That means that it is already day 2 over at LOAD. My first layout was really hard work. As if I hadn't been scrapbooking recently which was a bit bizarre as I have done a lot of scrapping since February LOAD. Never mind! I will find my rhythm soon I guess. More on that later in the week.
But first, let me finish off the April Counterfeit Kit Challenge.
I had 6 layouts (as well as a mini book and some cards) as my target but there was still quite a lot still in my kit so I decided to quickly do my March 12 on 12 layout too.
In the end it turned out all wrong! I have a template, measurements, a design. And somehow it was all mixed up and the measurements were completely off which threw me and then I was too stingy to print out my journalling again - I liked this lined paper too much.
I put it together, worked on a bit of embellishment and called it done. I also decided to include a small tag with the day on it - I noticed that another one of my fellow 12 on 12'ers always put the day on and I think it's a great idea. My days often undergo major schedule changes so I want to try to remember this in future.
Really, not a great layout. But that's ok. It's done and marks the end of three years of 12 on 12s. This is such a great project and relatively easy - it's not a whole month in review but you can see what was the general trend each month. I especially like to see the changing seasons.
|I really have to improve the whole self-portrait. You'd think I'd be better now after three years. Live and learn.|
And last on my list of goals for the April kit was to create a few cards with the scraps. So I ran off a couple of easy, general cards. Nothing grand but I like that some really old stuff was used up here and homes were found these neglected bits.
The final score for the month is:
- 7 single layouts
- 1 mini-book (photo album scrapbook)
- 3 cards
- 26 photos used on layouts (ok, so my 12 on one is a little cheaty)
- 32 photos used in mini-book
- 32 brads (remember that secondary goal of mine from the beginning of the month?!?)
I'm happy with the results and am looking forward to Thursday when the new kit challenge will be posted. That, coupled with LOAD should be a good combination. It's going to be a great month.