Can you believe it’s time for Midweek Mojo #5? I honestly am a little stunned at how quickly time flies! I love, love, love Wednesdays now and love the fact that I’m actually accomplishing completing some scrapbook pages, which otherwise would not be done!
As soon as I saw today’s steal I actually asked Melodee if she would move around the calendar so that I could use it for today’s Mojo sketch. I know it’s not Valentine’s day, but that wasn’t going to stop me from using the super cute love papers to do a layout about my kids…..cause well…..I love them and the papers were just too perfect not to use!
<————- (Me….in <3 with the American Crafts “I Heart You” Kit)
One of our very loved Facebook Fans, Jennifer Collins was commenting about last weeks sketch and how it was going to be tough for her, because it was a one photo layout and she takes a gajillion photos (just like me), so I promised her a multi photo layout. Another loved Facebook Fan, Stephanie Umpleby also commented that she loves doing 2 page layouts, so I upped the ante and decided to deliver a sketch that filled both of those requests! So here you have it…..this weeks Mojo sketch….5 photos, 2 pages!
I think I knew right after I promised a multi photo, 2 pager, that I wanted to do a layout about the things that I love about my kids, especially after seeing the perfect “love papers”. I haven’t done a layout featuring all of my kids for a very long time, so it was fun to make lists of the things that I love about them….right now.
I didn’t have the time or the ability to have all of my kids in the same place to take photos of them in coordinating clothing, or with a matching background, so I did the best thing that I could to eliminate the chaos of wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy too many colors, and that was to simply change the photos to black & white. This is such a great trick to use, if there are certain papers that you are positively dying to work with, and your photos just aren’t groovin’ with them, or in my case, where it would have looked like someone had an explosion with finger paints!
Not only do I love the linear design of this weeks sketch, which makes it very easy to scrap 5 – 3 x 4.5″ photos, but I love the ample amount of journaling space.
This would be a great sketch to do a layout about things you love (like I did), or a vacation page or even a birthday!
As always we love, love, love seeing your work on our Facebook Fan Page, and we love getting to get to know each of you through our community interaction. It’s kinda like a big group hug! We love our fans and we also love Random.Org, for selecting the winner for our Mojo #4. Donna Zerber is our winner and has been such a wonderful addition to our community. She always has great ideas to offer and our family wouldn’t be the same without her!
I truly look forward to seeing what you girls will create this week! Remember, the sketch is nothing more than a springboard for an idea! If you don’t love the heart, by all means….shake it up and make it your own!