Saturday, December 17, 2011

A Rough Day

Oh, our poor sick Baby Bear!  We were out at the mall before Gymboree and he slipped into a super fussy mood in a hurry.  I hurried him straight home and kept a close eye on him.  Just a couple of hours later, he had a fever of 103.  Thankfully it was only viral and he was much better the next day.

Products used:  Patterned papers:  Making Memories (glitter dots), Creative Memories (background);  Stickers:  Creative Memories;  Tools:  Cricut Sugar & Spice cartridge (x-ray);  Silhouette with Berlin Sans FB Demi font (title);  Sketch:  Page Maps

Friday, December 16, 2011

Sweet Prints

The first time I saw that little crawling Tobin had left his handprints in our carpet, I melted!  What a sweet reminder of his progress.

I converted these photos to black and white and increased the contrast to show of the texture of the handprint more clearly.

Products used:  Patterned papers:  Recollections (black), Paper Studio (words), My Mind's Eye (plaid and dots);  Embellishments:  K&Company (journaling block), Me & My Big Ideas (banners), EK Success (hands), Colorbok (glittery swirl);  Letters:   Making Memories (sweet);  Tools:  Cricut Lyrical Letters cartridge

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Oh So Comfy

Poseidon being his adorable self.  =)

Products used:  Patterned papers: Pebbles (words), Basic Grey (stripes);   Stickers:  Pebbles;  Letters:  Glitz & Glitter (white);   Tools:  Silhouette with Segoe Script font (comfy);   Sketch:  Sketch Support

Monday, December 12, 2011


I just love this captured moment between Tobin and his Nana.  They are both still in their PJ's one morning and Tobin was being snuggly.

Products used:  Patterned paper:  Cosmo Cricket (floral), Bazzill (red embossed stripes);  Embellishments:  Making Memories (burlap flower),  Crate Paper (border);  Letters:  American Craft Thickers;  Tools:  Cricut CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge;  Sketch:  Debbie Hodge Get It Scrapped

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Baby Bear

This layout documents where Tobin got his nickname "Baby Bear" from - this adorable outfit!

I also had fun using my brand new Silhouette Cameo machine on this layout.  I used it to cut the title, but also to journal directly onto my background 12 x 12 paper.  I LOVE the result!

Products used:  Patterned papers:  SEI (blue dots),  jilibean soup (kraft dots), ki memories (words), Basic Grey (squares);  Tools:  Silhouette with Scrap N Font's Woodland font (title),  Silhouette with Sketch Pen and Aunt Jana Sketch font (journaling),  Cricut Create a Critte cartridge (bear);  Sketch:  Scrapbooks Etc.

Friday, December 9, 2011

The "Unhappy" Month

In all of Tobin's monthly photos for the first year, this month was the hardest to get him to sit still.  He just writhed every time we put him in position.  I decided that "Oh well, this is the memory for this moment."  And month eleven became the "unhappy month."  Of course this is meant sarcastically.  ;)

Products used:  Patterned papers:   Paper Studio (tree/owl), Cosmo Cricket (orange), Bazzill Swiss Dot;  Embellishments:  Little Yellow Bicycle (journaling block), SEI (leaf rubons), Crate Paper (owl), Creative Imaginations (moody sticker);   Letters: American Crafts Thickers (unhappy), Prima;  Sketch:  Page Maps

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Season's Greetings

I recently got this awesome tree stamp from Close to My Heart.  You can stamp the background circles in one color, and then the accent patterned circles in another.  Here I played around with green and brown.

Products used - Patterned papers: jillibean soup;  Stamps:  Close to My Heart (tree, star);  Tools: Cricut CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge

This card was designed using a sketch from Allison at Sketch Support.  You can find more inspiration over on their blog!