Happy Hump Day! I finally feel like I'm back in the swing of things after the Thanksgiving holiday. I will admit that I had my reservations about having Santiago home for the week, but it turned out he was less stir-crazy than I envisioned so we ended up enjoying our time together. It was also nice to sleep in until 7am since I didn't have to rush to get him ready for school in the mornings. However I would be lying if I didn't say I missed my scrappy time. Noé totally supports what (I know he thinks is my crazy hobby), but I'm pretty sure he doesn't realize how much my creative time is therapy for me. The last year and a half has been so crazy for our family, with two moves and Noé losing his job. There has been a large amount of that 18 months that my scrappy supplies have been packed or I just haven't had the time to use them. It's been good for my soul to get back to having a consistent hour or so, five days a week to escape into my creative world... and when that routine gets interrupted it makes me feel all off kilter. The only thing worse is when I do have time to scrap and I've lost my mojo. I'm fairly certain that only other scrappers know what I'm talking about here lol. Anyhow, this Monday was my first time to scrap for about a week and I got two layouts done...whoo hoo! The below page used the following sketch from Sketchabilities.
I used the photo of Santiago and (part of) his soccer team that the league gave to Noé because he was the team's coach. The kids chose their team name on the first day, which was the Wild Animals. I've had the background paper for years...it's Flair All Star which was in my inventory when I still had my scrapbooking store. I'm not a sports fan, and I'm pretty sure Santiago wasn't even born yet when that line was on the store shelf, so I doubt I ever thought I would be using it for my own scrapbooking. Of course I used to think I would never use pink since I dislike it so much, but now I have a three-year old daughter who is obsessed with anything pink and/or sparkly so it appears quite often on my pages these days. And since Santiago loved playing soccer so much I predict getting more use out of those sports lines in the future as well. I couldn't resist using some animal print papers on this layout since I used their team name as the title. I don't often use themed paper but I feel like this layout really came together well without looking cheesey. Thanks for looking!