Friday, June 10, 2011

The Days are Numbered

Oh my gosh, our days truely are numbered.  I had actually finished a challenge on time so I thought, let's grab last weeks and maybe I'll get an entire month of challenges completed, DURING the actual month!  Challenge 194 focus was on numbers... okay sure numbers are easy.  What I didn't expect was the challenge of the colors.  Daffodil Yellow, Leaves of Green, Krafty & Tulip Red... easy right?   Oddly enough, no.
For those of you who know me, I'm anal regarding the color matches.  And the red was kicking my butt.  After tearing into ALL of my paper reserves and going back and forth several times, I finally chose BG Obscure.  I still was drawing a blank, how on earth am I gonna make this work?  Thank goodness the internet is right here to I started browsing for inspiration... and it was very close to home.
A former sponsor of CCG, I headed to Pencil Lines to check out their challenge.  I was in luck, I jumped on current challenge #241 and before I knew it, my layout was finished!  But I'll admit to a new twist!  I scanned my page and then added digital elements on top!  I've been curious if it could be done and I did it!

I had fun using my TH embossing folders and even broke out my gf Cricket.  It wasn't near as intimidating as I thought it would be.  I'll admit I will go back and do some hidden journaling on this.  This picture of my dd Erin has me wanting to remind myself that these days are numbered.  She's 11 going on 21.  A 6th grader wanting to be a freshman.  A little girl desperately reading to be a full blown teen and no longer a "tween".  Next fall she'll be a 7th grader...Jr. High!  And from her perspective, she'll be running w/ the big dogs like older brother (who'll be a senior).  Advanced classes, after school practice w/ band, and FINALLY group movie nights, bowling weekends and all the "fun" stuff brother has been doing since 8th grade, all will be hers!!  Thanks goodness I'm getting to pick up my "new" mini-van this weekend, looks like 2011-12 will be a busy year for me!!

4 comments:

Just us three said...

awesome layout as usual!! love the story with it..reminds me that time will fly for me as well with my youngin!! congrats on your new van!!

Debbi Tehrani said...

Fabulous page, Shaunery! So love that you used Obscure on this page, and the numbers are just awesome! Such a perfect teen page, and you rocked the colors!

sandi said...

What an awesome lo! Loved it the minute I saw it at the CCG. All the numbers and stars look just fab! Wonderful pic as well! :)

cat123 said...

a fun take on the sketch, Bravo !!

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