Another successful Layout-A-Day month. I created a layout during each and every day of May. I am most assuredly not creating layouts today, but I am working on these little mini albums made out of policy envelopes (the open ended long envelopes with the string ties). That’s different, though. Anyway, these last two feature more photos of our exchange student from Austria, Cordelia.
These are more photos from her party from last summer. I don’t think I took any of them. I really like the one in the middle. Just a simple layout of a cutie girl.
For this last one, the prompt was to do a layout about a beginning or an end. Since I was on a roll with the Cordelia stuff, what could be more perfect than this one?
I absolutely love this one. I keep walking by it on the top of the stack in here and it is really striking in person. Looks like a magazine layout or something. Plus, how can you not love those photos, right?
So that’s the end of another LOAD. The next one will be in September. I’m already signed up. Right now I am taking a Stacy Julian class, Finding Photo Freedom (I think that’s the name), which is the revamped Library of Memories class. She very graciously set it up for the alumni of LOM to take for free. Cool! I actually have not really gotten into it yet, just coming off LOAD and working on these two little mini albums I am committed to finishing by mid-month. But I will soon, I’m sure. It’s really good stuff.
Today is a slow Saturday. I have to put in some overtime this afternoon/early evening, and I am working on my little albums as I mentioned, but other than that, just slow and, I’m assuming, warm outside. I will find out in a little while. I have to go to Hobby Lobby to pick something up for my little project. I am also planning our Christmas adventure, which will be short and sweet and fairly local, but I’m thinking sort of spectacular since fairly local = Gatlinburg. What a luxury. I remember when we lived in Florida and Tennessee was so far away. Now, it’s not and we need to take more advantage of it than we have lately. I love Tennessee, always have. It’s a great place to visit and a great place to live. We are fortunate to be here.
Speaking of good fortune, my fabulous husband gave the living room a thorough cleaning yesterday. Top to bottom, including windows inside and out. Yay! It’s all shiny and new again. So much so that I think it’s time to break out a can of spray paint and hit up the local Goodwill and Habitat for Humanity ReStore in search of some old lamps to transform into new accent lamps for the room. For less than $20, you can end up with a couple of great pieces that are current, colorful and just right. And you can’t beat the price. I am also mulling over the idea of sewing new throw pillows. I am no seamstress but I think I can do that much. We have red and white ones in there now—the white can stay but I think we can retire the red to upstairs and maybe try a new color combo. I’m thinking teal/aqua with the gray couches. I dunno. We’ll see. Sometimes it’s more fun to think about it, am I right? More fun—LESS WORK.
Speaking of work, I’m off. It’s already midafternoon. How did that happen?