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Playtime with Daddy

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

Tobin just loooooves his daddy and he loves their hang out time on the weekends.  Here Tobin is burying Warren in toys.  And he took a break to show his giraffe some love.

Products used:  Papers:  Little Yellow Bicycle (most), TPC Studios (blue/green dots);  Journaling blocks: Little Yellow Bicycle, jillibean soup;  Accents: Me & My Big Ideas (animals), Crate Paper (tree);  Ribbon:  Stampin’ Up;  Letters: Glitz & Glitter (white), Making Memories;  Sketch:  Sketches for Scrapbooking

More First Birthday Layouts

Monday, March 26th, 2012

I know this seems like a lot of birthday layouts but I needed 3.  One for each of the two parties he had to go in my chronological album.  And one layout covering both parties to go in Tobin’s first year album.

Products used:  Papers and stickers: TPC Studios;  Letter stickers:  Making Memories, Creative Memories;  Tools: Cricut Robotz and Mini Monograms cartridges;  Sketches:  Sketches for Scrapbooking

Trailer Feast

Friday, November 11th, 2011

While in Austin with my mom, we stopped by the Gypsy Picnic, a trailer food festival.  We joined up with my friends Chris and Jennifer for a lunchtime feast.  I had been to the Oakland version, Eat Real, and thoroughly enjoyed it.  This one was equally as great and cheaper.  😉  I had the most ridiculous dessert donut (with icing and peach jam), crispy thai chicken, a fried pierogi, a chicken doner kebab, a gourmet hot dog, and a strawberry basil smoothie.  Yum, yum, yum!!

Products used – Patterned papers: KaiserCraft (forks), Making Memories (dots), pink paislee (grid), lily bee design (yellow/blue), My Mind’s Eye (yellow/cream), Bazzill Swiss dot;  Journaling block:  KaiserCraft;  Accents: KaiserCraft (lemons), October Afternoon (date) ; Letters: American Crafts Thickers;  Sketch:  Sketch Support

This layout was designed based on the November two page sketch over at Sketch Support.  Please visit their site to see more fabulous takes on the sketch and to print if for yourself!


Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Tobin’s first tooth!  It was next to impossible to get a photograph of his first tooth.  Every time I tried, he stuck his tongue out, covering the tooth.  These are far from the best photos, but you have to roll with what you’ve got.  When I have more time to master Gimp or Photoshop, I will do my best to clean up the larger photo and update this layout with it.

Products used:  Patterned papers, letters, journaling block:  Making Memories;  Stickers:  Jolee’s

Just in Time for the Celebration

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

We had two grandmas in town for Tobin’s birthday celebration.  Unfortunately, Tobin had a cold and we had to reschedule his party with friends.  But we had a wonderful time together with the family.  These are our group photos out by the pretty hydrangeas in our neighborhood.

Products used:  Patterned papers:  American Crafts, SEI (dots);  Letters:  Making Memories, Prima

Hand cut embellishments:  The embellishment on the left page was created from a white circle and trees cut out from the patterned paper on the right page.  I added interest by lining the edge of the white circle with dots from a brown marker.

I created the journaling block by layering papers with rounded corners.

Mismatched paper:  This page incorporates a new idea I’ve been meaning to try.  I added subtle interest to the page by incorporating two different colors in the background.  The left page has a darker shade of blue than the right page.  I brought the two shades together by adding a darker blue journaling block on the right.

A Walk Along the Beach

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Every March we go to Tahoe for a week to ski and visit the town.  This year Tobin came with us for the first time and my friends Ali and Terrence joined, too!

If Tobin’s nose looks a little….red…..we had our first big booboo in Tahoe.  =(  It’s all healed up now, though.

Products used:  Papers: Creative Memories (background), Imaginisce (trees), Scenic Route (green), Making Memories (bronze), SEI (thin striped strips);  Embellishments: Bella Blvd (clouds), My Mind’s Eye (circle), Me & My Big Ideas (togetherness);  Letters: K&Company (beach), Creative Memories;  Sketch: Sketches for Scrapbooking Volume 8

First Dip in the Pool

Monday, September 12th, 2011

The goal this summer was to get Tobin used to the pool. Here he is on his first adventure. He’s got a jingle ball cat toy in one hand for comfort and he’s holding on to me for dear life with the other.

Products usedPatterned paper: Bella Blvd (purple), My Mind’s Eye (clouds), Making Memories (stripes); Stickers: Marcella K (first swim), K&Company (fish), Making Memories (glitter letters); Tools: Sewing machine, Cricut Gypsy Font cartridge (title); Sketch: Sketch Support

To see more fabulous projects created from the same sketch, please visit Sketch Support!

Four Generations

Monday, May 16th, 2011

When we visited my husband’s family in Texas for Christmas we had four generations of men together.

One day, I will have a baby girl and then round up my family for a 5 generations of women photo. 😉
Products used: Patterned papers: Bo Bunny (dots and frogs), Recollections (blue/white), Cloud 9 Designs (green hearts), Crate paper (die cut); Journaling block: Making Memories; Tools: Cricut Opposites Attract cartridge (“four”), Reminisce cartridge (“generations”); Sketch: Sketches for Scrapbooking Volume 7

Sweet Dreams

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Some favorite photos of Tobin sleeping peacefully. Smile.
You can see the sketch this layout was based on as well as more fabulous projects at Sketch Support!
Products used – Patterned papers: DCWV (shimmery background), K&Company (blue), My Mind’s Eye (stripes), Sassafras Lass (hearts); Epoxy stickers: Making Memories; Tools:Cricut Create a Critter cartridge (title and owl); Sketch: Allison Davis SKetch Support.

Brand Spankin’ New

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

These are the not-so-pretty hospital pictures after Tobin’s birth. The whole event was such a whirlwind experience that our nice camera was in the car for half of it. Oh well, at least we captured a few images from the event.

Products used: Patterned papers: Me & My Big Ideas (blue footprints), jillibean soup (kraft with paisleys); Stickers: 7 Gypsies (yellow strips and N is for New), Jolee’s (duck); Journaling blocks: October Afternoon (yellow), Making Memories; Tools: Cricut Graphically Speaking cartridge (title)