Thursday, April 18, 2013

2013 Week by Week: weeks 12 & 13

Weeks 12 and 13 are done, March is done and all the March layouts are in their folder, Week 14 will be scrapbooked this week, Week 15 pix are on their way to the farm...which means I am caught up on this project yay!

The theme of Week 12 is "every day fun" because Kyle makes the everyday fun! Background paper is from the Michaels Heidi Swapp Stack. I cut banners from patterned paper and added a vintage paper fringe to the top and bottom of the layout. I added a  Mistables heart and arrow to the bottom photo, and  vintage dictionary description, snap! labels and journaling spots and  ephemera complete this layout.

The back of the layout is Prima ledger paper with a Heidi Swapp banner cut from the Michaels Stack. I kept this layout simple with a vintage paper fringe along the right side of the layout and label stickers from Tim Holtz, a Jenni Bowlin label and a rose ephemera cut-out. Journaling reads: We had a pretty typical week, other than Kyle being in IA for a couple of days-hope that's over for a long time! It stormed again over the weekend (of course). We went to town on Saturday and picked up Maya then went to lunch, fun! K had a make-your-own Bloody Mary at the restaurant & I really liked it, so he set up a Bloody Mary bar for our brunch at home on Sunday-now I'm a big fan! We did "Serial Killer Sunday...for some reason, they like to have shows about serial killers all day Sundays. K and Maya like them and so do I, but I get creeped out before they do! Nice week, fun weekend!

Week 13's theme is 'believe in magic'...I cut a quote out of a magazine and added it around the bottom photo of us and on a chipboard butterfly that I colored with Glimmer Mist. The journaling for the week is in the long kraft envelope on the left side. I missed a journaling spot to match the paper and butterfly and added it to the envelope, along with some seam binding that I misted to match, tied in a bow. Easter Sunday pix of us and our food, labels and vintage style ephemera complete the layout. Journaling reads: This week the weather was finally a little nicer! We were able to go out and check our hives this weekend-as we'd feared the last two years of drought combined with long, cold winters killed off three of the hives. One garden hive seems pretty strong, but the two remaining under the pine tree will probably have to be combined if they have any hope of building a big enough colony and making enough honey over the summer. Dolly, Lil and their babies got to come outside and play and enjoy the nice weather, they are all so cute! Kyle fixed us a fabulous Easter supper of lamp chops with mint jelly, garlic truffle mashed potatoes and grilled buttered broccoli-so so so good! For dessert, we used the new food processor for the first time and made Isabelle's Sour Cream Cheese Cake. We got the recipe from Kyle's Granda Kate's recipe box. Isabelle was a very good friend of Kate's and was apparently quite an accomplished and well known actress of her day. Kyle thinks he vaguely remembers her as a child. Isabelle was quite a cook, and many of the family recipes are written by Isabelle; in fact, we can recognize her handwriting on the recipes now, which is very fun! We finished watching our "Zombie Apocalypse Marathon" Sunday night-we watched so many episodes of Walking Dead we felt like zombies ourselves lol! Great week, fabulous weekend! 

The back of the layout (which was originally intended to be the front, but I punched the holes on the wrong side, oops lol!) has a magazine cutting, some washi tape along the sides and bottom, and a banner along the main photo, which is a pic of Kyle silhouetted and glued on the picture of all the flowers he brought home because I'd been sick and to celebrate Easter. Journaling on the label reads: This man brought home 3 dozen tulips, a hydrangea, a cyclamen and an Easter sweet is that? love him xo

I've always got so many pix that I can't fit on the layouts even though I'm doing weekly layouts, that I added some of my favorites to the March folder-here's the inside front cover...

the inside back of the folder...

and the whole inside of the folder.

I love the pic of Kyle bringing the leaky bag of corn down to the chickens, it reminded me of finding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, or following the yellow brick road or something lol! Loving this project! Until next time, happy scrapbooking and happytrails!

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