Project Life 2013 - Week 6

Friday, 1 March 2013

Week 6...now I'm on a roll! This is the week we celebrated Fastelavn in Denmark (also called Carnival). It's a celebration held right before Lent, where you eat buns filled with cream and other goodies before you are supposed to fast from all that. Traditionally, they also put a black cat in a barrel and hit it until the cat jumped out and ran away....to represent that they were chasing away evil. Charming, right? Anyway, today it's a kids holiday, with all the kids dressing up, hitting the barrel (which is now full of sweets and decorated with black cats), eating sweet buns, and going from house to house singing and asking for sweets. It's great fun!
I'm loving the way Isabel (Mickey) put her hand in her pocket every time it was her turn to hit the barrel and Alexander busting out his best Ninjago moves! That picture of Isabel above is her singing into the mirror with the soap as her microphone...too funny! I think it is a bit weird to rub out so many faces, but I think it's better to respect the privacy of those kids, so...just go with it.
I found it a bit challenging with all these photos of kids and colours and chaos, from three different celebrations. I had to pull out some photos and replace it with some calmer images, but I'm happy with the balance I ended with...not TOO overwhelming, but still a good representation of our week. Funnily enough, bright coloured cards worked better than neutrals! The Noted card and six card (recoloured) are from Miss Tiina's Everyday pack (you can see that I'm a huge fan!) and the title card and celebrate today card are from the Seafoam Kit. I lowered the opacity on the title card as the yellow was just too bright. The cute camera is a brush by Amy Tangerine's Ready Set Go Collection.

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12 comments :

  1. This is a really fun spread, so cheery with all the fun color :) My 2 1/2 year old daughter is OBSESSED with "Toodles" (AKA Mickey Mouse) -- she would so love to dress up as him, what a cute idea! It looks like the kids had a lot of fun dressing up and getting treats!

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    1. Thanks, Kelsey. They sure did enjoy it! We don't really celebrate Halloween here, so this is the dress up event of the year! My girls love Mickey's Clubhouse, so Mickey was the ONLY option. Good thing it's an easy costume to make!

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  2. Very cute layout, I love all the photos & your colors are so cute & cheerful! That title card is absolutely adorable :)

    Visiting from Project Life Tuesday,
    Linda

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  3. Wow! I loved hearing about your Fastelavn traditions. I have never heard of this way of celebrating Carnival. I think your layout turned out perfect - great balance of colorful photos and places to rest the eyes. And the date card is adorable - I love the camera graphic.

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  4. Love this layout and your bright photos. I think it balanced out really nicely.

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    1. Thanks Sue. Balance is always nice!

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  5. Nice pages! Looks like a fun celebration.

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  6. Super flot. Kan rigtigt godt li' de mange "action-billeder". Børn med fuld knald på. Herligt. Altså, vi andre brugte hårbørster og sang foran spejlet - en sæbe kan jo også bruges :) Herligt billede.
    Tak for inspirationen!
    ... er faktisk lidt ked af at mine unger er for store til at lave Fastelavn - det var en sjov tid. :)

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    1. Jeg kan godt huske, at jeg har brugte et hårbørste som microfon ;) Jeg tror også jeg bliver ked af det når mine børn synes det er for barnligt at klæde sig ud :( Take fordi du kiggede forbi!

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