August 27, 2010
I was given the Out and About line from We'R Memory Keepers and it was so easy to work with. I love the colors and icons. As soon as I saw the "up, up and away" strip, I knew what I was going to do. It became part of my title and it was perfect for these pictures of Nico with his first airplane.
I used the chipboard clouds to ground my title and draw the eye to the bottom of the layout.
And last but not least, a little brown baker's twine through the die cut paper and some stitching around the focal point photo complete the page!
Sorry to post and run, but it's crazy around Casa Damiano. I'll be back next week with 4 layouts from the Work in Progress kit.
Have a good one!
August 20, 2010
This layout is a mixture of so many different manufacturers - Bazzill, Little Yellow Bicycle, Bo Bunny Press, Bella Boulevard, October Afternoon and Basic Grey. I love to do that. It's more work than using a coordinating line, but sometimes a challenge is good.
Have a great weekend! Let me see if I can go squeeze out a few more summer layouts before the season is over....
August 16, 2010
waterpark. Ditto for dinner at the Rainforest Cafe.
5. The house was full of laughter, chaos, playing, life and family.
6. The loads of laundry accumulated in just 3 short days is seriously daunting.
7. Having two siblings would've done my son a world of good. His behavior improved dramatically once he wasn't the center of attention anymore.
8. And last but certainly not least, you shall not sleep through the night. Inevitably, someone will have to go pee-pee, is scared, or falls out of the bed. We experienced all of these.
The house and I are still recovering but it was fun. We're planning to do it again in the Fall.
And to all you Mamas of multiples who do this day in and day out, I bow down to you!
August 13, 2010
I’m not sure why I went insane with this page, but once I made up my mind to create a mosaic, it was the beginning of the end. It was crazy intricate, crazy expensive (those glass tiles are not cheap!) and took a crazy amount of time (3 days) to create.
I like the way it turned out, but I won't be doing anything like this again any time soon. Next page will be something very simple and cheap and quick!
August 9, 2010
I can't tell you how excited I am to be working alongside the RAH design team. They are very talented and I'm inspired by their sketches and projects. I think this is going to be a fun ride and will push me to try new things. So thank you Lisa, Kathy and all of the girls over at RAH for allowing me to join you!
I'll be back later in the week with a 2-page spread I like to call the crazy page (you'll see why when I post!).
August 8, 2010
Maybe I feel that way because I've been there with him every day for the past five years, or since I knew he would be an only child I stayed in the moment more, or maybe because he was a preemie and took so long achieving each milestone, I was really ready for him to grow out of each stage.
I dunno, I just feel like we are where we should be. I'm really enjoying being a mom to a 5-year old boy with all of the independence, noise, love, dirt and mischief that goes along with it. He is absolutely the best thing that ever happened to me (even on the days that I want to bang my head up against a wall. Ha.). We are grateful and blessed to have him.
August 3, 2010
August 1, 2010
But sadly, my Dad's backyard looks like this right now...
So we cancelled the party and rescheduled it for next Sunday. Thank goodness the pip is at an age where he doesn't have a full grasp on the concept of time, so he doesn't realize this.