Loved the latest release from Jenni Bowlin. Rubons seem to be an often overlooked product these days but Jenni keeps on coming out with fabulous designs. The Gold Doilies are my favourite (although I am also loving the Speech Bubbles and Tiny Trims too).
The other new-release products on this page are the Happy Flatbacks and
the Flash Card too. The "write" card is in fact where the concept
of this layout all started from. Munchy is in her second year of
school now and she loves to read and write. She devours books by the
stack and when she's not doing that she'll happily get out her pencil
and notepad and write down whatever comes to mind.
I have to say it's such a relief to see her enjoying school as much as
she does, and I hope to continue encouraging her down this path. But I'm
sure I'm not alone in my parental anxiety in wondering if I had done
enough (or am doing enough) when she's at home. Am I a good parent? Do I
teach her appropriate things? Have I taken her enough places? Should I
have read more books to her / filled the house with classical music /
made her do dance lessons sooner? etc etc! Slightly neurotic right?!
I took my choice of papers from the August Papercrafting kit
to maintain a fairly monochromatic effect with lots of shades of whites
and greys but with a vivid splash of red. Most of the papers you see on
this layout are the exclusively designed ones by Lisa Dickinson. The
chalkboard tag and the journal tag are also from the exclusive paper in
the August Historian kit. Just another fabulous reason why you should become a kit subscriber!
Anyway, it's lucky that she enjoys learning as much as she does. In fact, most of it is self-directed and I barely have to do anything except keep supplying her with bunches of books. I hope it keeps up for a long time to come yet!