Well, March went by in the blink of on eye, didn’t it? I have so much to tell you. I went on a MAD creating binge right before Amy Tangerine arrived down under, then I went away for a week so I could see Amy and Heidi Swapp in Melbourne. Then I arrived home to some very exciting news. Alas that will all have to wait for another day, because today I am hear to show you my Jot Mood Board entry for April. I can not tell you just how hard it has been to sit on this layout for a week. So without further ado: Eggcellent!
First of all I would like to point out that I suck so much at mood boards. It stems from the fact that I use the photo as my pallet rather than working from a collection or theme. What made this attempted 10 times worse was I was being badgered to scrap in a house that was not my own. To be precise, my mum’s scrap room. Lord knows she has absolutely everything I will ever need to scrap (we both freely admit she has 20 times the supplies that I do), but do you think I could find anything? It took me 35 minutes to find that wood grain paper. The whole layout took nearly 6 hours. So now you know why I am so proud.
I printed photos to take with me to scrap at mum’s place, but this wasn’t one of them. I had two in mind for the Jot board that I thought would work, but when it the came to the crunch… nothing. I found this photo in the bottom of my scrap bag. It had been left after Scrap Camp in February. I guess the scrap gods were looking out for my sanity.
Another big factor in the success of my page was Mum’s local scrap store: Sassy Scrapper. Olga the owner is truly amazing. She let me special order ALL the new Crate Paper lines so I could pick them up the next time I came to visit. It was a giant box of happiness and yet another reason why I will always try to support local suppliers. On a side note, if you haven’t been to the Sassy Scrapper site lately, I highly recommend it. It’s just had an amazing makeover.
There is a lot to love about this page. It has glitter and metallic, tons of layers and textures, a witty title although if I had my time again I’d call it “EGGSTATIC”. Alright, clearly I have too much time of my hands. The irony is, I would have far less time if I actually baked something with our over abundance of eggs, rather than just scrapping about it, but there is just something really exciting about the first time you keep chickens and they start to lay. Just take my word for it.
Please go check out the other Jot Girl’s entries here. They really are amazing and most of them didn’t ignore the green like me. To be fair though I feel like I should get bonus points for incorporating the eggs and the wood grain, but really who’s keeping score? I don’t get to compete for the amazing prizes like you all do. I just get all the stress of voting for a winner. We just voted on last months entries – OH MY GOD! So hard, but I guess that’s just what you get for offering amazing prizes. If you would like to enter this months challenge you can find all the details here. Give me a nudge if you do. I would love to come check out your take too.
Happy Easter my dear friends,