Monday, November 2, 2015

Joshua's School album

Hello friends! I am back as promised. Today I am sharing the first two page layout for Joshua's school album. Just as with Leah's album, I am limited by the pictures that his teachers were able to take. So unfortunately, for his infant class, we only had 3 photos!

The products I used are from the Becky Higgins School expansion kit.

His teachers took the photo of him in the bouncy seat and hung it on the door of his classroom at Christmas time along with the personalized stockings. I know that they were made with construction paper and are not archival safe, but I wanted to keep it real. The small photo to the right we took of him just before we headed out the door on his first day of daycare. I created the subtitles using Angled Labels from Papertrey Ink. I bought this stamp set with scrapbooking in mind and I have used it quite a bit for that reason.

The second page of the layout includes some journaling cards from the kit. Andy was able to join him for Doughnuts with Dad. I cut out the information and header from the monthly newsletter for the journaling and title. And you have to love the notes that would come home with him. He was known for explosive diapers and vomiting. Sigh. I did some machine stitching along the border of the cardstock for a bit of interest. It's amazing that these infant years seem so distant. I can't believe he is in VPK!

That's all for now. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Happy Birthday Jancy!

Hello my dear blog friends.
Today I am sharing a fun birthday card. I created my card by inking up Teeny Star Background using this technique that I shared on the DeNami Design blog back in February 2014. I just had to use this sentiment from CAS-ual Fridays WTF stamp set because my sweet friend Jancy turned 40 recently!
Her sweet husband, Adrian, planned a surprise party for her and pulled it off. It was so fun to see the look of surprise on her face. We had such a great time visiting her and her family. Since they are only an hour away, we definitely have to visit more often. The last time I saw her was 18 years ago!
Speaking of more often, I do hope to post more on my blog. Many of my sweet followers have been with me from the beginning. As many of you know, last summer I developed some heart problems which have almost completely resolved with medication and exercise. My cardiologist told me that it would help my symptoms, so I was eager to start. Since exercising, I have really developed a passion for fitness and eating healthy. I guess that's what happened when I stared 40 in the face. I realized that I better start taking better care of me and my family.
I have still been crafting, albeit a lot less than before. Whether, I am going in to work early or late, I am up at 4:30am to work or for working out. So that means little time is left in the evenings to craft since I value my sleep. I have been scrapbooking and working on Joshua's school album. I have completed 5 pages, so I will have to share them on the blog soon.
If you follow me on Instagram too, you might know that I have also embraced the minimalist lifestyle. Despite working full time, it has allowed me to have a cleaner house without the work, more time to spend with the kids and family, more time to exercise, time to craft and more time to spend doing the things that are important to me.
So for now, I am learning how to balance it all. Hugs to you all!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Hello friends!

I hope everyone is doing well. I wanted to pop in today to share a few projects that I created this past month that I shared over at the DeNami Desigh blog. Even though the blog has been quiet, my craftroom has been busy. Busy crafting and decluttering!
Most of my projects had a Valentine's Day theme to them. To see the products I used, I will link each project to the DeNami Design post.
I created this card for Leah. My little girl loves animals, especially cats and dogs. When I first saw this image, I knew it was made for her.
My next project  shows how I used the same stamps, but different colors. By changing the colors you can easily make the card for a boy or girl.

Next up are the treats that I made for my kiddos to give to their classmates and teachers. For the ones that they actually gave to their classmates, I did not emboss them. That's because I made 40 of them!

The last set of cards I created using a sketch that I created. I love being able to use a sketch over and over again!

As tradition has it, I took photos of the kids for Valentine's Day. Those photos will be included my next crafty endeavor as I work on their traditional Valentine's Day albums. I am certain that you will see many images and sentiments from the latest DeNami release.

Thanks for stopping by!