Friday, June 27, 2008

The one about the Test

Here is the pregnancy test I took this morning....
I'll let you draw your own conclusions.....

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(and, may I say....YIPPEE!!!!!)

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The one guessed it!

LOVE this poem...thought it was beautiful. Still working on a title. In the meantime, I figured I'd file it. Often works better to come back to something I'm stuck on a long time later. Chipboard flower is from Kim's, my LSS, and painted.
10 things I love about my little DD right now. LOVE LOVE LOVE that KI memories lace cardstock! Still the prettiest of them all. Labels are done with my little $5 Dymo label maker, then rubbed over the letters lightly with some Staz-on.
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Cute li'l girl!!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

The one about...well...more...uh....pages.....

Ohkay, so, I'm guilty! I realize now that I forgot to blog about the outcome of our visit to the ENT...well, there was mildly significant hearing loss, so the decision was made to put in tubes. We had them done really quickly, and indeed, had tubes while we were in Puerto Rico. Awesome for the flights!!

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We go in for our follow up tomorrow, so, pray that all is well for her!
She really does seem to be hearing and feeling much's actually kind of amazing how much more vocalizing she now does!

And, the surgery went really well. Since she's such an incredibly social and curious little girl, it was decided that she didn't need the 'silly juice' to make her more calm before the surgery, which was nice, b/c once she woke up, she wasn't really woozy or lethargic. Of course, she wanted to eat before and after the surgery, but couldn't, so she was a little cranky, but I think that she did extremely well for such a little girl, not understanding anything about what was going on! And talk about grateful! Here we were for tubes...a little scary, but super routine and easy surgery with virtually no side effects, and while we're waiting, all nervous and praying for her, we here other people who are there for biopsies to see if there is cancer, and a little girl whose intestines aren't working right is there for exploratory surgery, and etc. much worse, to be waiting on literally life and death results? Scary scary! So, we prayed for those kids and their family's, as well.

Anyway, here are a few more pages, just b/c I've gotta get these posted sometime!!

If you're looking for a slightly unusual technique to use on your photos, try printing onto textured white or ivory cardstock. You can due B&W or colour, but if you're doing colour, I'd fade it out a little bit. You can then take a bone folder, and rub a little of the ink off, and let the texture shine through. Makes for a really neat effect. This is a page about having no regrets, and being pleased with where and what my life is right now. Paper is Basic Grey. Couldn't stand to cover those moths, so I cut them our and slid the photo under the cut out areas.

Kennedy is OBSESSED with the remote. Here is a photo series of her after it from across the room. The numbers and arrows are from a couple different sets/colours of chipboard, that I painted with acrylic paint to make them match my LO better. Paper is GORGEOUS and is from Kaiser LSS Kim's Scrap and Crop just started carrying some...this stuff was a give-away for NSD...but their paper is absolutely AWESOME!!!!

Basic grey paper, four different flower from prima, bazzil, and random other places--silk, paper, felt, and fabric...lots of texture, and a jewel brad for a center. Paper is basic grey. Title made with cricut design studio. No journalling on this page (unusual for me) but, really, it's just Kennedy at her toy box.

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

The one about even more of the pages....

They aren't going to stop anytime soon! I finally photographed lots and lots of 'em!!
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Here's a reflection on watching my little girl grow up...I finally got around to scrapping these 3 mths old photos of her when she was around 9 ms. old....what a difference!! And, to distress the edges of the photos.....

A very simple little trick....just use your paper piercer, or even a tack! to scratch lines into the finish on the photo....if you want an even more distressed look, take distress ink by ranger, rub a soft cloth onto the pad, and then make little circles over your lines. Rub excess off photo itself, and you have nice aged looing lines. (I didn't age these lines like that...)

The hospital Kennedy was born at....just a nice, simple page. Chipboard is painted with acrylic paint (one of my favorite supplies). Background is a circle cut into the middle of dbl. sided paper, then flipped around, and taped back into place. Journaling stamp is Autumn leaves. All paper is bobunny. Quick, simple, not my best layout, but good enough.....

Maybe someday this page'll get a titlem but in the meantime, I just adore the poem. The chipboard flower is from my LSS (Kim's Scrap and Crop) and is, as usual, painted with acrylic paint. I mixed two colours to get closer to the cardstock colour. The poem says:
You are the trip I did not take
You are the pearls I cannot buy
You are my blue Italian lake
You are my piece of foreign sky.
Stamps of Love, Elsie.

Labels are the cheapest label maker I could find...that beautiful die cut is, of course, KI Memories lace cardstock...other companies now make it, but theirs is (IMHO) still the best. Pic is of Kennedy on her Daddy's b-day, wearing a bow from one of his presents. She actually found great humor in the wearing of it. Labels chronicle ten things I love about her right now....
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She's SUCH a doll!!!
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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The one about the pages...

Okay, so, since I've been such a bad, bad blogger, I've not uploaded any new pages or work in quite a long long long time!! I have been scrapping, however, meaning that I'm rather, here are a few to get us started......

Here's the very simple front page to my multiple page spread about our trip to the Pumpkin Patch this past October....

The second page. Obviously a two page spread. Journaling is about our day.

Third (dbl) page...Pumpkin Express and info about the little mini-train that we got to ride around the park.

Fourth...we went with the Bridges and Kennedy had fun playing with their daughter, Reagan....

Final page (I forgot to crop it...oh well...I was having trouble with photos anyway!) Notice the little pumpkin that she has in her hands...and, indeed, in her hands in every photo in all of the layout previous to this one...she absolutely adored that pumpkin! It was very sweet....

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The One about the Word Book

Y'know, I'm not even a HUGE Friends fan...and yet, I still like their titling method....I think it's there!

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Anyway, this past week, I got myself a very cool new toy! It's called a "Bind-it-all" binds things. Gives them a beautiful very professional looking binding on ANYTHING that you want.

Even before that, I got a different new toy--cricut design studio. This lets you meld shapes and letters together, and, using 'multi-cut' even cut chipboard. Pretty awesome stuff that you can do with it!
So, put the two together, and you get...word books!!! Very cool! Here are some photo's of the first word book I put I just have to decorate it!!

I chose 'beauty'. in 6x12 size, I can do anything up to 7 letters. If I make them shorter, I can do higher numbers of letters.

Here's the page between "E" and "A" can see how nice that binding looks.

Another look at the bind-it-all binding.

And even closer look...this machine can punch through chipboard, cardstock, even acrylic, up to 3 mm thick.

One more pic of the whole's a "beauty", eh?
Haha...I'm so funny...(no, not really!!)

The one about the New Toy!

Okay, so, it's been a terribly long time since I've posted, but, here goes!!

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Kennedy got a new toy today. She didn't know that she either wanted or needed it, but she got it because Mommy wanted it because it is, after all, a zebra! and Daddy was ever so nice and got it for her her today. Isn't she cute on her little bounce'n'spin zebra by fisher price!?!

And, one for the is 'Daddy' stretching out a pair of Blee's sunglasses...cute, eh!?!!