Saturday, April 3, 2010

Project 12 for March...

Okay, so I got seriously INSPIRED after finishing the February Project 12 pages, and absolutely HAD to jump right in to the March pages! I completed them both in the past couple of days, and am excited to share! I used the Studio Calico "Baker's Dozen" kit for both layouts.

Here is the official Project 12 sketch that Becky Fleck created (for April actually, but I used it for my March layout)...

and here's how my layout turned out (click on the image to see it larger)...
I stuck pretty close to Becky Fleck's April sketch for this one. I know it's confusing, cuz I get super excited to use the sketches as soon as they come out, (instead of waiting for the next month), so I will always be a month ahead on the sketches, hence the April sketch for the March layout - LOL. The black and white striped Happy tape, and turquoise ribbon are from my own stash. Writing the journaling for March was a bit of a challenge, because our family had some big health issues to deal with. I don't normally scrapbook about hard stuff; but I want these monthly layouts to be a true reflection of our life, so after consulting with some friends at Studio Calico, I came up with some words that felt right. Thanks Ally and Astrid!

After I finished that, I dove right into the calendar layout, and I must say it was fun to do them right together like that. I think I will do that every month. Here's how it turned out (click on the image to see it larger)...

Speaking of Project 12, Denise asked on the February post, if I got two sheets of the (exclusive Studio Calico) Newsprint paper in my kit, since I made a double-page spread with them. I didn't get an extra sheet in my kit, but one of the cool things about Studio Calico, is that with each kit, you have the option of buying an extra set of their exclusive papers as an add-on, which is what I did. I love that option because when those papers are gone, they are gone, and I almost always want more! Thanks for asking Denise!

So, now I'm off to start my next project. I will see you tomorrow with another update! Thanks for visiting and have a super duper Saturday!!!

9 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh i loveeeeeeeee the lo and the calendar page michelle!!! they are beautiful! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

anne g-i said...

love your LOs Michelle - your journaling is a good reminder! Hope April is kinder to your families.

Marit said...

I love how you use small pics of layouts as squares for your dates... it's an awesome project Michelle!!!! And happy Easter to you and Michael, my friend!

Chris said...

Great layouts - you have done such a super job of beautifully documenting your month. Have a great day!

Traci Keriazakos said...

I love that calender page!

EverydayMe said...

ummmmmm these are awesome... I wish I'd thought of it... I'll have to try it for next year... thanks for the inspiration... {{hugs}} Michelle

Liz L. said...

Your March layouts are fantastic! <3

I love the picture of Grandma with her birthday cupcake; that's awesome!!

And that's way cool of you to include us in your other page. <3 Lots of hugs to you! (Oh, and I'm glad you found a use for the Shamrocker pin! :D)

Davinie Fiero said...

I love how whimisical your work is and I adore how you used the white space on that sketch with the florals.

Your calendar pages are so very cool too Michelle.

theelfqueen said...

Loving your take on this sketch! I'm using them in order and I can't wait to do April now!!! Your page is great, lots of colors and a really energetic feel.