Nine days into Calvinball, I have completed my second layout. I'm waaaay behind the others, but that's okay -- I"m a weekend scrapper, and the only way to keep Calvinball fun is to create when I'm not exhausted...and to create pages that I really want to make, like this one of our newest addition, Freya.
You KNOW there's no way I'd make a layout without journaling. You can't see it above, because it's tucked under the photo block. I really couldn't keep it short, and once I finished it, I realized it wasn't going to fit on the page easily, so I incorporated it as a hidden element.
Calvinball provides great motivation for using one's stash. There are items on this page that I've had for years, including the vintage "F" monogram from a Jenni Bowlin Mercantile kit, lace ribbon, KI Memories paper, and Love, Elsie buttons. I also finally found the perfect use for the Scraptastic Club patterned paper on which the entire layout is built. It reminds me of Freya's previous life and her search for a forever home.
All of our pets are rescues, and though there is always an adjustment period, there is never regret -- these sweet creatures just long so deeply for love, and the love they give in return is such a gift.