believe me these rarely happen in my house these days - I seem to craft most days but at the moment not on scrapbook layouts - however I have had this title on my mind since seeing it on a school leavers sweatshirt in Disneyland in June, and as it involved 2012 I thought I ought to get the layout done this year!
as you can see I have managed to use up one whole sheet and about 5" off another sheet of paper from my mountainous stack of patterned papers - still Rome wasn't built in day eh!
Papers used are Penny Lane Passion - swirly bird and Robin's eggs based on a page map sketch. I then used crimson and coffee archival ink, frayed burlap distress ink, a Stampin Up notebook punch, Fiskars school stamps, 7 Gypsies "Friends" stamps, Stampers Anonymous "Life's Possibilities" stamps. I also used a T!m ticket, Wendy Vecchi's wall stencil, red wooden heart, metal owl embellishment, T!ms mini attachers and I had to finish off with a swirl of red twine - have no idea whether this is still in vogue or not but I still love them! I love the title I saw on the american sweatshirt "Class of 2012 - do you wish you were ONE TWO" which I changed to say don't. Photo is of DS1 holding his first Junior school picture on his last day at the same Junior school - such a sweet idea I thought.
Whole layout only took me a couple of hours on Sunday but I think it has rekindled my love of scrapping as I now fancy doing another one (after all I do have 170 photos of our Disney trip printed out to get on with). We shall see, although I do have a busy weekend ahead as its DS2's birthday next week so its party, party, party at the moment! Bless.
I would also just like to say a big hello and thank you to my newest followers: Jean, Char, TwoOldDuffers (what a fab name!), April and Teresa - welcome aboard my rollercoaster of crafting.
I have also been busy this week both starting and finishing (I know!) a quilt for DS2's birthday - will post that next week on his big day - all I have to say about that at the moment is "May the Force be with you" so you have some idea of it's theme!
Thanks for looking - worn out from Forest School in Solihull