|B's new boots (full name is blurred)|
Last year my daughter went to a daycare that is really close to our house. This year she goes to a daycare that is really close to work. On Fridays at work we can leave about an hour earlier than the rest of the week, which is AWESOME! Last year I used to come home and work on processing photos or scrapbooking for an hour or so, and then go pick up B. This, because of the daycare change, that's really not realistic. Soooo....a work friend and I decided that we would take advantage of our Fridays and bring some things to work and have our own little mini-crop! This past Friday was the first of these days and that is why I got this one done so quickly.
A while back I started a notebook to help me with the memory keeping process. The whole idea of it was to write down the stories that I wanted to tell. Often times I put the date of the photos, a description and then the text that I think I will use. It's evolved into a place to practice a technique (here I was practicing doodling), get a sketch idea down (I ended up using this one, but flipped it because my arrow stamp went the other way), practice my journaling, and I also document all the supplies that I use so it's easier to blog.
Even though it came together much more quickly than usual, it was not without it's problems/mistakes. When I used the mask a second time, I was left with a giant blob of mist at the top (hate that) and I felt like you could really see the line where I extended the masking. But I went with it (after I pouted a bit). This is a good thing for me. It think that sharing my disappointment on instagram helped! In the end, I added a bit more to the giant blob and just decided to roll with it.
One of my favorite parts of this layout is the flower on the journal spot above. I used an exactoknife and cut the bottom part so that I could put the flower over the photo. Love that!
I added a few items, but most of the supplies came from the August Scrapbook Circle Kit :: True Stories. Among the added items is this lovely flair button from aflairforbuttons. All items are linked below.
This is one of those layouts that I love -- it was fast, the ideas came to me easily, not too many mess ups that I couldn't live with, and I like the final product. My Soul Mate saw it as I finished and he also gave his nod of approval. Bonus!