Week twenty one was another big week in our family’s “Mad May” with me finally realising that no amount of kicking and screaming will stop time and slow down the rate at which I hit 40. Time to get it over and done with already! Needless to say there were many gifts and cards to document and to be totally honest I loved this week. I felt so much love from family and friends both near and far and I really was spoilt.
This is the left side of the week. Once again chose the orange from the Seafoam core kit. Only a few weeks of this kit left before I move onto a new kit and album at the start of July to cover the second half of the year.
I included a super, SUPER simple filler card this week by sticking a few Studio Calico veneers onto one of the Seafoam filler cards. No, I am not yet over my love of veneers and more surprisingly I am still really enjoying the Seafoam core kit.
I have a couple of inserts this week. One of them is this Becky Higgins Tall envelope pocket. I have jammed in all the birthday cards I received and drawings the kids made for my birthday. I love these envelope pockets. Finally a solution for keeping cards somewhere sensible & safe. I used to always find random cards around the place when cleaning up and generally just ended up placing them in other random places. Now, they finally have a proper home in the right place and time.
This is the right side of week twenty one. As I look at it now there is quite a lot going on on this page so why don’t I take you though some of it.
First up this little glitter pocket which has 3 distinct layers. On the very top is the glitter pocket which is transparent and has gorgeous sequins in it. I bought this in a Mini Kit which was hand made by the lovely Jodie at Polkadot Creative. I have been waiting to use this pocket for a while now and I am so glad I found the perfect spot for it.
Behind the pocket is a photo of the gorgeous birthday flowers I received from Lincoln but, the most special part (for me anyway) is the third layer. The third layer is the little card that came with the flowers. the words made me cry on the day and I am so glad I was able to trim it down a little to fit on a blank journalling card and stick in here. I also stuck on a little tab at the top to make it a bit more obvious there is something else there. Kinda cute I think 🙂
Sunday Funday is the school carnival held every two years and the hype about this day had been going for months. I had so many photos of the day that I wanted to include but, didn’t want the one day to take over the whole page. In this instance the solution was to stick a couple of the flip pockets on top of each other to make a mini flip book.
In all it only takes up one 6×4 slot on my layout but the pictures and events are all still there. A couple of little triangle veneers for tabs and viola!
A little sideways view of the week all together (minus inserts). Oh yeah, I said there were two inserts right? Well there are. The second is a little more personal to me and although I share a lot about our lives I son’t share absolutely everything. (I’m sure you understand).
And the full week right here.
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