Last Friday, my last project went up on the October Afternoon blog, as their September guest designer. I really went back and forth with myself on this project. I really wanted to use the Milk Money mini collection, along with the fun 6x8 album. But I have designated school albums for both my girls that I started years and years ago, so I knew that I really didn't have a need to put together any sort of actual school mini album. I knew I could make it work for something though.
I've been teaching at Creating Keepsakes University this year, otherwise known as CKU. The event definitely has a "school" type theme to it, so I thought I could make the Milk Money collection work with a few photos I've collected along the way. I quickly realized that I haven't been taking many photos at these events, so I'm hoping to snap quite a few more photos at the last CKU in October to finish out the album. This is definitely a work in progress.
I printed out whatever photos I could find, many of which came straight from my Instagram and some even borrowed from other teachers at the event, dug out one of my badges, and started pulling out all of the journaling cards and accent cards that I thought would tie in nicely with my photos and the event. I thought the little graduate girl was really cute, and it ties in since the students "graduate" on the last night of the event.
Very rarely do I ever use my own handwriting for my journaling, but I was trying to save myself some time and decided to put pen to paper. I was reminded very quickly why I don't like to use my own handwriting, as I didn't think about what I wanted to say before I started writing and I made plenty of mistakes. I always journal better when I take my time and type it up, plus I can fit more since I tend to write a little big. The "Pick me!!!" card reminded me of the giveaways that we do in the classes. Everyone loves when it's giveaway time and I pull out the little papers with their names on them to draw from.
I thought the "What's for lunch" card was super cute. But I could only find one photo of food from the events, and it wasn't the best representation of the meals that were provided for the teachers. I really need to get a photo of the bacon at the next show, since I do believe that's our favorite part. Tons of bacon every morning. Loved it! But that's the beauty of a work in progress. I can get a few more photos when I go in a few weeks and add them right in here or even swap them out.
There's a story that goes with this last group photo, and the "remember that time" card was a perfect match to go with it. That story isn't quite one to share with everyone in the class though, so I will be adding that in later! I included those last four photos that I snapped while traveling to the last show. That's when I tend to take the most photos. Not at the event, during the event, or in classes, since everything is always so hectic and busy. No, I take them while I'm traveling, since I have way too much down time than I know what to do with.
I want to give a huge "Thanks" to October Afternoon for inviting me to be their guest designer for September! I have loved working with their new Daily Flash collections, and I already have some more ideas floating around in my head with everything I have left!