Monday, June 29, 2009
I've been wanting to do this layout for such a long time now. I wanted to document where Tony and I met, and how our story began. However, I didn't have a photo of the place we worked together (where we met). We went to the National Zoo in D.C. last week, though, and the zoo is only a few minutes away from the place. So, I was able to swing by and get my photo. It was fun taking a walk down memory lane... :-)
Hope everyone had a great weekend and is ready to face a new week! We had a great time at an engagement party for one of my good friends, and Tony and I also got to enjoy a spa day courtesy of my parents for a belated anniversary present. It was soooo nice, and my parents are the best!! Happy Monday, everyone!
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Journaling reads: When I first saw this photo of you, I did a double take. I searched and searched this photo looking for my baby, but she was not there. Instead, there was a little girl looking back at me. Knowing that you are most likely my last baby, I am trying to hold on tightly to your baby days, and I am trying to ignore the fact that you are turning into a toddler at an alarmingly fast rate. Instead, I focus on your cuddles, your dependence on me, and all the adorable firsts that you experience. Although I know there will soon be a time when I can no longer call you a baby, I refuse to believe that the time has come just yet.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Here is my latest layout using CMK's awesome June kit. This layout was based on Lisa's awesome Friday Formula sketch which can be found here. The coolest thing about this layout is that all these photos were taken by Noah! He's gotten very into taking photos lately, and I love seeing his 4.5 year old perspective on life ;-)
Finally, I had planned to have the kids pick a name from the comments from my last post to choose the RAK winner, but we ran out of time today. So I used the trusty random number generator at Random.org, and the computer picked number 20...
Amy Coose said...
You know how much I love this LO!!! You're stuff just inspires me so. (:
June 20, 2009 11:22 AM
Congrats Amy!! :-) Please e-mail me your addy at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll mail the Stamping special issue out to you!
Hope everyone has had a lovely weekend!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
I have a new Fancy Pants layout to share, and I had fun playing around with some of my stamps from the Delight line. I love stamps and tend to be quite the collector of them, lol, but I don't use them nearly as much as I could. I'm trying to break them out more often as they're so versatile!
I used watermark ink on the wing stamps, stamped two wings and covered them with UTEE. I then added some glitter to shine them up a bit.
To grunge up my chip arrow, I first added two different colors of ink and then used the dotted border stamp on top of it... love how the arrows turned out.
This layout shows my typical chloe with her ever-changing moods ;-) Oh, and those letter stickers are from the brand new Kraft Kuts Girl line - I loooove them!
Hope you are all having a great week!
Monday, June 8, 2009
You all can check out the challenge and see what the awesome DT did here.
Love these new glittery stickers by Doodlebug - I got them in several colors :-) Also love that cute little puffy bird from a new K&Co line.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Both kids are sick with fevers.
Our weekend of one n'hood party and two birthday parties (one of which is my nephew's) has turned into a weekend of sitting on the couch with two miserable children :-(
Yesterday, noah had what was thought to be a febrile seizure, and we spent over 3 hours in the ER.
Observing that was definitely the scariest mommy moment of my life.
I'm SO thankful my little guy is ok!
They think he (so most likely, she as well) has Coxsackievirus/Hand-foot-mouth disease.
Chloe woke at 5am.
Noah's still sleeping.
I'm feeling hopeful that today will be a better day :-)
In good, totally-made-my-day scrappy news, I got not one, but two amazing scrappy packages on Friday.
One was from my sweet friend doris, full of two brand new yummy Jenni Bowlin lines.
The other was from Jodi and Fancy Pants, also full of two brand new yummy lines (the boy and girl Kraft Kuts).
I totally can not wait to dig into both of those!
Hope everyone is having a happy (and healthy!) weekend!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
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!!