Sunday, October 7, 2012

2 more pages

So I made a couple more pages recently.  I find that the 3rd child is keeping me busier than I anticipated... or maybe I forgot how much attention little ones need... Either way, I don't spend nearly enough time in my craft room. Which means I also kinda ignore this blog too... I wish I had more time for both, both if I'm not crafting, it seems like I have nothing to post here either.  Hopefully that will change soon.  I always feel more inspired in the fall to be creative!
For the first page here, I used pics form our vacation to Myrtle Beach last summer.  I love the pictures of the girls in the sand.  The 2nd page is for my baby boy's book.  I love all the pics I was able to get on one page! I shows a little of how many people came to see little Austin in his first few weeks home.  I can't believe he turned 1 last month... that year went by so fast!
Hope you are all having a great day!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

More baby boy pages

So, I've been trying to do some more baby boy pages recently.  I can't believe the little guy is almost 10 months old already!  Looking back at pictures from the first months has been fun.  It's unbelievable how much babies change the first year!

For this page, I used papers form a baby boy collection made from Bella Blvd. I added some solid hearts in with some embellishments from the kit.

This page is his birth story...the last few weeks of my pregnancy were not exactly text book, so my labor was induced at 39 weeks.  I wanted this page with the birth story written out while the details were still fresh in my mind... I find that things get hazy after some time passes ;)  The paper I used was from a stack from My Mind's Eye called Twinkle Twinkle Little Boy.

This last page for today, is just some coming home pictures.  The background paper is from Heidi Grace. It's a simple page that came together really easily, since the pictures kind of speak for themselves.

Hope you have a great day, thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Teacher Thank You Cards

Here are some cards I made for Teacher Appreciation Week.  Ashley's school wanted to be sure all the faculty got cards, not just those with a class, so they assigned each class with additional teachers to thank.  Ashley's class was assigned the gym teacher and a reading tutor. I made all the cards with the Grade School Stack (by DCWV) and Ashley wrote her own personal message inside. The first one was for her teacher, next one for the gym teacher, last for the tutor:

I think they turned out pretty nice! Ashley loved them and was proud to bring them into her teachers!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Some new cards

So I have been making some cards lately...partly because I needed some cards for specific purposes and partly because I can make them quickly. Sometimes it just feels good to get in my craft room and get something completed even if I only have 30 minutes, ya know?  Anyway, this card is a "thank you" card for my sister. My daughter, Kayla, just turned 5, so I needed to send out thank you's. I always make my sister a special one though, 'cause she is the best when it comes to parties at my house!  She comes over at least a day in advance to help clean (which is not my favorite thing to do!) and she helps throughout the party to put food/drinks out and clean up-- she won't leave a dish in the sink! Seriously! She makes entertaining SO much easier for me!

So I made this card with a picture of my sweet little birthday girl! (She tends to display her cards in her room, so I added a little extra cuteness!) The papers are from a doodlebug pack, the ribbon is american craft and the stamp is hampton art.

This second card is just to have for a quick card to have on hand, but I was inspired by the DCWV blog card sketch. I used the Whimsy paper pack for this card.  I just love the shimmer in this paper! I know you can't tell from this picture, but I popped up the "Hi" scroll (which was cut from the Cindy Loo cartridge on the Cricut) for added dimension.

Hope to finish writing out the thank you cards today...I never feel like the party work is done until the TY cards are in the mail....
Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

My 1st baby boy page!

So, amid the craziness that is life with three kids, I finally made time to scrap a page for Austin's book! I loved the pictures we took of the girls meeting him in the hospital, so these pictures made my decision of where to start pretty easy!  See how proud the big sisters are?!

Seeing their smiles just warmed my heart!

I used paper from a baby boy stack from Die Cuts With a View (I think it's only sold at Michaels) that I bought shortly after the ultrasound revealed that we were having a boy so I could buy more scrapbooking paper!! (I may have a paper hoarding problem, but I know I'm not the only one in the scrapbooking world with that problem! lol!) Anyway, I really liked this stack because the papers are all soft blues, browns and greens.  The primary colors may grow on my eventually for boy pages, but I'm definitely not there yet!

I hope to get in my scrap room more since Austin is starting to nap regularly...there's just always so much to do around this house that I've neglected that hobby a bit.  I really do miss it! I was looking through some pictures of pages and cards that I made over the years and really felt inspired.  I have been making some cute cards for a project I've been donating to for the past few years, but I've done very little besides that and this page...oh well, little by little, I'll make more time for scrapbooking!