Friday, October 31, 2008
This was my Round 4 layout in the tournament over at Scrapbook Dreamer. I did it on an acrylic background, and it was a lot of fun to try!
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
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Monday, October 27, 2008
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Sunday, October 26, 2008
Yup, that's my baby on the floor. It took me a while to figure out this trick with Liam, 'cause I was pretty much a zombified, terrified new mom.
But when I'm in a big hurry to get to something with both hands, (or just to get to the bathroom, LOL!), I sometimes put Rhys on the floor. The way I figure it, she's safe there - you can't fall off of, or out of, the floor.
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Saturday, October 25, 2008
Don't forget that weekly challenges are posted on the blog at The Paper Element every Saturday - you could win some scrappy goodness!
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We went to the child ID clinic given today by the Missing Children's Network.
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Friday, October 24, 2008
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I know that Liam hears everything I say, and takes in more than I realize. But sometimes it's made abundantly clear.
I often tell Liam to stop doing *insert gross boy trick of the day* because "It's Gross". (OK, child of the 80's. At least I don't say "Stop that, it's like, so gross. Like, gag me with a spoon.")
Today I was getting ready to nurse Rhys, and I just flung my nursing pad on the coffee table. I didn't realize that Liam had a bunch of his hot wheels there, until he exclaimed at me: "Oh Non, Mommy! Pas sur mon auto jaune - Dat's Gross!"
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I love the catch lights in her eyes here. She was so interested in the little toutou's hanging above her bouncy chair. Of course, the expression that I was really trying to capture was in the following picture.
I just couldn't catch her like this without a lot of movement. I couldn't get a shot that wasn't blurred. But I so love the expression on her face!
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Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Guess who won the tournament over at Scrapbook Dreamer?! ME!!!
I was surprised - the competition was stiff. I had a favorite picked to win, and it was not me, LOL! Woot - I'm excited!
I guess I can now start posting the layouts from the competition here on my own blog. This was my Round 1 layout:
Sunday, October 19, 2008
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Saturday, October 18, 2008
We've started weekly challenges over at The Paper Element. You don’t need to use The Paper Element products on your challenges (although we’d love that!). Check out all the details on the blog - we would love to see your creations, and you just might win a prize!
Posted by JJ Sobey at 9:05 PM
OK, you've already seen reference to the diaper changer; here's reference to the milk factory... :P
You wouldn't think there is much difference across the brands for these things, but I have developed a real preference for this particular brand. Oh, and the wrappers are fully recyclable plastic, unlike the cellophane that some brands use.
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Friday, October 17, 2008
This post really should have been titled "Barb, the Enabler". Thanks for the encouragement to buy this little guy (twist my rubber arm, why don't ya?!)
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Thursday, October 16, 2008
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Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Today is reveal day at Paws On Scrapbooking. This month we had a yummy combination of papers from Pink Paisley, Making Memories and Jenni Bowlin. Here's what I did with this month's kit:
Don't forget to pop on over to Paws On and see what the rest of the team created!
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Tuesday, October 14, 2008
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Monday, October 13, 2008
I made it through to the 5th and Final round in the tournament over at Scrapbook Dreamer. I'm really happy with the Round 4 layout that I did. It was my first time working with an acrylic background, and it was a lot of fun to try. I had to plan a lot more carefully than I normally do with a layout, because I wasn't sure if I could remove adhesive once something was glued down, and I was stamping on this layout (which I rarely do). Here it is, if you would like to check it out!
I had so much fun with this LO, that now I'm itching to try an acrylic mini-album. Hmmm - might be a good Christmas gift idea.
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Sunday, October 12, 2008
Cute little Hallowe'en 'Bearistas' at Starbucks. I'm trying so hard not to be swayed into buying one, but I may eventually cave...
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Saturday, October 11, 2008
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Friday, October 10, 2008
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Thursday, October 9, 2008
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Wednesday, October 8, 2008
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Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Liam's collection of DVD's. He's currently on a serious "Hot Wheels" kick...
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Monday, October 6, 2008
Well, I made it through to Round 4 in the tournament over at Scrapbook Dreamer! I think it made it through only by the skin of my teeth, though. I really like the layout I did for Round 3, and I wouldn't change it. But I don't think it's really a tournament quality layout, if you know what I mean? Sometimes with a layout (as with many things in life) you have to stop while you're ahead - anything else added would have been too much, I think.
Here's a link to the layout if you're curious.
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This one's for you, Claude. :P
This is Liam's absolute favorite cereal.
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Sunday, October 5, 2008
Features papers and rub-ons from The Paper Element Green Apple collection. Don't forget to check out what the rest of the team at Creative Scrappers did this week!
And here's a little card I whipped up for WCMD.
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Saturday, October 4, 2008
What I had on the table at Starbucks, in Chapters. Can you tell I was sketching LO ideas? Yeah, the caffeine helps a lot. :)
Of course, now you know why I don't post beautiful sketches on-line. They all look like this:
And yes, the stickers added by Liam are an important part of my creative process. :P
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