Tuesday, June 2, 2009

My little helper...

Aaah, yes, they're both at that age where they want to help with everything. Watering the plants, feeding the cats, making pancakes, even putting on my face lotion, heheah. It's awfully sweet when they're trying to be helpful, but it's not so adorable when I end up with face lotion all over my shirt ;-)

I think the funniest part of these photos is Chloe's headband. Did I mention that she cut her own hair a couple of weeks ago? Yes, well, my darling 2 y.o. got into Noah's child scissors and decided to cut some bangs into her hair. So, now she has to wear headbands everyday because it's the only way I can keep her "bangs" back and cover up her um, lovely new hairdo. But, anyway, I digress. Chloe likes to take her headband off and put it back on - HER way. Her way always makes her look like a tennis player who is wearing a sweatband ;-)

Ok, onto some scrappy business. This is my newest layout using CMK's awesome June kit. I did this for a challenge I made to alter your background paper. I altered this paper in two ways - I cut out the swirls (which were originally bird tailfeathers on this My Mind's Eye paper) and backed them with a transparency so you can see behind them. I also used some diecut butterflies as masks and sprayed glimmer mist all over the background. I'm quickly becoming addicted to those mists - they're so much fun! Anyway, I had a blast with this layout, and I'm really loving this month's kit (I know, I know, I say that every month, lol, but they're always such a great combo of supplies!) :-)



I'm off to go work on a layout for a Guest Designer spot I'm doing this month - more details later ;-) Hope you all are having a great week!!

21 comments:

~Sasha Farina~ said...

the layout is absolutely beautiful Staci! I might have to lift your swirls cutting idea and as you know, I am in love with G.Mists.. so wow.. love love love! Tell your princess she looks awesome, and I love the way she put her hairband on :D *hugs*

Lucy Edson said...

That is so funny, Staci! Em is exactly the same way - except for the hair cutting, at least so far! Don't you love it when they want to squirt the lotion and then it splats on the wall and floor? lol

Chloe looks adorable and I think she may start a new headband trend! :)

I am in love with this layout, girl!! Those dimensional cut swirls are pure genius and mists - well say no more!! Stunning!!

Jessica said...

beautiful layout Staci..I love the butterflies..and I have to get some of those mists! oh and Chloe's headband is so fabulous!

Peggy said...

oooh when I see this, I know I just have to get me some of that glimmer mist. I've never used it before and I'm so anxious to see if I can work with it, the effect on your page is awesome!!! I love everything about this LO!

LOL my daughters are the same with their hairbands, they always think "their way" is the better way LOL. Chloë even used to do this with her hats in winter ... I've got some pictures of that I desperately need to scrap, I'm sure that when other people saw her running around like that, people would say "what is that mom thinking???" LOL.
xxx Peggy

Jocelyn said...

I just adore the pics of Chloe and I too had the same thing happen with my daughter!!! What a great little helper she is!!!! The LO....sigh....breathtaking as usual!!!!! Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the wonderful comments and we must meet IRL...we are sooo close to one another!!!!

Lisa T. Howard said...

Howdy! (That's southern for "Hello", "How are you?" and any other normal person's greeting. LOL!) Gosh, I just love all your stories about your kiddos. Brings back some wonderful memories. Not only does it put a smile on my face, it serves as a reminder of pictures I want to scrap or at least memories I need to somehow record. I didn't start scrapping until my children were a bit older so I have some catching up to do. So thank you!

Now, about that layout. All I can say is WOW! I adore the artistic flair of this one, but I am captivated by those words. You know I'm a word girl and these just melt my heart.

BTW, enjoy those wonderful, precious "helpful" moments. Pretty soon you will be begging them to help! Ha!

Love ya girl!

Mélanie Blackburn said...

Wonderful lo! Love the technique with the Glimmer Mist. Can you believe I just discovered Glimmer Mist and now I'm hooked!!!

Your little helper is the cutest!!!

Alex said...

Heehee, I totally remember those days - haircuts and all :-) Now mine are at the age where they run when you want them to help, LOL! Your layout is totally beautiful, I love those butterflies and the swirls look fabulous! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Tessa said...

beautifull layout ♥

Staci said...

What is it with little girls cutting their hair, LOL?! She still looks too adorable! Love the LO Staci!

KimmyS said...

OMG this is hilarious. I think I waited until I was 14 before I started cutting my own hair and makin a pigs ear of it...LOLOL

But Chloe is stil the cutest :)

And your layout? Well, what can I say - you won me over as soon as I saw the cool background and the lovely butterflies

Stacey Michaud said...

Gorgeous layout! I adore all the dimension! I also love your little stories--boy, could we have some great conversations about our kids! LOL! Can't wait to hear about your GD spot!

Diana said...

AH, my dear little Chloe! The watering can looks as big as she is, I had to laugh. Of course the headband cracked me up, but it sure didn't surprise me, as we both know how strong willed she is, but so loveable none the less.

Mom

Peggy said...

Hi Staci, me again. I just wanted to thank you for leaving such a sweet comment for my daughter on her LO, she's so proud and happy to receive so many comments! She said to say thank you as well!
xxx Peggy

Tara Powell said...

What a FANTASTIC layout, just gorgeous!!
I have garden helpers as well, it takes twice as long but oh so worth it ;)

Jenny B in Indy said...

GORGEOUS layout and she is just the cutest!!!
My two year old likes to "help" too, aren't they great!? LOL

Pearl said...

Way to go grrl ! with the GD & this layout with the misting ! You always rawk 'em out ! The CMK kits , FP etc lol

Such a cutie your Chloe is - gosh she's only 2 ! what stories you will have thru' the years !

scrappermimi said...

Gorgeous LO...I love the misting. Your daughter looks adorable. I remember giving myself a haircut...believe me it could be so much worse, lol!

missusem said...

;) love the layout and your story.. :) a layout of mine is drying right now from the glitter mist spray :).. xoxo. Sue

doris said...

lovely layout!

she is so cute! that flower pot is bigger than she is!

Karmele said...

Cute layout Staci!!!