A challenge to Celebrate You - with Kate11:00
Good morning Polly peeps - and Happy Mother's Day to all those fellow Mums celebrating today.
When I realised that I had a post scheduled for today, I thought long & hard about what kind of project to present. I thought about doing a layout to celebrate my mum; then I thought maybe I should make some Mother's Day cards or a PL spread celebrating motherhood. But when I saw the April kits - April Showers & French Kiss , I was heavily influenced by the "French" theme, and decided instead to scrap an old photo of me in Paris - pre-kids. And here it is.
I then added those great wood veneer arrows, and some words from the Wanderlust stickers. I couldn't resist a spot of French & added j'adore to make up my title "j'adore Paris". Oh how I adore those thickers. The colour, the size. They were my favourite part of the kit this month.
Paris & I have quite the history. I have a degree in Art History, so had always dreamed of going to Paris to visit the Louvre & all of the other beautiful museums. But for one reason or another, I let a couple of opportunities to go fly by. So many years after graduating from University, I finally made it to Paris in 2003, after spending 6 months working through a cold & dark winter in Korea. Can you believe that after arriving in Paris into the beautiful spring sunshine, I didn't want to go inside. I wanted to drink in all the sun! So this is my only photo at the Louvre! Because after all those years waiting, I didn't go inside!!!! But I had a glorious time anyway.
I used a typewriter to do some journalling, and have completed some more on the tag tucked behind the photo. I love this method of journalling. Adding more details to the stories without being on display.