Ten days into the new year, and I've been
working more than I've been playing,
but I have been making a l i t t l e time to play, too.
The mid-month gallery at JBS Mercantile has the proof:
I machine-sewed vintage papers to create a booklet of sorts.
as we talked about ways to use the monthly bingo calendar cards
that are exclusive to each 2011 JBS Mercantile kit.
Once the term "mini-album" was put out there,
the wheels started turning.
I decided to create an album that would be a constant work-in-progress.
On the left side of each two-page layout will be the calendar card,
embellished with bits and pieces from each month's kit
(a way of "savoring" the little things),
and at the end of each month, I'll add a few photos there, too.
On the right side of each layout will be an envelope
that contains my thoughts, reflections, and observations
about what I would like to hold on to for a little longer
about this time, these days.
I don't want to wait until the end of a month to jot down these thoughts,
or to worry about where or how to place them visibly on a layout,
so the envelope is the best approach for me.
So far, so good:
putting together some October Afternoon projects for CHA.
I was thrilled to be asked, and had SO much fun
playing with some of my favorite OA products.
Work hard, play hard, right? :)
Not bad for only ten days in...