Hello! Welcome to the weekend! It is Memorial Weekend here in the U.S. and I plan to spend as much of it in the outdoors as possible. I have shrubs to plant, a garden to consider, and kids with no school. Entertainment is a must!
The end of the month also brings us to the next sketch and layouts for Project 12. First I want to thank you so much for participating! Life is getting extremely busy at my house these days, and I’m so thankful to have this project as a way to document life at our house. I’m able to utilize my journaling space and I way I don’t normally do with layouts. For example, I mentioned I was sick for several weeks with a cold. It may seem silly to document, but maybe getting a cold will be a thing of the past someday. It might be nice for people to see how things happened “in the old days”.
With that nasty cold and April on my mind, here’s a reminder of the April sketch:
Of the sketches we’ve had so far, this was the most difficult for me. That’s why I like them. They stretch me creatively while still doing their job in offering place to document our family history.
I was curious to see what others came up with for this month, and enjoyed perusing the layouts linked in the comment section, and the submissions sent in for the Facebook gallery. Of course, I had to share a few.
I love this first one from Brenda, which just happens to use the WRMK line that’s the prize for this month:
I love the mix of patterns with cardstock for the base of the layout and the embellies she used to fill the white space.
I’m in love with this one from Jennifer:
The way she trimmed that October Afternoon patterned paper in this design and used part of it as a banner is brilliant, brilliant I tell you. I’m going to file that away for future use. I adore that piece of patterned paper. I also really like the brown stitching used to frame the page.
You know I’m a fan of those calendar type pages so I really dig what Jennifer H. did this month. This is a great idea for the calendar you buy from the store. Just keep track of what you do and add some photos at the end of the month. Love this one! I really like that banner with the umbrella too. Perfect for April!
I really like the color palette and clean lines to this design. I love the different flowers, how she journaled about each person in the family, and the way she punched and tore the journaling box. Nicely done!
Thanks again to all those who played along with the challenge! As our monthly thank you, we have some prize winners.
The prize winner from my blog is: Tara O.
and the winner here at SCT is:
Here is my April Layout ... March is also in this link but I just caught up and posted them both in the same blog update...http://mycreativenonsenseandotherscrap.blogspot.com/2010/05/project-12-march-and-april-2010.html Posted by: Laurie| May 01, 2010 at 05:14 PM
Thank you again for playing along! If you play along next month, don’t miss your chance to win the new Summer Squash Collection from Jillibean Soup! A perfect summer themed paper with those patio lanterns!
Don’t forget! This is what the May sketch looks like:
You have until June 20th to either send us your layouts at email@example.com or to link your May sketch here for a chance to win our May prize! If you miss that date, please send your layouts anyways!
And as summer gives way to swimming lessons, picnics and backyard fun photos for June, here is the upcoming sketch:
Dates and links to remember:
May's sketches link here by June 20 - reveal on June 26th
June's sketches link to today's post by July 20 - reveal on July 31st
July sketch reveal - June 26th
And don't forget that we love to place your sketches in our Facebook album so be sure to send them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
I’ll see you next month!