All-in-all I was really happy that I completed 8 double scrapbooking layouts and 2 single ones that have been living in my work-in-progress folder for quite sometime. I also managed to finish my "Under the Sea" ATCs for the Scrapbook Cupboard swap due on 25th August and made a start on my "Song Title" (When I Kissed the Teacher) ATCs for the Addicted to Scrap Swap on 28th August, my "Orange" ATCs for the Stampers Hut swap due at the end of the month and the Watercolour ATCs for the ATC_World swap which I need to send off by 25th August at the latest. I feel like I might be catching up a bit now ... finally.
I found out today that my Create-a-Challenge layout that I submitted to Scrapbooks Etc last month came in second, still pretty good ... can't win every month hey!
I received in the mail yesterday an ATC from Kate Crane in the UK as part of the Pay-It-Forward ATC chain and it's absolutely stunning, she's such a talented artist - what a wonderful surprise. So far I've received 5 back after sending 6 out and hopefully I'll receive the 36 that I should get from it ... but if not that's ok too. I've got 5 amazing new cards in my collection anyway.