Okay, so that expression doesn't work very well w/ out the visual of me pointing to myself w/ my thumbs... but you get the idea!
Yes, I scrapped on a week night... such a rare occurance.
I have my daughter to thank for that!
After school she goes to my in-laws house until I get off work to pick her up (my hubby gets off work later than I do). Usually she does her homework, or as much as she can w/out my help. Generally there is still a lot of it to do when we get home along w/ making dinner cleaning up and getting things ready for the next day. Mind you I have to do this all w/ in a 3 hour time frame because I get home around 6 and she goes to bed at 9. Many times she winds up going to bed late :0( Well, last night when I picked her up, my daughter got in the car and said, "I have good news and bad news".
Geeze not the first thing you want to hear, right? So I said "Okay, hit me w/ the bad news first." She said, "I didn't finish my math"... this elicited a ::groan:: from me. "Okay, what's the good news?", I asked. She said "I didn't want us to be up all night doing homework so I did my 1 hour of reading and wrote my summary...you just have to correct it". I don't think I ever felt so happy, LOL! Okay, I have but you get the idea.
So last night as she was doing her math, with a little help from me, I was scrapping!
See the math she needed help w/ was word problems. She has trouble understanding them...like what math she's supposed to do. I think we all did! Shoot I still do sometimes! But once she knows what to do she is fine w/ actually completing the math. Which is good cuz that part is beyond me: multiply fractions and mixed numbers?!? Are you "cray-cray"?!?
Anyway onto my layout!
First I have to let you know that I was inspired to create this layout from a fellow scrappy friend.
You may actually know her: Julie Tuker-Wolek.
She recently had a post on her blog about using 6x6 pads of paper.
Here is the post: http://thetuckerwolekclan.blogspot.com/2012/10/hip-to-be-square-creative-ways-to-use.html
When I read and saw what she did I was immediately inspired!
I remembered having a paper pack from back in the day when I first started scrapping...I don't even think my daughter was born yet, that's how old it is!!! I loved it when I bought it but I don't think I ever made anything w/ it...LOL! Actually, that's bad!
So last night I dug it out. But, my paper pack was 8x8 not the 6x6 I thought it was so I couldn't do what Julie did. BUMMER! But I was still inspired and determined to use that pad of paper in someway.
Here is a pic of the pad of paper:
So totally "old school", right?
Everything on here, except for the thread and BG paper is from that pad. Altogether I used 10 items from the pad to make this layout (I count the title as 1 item even though it's 4 letters). Not bad for supplies that have been in my stash for approximately 10 years!
And it reminds me of the old school style of scrapping too! I remember when all my layouts used to look like that, LOL!
I had a good time making this layout and felt accomplished for using up some more old supply!