Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Layout Tuesday

Today I thought I would share a couple of layouts I created. 

First is of Charlotte at Chinese Camp in summer of 2013. Charlotte was so mad that I put her in this camp last summer. She told me I just "wanted to ruin her summer." She takes Chinese at school and I thought this would be a great opportunity for her to have confidence in her ability to read, write and speak Chinese better. (In full disclosure, I also wanted a month off. The camp was from 9-3 everyday. Who wouldn't want that time to themselves?) "It is too much like school!" is what she accused me of the first day I dropped her off. 

However, after the first few days, she admitted to me that she was glad that I signed her up. She LOVED it. They had Chinese food for lunch every day, she learned about the Chinese culture and on the day the photo on the layout was taken, the Chinese Opera visited the camp. They performed an opera and then made up the campers faces, as well as let them try on the costumes. Isn't that a fabulous experience? I wish I could have gone to a camp like this!!

I had a lot of fun using Simple Stories "Daily Grind" products on here. I also decided that I wanted to do the journaling in an unusual way. I used part of an arrow stamp to create the journaling lines. It is not meant to be perfect either, since the sides are tilted.

My second page is of Charlotte at her recital two years ago. We go to a studio that only has recitals every two years. Thank goodness!! The dance owner is a witch during these years and has really high expectations of the kids. I think that is good but I am afraid of her!! Charlotte tells me that I am as strict and so it doesn't bother her. I am not sure if I should take that as a compliment or not.

I chose to use some masking with black ink and a Studio Calico template behind the photos. I also used some Project Life cards. These are the perfect size to embellish a page. I broke out the stickers too, something I don't usually use on pages. I should, though, because they make a layout come together so quick.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great night!!