Thursday, September 20, 2007

a picture is worth a thousand words

and also a few quotes. hence this layout of my husband and our son sleeping. sometimes my husband could get him to sleep by just laying down with him. i think maybe it was hearing his heartbeat that lulled our son to sleep? maybe. who knows but i do recall feeling very grateful at the time.
More of those K&Co fortune cookie type quotes with the Making Memories paper, cardstock and a little ribbon. i originally thought i'd stitch those quotes down - who knows - i may go back and do that...

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

our little star

that making memories baby paper again.... i love this particular paper. all those polka dots - so cute. You know i had never bought a pack of patterned paper before this one. I'd always picked out paper by the sheet. I was never sure I'd use up a whole collection of papers - probably cos I'd never actually gotten this much scrapbooking done before! Yesterday, while i was out at Target, I looked for the girl paper - of course it wasn't there anymore. I coulda kicked myself for not buying it when i saw it. I learned long ago if you don't get it when you see it you might as well forget it! Oh well - i'm sure by the time i need the girl paper, i will find i have enough anyway. The boy stuff is always the problem - never girl stuff. I also used a doodlebug embellishment (the star in the upper right hand corner of the right page - can you see it?) as well as some K&Company "Proverbs to Go". I'd bought those proverbs on sale when the store was closing. They were quite popular at the time - the little strips of paper with preprinted things on them. I really loved the Proverbs version of this line - they seemed like chinese fortune cookie fortunes - all packaged up in a chinese food take out container. i thought let me see if i can find a few that would be appropos for this album. There are 400 two-sided pieces in the container - and i looked through them all to find suitable ones.
Yes - i'm nuts.

Monday, September 17, 2007


I am quite behind in posting but that's the way things are right now. But i thought i'd sneak in a few of these baptism layouts. I used some more
of that wonderful Making Memories boy paper as well as a die cut of the cross I bought so long ago I can't even remember. It was a pretty die cut but it was black. Doesn't that seem odd? A black cross? Well I thought so - particularly for a baptism layout. So i covered it in versamark ink and then white embossing powder. Voila - now it's a white cross and looks more appropriate. Oh yes - there is also some vellum that has the word baptism all over it - i believe it is made by Rusty Pickle (but don't quote me on that!)

Monday, September 10, 2007

A conversation with you

i took some quick pictures last nite of the stack of layouts i've done to date that i hadn't posted. not the best pictures but i think its more important to get these up here - and hopefully show that i'm still plugging away and you can too!
this one is a two pager with pics of my cutie when he was somewhere between 2-3 months old. I would set him on the floor on a blanket and just start snapping pictures - talking to him all the time. I talked to that child all the time - I think it's really important to talk to babies. No baby talk - just regular chat. He seemed to love it. And was always talking right back to me - very animated as you can see by the pics. He'd babble and coo and squeal. We'd have a good old conversation. This continues today (sans the cooing - we definitely get some babbling and the occasional squeal!) The kid is a talker. He tells me everything (well probably not e-v-e-r-y-thing but most things - to the point I have to say hey... I'm your mother - I don't want to know that LOL!) He cracks us up most times. I recall a particular time - he was maybe 3 and he had woken up before us. He was quite happy and laughing and we all went downstairs to the kitchen to get breakfast. He told us he already had breakfast. We asked him what did he have? He brought me to the cabinet where the cereal was - I thought omigosh he got himself cereal - I said did you have some cereal? He said - No - I had cookies! He was laughing and thought he was hilarious - he knew he shouldn't have had cookies - but he also didn't lie about it. That's this kid. (can you tell i just adore this kid?) We did indeed have a discussion about cookies not making a good breakfast - just so you know.....
oops - in case you were wondering those alpha stickers are SEI (gosh i love using up my stuff!)
okay. gotta go.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

3 faces of you

with a lot of things going on around my house i've not been able to post. i have a minute or two right now so i'm grabbing it. thank goodness i had taken a lot of pics but this is the last one - although i have a stack of layouts done i don't have them photographed.
this layout i used another one of those Making Memories Perspectives, some KI Memories paper and alpha stickers and a Doodlebug star embellishment.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

we're so happy to meet you

some pics of my older sister and nephew meeting my son for the first time.
used a making memories "perspectives" (its like a big piece of cardstock with precut spaces for pictures - this one had 2 openings for pics), a papershaper square punch and my Purple Onion Garamouche alpha rubber stamps.

Monday, September 3, 2007

playtime with andy

my husband has four sisters - 3 of whom are older than he. the oldest sister is quite a sewer. she's even got a serger. made a lot of great outfits for her own children including the most darling pj's with huge buttons - cute. anyhow she also took to making each nephew/niece a Raggedy Andy or Ann doll when they were born - andy for the boys and ann for the girls. Not too many Ann's - out of the 17 grandchildren on my husband's side there are only 5 girls! (yes, it's a testosterone fest when this family gets together)
Here's my son with his Andy - the doll was bigger than he was!
patterned paper is stampinup and that's quickutz paige for the title.