Saturday, April 28, 2012

Expectantly Yours Digital Kit

Good news and bad news. The good news is Design House Digital is have a sale where over 300 kits are 50% off. The bad news is this is a retirement sale, so this is your last chance to get some of these amazing kits! One of the kits that is retiring is Audrey Neal's Expectantly Yours kit and I recently created the layout below using this kit. I loved this kit but I rarely take photos of myself when I'm pregnant so I asked a friend if I could use these photos I took of her and her husband before their first child was born. The first layout has journaling I wrote and the second one includes a poem that she wrote about how they felt when they were expecting Ryan.


Monday, April 16, 2012

Club CK Gallery Feature!

My Arrow Plane layout was featured in the Club CK gallery highlights for this week! I'm so flattered and excited! How fun!

Why So Serious

I participated in the DHD 4Play feature today where a decorator chooses four kits and you have to create a layout using only those four kits. This one was a challenge for me but I love how it turned out. 

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Arrow Plane

I have so many fun pictures of Trotwood playing with his airplanes that I'll probably end up making many scrapbook pages with these. This photo is from February 2012 and I just love the action in it.
Template by Robyn Meierotto and papers by Kate Teague.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Watercolors

So...this page just sort of happened. Trotwood has these bathtub crayons he loves to play with and I wanted to create a page that adequately captured how much fun he has in the tub. So I tried to give a sort of watercolor, artistic feel to the layout. Sometimes, I love the page and sometimes, it just looks like a big mess to me. And, it feels like it's missing something...maybe it's all the white space on the left hand page that's bothering me because I'm not used to using a lot of white space in my layouts. Really, I'm just not sure what it is that's bothering me about this layout but sometimes, when I look at it...it just doesn't seem right. If you have any tips on how to make the page better, let me know! I love the photos and I love the title...but I just don't know if I love the pre-school look I gave it, y'know? Seriously, what do you think?

Friday, April 6, 2012

100 Kits for $1

Even though as a DHD Decorator, I get all their products for free, I think I might go a bit crazy at this sale. I feel less guilty that way piling up my shopping cart because hey, everything was only $1 when I bought them. There is some fabulous stuff for sale and all the kits were chosen randomly so go on and check it out! Oh, and P.S., it's only for TODAY!

You, Me, & the Sea

I participated in DHD's 1 Kit, 4 Ways feature yesterday and this is the layout I made for it. This picture is over a year old but I still have so many photos of Trotwood to scrapbook. So, we're not actually the sea in this photo, we're at a lake but if you think about it, we refer to the Sea of Galilee as a "sea" and technically, it's a lake. Someday, I hope we can take Trotwood to a real beach. I think he would love it.
{For this kit, I used the Nautical Collaboration by Celeste Knight and Agnes Biro and a template by Deena Rutter.}

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Whovian

I stole this from my friend Joy's blog. I think it's okay because I'm pretty sure I introduced her to my obsession with Dr. Who, and if it wasn't me, well, I'm still taking credit for it. I.love.the.Doctor. All of them, actually. And, yes, I would classify myself as a Whovian, although I still have yet to delve completely into the pre-2005 Whovian world. I believe I have passed on my Dr. Who obsession to Trotwood who now goes around the house with his "sonic screwdriver" trying to lock and unlock doors.

He's claimed the dryer as his very own TARDIS.
We're serious about Dr. Who in our house. If you haven't watched it, do it. It's good, clean family fun and all the seasons are streaming on Netflix!
{I've been meaning to post these pictures for awhile. Joy just inspired me. And yes, I will be creating a scrapbook page on our Dr. Who obsession.}

Monday, April 2, 2012

Conference

I {heart} Elder Uchtdorf. General Conference this last weekend was wonderful.