Monday, 11 January 2010

Sarahs Cards Layout Challenge- December

So there are challenges and there are challenges! I usually find using a layout easy and it's a good way to get my mojo in gear and at least get myself started with scrapping so I've been enjoying doing the Sarahs cards challenges. Anyway, this month the layout was this one and boy, have I found it hard!

I think my problem is that I try to overthink things and when I look at what others have done, I always then think mine isn't as good and get a bit disheartened. I know I need to lighten up a bit (ok, a lot!) and that is one of my resolutions for this year. I can't be a perfect mum, wife, scrapbooker etc and sometimes I need to give myself a break and accept that I've done my best given the time I have.
Anyway, miserable bit aside, I've been thinking about and playing with ideas for this LO for days to the point where it's driven me crazy! I knew the photos I wanted to use but they were portrait instead of landscape so I had to rotate the sketch. I then played with the elements until they were in a fashion that I liked. It really got to the point where I knew the deadline was coming and I just needed to get my butt in gear and get things stuck down etc and see what happened. As it was, Emma was a fab girl this afternoon and settled almost straight away in her basket, Jack was happy enough as always in front of a Postman Pat DVD so I quickly put this LO together using stash from the December kit and I'm actually quite pleased with it. As a bonus, I'm pleased to be playing in pink for a change! What do you think?

As a bonus for reading all that, here's a photo of my little girl taken last night. Cute huh?

1 comment:

  1. Lou I love that LO!! You will have to have a go at this months challenge LO it went live on the blog yesterday. Emma is just adorable!!!!!!