I was going through some old layout files and I thought I would postpone I found. I've been doing a little work... I know I said I wasn't going to, but I so enjoy working on assignments. They are usually layouts I wouldn't normally create and the assignments don't come very often so I guess you will still see a bit of me yet.
Anyway it has been nice to do something creative this week. I am a bit behind on my Christmas class, but I will have more time this weekend.
Not only is the laundry done, the kitchen and most of the house is clean... of course that will change in a matter of minutes when the children really start playing, but still I have a feeling of accomplishment right now. I have also come to the realization that I have very few holiday type papers or embellishments. I'm sure there are some out there, but I rarely buy them because I dislike creating holiday type pages.
Day 5 was about the perfect Christmas...
Day 6 is some memories... even as I child I hated having my photo taken. Somethings never change!
I finally used a piece of the scalloped lined paper by Karen Russell. It could be a new favorite, I have 10 pieces of this paper and still it was "hard" to use it... what if I need it for the perfect project! HA! I need to work on this.
Today's topic... I'm a day behind, but then that's the way it goes with me. I don't always stay caught up, but eventually I will finish.
I finished the book "The Good Earth". I enjoyed it... I think. I was so frustrated with the protagonist that I had to put the book down for a few days: this is unusual for me when reading a book. Overall I think I would recommend the book. I really enjoyed the journey and the things I learned along the way... still thinking about things.
I was a little shocked at the "mind game" I played today as I created this layout. This project is just for me... started out this way and all day long I kept second guessing the elements and products I was choosing. Is it good enough? Is it "fresh"? I have spent so much time the last few years worrying about whether or not my work was meeting the publishing standard. Would the editors like what I created?
Today was one of those days... I had a difficult time getting past "the past" and doing what I love. Here is the end result: day 2.