Oh, wow, did I ever have fun making this 2-pager:And I'll tell ya why - hold onto your hats, because I had a whole day to myself! That's right, Easter weekend, I went to Williams Lake on Saturday, all by myself, and got my scrap on at Creative Accents with Tara! Holy, did I ever need a break!!! The last time I had a day with no kids or husband was my birthday in December, and I'm thinking I need to do this at least once a month - is that too much to ask? How much "me" time do you get? (Hopefully it's more than me, because than I can show Jason this post and say, "See? I told you so!") The other fun part about getting away to scrap is that I can use the cool tools at the store, things that I don't have at home. See the pinwheels? They were made using a die (Quickutz?), which made it so easy even I couldn't mess them up. Then the title was made using a brand spankin' new Tim Holtz Alterations die! I was soooooo excited to try that puppy out, it's a little ridiculous!
This was one of Ailis' last days of Kindergarten in Burns Lake. I had trouble thinking of a title, and then I remembered the school motto, Soar Like An Eagle. Just the other day Ailis was crying her heart out, all homesick for Burns Lake, her old room, her neighbours, her friends, etc. I'm thinking maybe she saw this layout I was working on and that brought these feelings out, because she hasn't cried about our move to 100 Mile House in almost a year! Anyway, a couple of days later she informed me she has a new best friend from her class, and she's been a lot happier. Kids are pretty resilient, aren't they?
I used this sketch from Sketch Support for inspiration (love their sketches, but this is the first one I've used):
Oh, and I almost forgot to say that I went to the movies with my mom (her treat, gotta love that!) to see the Hunger Games that same Saturday!!! Could a day get any better?! It's been a year since I read the book, so I'd forgotten a lot of the details, but I thought it was a great movie! My mom was so funny, she kept saying things like, "Oh no, I think he's going to die! Is he going to die? Oh wait, you've read the book, don't tell me!" There was one part where I think we both screamed and jumped out of our seats - fun, fun! So, if you aren't a Hunger Games fan yet, get yourself a copy of the book, read it, then go see the movie - that's what I'm sayin'!
Supplies: Close to My Heart cardstock, Studio Calico, Theresa Collins, MME, Pink Paislee, and unknown (pinwheels) patterned paper, Close to My Heart brads, Creative Memories pen, coffee stir sticks, Alterations and Quickutz dies