...sharing my layout i created for DAY 4 of Kelly Purkey's Sketchbook 3 class over at Studio Calico...
( GREAT inspiration there! )
i had fun hand stitching the paper doily down and adding some fun buttons...
KI Memories has a big selection of these adorable calendar papers...different colored and shaped edges on them, and they are quite popular in the current magazines and recent additions to studio calico's gallery...so i was inspired to challenge myself and get one done.
it took me FOREVER to select only ONE photo from each day of our 19 day trip for each calendar day- naturally- and then i printed them all off on my Canon Selphy as 2x3 sized photos, which STILL wasn't small enough, so i made a template out of the first photo and used it to trim out all the others...
WHEW...this layout was quite the job...PLUS, tracing and handcutting out the title was another fun job.
...but i LOVE the finished product...
my mom had arranged for a small "open house" at The Maples nursing home to celebrate BOTH of their
(Grandma - April 6...Grandpa - April 19 )
they had a lovely little turnout and the BEST part of the day ( for me ) was to see my grandma
SMILING and LAUGHING out loud, just beaming, and sooooo happy!
THAT's the grandma I know was still inside there!!
grandpa was happy too, but after a while, i think he would have just as soon gone back for his nap!! heehee!
here's some shots from the day...
great job Mom on all your planning and special touches!!
...i am looking forward to going out to my first "camp retreat" for scrapbooking this week...
i was asked several months ago to be the vendor at a smaller, more intimate weekend retreat and accepted!
so i better start making my lists for packing up for Camp Bird River!
i leave this thursday with my Mom and good friend Tracy and am looking forward to seeing some familiar faces, teaching a fun little project and having some "Mommy Time" and doing some work myself for our family albums!!!