I had challenged myself to create a mini-Project Life type project, by taking a photo everyday last summer. Then, I was going to create nine 2-page layouts.... one for each week of our summer.
However, to date, I'd only created 2.
But, this all changed yesterday and today, when I'd woken up Monday morning and decided that I couldn't do any other crafting until these seven layouts were done. So I moved some supplies up onto the dining room table and worked on four layouts yesterday (we had the day off because of Louis Riel Day) and three more today (there was no school because it was declared a snow day-- woohoo!-- the first one of the year.)
So, I decided to keep things simple and stick to my original sketch (seen here and here). I used two sheets of 12x12 American Crafts cardstock for each layout, scraps of patterned paper from my scraps file, PTI stamps (fabulous frames) & dies (fabulous frames, modern alphabet & numbers). I also decided to incorporate this week's Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink: Handmade Pinwheels, by including a handmade pinwheel onto each layout.
The scraps I used for July 15 - 21 were all My Mind's Eye.
Here's a close-up of the pinwheel:
For July 22-28, I streamlined my design even more, using some Heidi Swapp (blue) and MME (woodgrain) patterned paper.
The pinwheel was made using Heidi Swapp patterned paper:
For July 29 to August 4, I used Crate Paper (orange) and MME (blue chevron.)
For the pinwheels, I used another scrap of Crate Paper patterned paper:
For August 5 to 11, I used some Echo Park (green) and MME (butterflies, woodgrain) patterned paper.
For August 12 -18, I used My Mind's Eye patterned paper.
... and Crate Paper patterned paper for the pinwheel:
For the last two layouts, somehow I'd messed up with printing my journaling (in the seven weeks before hand, I'd printed Sunday to Tuesday on one piece of cardstock and Wednesday to Saturday on the other). However, when I was putting these together, assembly line style, I'd realized that I'd messed up. I decided to just go with it, though, rather than reprint my journaling, so the dates are on the right hand side.
For August 19 to 25, I used some MME (yellow), Heidi Swapp (blue) & Fancy Pants (green -- this was the backside of a Christmas line from several years ago-- nothing was off limits for this project!)
The pinwheel was made using Echo Park patterned paper:
And for my last layout of the summer, I used My Mind's Eye (grey stripe, butterfly) and Crate Paper (light pink, blue herringbone) patterned paper. Since August ended on a Friday, I didn't have a photo for the Saturday spot, so I added another pinwheel and wrote a little paragraph on how it's always hard to see our summer come to an end.
These two last pinwheels were made out of Crate Paper patterned paper:
So, this means that I have completes my unfinished projects-- what a great feeling!
Do you have any unfinished projects sitting around? If so, what are they? Could you finish them in six months?
Thanks for looking!