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I have been thinking about what I can share here that is NOT scrapbooking related but my day-to-day life is so dull! Okay, *I* don’t think my day-to-day is dull  (I have been insanely busy since returning to Lesotho) but it is dull to recount to others. There was the massive trip in April and half of May but otherwise not much of interest to share. Right now my life consists of:

1) Work. Work is awesome and overwhelming. I’ve had a lot of people ask how my new position is going and my standard response is, “It’s a lot of responsibility.” The learning curve over the last few months has been steep, but worth it. Somedays I miss just being responsible for my little program with others ultimately responsible for the office; other days (most, really) I just love my job. We have a really exciting new project that is ramping up very quickly while at the same time we are thinking about our plans for 2014+. It’s a lot to balance.

2) Maseru Players Company. Did I tell you that I’m playing “Penelope Pennywise” – the woman in charge of Public Amenity #9 –  in MPC’s production of Urinetown? And that it involves singing a solo? And that I’ve never sung a solo in front of an audience before? Yeah … Let’s just say that if you see me driving around town I’m likely *not* on a handsfree phone and likely singing/reciting lines to myself. There is a lot of work going on behind the scenes to get the show together so most days I’m running straight from work to rehearsals. This is going to be our “biggest” show yet.

3) Winter. Winter is very firmly here in Lesotho. It is cold enough that I am sleeping with extra blankets, although I haven’t turned on the electric blanket yet. There is still plenty of time for that over the next few months. It is also cold enough that my routine is to come home from rehearsals and go straight to work on my laptop from bed. Molly is also sleeping inside on her bed that sits at the foot of my bed.

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Week 3 of the Guided Study Critique Workshop at Get It Scrapped was on Balance. I think this was the easiest assignment to date for me. Here’s what I came up with:

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I have gone through many iterations of layouts using this panorama from my trip to Sehlabathebe in February. I wanted to show off the grandeur of the huge photo (It would print at 12×24) but also get detail shots in. It finally worked with this. At first I just had the photo on kraft but eventually decided to add the strips of patterned paper to the bottom to add a little extra detail. But, I didn’t want the papers to take away from the photo. I can’t tell you have many different papers I tried. The beauty of digi. I also found the little “National Park” cut up amongst my supplies and thought it added  a nice little dimension to the title. After I typed up the journaling to balance the block of white from the title I had some extra space so I added the arrow border stamp.

No changes from the live critique session. I was really proud of the layout and think it’s one of my best ever.

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