Saturday, August 26, 2017

Solar Eclipse

Nathan and I were able to watch the solar eclipse Monday and he thought it was cool to see the sun look like the moon.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Adore Layout

I am excited to share this layout of Memaw No-No and Aunt Becca's first time seeing Nathan.  I used Creative Embellishments' adore title from their Family Word Border Set, and painted it with gesso and chalk ink.  I also used four wood Buttons and added twine to complete the look.

Here is a closeup:

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

So Much Fun

It's rainy season, and Nathan wanted to go outside during a storm. Jesse thought it would be fun to take him out for a quick minute and Nathan thought it was hilarious to get soaking wet. 

Nathan has been getting more social and is enjoying playing with friends. It's cute seeing him interacting with other kids.

My mom sent some of Rachel's old toys to Nathan and he really loves the animal Duplos.

He is also enjoying playing with Rachel's old doctor set.  Here is Nathan giving me some "medicine."

Nathan has been interested in the solar system lately, and has learned the names of all of the planets, so we drew the solar system on our patio (Pluto included)!  As Nathan likes to say, "so much fun."  

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Swimming Layout

This baby Nathan swim class layout is too cute.  As soon as I saw the Wave Panel in the store, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.  I put two of the 6x6 panels side by side and trimmed off the interior borders on each panel.  Then I glued the pieces on to my background paper to create a fun wave feature for this swimming layout.  I used light blue chalk ink on the panels.

I also used the word "swimming" from the On the Beach Word Set as my title.  I used a thick layer of liquid pearls on top of this piece.  

Saturday, August 5, 2017

August Already

I can't believe it's August already!  Our blazing hot June/July has transitioned to cloudy and stormy. Nathan is excited about, well, most things, actually.  But he is really loving dinosaurs lately.  We have read him his dinosaur book so many times he knows the names of over a dozen dinosaurs, including ones like a Citipati!

Nathan has been enjoying playing car bubbles -- going after bubbles in his car.  It's not very effective, but oh so cute.

These videos are some of my favorite new ones of Nathan -- enjoy!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

CE August Challenge

Creative Embellishments has their August Challenge up on their blog!  The background of this month's inspiration photo reminded me of crackle paint, so I used crackle paint on some of the chipboard pieces I put on these cards.  I used the Heart Balloon Set and painted two of the three balloons in each cluster blue with liquid pearls, and then added a thick layer of crackle paint on top for plenty of texture.  For the middle balloons and "string," I used gold stickles.  I used the same two treatments for the hashtag titles on these cards, which came from the Valentine's Hashtags set.  Enter this month's challenge for a chance to win a gift certificate to Creative Embellishments' store!