The challenge for December's Cliquekit is Anything Goes which is so good for me this month because again I didn't have anything planned when I went to my Christmas crop. I was so unprepared I even forgot my trimmer, luckily I had a pair of scissors with me. Over all it was a productive day with lots of laughs. As I was looking at the layouts I did get done I did find a reoccurring theme FRIENDS. I have childhood friends, mother/daughter bonding, girlfriends and the guys. Enjoy~
My first layout Is of my kids and my sons best friend on a rainy day at the park 9 yrs ago.
My 2nd layout is of my daughter from a few months ago. We both needed a little cheering up so she read me Grimm Fairy Tales. So I thought I would also try and have a cheerful layout. The lace was from a friend at the crop who was clearing out her stash. I love how the the black and white photo lined perfectly with the colored one even though she was looking at totally different things on the tablet.
My 3rd and 4th layout go together. At first I wasn't crazy about the flower paper but when I came across the group picture I knew I had to use the flower paper. It is of one of the best girls weekend at a Creative Keepsakes Convention. In the picture is my dear friend who passed away and she loved any and all things pink. I again used lace from a friend and tried to paint the Heidi Swapp words but since all I had was real paint it's a little off. The opposite page is of the same day at lunch with some more dear friends.
My last layout is also about friends. My son has been blessed with some great friends through the Boy Scouts. There isn't a day that goes by that they don't talk even though none of them go to the same school together. Here they are at the last camp out of the summer this year.
So like I said even without prepping and with out all the right tools it was a very productive crop. Maybe I won't prep anymore, it seems to be working LOL.
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