I have my book club meeting coming up and I really want to go to get my next kit - but didn't want to go empty-handed... Certainly, they would have understood & I would say half of the people come without a project to any of the meetings anyway.
But I found the Flower Book interesting and so I really did want to use the kit. I actually preferred the blue papers that came in the kit - and wanted to use pictures of my family with my sibling's families - but it was just taking too long to figure out the layout. I love the pictures so much that I want the layout to be perfect!
This book provided a lot of masculine layouts (using flowers somewhere on the page) so I am looking forward to scrapping some of the photos I have of my nephews...one day! Many of the flowers in this book are not your typical flower...
So instead, I picked a great picture of my niece. It's printed on metallic paper and has a wonderful shine to it. The layout is copied almost exactly from the book.... It's not necessarily something I would have come up with, but it works. I'm finding it's a lot easier to work on projects that don't include my kids! I guess because I really want what I leave for them to be perfect...and I can let go of that easier for other pictures. Since I was just copying a layout, I completed this much faster than I normally would. And I also gave up on it being a 2 page layout. If that's a requirement for my layouts, I may never end up scrapping half of my photos!
So I've done my homework and plan on making it to class this week. Now, I really do need to force myself to put my stuff away and go get ready for a new arrival this week :)
Picture taken by Tasha (and so were the ones that I really wanted to scrap!)