This is my last layot from last night and I was pretty much done with my old paper pile so I went into my paper folders in search of a paper to use with these rather old photos of my mother and my sleeping daughter. When I went to bed this is what I had accomplished:
It is the first time in a very long time that I'm using a pre-decorated paper like that, an A-side with lots of things going on along the edges. It felt very strange. I will not buy these kinds of papers in the future. This is a pretty paper from Kaiser Kraft. I added a flair, some enamel dots and a couple of mullberry butterflies. The journaling cards was hard to put on that patterned paper but I felt I had to.
Already when I took the photo I felt something wasn't OK with the layout and I didn't like it. I liked the papers and the photo but the layout looked like a beginner's work and I don't want to feel like a beginner after all these years. "Simple style" is OK, but not "beginnner style"!
While trying to fall asleep I thought about what I could do and I decided it was my clusters that were floating around in empty space and it was disturbing the whole layout. While I drifted away into sleep I decided I would pick up my clusters and ad them onto paper for some grounding.
This morning my son was an early bird. He called for me at 4 am and I lifted him over to our bed and he was calm for almost an hour, but didn't sleep. At 5 am I guess he was tired of just lying there so he started screaming like some kind of alarm so I went up with him. That gave me "some extra morning time" and when I had but my son in the sofa with his morning bottle of gruel I ripped away those dots and butterflies from the layout and added some ledger print paper and put everything back together. When I left for work it looked like this: