I hope your Week 16 was a great one! My week had it's ups and downs, but I am happy to say that it ended on a high note. I had a bit of a personal setback in a design opportunity that I really hoped to be part of. Unfortunately that was not meant to be. Sometimes disappointment can get the better of people. Sometimes it can empower them. I chose to be empowered. So instead of hanging up my Wacom Tablet and pen, I decided to push forward and keep on creating & designing. It makes me happy. It relaxes me. It's what I do best. A sneak peek of some papers I am working on are in this week's layout:
This summer I am taking part in a blog hop and have started to create a mini kit that will be available as a free download for my contribution to the event (more details on that in a future post). Instead of using paper from the Clementine or Cobalt Core Kit for the title, I used one of the papers I am creating for the kit. The paper is by no means complete-I still have some distressing to do, but by including it in this layout, it gives me motivation and provides a teaser for you of what's to come! The color of the Word Art Title Tag coordinates with the Cobalt Collection. Visit my "freebies page" to download ALL 52 Weekly Word Art Circles.
This week's layout uses Design A and the 6x12 divided page protectors.
The plaid paper in the photo above is also paper I have been working on for the blog hop. Again, I still have distressing to do, but I am loving the way it is turning out! It reminds me of a pair of plaid shorts one of my boys wore when he was a toddler :) The journal card in the middle pocket is one I made myself. Be looking for a new set of Four by Six Journal Cards in the next week!
I was glad I had a few more photos to scrap from during the week rather than just photos from the weekend. Chris was gone all week and I do not sleep well at all when he isn't around. I think it goes back to when he was flying helicopters and would be gone on deployment-I was both the mom and the dad, taking care of everything from runny noses to rotating tires on the car-always aware of every little bump in the night. You would think that with the kids out of the house I could relax, but that is not the case. I was lucky to get 5 hours of sleep each night while he was gone! I snapped the photo "after midnight" with my iPhone one night (of course) when I was tossing and turning. Because we go by a 24-hour clock instead of 12-hour clock using AM or PM, the midnight hour in Europe registers as "0." I couldn't resist taking a photo of that!
I liked what I did with the left half of the Design A Page Protector-I used it for photos and journaling to document one event. Liela Talka is a European-wide event that means "The Big Cleanup." It just happens to coincide with Earth Day. It is basically a big community spring cleaning of the outdoors! The Public Affairs Office at the Embassy organized a cleanup of the grassy areas that surround the Embassy. Saturday morning Chris and I worked for a few hours and helped with the effort. Afterwards the Marines had a BBQ and we hung out at the Marine House with friends listening to music from the 80s Hair Bands. It was a great day to be outside!
Have a wonderful Week 17. I know ours started out great. We took the dogs to the beach for the very first time. I can't wait to scrap those!
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