Thursday is new release day at The Digichick. We (the CT members) get access to the new releases for the coming week around Saturday or Sunday, spend the next few days choosing which items we want and seeing how many layouts we can make. A few of the other CT members blow my mind with how many gorgeous layouts they can create in just those few days time. Many of them are on other designer or shop's Creative Teams as well. One member makes over 20 layouts a week. A week! I can't make that many in a month.
But I did make three layouts this past week. Three. Two for new releases, and one just because I saw the papers and had the perfect photo to match. I was lucky because the papers' designer liked my layout so much that she even put it on her own blog as well.
You can check out her post here.
This is a layout of my mom and dad. I don't know if they would approve of it or not. For one thing, its not the most flattering photo of them, I know. But it perfectly represents their new life "in the country." They are seemingly content. Ever since I was born they lived in a larger city. Over the years, of course, that city just kept getting bigger and bigger. Finally, in their golden years, they decided to move to a smaller town on the other side of the state. I'm sure it wasn't easy for them, giving up a lifetime of connections and friends. But they seem to be content in a beautiful new home with a great view. The journaling reads:
"Mom and Dad recently left their long-time home in the city and made a new, more quiet home for themselves in a smaller rural area. They have a good lot of land, a small fruit orchard, a beautiful view and the friendliest cat. Ahhh, life is good!"
Here are the two pages I made using a few of this week's new releases.
This one, "Tiny Dancer" I used the beautiful new paper set called For the Girls by Twenty to One. It's of my daughter when she was about 4 years old. Like any little girl, she loved to play dress up and dance around like a beautiful ballerina. The journaling says:
"Ballerina, you must have seen her
Dancing in the sand
And now she's in me, always with me
Tiny dancer in my hand
You loved this song, even you didn't really understand the lyrics. You just thought it was about you.
Oh how I love you...
And this one, "Meet Mr. Tokage," is of my boy, so I appropriately used For the Boys also by Twenty to One. The journaling reads:
"You and your creatures... you love to get down on your hands and knees in the dirtiest of places to catch bugs and lizards. We have a lot of nature around us here so there is never a shortage of them for you to catch. This little guy you caught in our own back yard. He was a cute one, wasn't he? He seemed to like you too.