Hi Davinie,
    Here's my May layout. Such fun, thanks again!!

    http://adayinthelifeor5.blogspot.com/2011/06/project-12-may-2011.html

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  10. Here's my family's busy May - all one layout. :)
    Thanks for the challenge!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/47273565@N06/5858544110/

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  11. Here is my layout for the month of May: http://dream-bielieve-imagine-mustangkayla.blogspot.com/2011/06/project-12-may-2011-layout.html

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  12. Here is my May: http://andreasmetta.blogspot.com/2011/06/project-12.html

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  13. Here is my May:
    http://jdscrappy.blogspot.com/2011/06/may-project-12.html

    Happy weekend.

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  14. Thanks for the inspiration Davinie!
    Here is my May LO:
    http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/gallery/member/346337-miscrapper/1744705-project-12-may-2011/

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  15. Here is my take on May sketch. I really enjoyed play along with this awesome sketch!! THanks!!

    http://mysweetscrappytime.blogspot.com/2011/06/project-12may-sketch-7happy-crop.html

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  16. Nothing like waiting until the last minute! :) Here is my rushed LO! http://piecesofme-marci.blogspot.com/2011/06/may-in-june.html

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  17. Here's May: http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/44665 Don't know why, but I liked this much better than April.

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  18. Love it! Here's my May-just under the wire!!

    http://christysplayground.blogspot.com/2011/06/project-12-catch-up.html

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  19. And here is my may LO: http://astridsamuels.blogspot.com/2011/06/project-12-may.html

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  20. Here's my May layout. Better late than not at all I guess. thanks so much for hosting!

    http://venividiscrappy.blogspot.com/2011/06/breakfast-casserole.html

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  21. Here's my take on the May P12 sketch:

    http://scrapinitsweetsimple.blogspot.com/

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  22. Here's my May layout! Thanks for another awesome sketch.

    http://scrappin-daisy.blogspot.com/2011/06/project-12-may-2011-layout.html

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  23. I'm a couple days late, but here it is.

    http://gandgpremadescraps.blogspot.com/2011/06/project-12-may-2011.html

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