I have a quick layout to share today. My first layout working on a card table in my little corner space. It was OK, so I’m feeling better about the whole thing!
Apparently, 2011 was the magical 13th year in the life cycle of the Brood XIX cicada. Lucky me. (Not.) I’m not a big fan of bugs of any kind, let alone shirmp sized flying bugs with red eyes. Having masses of them swarming around and flying in your face when you walk to the mailbox? Not so enjoyable.
For several weeks in May and June, my afternoons were full of the deafening sound cicadas attracting one another. For as creepy as they are, they are also hideously fascinating. Ever the scrapbooker, I couldn’t let the occasion escape without a few photos and documentation. I will not be here in 13 years to experience another invasion and it was
my stupid luck a once in a lifetime opportunity to still be here in Nashville when they emerged.
Supplies: Cardstock – Bazzill Kraft and Green Tea. Pattern paper – MME So Sophie Leafy Tree Tops die cut, Pleasant Stripe and Thoughtful Flowers, Basic Grey Confetti Cake. Embellishements – American Crafts JFK alphabet stickers and Enchanted Thickers, My Little Shoebox Seaside stickers, Prima flowers, Doodlebug brown sugared brads, DMC Memory Wire. Tools – EK Success Flourish Square Punch, Sketches for Scrapbooking Volume 7.
It’s kind of hard to see the masses from these photos, but rest assured, there are piles of cicadas in these photos. If you are like me, seeing one is all you need. I am so glad that the invasion only lasted a few weeks. It was rough but over quickly.
These are some older My Mind’s Eye papers along with that great wood grain B side from the Basic Grey’s Life of the Party line. I used a fabulous sketch by Scrapbook Generation. I don’t think I can do a 2 page layout anymore without their sketches.
Have you ever had the joy of experiencing a cicada swarm?
Thanks for stopping by today!