Hey there, this is a layout I have had sitting on my desk, 90% finished, for quite a while and just finished late last night. I had two challenges in mind when I started - needless to say I missed the deadline, gaaaah! I guess work got in the way of my scrapping, haha!
One of the songs to use as a prompt over at Scrap It With A Song last month was that one by Carly Rae Jepson, "Call Me Maybe" (you know, the one that once you hear it, it plays over and over ad nauseum all freaking day!). I was inspired to dig out this old photo of Ailis from 2007, talking on the phone with my mom in Dawson City. Wow, wasn't she a doll? I just love the little pigtails and dimples!January Counterfeit Kit to complete this one. The background paper is Amy Tangerine, and the doilies and some other bits are cut from Echo Park paper. There's a piece of blue MME in there, and the calendar is from Simple Stories. I used my Cameo to cut the title piece, phone, and banner, and the hearts are from Pink Paislee, cabochons from CTMH.
Here's a close up of the journaling block:
Here's the other challenge I missed, a sketch from Sketches in Thyme:
I flipped it on its side and played around with it a bit. I really like the abstract grid I ended up with!
So, happy Friday to you! I finished my first four days of work without mishap (unless you count picking up the kids late and Nolan proclaiming that, "If I don't see a significant increase in the amount of money this family brings in, I'm canceling your job!" Mind you, this was after a disastrous field trip where he got in a brawl at the pool with another kid and ended up sitting out for most of the swim, AND riding home beside the teacher on the bus. His mood was very low!) My mom came up to watch Brenna for Tuesday and Thursday, and that went well until she drove my car off the driveway yesterday. This driveway is completely jinxed! Jason and I managed to haul it out with his work truck and a heavy chain, so all is well, but man, I was a bit of a nervous wreck, because it felt all too familiar! (See this post if you don't know what I'm talking about!)
I'm pretty tired, though. I hope I can get used to this. I don't know how all the moms who work full-time do this! How did my mom do it?!?! She did EVERYTHING for us! And worked shift work, too! I guess you do what you have to do. Anyway, I think once I get into a better routine, I'm really going to enjoy this job - the people are all great, from what I can tell!
Just want to say a quick thanks (to anyone still reading!) for all your lovely comments on my last post. I truly appreciate all of the support!!! Hugs from Roxy.