Saturday, October 29, 2011

Layout #63 - September Project 12

A buck short and a day late, isn't that what they say? Project 12 was due yesterday, but ah well, I never win the monthly prize anyway. I'm only in it for myself - haha, do you say that when you set out to do something and you know you're not gonna win, just to make yourself feel better? I do all the time, and it works (a bit), but I can't help but feel disappointed just a smidge when I find out the winner isn't me. But with Project 12, it really isn't like that, I really am glad I'm doing it, and I'm totally doing it next year!

So here is the sketch for September:
I like this sketch a lot, but I really dragged my heels with this layout, not sure why. I'm glad I got to use up some more of this paper pack (Felicity from Close to My Heart), it's been in my stash for a while. The flowers were stamped and fussy cut, as was the title, with the matching stamp set that came with the paper kit. And, I added some die cut flourishes to dress it up a bit, but other than that, I stuck closely to the sketch. Easy, peasy!

I feel I should explain the miserable expression on Nolan's face in the far left photo. It was the first day of school, and it is my tradition to take a photo of the kids in their new school clothes. Probably every scrapbooker with kids does the same. Anyway, Nolan always gets anxious if he thinks we're running short on time, which is probably pretty normal for most people, but his REACTION to running late is FAR from normal! In this picture, he has just finished telling me to take the bleeping picture so we can get to the bleeping school, and his face shows just how mad he is about the whole bleeping tradition! I hope you're not too shocked by this, but we are just beginning to find out about his disability and how his brain works. I am able to laugh about this now because I know it's one of his quirks, and it probably goes along with his Asperger's, but it's definitely something he needs to work on. Yesterday, he got in his hockey gear 2 HOURS EARLY so that he wouldn't be late, and it didn't matter how many times I told him the time, or how many minutes we had until game time, he could not relax about it. He is definitely getting a watch for Christmas!

Supplies: Close to My Heart cardstock, patterned paper, stamp set, ink and gems, Creative Memories die cut edges, Spellbinders dies, Ranger pen, dollar store date stamp



  1. Oh BLEEP! I totally forgot about my Project 12!! I never win either but I do like to submit my entry on time. Sigh ...
    Love your story about Nolan. I too have pics of the girls that (if I ever get there) will feature in MY September layout. I think Marley is squinting into the sun and Paige is probably doing something cute to avoid direct eye contact with the camera.

  2. I have thought about doing project 12 since it started and so far that's as far as I've gotten, so you're doing way better than I am! Tell Nolan that he's just lucky he doesn't have me for a mom, because I'm late for EVERYTHING! he'd definitely be anxious all the time! btw, I did get the blog award that you sent me...thanks! I just have to find some time to post it!

  3. I love the Project 12 sketches and always say I am going to do them....sigh. Your layout turned out the fussy cut flower clusters!! I also like the little date tabs.

  4. Love this one Roxy! The papers are lovely and co-ordinate so well with little Hunter - who is looking incredibly cute in these photos! Love the little date tabs.

    Hugs, Carole xxx

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