Thursday, January 11, 2018

"Life is what happens....

...when you're busy making other plans"....

That's kind of what happened to my scrapbooking plans in December. My scheduled two-night hospital stay for a left total hip replacement turned into a two-week stay in a skilled care facility, which included Christmas day. It was another week before I could tolerate sitting at my scrap table for anything other than a few minutes of time.

Happily, although I have a long way to go in my recovery, things are progressing well; and this week I was able to return to my scrap space (in half-hour stretches). I completed two layouts for sketch challenges. It felt soooooo good to be creating again!

I used the December 1 sketch from Stuck?! Sketches for a fun layout of my youngest granddaughter's Santa Clause encounter. At 15 months, she was fine sitting on her daddy's lap next to Santa; but she wanted no part of sitting on Santa's lap!

This is the sketch (isn't it fabulous?!):


And this is my layout, using Crate Paper's fun "Snow & Cocoa" collection:


I also usedthe January 7 sketch from the Citrus Twist Kits blog to help chronicle another granddaughter's debut as a jammer with the Brewcity Microbruisers roller derby team. Her derby name is "Anna maul". She was knocked down in the course of the meet but got right back up. We're very proud of her!

This is the sketch:



And here's my layout, using the November main kit, paper and embellishment add-ons from Citrus Twist:


This was a good start toward getting my mojo back; hoping to gai  momentum as my recovwry continues. Thanks for looking; have a great ay!

5 comments:

Ronda said...

Love the non traditional Christmas colours, and triangles with little embellies at the top of the page! Thanks for joining us at Stuck Sketches!

seemownay said...

Oh, wow, both of those layouts are amazing! Hope you get better soon and the scrap times increase. Thanks for playing along with us at Stuck?! Sketches.

Laura Whitaker said...

Great pages, love your take on the sketch such a fun way to use that collection too! Thanks for joining us at Stuck?! Sketches!

Fiona said...

Aww too cute! Gorgeous colours in both layouts. Thanks for playing along with Stuck?!Sketches

Anne said...

Love your layout. The colors are so fresh and soft. Beautiful layout. Thanks for joining us at Stuck?! Sketches.