I may be a few days late in saying this, but how did it get to be September already?
This year is just flying by. It’s right about this time that I want everything to slow down. With so many things still on my list of things to get accomplished in 2013, I need to re-group. How much can I really manage to do in these last four months? That is the question…
I had a great weekend but things came up that kept me from crafting. My computer crashed a few weeks ago and the new one was delivered to my parents. They are usually home and I was in South Florida all last week training. They brought it to me Saturday and we went out to dinner. I spent half of Sunday getting acquainted and loading up my files and programs. Then, an old co-worker and friend called me yesterday to say she was in town. I got to spend some time with her but of course that meant that all the crafty time I planned was lost. But that’s life for you.
I do have a quick layout to share today. Since this one was half done and only needed the finishing touches, I was able to finish it.
This layout combines a few things that Ali Edwards has shared in her class Hello Story at Big Picture Classes. The circles, that I talked about last week and pie charts. I’ve been wanting to do a pie chart layout for a long time and it turned out to be the perfect backdrop for this photo of my oldest nephew. I wanted big impact so I made the circle 6.5 inches. Rather than add percentages to the pie chart itself, I added in that “100% All Boy” rub-on from Basic Grey. I think the pie chart conveys different pieces of the whole and the 100% encapsulates the rest.
I have a lot of photos like this of my nephews that do not have specific stories attached. I love that because then I can do whatever I want with them. Unfortunately, I’ve only been averaging one visit a year with them for the past couple years. I just don’t have as many stories about their lives as I used to. But when ideas like this come up, these random photos are perfect and this captures a piece of him just before the tweens set in. I have already added the date but didn’t get that far when I snapped the photo earlier.
I used the new Rough and Tumble collection from Carta Bella. I love the muted primary colors in this line. And the paper is thick and textured and yummy. No big title here. I felt there was enough going on with the pie chart items and the monogram letter that it didn’t need a big title. At the last minute I remember to grab the mists and add a few drops. I’m really happy with how this one turned out!
This is the first week in the past five that I do not have to travel! Yippee! It will be nice to sleep in my own bed and not be living in a hotel all week. Do you know how slow hotel wi-fi is? It was so hard to catch up with all my blogging friends and to comment on posts. It took several minutes for pages to load (if they ever did — Pinterest would not!) and several more minutes for comments to post. Ugh. Fingers crossed I’ll be able to keep working at home until the office is finally ready.
Thanks so much for stopping by and for continuing to visit even though I’ve been absent. I will catch up soon, I promise!