It's as simple as it gets! May The World Be Your Oyster
One of my lovely blog friends, Amy, is part of a new challenge blog. All the ladies lament the demise of Simple Scrapbooking magazine and decided to set up a blog encouraging scrapping the moment in a simple way. It's called Simple Aussie Girls.
Their first challenge went up a little while ago and I have finally found the time to make a page for it.
Although I didn't think I would like the finished result - far too simple for my style, I really do. I like the fact that I made it with scraps I had in a 'baggie' left over from another project which meant that there was no need to go delving in my stash for papers.
I love that the sketch had room for lots of journaling and on my journaling I talked about the happenings of the day and the near future.
'Today you both finished your final A level exam and a whole new chapter of your lives is beginning.
This evening you are both out with your respective friends, comfortable in each other's company and comfortable enough to go out separately. In two weeks you embark on your travels around Europe for 5 weeks and then a few short weeks later you are both off to Newcastle to begin your degrees.
We will miss you both, remember to stay safe, look after each other and have lots of fun.'
BUT what I loved most was that I was able to complete the page in 45 minutes - a record for me, the girl who takes anything up to 5 hours to make one layout! So I am going to keep a keen eye on this blog and try to join in and scrap the moment. I like lots of journaling on my pages that tell a story and this challenge blog is, surprisingly, right up my street!
Reasons to be cheerful:
1. The dreaded A Levels are now over and Gracia is quite confident in all but her maths one.
2. My girl has finally found a life other than studying and was out 'clubbing' till the early hours this morning.
3. She is making the most of what time she has left with her best girls, until they all go separate ways in October.