Here it is … finally! I’ve been trying to set aside time to tackle my layout for September for weeks now and eventually had to complete it in 15 minute chunks. Lol! Life is far too busy to try to be creative!!
Here is the PageMaps sketch:
And here is my layout:
I’m still trying to use the same papers from Martha Stewart that I found in January but I’m finding it increasingly difficult for a few reasons. I’m getting a bit bored of them, I’m running out of them and the bits and pieces that ARE left are the ones I liked the least from the beginning! Hmmm …. may have to rethink my plan for next years’ album. I like the idea of keeping a consistent thread throughout the whole year but I think I limited myself too much with this particular choice. Live and learn, I guess!!
Here is a close up of the left-hand page. I made a few changes (natch!) to the sketch. The lined paper (which is my nod to back to school) seemed to cry out to be journalled on directly so I didn’t add the extra journalling section. I then decided that my title fit nicely in the middle of the row of pictures – although, I have now noticed that in order to cut the page in two I will have to move the large month letters as they are hanging over the middle. Oops! And of course I couldn’t actually stick with the sketched 3 pictures!! The two of Marley starting Grade One HAD to be there!!
Here is a close up of the right-hand page. I didn’t journal about Greg and LC mowing the lawn together. I’ve blogged about it and it just didn’t seem to need any additional comments here. September really was all about the girls heading back to school and us getting back into a routine. Even my birthday was sort of an after thought. And since I was my own photographer, the pictures from my birthday party don’t actually have ME in them. Sorry honey, I love you, but you are not pulling your weight in the documenting our family department!! 🙂
Well, there you have it. I can quickly enter it and then start planning next months’ layout!!
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