I started this layout weeks ago, and it just kept getting pushed aside in favor of other projects. It changed forms a few times, too, but I'm pleased with the end result. I followed my own sketch, but it still looked a little blah. Then inspiration struck in the form of Scrapbooker's Anonymous November challenge, which is to use 7 or more ribbons. Well, I always have a ton of ribbon in my stash, so this was great for me. I even have a couple pieces on here that I used to wear in my hair as a kid!
Ailis was right beside me as I was finishing this page today, and she filled in some gaps of the story. She actually brought the can with the already dead beetle to school for show 'n' tell, then couldn't find the beetle when she got there. Her teacher even went with her to Nolan's class to see if he'd stolen it! He denied it of course, but the "Missing Beetle Mystery" remains unsolved to this day!
Then she says to me, "Mommy, I don't think you're going to win with this page, not because you did a bad job or anything, but... well, people will just think the story of me caring for a beetle is, well... boring and... kind of gross." Gasp!!! No, how could they? I don't know, I think it's kind of cool, and it shows her caring heart!
Supplies: My Mind's Eye patterned papers, Close to My Heart stamp set (Classmate Alpha), ink (Indian Corn Blue), and some ribbon, Making Memories and unknown other ribbon, Creative Memories pen, staples