Friday, March 16, 2018

I don't wanna grow up

The Toys R Us bankruptcy/liquidation/store closing news saddens me because I loved shopping there as a kid and I wanted that for Nathan. I took him there Monday as rumors were circulating, just to make sure he got to experience it one last time. And he was delighted for an hour straight -- look at this guy!

We don't need toy stores to have fun though -- last weekend Nathan had a complete blast splashing in puddles and helping watering the new grass seed Jesse planted. Cutest little helper ever!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Hugs & Kisses Layout

The pictures in this layout are screen shots of some of my favorite Nathan videos. The Hugs & Kisses chipboard title is just perfect for this page. I primed the piece with gesso, painted it with yellow ink, and then added glossy accents.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Video Killed the Radio Star

It's been a while since I've posted a bunch of videos.  Nathan loves watching our home movies on our phones while he drinks his milk, and Jesse taught him to sing "video killed the radio star."  This first video is really silly -- Nathan literally slurping up noodles!

This one is a video of one of Jesse's silly stories.

And here is Nathan in action on the swings!

Monday, March 5, 2018

Guest Designer at A Cherry on Top

I am excited to share that I am A Cherry on Top's guest designer for March!  I created these three layouts using Carta Bella's Cabin Fever line, which I used to scrap Nathan's first Christmas!  You can see the announcement here.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Polaroid Layout

I have been wanting to use a number of polaroids as a design element for a long time. I used Creative Embellishments' Together Frame Set chipboard polaroid frames and the Wood Frame Set wood polaroid frames to design this layout. I added Chevron Pieces to complete the look.

I used a variety of ink colors and textures for this collage.  

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Just Keep Swimming

Nathan has watched a lot of Finding Nemo lately as a potty training treat. That has led to a lot of Nemo-inspired drawings,

stories about fish by Jesse,

and a trip to the aquarium! Nathan was excited to see "Nemo," "Dory," and "Mr. Ray."

And he was so excited to see sharks! If you can believe it, Bruce (the big scary shark in Finding Nemo) is one of his favorite characters from the movie.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Balloon Fiesta Layout

I love these pictures of Nathan's first balloon fiesta, and I couldn't wait to scrap them with this Hot Air Balloon Set. I added clouds from the Rainy Days set and used the Basic Alphabet set for my title.

I primed each piece with gesso, added ink, and then finished the balloons and title with glossy accents.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Winter? Where?!

It has been such a warm winter.  Other than one week last month where it got cold and snowy, it has been highs in the 50s, 60s, and 70s.  Last weekend we went on a short (Nathan is newly potty trained after all) hike and Jesse wore short sleeves!  

Nathan has gotten back into the swing of things (see what I did there?) and has started pumping his legs back and forth like a big boy!

These are pictures of everyday life -- Nathan drinking his "milky" (with a new blanket courtesy of his Nana)

and Nathan helping unload the dishwasher.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Baby Boy Layout

This week I am excited to share another baby boy layout with you.  I used the large Baby chipboard for my title. I primed the chipboard with gesso, added yellow ink, and finished it with glossy accents.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Well Deserved Treats

We are in the midst of potty training -- it's attempt number three -- and so far it's going fairly well.  Nathan has been enjoying some much deserved treats, and we are so proud of him.

Jesse was gone most of last week on a work trip but we were able to FaceTime every night and had tons of fun.