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This was a kit from my Creative Memories consultant from their Buzz and Bumble line. I reworked it a bit to change it from the 12 x 12 layout to my favored 8 1/2 x 11. When I saw what this month's project would be, I knew that I had finally found the perfect layout for my story. I've been buying bee-themed products ever since I made this lip balm, just knowing that I was going to record it. I even got the camera ready (but not with the "right" settings I'm afraid) to snap this one-shot-only picture. So it is out of focus and full of motion blur. But, as are most of my layouts, it is more about the story than the pictures anyway.
This is the first of two pages of journalling. It fits into a page flap over the top of the second page. The lovely little flip flap adheres right to my page protector to protect all of my layout from sticky little fingers.
I really love the simplicity of this layout, the clean lines and minimal embellishments that is so contrary to my normal style. As is the fact that this was completed in ONE SITTING! The only scrapbook products in this that were not part of my kit, were the black and gold acrylic bee bubbles that I picked up in the clearance section at Hobby Lobby. But they fit so perfectly here, don't you agree, my beloved Peeps?
Well, I couldn't post this until she got it, but the previous post's hat was given to my beloved BFF (Miss You, Sweetcheeks!) She said that she was going to wear it while passing out candy to the trick or treaters. I also made one for myself and one for Miss Thing.
I was going to bling mine up like the first one, but once I got the hat stitched together, it looked so much like the Wicked Witch of the West's hat, I just couldn't cover it up. So I put a spray of feathers on the side. It looks a bit like a pimp hat, but I like it! Miss Thing liked it too and requested her red-not-purple hat to look similar.
I wore mine to work (along with my lovely Asian Longhorn Beetle tattoo from the DNR booth at the Paul Bunyan Show. Miss Thing is now in Middle School, and costumes are just not done there. So we took our hats that evening and headed over to her Great-Grandparent's. My Mother-In-Law was also there. She liked the hats, thought they looked very professional, and told me that I could wear it all year long. ?????? Did she imply what I think she implied?
Here is a picture of me and my buddy, Paul Bunyan. I spent a lovely weekend at his show with my family, looking at chainsaws and chippers, calling vendors "Enablers!" when they tried to convince my Darling that he needed to buy their latest and greatest equipment.
He did get a new chainsaw and sweatshirts and ropes and some other things. Miss Thing and I each got a Tshirt. Hers has a giant piece of logging equipment on it. Mine has bugs. Oh come on! You had to know that! And they aren't pretty bugs either, but three of the bad invasive bugs that are killing trees all over the place. I love it! Two beetles and a big ugly caterpillar... so much cooler than a shirt with a chainsaw on it, don't you agree? No??? Well, you have to admit that it certainly more ME. hee-hee-hee.
OK, my darling Peeps. I should be posting actual scrappy stuff soon, so please stay tuned. Hugs and Kisses!
Scrapbooking is the self-medicating therapy I use to deal withthe stresses of being a slightly less-than adequate housewife, mom of a pre-teen, and full-time laborer with great responsibilities but no real power.