Sundays theme was "...the more things stay the same." My adaptation features Mark and Christen. I planned to do up a list of all the ways they are similar, but after I wrote the journalling, I decided to leave it just the way it was. It's kind of sweet, and it fits.
For Monday, our theme was "Little Girl Dreams". I didn't have a lot of time to work on a page today, so I thought I'd do something simple -- a repeat of a page I did in scrapbooks for my mother and mother-in-law several years ago. The basis was a story my daughter wrote in elementary school after having watched a bunch of episodes of "Freddy's Nightmares" on TV with my mother. In the previous two albums, I did 8x8 pages that included some halloween pictures and a typewritten adaptation of the story. For my LOAD challenge page, I decided to include the original manuscript along with the typewritten essay, some light journalling by me, a photo of Freddy Kreuger, and a copy of the picture she drew to go with the story. It was all very simple, and I whipped out the whole thing in less than 30 minutes, start to finish, including the search for a photo of Freddy. It's a good thing it didn't take very long to do, because I completely forgot to do my layout until 10:00pm and I had it finished and uploaded by 11:00!
Lesson learned: Start early on the layout in case something happens!
So yeah, it's not the best page I ever made, but in reality, how much could I do to make it better? Buttons and flowers and bows just don't fit, and I really don't think it needs to be any scarier or creepier since it's going in my daughter's book. Keeping it simple works just fine.
Lesson #2: You're not Da Vinci. Every page does not have to be a masterpiece!
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