Traditionally I put the tree up on December 1st, but I'm just not feeling the spirit ... maybe I will in December, but until then I have my craft - my art - my scrapbooking.
Tina gave me some Little Yellow Bicycle "Wonder & Wishes" to design with. I used an old photo of my daughter. This was her first official photo shoot. I think it was November 2008. All I remember is she has a really snotty nose, and it was just after my father had passed away. It really wasn't a great time in my life. But she was such a good sport, she smiled so big for the camera ... I was one proud Momma that day.
I used the Scrapbook & Cards Today 2011 Sketch Calendar for this layout. I always love a single photo layout, and December was perfect for this layout.
Patterned Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle
Extras: Little Yellow Bicycle chipboard, Basic Grey letters, button, and brads, Bo Bunny Trinkets, Misc. ribbon.
I white washed the "joy to my world" patterned paper at the top, it was just too distracting, not that the poinsettia paper at the bottom wasn't, but I could cover most of it up with the photo, journaling and Copic image.
I'm also thinking of applying for a new DT position. This one with Copic Marker Scrapbooking. They get alot of exposure and I think I might be a good fit. Sometimes I doubt my ability. I think that everyone is so much better than me. What is the worst thing that can happen/be said? Well they can say "thank you for your interest, but we have selected others" and then I look at who they have selected and say "wow, they are good, damn good, you made the right decision" but if you don't try you never will get rejected, nor will you get selected huh?
So, anyway, the cardinal is from Copic Marker Scrapbooking. I'm still sitting on the fence weather to send this to them or not. Notice the Puffy Velvet on the branch? It's suppose to look like snow .... hubby says it looks like bird poop.
That's it for this round, enjoy!