February. The month of Valentine’s Day, Girl Scout cookies and the end of winter here in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s also my birthday month, which was great when I was young, but now that I’m over 29, sometimes it’s a month I’d just like to skip!
A winter storm knocked power out at my house for 26 hours so we camped in the yard in our travel trailer. Morgan had 4 more teeth pulled (bringing her total to 8!), and Payton was Queen of Hearts in a little skit they put on at preschool. It was a fun month of random things to document at my house.
The February sketch left a lot for interpretation depending on the story you wanted to tell, so I had a lot of fun with it. I can tell many of you did the same so I enjoyed peeking at submissions for this month. First, a reminder of the February sketch:
I changed some elements on the sketch to fit my story this month. My kids felt it would take 2 cakes to get a sufficient number of candles for my birthday. I had to document that. I also needed a new headshot, and since it was my birthday month too, I decided to include it on this layout as well. I’m not very good at doing all about me layouts, so the best way to get this photo in my scrapbooks was to include it on my monthly recap layout.
My journaling was absolutely inspired by Shelly J, a monthly contributor to this challenge. I love being inspired by you all! In telling the story of February I didn’t feel it was flowing very well, so making choppy sentences, separating them and stitching them down seemed a great way to do that big journaling strip.
A submission that really inspired me came from Agata. Instead of layering cardstock or patterned paper, she used machine stitching to mimic the sketch, and a lot of white space in her design. I adore this layout to bits:
Another fun take was from Jennifer. I love the travel theme and how she changed the sketch for her photos. I also love the strips on the left with the pennant garland on the right corner. Such a sweet touch. I also really like the travel embellishments she used.
Keep submitting, ladies! Email those layouts to email@example.com to be added to the Facebook gallery or post them to the appropriate blog post for a chance at a prize. If you see them on blogs, be sure to leave comments of support. Sometimes it’s hard to post layouts on the internet, but have no fear! You are documenting your life and you should be proud of it. Art is supposed to be fun.
With that said, how about a couple of winners? The Project 12 winner from the posts on my blog is
Here is my february LO: http://astridsamuels.blogspot.com/2011/03/project-12-februari.html
And the winner from the SCT blog or Facebook gallery is:
Congratulations ladies! Send your information to firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to note it was for the February sketch. The “ It’s the Little Things” line from Fancy Pants is adorable. You are going to love it!
March is now over so it’s time to move forward with the next layout. Here’s a reminder for the March sketch:
The prize you will be playing for with your April sketch is the Blossom Soup line from Jillibean Soup. A delightful line!
As a reminder, always link your layout to the blog post where the sketch is posted. For SCT, you will be linking your March layouts by April 28th to this post (http://scrapbookandcardstodaymag.typepad.com/scrapbook_cards_today_blo/2011/03/project-12-january-reveal-and-new-march-sketch.html) and the prize you are playing for is Nikki Sivils “It’s Raining, It’s Pouring” line. How appropriate! On my blog, you will link your March layouts to my April 2 post.
Have a great month! I’ll see you back here on May 1st. No joke!