Week 20

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DSC_0218Here we are at week twenty already. Continuing with my Becky Higgins Seafom Kit this week is brought to you by the colour Red (I think it’s like a really dark orange) and the number 4o. Ouch! – More on that later.

D8E_1024This here is the left side of the weeks layout.  I must say something about the story here specifically about the centre left photo of my daughters hand. This was a big week for her as it was the first time she has done any NAPLAN testing. (This is the Australian National Assessment Program – Literacy & Numeracy and is compulsory for all year 3, 5, 7 & 9 students in this country) The tests go over 3 days and although she had not said too much to me about it my heart broke when I went into her room on late Tuesday night to turn off her night lamp and she had written this note on the palm of her hand “Do not worry about NAPLAN“. It was the first time I had seen her really “worried” about something at school. I am pleased to report that by the end of the week she was confident that she had done well and said to me “it was easy mum”.

DSC_0220Furthermore this was the week before I turned the big 40. This fact has weighed on my mind heavily for weeks and now looking back I’m glad it’s over. I won’t bore you wit my thoughts on it just that I wasn’t too keen on hitting that milestone. This little grey cloud is a metaphor for how I felt about it all.

D8E_1025Here is the Right side which includes a flip card once more.

DSC_0221Another simple wood veneer embellished filler card. Nothing more than a Seafoam filler card, a little mist and a Studio Calico Wood Veneer stuck on top. Done in a matter of seconds.

DSC_0223This is the little flip card. I seem to be using these a fair bit lately because there is so much going on and I always need to squeeze a couple of extra photos. I  often get asked about what these are called. They are “Memory Book Flip Pockets” and come in packs of 6 in standard 6×4 format. In this flip pocket I ripped a 6×4 journal card to stick to the photo and I used the WRMK Tab punch to punch out a cork tab which I rather like the look of. It is protected by the plastic stick on tab covers they come with.

D8E_1026Inside this flip out I used a little of the digital “Becky Higgins Seasons Mini Kit” cause it just had that right icey feel to it. Here you get to see the tab a little better too.

DSC_0227Finally, here is what the week looks like all laid out in my album.

 

Hope you have enjoyed it and I am pleased to say the grey cloud hanging over me has shifted. Phew.

Thanks For Dropping In

Petra

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16 Comments

  1. Oh Petra, happy birthday! Sorry to hear that your birthday came with a grey cloud, but I’m glad it has shifted… is the quote on the ‘research’ photo something your little guy said? So cute (and insightful)!
    Ronnie xo

    • Hi Ronnie & thanks. I’m all good now. Was just fretting about the big number.
      No the quote is in fact one from Albert Einstein. (I did write that on there but it’s hard to see). Yes insightful indeed. I’m guessing that’s why he is considered one of the greats!
      Thanks For Dropping In
      Petra

    • Yes I have come to this realisation. Thank you for your lovely comment.
      Thanks For Dropping In
      Petra

  2. Get out of town, you do not look it at all, I begged 35! I love this week you have shared and love the Orange! I tired to use some over the weekend as I love it, but have always been funny with orange, being matchy with my hair haha. You make it look so amazing. Inspiration as always Petra! And that flip pocket, SO going to have to do that, extra room!

    • Aaaaaw Shucks Kellie. So nice of you to say. I certainly don’t feel it!
      Glad you like the layout. Yes never thought of your Orange dilemma like that! Too much of a good thing I think. 😉
      Yes love my flip pockets. So So handy.
      Thanks For Dropping In
      Petra

  3. Elena Abraham

    Happy Birthday Petra….. Love your pages they are so inspiring and fun to read! Love the story of your daughter’s hand. Thank you so much for sharing!

    • Hi Elena and Thank you twice! It makes me very happy that people find my work inspiring. It’s a real honour.
      Thanks For Dropping In
      Petra

    • Hi Barbara,
      Thanks… and look out there is more cork coming. I have a real thing for it right now 🙂
      Thanks For Dropping In
      Petra

  4. documentingchaos

    Great week Petra – love the orange, especially with the green in your photos on the second page. The cork is a great addition too – I like that very much!

    • Hi Sarah,
      Thanks for your lovely comment. Yes I have a thing for cork right now and have always liked bright, high contrast colours 🙂
      Thanks For Dropping In
      Petra

  5. Great layout this week, the colors in the photos and embellishments really pulled together beautifully. I squinted to make out the story of you and Lincoln – me and my hubby are the same! I’m a digi scrapper, so we’re often side by side on our laptops in the evening. I’m glad I’m not the only one lol.

    • Aaaw thanks Rachel. Thanks for your lovely comment about the layout. Yes laptops are very much a part of daly life here. For work and play. LOL
      Thanks For Dropping In
      Petra

    • Hi Jodie and Thank you. One day I hope to offer as much inspiration as you do! x
      Thanks For Dropping In
      Petra

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