This first layout was from the last day of October (informal) LOAD and I used my Balmy August kit which is amazing in its ability to keep on going. This is layout #9 and I think I might have one more left. Funny.
I make a final layout each LOAD and I just wanted to capture a few thoughts about this wonderful experience. As the layout says, this might have been the best one yet. Such fun and such a wonderful group of amazing women to share the month with.
|Since I created this, I changed it to 32 layouts and 125 photos to include this layout into the count. Such a sense of achievement.|
This next layout is my first layout from my Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit, November Glory. And yes, it's a little "out there". I created it for our Whimsical Musings challenge #12 which was all about "Scary" and I decided to document a little known (very peculiar) fact about me.
It was such a coincidence that I had the number die-cut paper in my kit which proved perfect. I wanted to brighten it all up a bit by adding the fussy cutting some of the Urban Lily paper in the kit. I know it's a bit clashy, but I like it.
And one last layout that I created today for day 1 of Lain's latest mini-class, Your Story Matters. As a Scrap Happy member, we were automatically enrolled and it's all about capturing some of our own stories. If you've read my blog for any length of time, you'll know this is no problem at all for me but it's still nice to just create for fun while following a specific prompt.
Sorry for the poor quality of the scan - no way to take a photo in the light we have as this time of year.
Creating this layout I realised that I could easily turn it into a whole series which would be a lot of fun. Maybe one spread for each location so I will give this some thought. I used November Glory again for this layout and based it on a layout I've made before which was designed by Nichol Magouirk.
The journalling is a little hit and miss and this is something I really want to improve. I need to slow down and take more time to handwrite it carefully and think about what I want to write and how before I start. It so often turns out a bit askew like this one!
One thing I've noticed about November Glory is that there are some elements that I keep putting to one side when I flip through the items. This might suggest that these need to be recycled out of my stash and I will be keeping my eye on them for the rest of the month. I'm not forcing myself to use things I don't like but the kit is a good way to really see how I feel about this older stuff.
Anyway, the weekend is almost at an end and I hope you enjoyed it. Such wonderful November weather where we are.
More blog posts to come this week, I hope! :-)