Monday, September 6, 2010

Labor Day Smabor Day

I totally loathe Labor day.  Not the fact that I get the day off from work, but the meaning it has in my head - the last hurrah of summer.  I guess it is plain to see that I am not a fan of change.  I whine about every season change.  Then once immersed in it it becomes my favorite time of year.  Right now my favorite season is ending.  On the other hand my favorite season is beginning.  Nah...let's not go there yet.  I need to mourn the loss of the hot, sunny weather.  So long sun drenched moments of lounging by the pool clad in bikini.  Well, that was gone for me at the age of ten.  Let's amend that to say just lounging.  Adios relaxation time sitting on the patio with friends.  Ta ta gardening.  Goodbye serene moments of watching Nick mow the lawn. Au revoir watching Dana pick weeds. Arrivederci to the little signs Jon leaves once he has fertilized the lawn.  Uhhhh....did I mention I am the lazy gardener?  My tip for a successful garden.  Know friends with landscaping and fertilizing businesses, have the best, hardworking, money hungry nephew on earth and a sister with ADHD (not really).  But I digress....oh summer 2010, how I will miss you.  Sigh.

Whining over.

This Labor Day weekend resulted in a miracle.  I moved furniture that resulted in me being able to squeeze into my scrap area.  Do you hear angels singing?  Yes.  Yes, you do.  Here's the results:

A couple of weeks ago Studio Calico had a challenge to use mini photos.  I knew I would never finish it on time.  HA....I thought I would never even start it, but here it is. I used my usual trick of using a while package of rub ons exactly as it is on the rubbing sheet.  Why work against what a designer already set up for you?  I guess I am the Lazy Gardener and Scrapper.  Whatever.  I probably should have included journaling, but the title says it all.  He is one of a kind.  The best kind of one of a kinds...Mine.

This layout was done for a Lift A Favorite challenge.  I lifted 12 by Jill Sprott.  I thought I was being totally original.  Well, as original you can be when lifting someone.  I thought all I could remember as I scrapped was the patchwork of pattern papers.  I had an a-ha moment and said I am going to do Nick at 13. When I went back to look at Jill's layout I had a good laugh when I saw that I had  subliminally lifted her theme as well . So much for my originality.  Oh well...I love the layout and all thanks go to Jill.

Finally, a kind of double layout.  Kind of in that my idea of a double layout is matching everything down to cardstock.  So I matched everything, but the card stock and number of photos.  This reminds me that I do not wish to do double layouts ever again.  Too taxing on my feeble brain.
So this isn't my favorite layout, but it documents what I needed it to document.  The soccer season was a hoot.  Nick and his best friends were in search of a team as the city they live in only had three players in U13. My sister searched high and low and finally found a team in Minneapolis that would gladly take them.  The Chivas.  Coached by a professional soccer player from Mexico the team consisted of twelve Spanish speaking players and three players that spoke only English - Nick and BFFs. Somehow they all knew what was going on and the team went on to win the state championship.  They so need to make a movie based on this. Kidding people.  The best part of the season was me telling Nick what chivas meant.  Yes, Nick you are a goat. Go Goats!

Well, that ends today's edition of Whine and Scrap.  Enjoy your Labor Day or join me in the whine fest.



Anilu Magloire said...

Oh, D!!! I love them all!

dawn said...

She scraps and she blogs...I love it!

Ki said...

Holy! I should take some of your mojo cause I'm in desperate need! Your pages are fabulous D!!

GretaB said...

I'm slightly sad about summer coming to an end too. That said, fall is almost always my favorite season. I think this year I'm reluctant to let go of summer since I missed out on most of it. Of course, I can't complain because I got something far better than summer fun. So, I guess I will say bring on the cider donuts and hoodies!

Your layouts are all great! Love the soccer ones. Double layouts is a fun way to do multiple pages that are related. I think I need to try your rub-on technique to use up my stash. Kudos on your scrapping productivity.

Anne aka Anniescraps said...

The end of summer... makes me a little wistful for the days spent chasing boys on the beach... building sand castles... trying to fit in two to three play ground trips in a day... baseball games... jumping in ocean waves... trying to race against the dripping ice cream cone... trolley rides and train rides... taking long walks... eatting tomatoes that just amaze with their lush taste... ::::::::::WAH:::::: :::sob::: Okay I am over it. Love fall. Uh huh. Change is a problem for me too ;-)
Love the blogging, love the layouts too. Long live the goats! I need to start using whole pages of rub ons... :-)