I enjoyed making this page about Sophia's first time on skates. The assignment (from 28 Days) was to create a layout using black as the background colour. Once again, I'm including a glimpse of the assignment so you can see that I copied the layout very closely. I love Gretchen's layouts! (If you like, take a closer look at my "ICE time" page.)
The next item is my scrapbooking mission statement. Wait. I know. I know it sounds kinda weird or silly to have a mission statement for one's hobby (and I realize the phrase "mission statement" itself may trigger involuntary eye-rolling in some), but it was one of the early assignments (day 5), so I went ahead and did it. In the end, I think it was actually a good idea. I stated: "I will create, have fun, capture memories, [and] not worry about things being perfect." That last one is a constant struggle for me! I also added a quote by Robert Brault: "Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things." and then "JUST DO IT". My favourite thing about this page is that I added some free-hand doodling. It was very liberating and I like the result!
Finally, the three Rolodex cards are from two separate assignments. I should have produced eight altogether, but only managed to do three. The idea behind these is simply to have cards showing colour combinations and stamps I like using, for future inspiration.
These two items are a "to do list" in my journal and a bookmark. The to do list shows what I did on one particular day this month -- just a quick and easy time capsule. For the bookmark, I followed the assignment design very closely. The quote I added is from author, Barbara Kingsolver: "Don't try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It's the one and only thing you have to offer." (Found it at Gretchen's place on Scrapbook.com.)
Well, it's almost 9:00 p.m. and I'm off to work on another project and watch what's left of the Academy Awards. I love Ellen DeGeneres -- so funny!