I've just had a couple of catch-up days at home that I've really enjoyed, owing to the fact that I took my own advice:
I started my days off with a devotion (2013 style, I've just downloaded an app called "Explore" from The Good Book Company), then wrote myself an achievable list of household chores and worked through it.
The bonus? An hour or so in the afternoon before school pick-up to spend in the craft room, guilt free!
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Since my decision to re-classify coloured cardstock as an "old supply", I've been determined to include some in my pages this month.
I wonder how many others out there are in the same boat as me, the colours that I'm most drawn to have started to run out, but I'm reluctant to buy more until the stash of cardstock as a whole is significantly reduced!
I thought I'd start with the obvious: using cardstock as a background or significant element in a sketch. I chose this sketch from Shimelle:
Yep! I think I can find a spot for some cardstock there!
Perhaps it was the fact that we just bought some new chickens last weekend that attracted me to documenting these particular girls . . .
And then I decided to make another page with a kind of similar feel. Similar that is, if you reverse the paper and the cardstock, rotate the sketch 90 degrees to the left, expand it into a double page spread, decrease the smaller photos to one . . .
See what I mean, so similar you can hardly tell them apart! This page depicts a quintessential Aussie farm Christmas moment - a swim in the dam after lunch.
I love including pages like this here on my blog, because Southern Hemisphere visitors would look at this and totally related to it because going for a swim - in the dam, at the beach, the backyard pool or whatever - is so what you do on a hot Christmas day or Boxing day. For Northern Hemisphere visitors, on the other hand . . . it's so the opposite of what you're used to!
I'm linking up once again with "Whimsical Wednesday" from The Memory Nest, so if you've come over from Leslie's blog, then welcome!