Saturday, March 20, 2010


I am finally done with my grading. Whew! I have a week until spring break, so right now I'm teaching resumes to my regular English students and rhetorical analysis of tone to my AP students. Or trying to: their thoughts are on spring break too!

Intensive grading puts a crimp in my scrapping time, so I took a week to complete the following layout:

It's based on this sketch at Studio Calico:

To complete the layout when I was so busy, I basically did a different thing for it each day:
  • Day 1: select papers
  • Day 2: trim photos and adhere to paper. Adhere photo strip to shaped paper; trim
  • Day 3: select accent paper. Punch one; adhere both trims
  • Day 4: select ribbon and title letters; adhere some
  • Day 5: select embellishments; journal on tags and finish adhering all letters and embellishments (FYI: I used Creative Imaginations vellum spray adhesive for the acrylic letters)
Total, it probably took less than an hour to do the page, but it stretched out over a week. Productivity over time. That's OK.

I spent last night finishing my Project 12 layout for February (sorry for crooked dark photos):

I had some difficulty with the Becky Fleck sketch--it might have been a bit unbalanced for me?

(Sorry if the whole sketch doesn't show up--follow the link if you want to see the whole thing.) I finally added the stitching around the photos and that seemed to do it for me. I love the way the sketch has a cluster of accents by the title--it's my favorite part of the sketch. And I loved digging into my stash for some fairly old stuff to use. Anytime I can use huge amounts of Primas on a page, job well done. I can actually see air in the flower bottles now. Egads!


BabyBokChoy said...

Great layouts, I think you did both sketch extremely well!!

Diana said...

I like the right side of the page. It could stand alone as a LO.

You rocked that sketch. I didn't like it all until I saw what you did with it. I love that paper with the die cut blue edge --I had two sheets that are all used up. I'd love some more... know where still has it?