"When our eyes see our hands doing the works of out hearts, the circle of creation is completed inside us, the doors of our soul flies open and love steps forth to heal everything in signt"

-- Michael Bridge

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Kiddos & Layouts - A Perfect Weekend!

Good morning all! Hope you had a great weekend! Mine was good. Been going to town on the scrapbook I’m making for someone. I’ll be sharing pictures in this post, but first I wanted to share a few pics of my babies!

My sweet Alivia is getting SO big! She'll be 3 in July. On Sunday, my hubby & son went bowling with my son’s youth group. That gave Lulu & I some time - just us girls ;). We went to the park, and had a blast!

This weekend was the first time we got her hair into a pony tail!! It was a sidewayser and super cute:

Then on Monday, I took the day off work to be the class mom on my Christian’s field trip to Flamingo Gardens (a local animal sanctuary/garden). It was great! My son’s the kind of kid who doesn’t want me to kiss him goodbye when I drop him off at school, but still thinks I’m way cool & wants to hold my hand & sit next to me on the field trip - so that’s pretty cool. It was also his first time on a school bus - which seemed like the highlight of the trip for him!

Ok, so onto the craftiness. Here are some more layouts I’ve been working on:
For this one, the picture looked rather weathered, is that the word... older. It's not that old (she's younger than me) it just had that look. I used October Afternoon's Thrift Shop patterned paper/stickers - think they were a nice fit. Almost everything, including the picture, is inked up with Barn Door Distress Ink. The girl I'm making it for describes herself as liking "shabby chic" - but "clean & simple", so I thought this was fun to compliment that style along with the pic:
For this LO, I went for bright & fun to compliment their costumes, and made a journaling spot for her. Love that floral ribbon!!
For this LO, I used cream cardstock as the base and misted with Maya Mist in Red. Then I went to town with Crate Paper's Emma's Shop paper. The chipboard accents are from Maya Road, and the flower and peace sign are from Paper Niche's "candy bar". My customer picked them out. Said they were SO her daughter! I loved it that they went perfectly with this picture of their 70s themed party!


  1. Beautiful pages!!!! I use to live about three miles from Flamingo Gardens... and yes, it is beautiful!!!! Happy b-day to your baby girl!

  2. Ooh I love your layouts Heather! Really fun and happy, lovely pictures throughout your post too!

    You were asking about my banner for my Card Patterns card, I just used the banner from Lawn Fawn's bannerific. I used three of the little flags, stamping a star and hearts, coloured in with a Copic Spica pen and then pop dotted it. Hope that helps :)

  3. Those are some fun pictures and great layouts. What a wonderful thing that he let you sit next to him.

  4. Great pics of your kiddos. It sounds like you're all having a fun week! I am so amazed at how all of these LOs are so fantastic, and yet they look so different from one another. It goes to show how versatile you are! :)