Saturday, January 16, 2016

01/16/16 - "Jury Duty"

Good Morning!
I wanted to share this layout I made yesterday.
This is my 5th layout of the year...not a bad start...
I want to share it because initially it started as a "goof" and I wound up loving it!
Funny how that happens!
I believe in capturing the "everyday moments" in life as well as the "special" moments.
Being that I was bored and love to take "selfies", I figured a layout about Jury Duty would be something different and definitely capturing "real life" (because real life isn't always doing stuff we love)!
"Jury Duty
Journaling: "My 'stuck in jury duty' face.The only place I hate more than work!
Luckily they dismissed me at 10:40 A.M. and I spent the rest of the day at home. 1.13.16
Inspired by the following challenges - Challenges:
>The January "Color Challenge" - Red and Gray
 - After joining I discovered, after going through my entire stash, that I had no gray paper!!! This is the closest I could get: a paper w/ gray polka dots all over it.
I also used gray 2 page flags and I'm wearing all gray in the photo.
>Scrap w/ Your Scraps
- the red photo mat paper is from my scrap box

>Hoarders Challenge
- the BG paper, washi tape, self-adhesive pearls, tiny alphas, and stamps have been in my stash for at least 3 years
(the stamps were the first set I ever bought...back in 2006)

>Use Your Stamps Challenge
- Stamped part of the title

>The Sticker Challenge
- used 2 embellishment stickers and 4 alpha stickers
Blog Challenge:
>"Challenge YOUrself" - First Challenge of the year "Anything Goes".
 - You can create any project you want as long as it includes a photo of you.
Thanks to all the above challenges for helping me make a layout that despite the depressing theme and photo, makes me smile!
Good News, I'm done w/ Jury Duty for at least another year! Yay!


  1. Love how you did this! LOVING the film strips and the title work!!!!!!!!!

  2. That's good that jury duty dismissed you early so that you could spend the rest of the day at home! YAY! I absolutely love the amazing layout you created with this story and the photo of YOU! Thank you so much for joining us at Challenge YOUrself this month! We are so happy that you did!

  3. Love this page! Great design, great colors, and hilarious photo. I feel the same way about Jury Duty - its the worst. Oh, and I didn't see your signature outlining at first, but then I found some on the flags.

  4. Wow, love your design and that big title! Looks so great! Thank you for joining us at Challenge YOUrself!

  5. Well now, that picture certainly let's us know how you feel about jury duty. It didn't deter you from a perfectly composed and balanced design though. Fab page.

  6. I love the way you worked with the colors!
    The design is also very creative.

  7. This is great! Love the clean lines and colors. Perfect photo of yourself with the title. Thanks for joining in with us at Challenge YOUrself

  8. Great color combo - and love that washi tape and title stamp! Thanks for playing along with us at Challenge YOUrself!

  9. Great layout, , love the selfie :) Thanks for joining in with us at Challenge YOUrself :)

  10. we must be related cause I agree with everything you said- BIG CLAP for the everyday moments cause life ain't always a Broadway production with opening numbers and dance moves lol...fantastic job! Kate (CY)


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