Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Baseball & Soccer, A Wonderful Day | Digital Layouts

Miss Karla has a new collaboration kit coming out tomorrow! She created the papers and elements, while Tiffany Tillman created the templates.

Evan started his baseball and soccer seasons last week & Mark took a few great pictures of him playing both sports. I used those photos for this layout:

[Supplies- Brad: Be You. Staples: Digi Essentials. Alphabet: Calipso . "This Week" sticker: This Week. White tag: This Week. "Noted" tag: This Week. Template: Tiffany Tillman's "This Week" Templates. "Awesome Dude" brush: Boy Stamp Sheet]

The second layout I created uses several new products by Karla and another new template:

[Supplies- Gray brad: Friends. Tag: Felis. Staples: Digi Essentials. Template: Tiffany Tillman's "This Week" . "To Remember" sticker: This Week. "I love you so very much" brush: Felis. "j", "m", and "e" tabs: Tab Alphas. "Capture the everyday" brush: Everyday Sentiment Borders. Gray cardstock: This Week. "relax" card: Jumbo Sentiment Cards]

Karla's and Tiffany's new kit will be available tomorrow through Design House Digital.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Jack - (almost) 3

Uses 7-9 word sentences regularly.

Still takes one nap a day (usually clutching pup-pup).

Wears 18 month - 3T pants (depending on the brand), and 2T shirts.

Can identify colors, numbers, and some letters.

Wakes up every morning and asks for his brother, Evan. He adores his big brother.

Is very excited to be getting a new big boy bed, which will be delivered at the end of March (thanks Grandma & Grandpa!).

Repeats everything. He is a little sponge and also very observant, just like Evan.

Loves picking Evan up from school, and hates having to take a nap right after we get home.

Ate a whole bagel for lunch today (very exciting!).

Starts swim lessons tomorrow... a mommy & me class at our local aquatic center.

Is happy. And funny. And so much fun to be around. I love him so, so much. :-)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Together | A Digital Layout

Happy Valentine's Day! We have had a very special day because my Uncle flew into town this morning & is spending a week with us. We are so happy to have him here. I think Evan is the most excited. He came into my room at 6:45am this morning and (not so quietly) whispered "Uncle Tom is coming TODAY!". He adores his Uncle and talked his ear off all afternoon.

Before I collapse into bed I have a new layout to share. Karla has listed several fantastic digital kits lately & I used quite a few on this layout. My favorite new kits are the Life Templates, Sentiment Cards, and Edge Labels. I love her edge labels... I am going to re-size them & print them out this week so I can add them to my project life layout.

(Supplies-Template: Life Templates No. 1. "2011" brush: Today Brushes. Staples: Digi Essentials. Stitching: Digi Essentials. "Everyday Moments" sticker: A Life Recorded. Horizontal stripe paper: Today Boy-ish . "Together" card:. Jumbo Sentiments Card No. 2. Chevron paper: Today Boy-ish. "Boys" sticker: Itty Stickers Boy. "3" brush & card: Jumbo Number Cards . Circle label: A Life Recorded. Ledger label: Edge Labels. Gray paper: December Swatch Challenge. Fonts: Georgia & CK Alis Hand.)

And if you get a chance, check out her new website. It's beautiful!

Thursday, February 9, 2012


Sometimes I feel like all I do is break up arguments, separate them, and beg them to share. They bicker over snacks, toys, and my attention. I have to remind them constantly that they are brothers & best friends... but not this week. They have played, laughed, and enjoyed their time together. Evan bumped Jack tonight, and before I could remind him to play nicely & apologize, he looked at Jack and said "I'm sorry, Jack!". I smiled & told Evan that I was so proud of him for apologizing without being asked. He gave me "the look". The "I know mom" look. It hasn't been perfect this week, but so much better. And for that I am thankful.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Project Life Week 4

Welcome to Week 4!

We had a pretty busy week... doctor's appointments, a quick trip to the zoo, Jack and Mark had a cold, and a baby shower for one of my good friends.

Jack wasn't feeling great so we didn't stay at the zoo very long, but he enjoyed petting the 95 pound turtle, looking at the hermit crabs & sting rays, and saying "hi" to Errol the Owl.

The red/cream tag is My Mind's Eye, and the white/red tags are Papertrey Ink stamps & dies. The "today" brush on the photo is Karla Dudley Designs, and the lower right card is a freebie I found online. The "E" and "J" are thickers by American Crafts.

I used a couple of digital products from Cathy Z. this week: Days and Holidays No. 01 Layered Journaling Cards & her freebie Quote Card.

I have spent the last three weeks making cards for a Paper Crafts magazine submission call... my office is a mess, but I submitted 22 cards tonight. Now I have to wait until Friday when the acceptance e-mails go out... it's going to be a long week because I am not very patient!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Love Summer | A Digital Layout

Happy Friday!

We have had a very long week here... a sick kid & a sick hubby, doctor's appointments, and lots of time watching "Cars 2" with Jack-a-boo.

I have a quick layout to share today using some of Karla's new kits. I have tons and tons of photos from last year to scrap, so I picked a few from our trip to Puyallup last July.

(All supplies are Karla Dudley Designs).

I love the stitched grid & "love" brush from her A Life Recorded colab kit.

One of my good friends had a baby yesterday, and I get the pleasure of visiting her and her new baby boy in the hospital tonight. I am so excited! I love the new baby smell & how soft and cuddly they are. :-)

Week 4 of project life has been done for almost a week... I just haven't photographed it yet. I'll try to post it in the morning. Have a wonderful weekend!