Saturday, April 30, 2011

April Review - May Preview

As April draws to a close, I completed my latest scrapbook page inspired by Sketch #150 at Creative Scrappers. Originally I considered the photo I used as one of the the not-so-good ones - this photo was taken with my film camera. Since the flash did not go off, I'd had the waiter take another photo which turned out "better", however when I had the photos developed I really liked the ambiance of the silhouette look in this photo.

Since the only bright color in the photo is the tea in Robbie's glass, I knew I wanted to include some small bits of that color in my layout. I had a package of My Mind's Eye decorative brads which included just the right colors.

I also had a piece of Graphic 45 patterned paper with a fancy table setting and silverware on it, however the paper was mostly blues. So, I simply cut out some of the silverware pieces to use an embellishment.

I also completed my May cards this past week - here's a peak at two of them.

April Review
*6 layouts  - all were 12x12, one was digital
* 8 cards
*20 graduation announcements
*1 Art Quote Card & Mail Art Envelope

I completed the BPC Finding Your Way workshop and Shimelle's Blogging for Scrapbookers class, participated in two blog hops, and began Shimelle's Beyond Blogging for Scrapbookers class. I also spent several days updating my blog by streamlining my labels and adding new pages.

May Preview
*create cards for June
*participate in the last week of the Beyond Blogging for Scrapbookers class
*participate in the BPC May with May workshop
*participate in the BPC 12 hour Creative Crop on May 7
*complete weekly LOM Community Challenges
*create color layouts to play along with Brenda's quilting
*work on pre-class assignments for the upcoming Finding Photo Freedom workshop

How about you - what are your plans for May? Do you have anything special planned for National Scrapbook Day?


  1. Oh my goodness, I forgot about the Mail Art Exchange - yikes. Thanks for the reminder. So VERY glad I came by now - I'll be back after I get that done! Yikes!!

  2. Hi Melissa, gave you a mention today -

  3. I like this monthly review of craftiness, I have a small list of things I would like to do including more layouts and a special album I will be posting about :)

  4. I really enjoy your crafty review too. It always makes for great reading. I love that it looks forward and looks back at the same time - very satisfying!

    Your handcutting of that cutlery is beautiful. An elegant page indeed.

  5. Beautiful LO Melissa..for me, I'm looking forward to being visitor-free for a while so that I can create without feeling guilty about the mess!
    Alison xx

  6. You've been busy and productive this month! I've never made monthly goals, but I do have weekly goals!

  7. I love how you worked with the picture to make it look like that's what you wanted all along - fantastic!

  8. Melissa you have a busy crafting agenda! Your page is lovely, I love how you used the brads :-) I wanted to let you know that we tried your recipe from the blog hop last night, it was an unmitigated success and loved by all - it is bound to become a regular!

  9. Wow - you had a very busy month! I think your layout turned out great! I like the silhouette effect too. Take those lemons and make lemonade! :)

  10. Beautiful layout! I was going to ask you where you got the cute cutlery embellishments from - they don't look hand cut at all and they are perfect! Its such an elegant layout.


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