My goal for my blog was to post at least once a week with something crafty or beautiful to share. So far, so good! This little goal is also helping me to carve out a little time for myself to spend in my craft space being crafty - something that had gotten a bit lost in the shuffle of being a stay-at-home, working part-time in children's ministry, trying to shed some extra pounds & support my wonderful hubby while he does the same wife and mom. I'm thrilled that I am so far staying on top of it all.
My latest layout is a photo of one of my brothers and I while we were in California celebrating his 40th birthday. First off, the party was over the top amazing. Trust me they know how to throw a party! More importantly, my husband and I were blessed with the opportunity to spend some time celebrating my brother and the amazing, wonderful man that he is. I have to say he is one of my best friends and I hate that we live so far away but having this chance to be with him, laugh with him, cry with him and most importantly celebrate him was incredible.
I worked from a sketch from over at PageMaps that Nikki had posted on her blog as a challenge. I knew I needed to have purple be one of the main colors since it really is the only non-neutral color in the photograph but to be honest with you, I'm not a huge fan of purple so finding enough stuff in my supplies took a lot of work - thus the extensive supply list. I ended up combining so many different manufacturers and new and old items but I love how it turned out. It's now hanging in my craft room so I can enjoy it and not miss my brother quite so much because I can look up and see his smiling face whenever I want to.