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20 April 2010

March Layout - Project 12

I've been slow at getting layouts done this month. I have lots of ideas, but don't seem to be getting that far with the actual work! Anyway, I finally finished my March layout for Project 12. Here it is:

Here's the inspiration sketch. Once again it was designed by Becky Fleck of PageMaps.

I used the same papers as for the last two layouts and only added a few "extras" - the blue fibre across the top, the purple/blue ribbon and the purple border just below the photos, as well as the blue glitter letters that I used on the January layout as well. The ribbon/fibre/border all came from my stash so I don't know what brand they are.

Here's a closeup of the embellishment on the right hand page. It's mostly made from layered die cuts from the kit that the papers come from and some punches from the paper from the kit. The green swirl punches were my downfall, literally. I do my scrapbooking in the spare room. I built myself a pull down desk in the closet. The desk is attached to the wall with chain. The punch I was using was so stiff though that I pushed too hard and the whole table came down - the chain came apart on one side, and came off the screw somehow on the other! Consequently I've been scrapping on the dining room table again. I hope I'll get around to fixing my desk sometime soon.

If you want to see the pages separately and closer, just click on the photos below.

As far as what we did, March was mostly about Logan. He celebrated his birthday and had a mountain biking party with 8 of his friends. It was easy for us. The boys went off biking for half and hour or so, then came back for a snack and drink then were off again. As long as we had food and drink ready they were happy, and thankfully no one was hurt, although one boy did apparently run into a tree, but he was almost stopped anyway, so didn't get hurt. Logan also finished his last games of rebound soccer. His team finished the season in fourth spot.

Kyaa went on a school excursion to Sydney for photography class. She took lots of photos, but I didn't have any available for the layout. For the rest, the month was pretty much business as usual.

Since the month was mostly about Logan he was initially somewhat dismayed to see purple paper with flowers on it. But by the time it was finished I don't think that it was as girly as he expected. I like it. I hope you do too.

Till next time, happy days.



Davinie Fiero said...

I love that you are sharing this experience with your kids. I think it looks just fine in purple. That dimensional flower is cool and doesn't make it too girly either. The clean lines and that blue trim helps.
Thank you again for playing along! :)

theelfqueen said...

This is lovely! I really like that big panoramic photo!