Hi - Lindsey here with a few layouts containing my favourite "colour" as per this month's theme. I thought about this for a long time. One minute I thought of one colour and then next minute another colour and later yet more colours popped into my head. I do have some colours that I prefer over others and I have to admit that I am not a huge fan of purple but, in the end, do you know what I decided?
My favourite colour for some years now has been "Basic Grey"!! Is that cheating? Probably. Regardless, I think I will share with you some Basic Grey layouts I made about a month or so ago from the "What's Up" range. Once I had the collection open on my desk, I couldn't be bothered to put it away again so made four in quick succession all from the same papers.
I just love the journalling on the "What Kind of Hug" layout. I actually found it on Pinterest and immediately knew which photo I would use and the papers which would suit. I love it when that happens. The photo is actually rather strange and I originally thought I would never be able to use it because it wasn't a good one and then, realising that it recorded a magical moment when Sophie was being swung around by her Daddy and just laughing helplessly, I just gave myself a stern telling off.
This second layout records the presence of The Hero Plate in Emily's household. It is awarded to the child or grown-up who has achieved something really good that day. It replaces "The Hero Cake" (a tradition my sister introduced). However, sometimes there isn't time to rustle up a Hero Cake when some excited little girlie comes home from school with a Hero Story - particularly when a gluten free hero cake is required. We heard about the Hero Plate idea from Ian Grant and it works really well and contains no calories! The "Hero of the Day" just gets to eat their regular meal off this plate.
The last layout is one I have just recently made for the Pre-Class Workshop for Nic Howard's "Dimensional Details". I have been waiting for this class (from Big Picture Classes) to be repeated for a couple of years and it's finally here. I can't tell you how excited I am. It's a twelve week workshop and is really reasonably priced. It's packed full of inspiration and the lovely thing is that there are no kits to purchase, you just use your stash and your local scrapbooking store. I can work at my own pace (slow!) and I can upload my efforts to the Gallery where I can see everybody else's layouts too. So much pure happiness in one spot! Check out the details here: http://nichoward.typepad.com/my_weblog/2012/06/index.html
So - hope you like the layouts. Thank you so much for popping in. Maybe you will stop by the Artfull Crafts stall at SENZ and say "hello" - that would be nice. See ya soon.