Saturday, February 12, 2011

Joy of Love - Day 12 Photos

Day 11's topic is "dreams."  I'm still not sure about that one, so I'm moving on to Day 12 "the eyes."  Oh, man, how I love her eyes!  I got so many great shots this afternoon, it was hard to choose which to put up here, but these 3 are my favorites.  Have I mentioned how much I love this girl?    

Friday, February 11, 2011

Joy of Love - Day 10 Photos

Day 10 - "spaces she loves"  Hannah loves to spend time in her tent.  She brings her "bankies" out of her crib most mornings and puts them into her tent where she can be cozy and comfortable.  These shots were taken shortly after a nap - still a little sleepy.

Valentines Minus Red Dye #40

Hannah has to avoid Red Dye #40, so we opted for non-candy Valentine treats this year.  I picked up some mini notebooks and crayons and made these cute Valentines for her friends while she took a nap yesterday.  I put a notebook and 3 crayons in a baggie, stapled a folded piece of red cardstock over the top, then printed out a sheet of labels on white cardstock.  I simply adhered the labels and a few felt hearts to complete. They were super easy and I think they turned out cute!  Happy Valentine's Day.

Joy of Love - Day 9 Photos

Day 9's photo topic was "their passion or hobby."  I don't think Hannah has a hobby yet, but she sure has a passion for shoes!  She loves to play with them - move them into different containers, carry them around with her, take them for stroller rides, stand them up, sort them by color, and occasionally let her Barbies actually wear them.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Joy of Love - Days 5-8 Catch-Up

 Day 5 - what you LOVE to hate...moments when Hannah is crabby, screaming, crying, whining, being a typical 2 year old.  Thank goodness these moments are short-lived.

Day 6 - who they LOVE...Hannah loves her daddy! These aren't my favorite shots of them together, but it's a typical shot of an end of the day exchange.  A little belly busting and laughing.  Sweetness.

 Day 7 - Generations...this one was difficult.  We don't live near family, but Hannah still has their love, I know.  I try to make sure she recognizes her grandparents through photos - our albums, facebook, and little cards.  Here she's looking at a picture of Grammy (what she started calling her on her last visit).

Day 8 - Love from the many options here because we are truly blessed.  I chose a few hand-made things.  Anyone who knows me knows I love anything handmade.  Here are 4 afghans, or "bankies" as Hannah calls them, that we've received for Hannah.  I can't knit or crochet, so these are even more special.  They are soft and warm and absolutely beautiful.  They keep my daughter comfy cozy.  They are gifts of love for sure.

Joy of Love - Day 4 Photos

It was pretty easy to decide on today's photos.  What does H. wear? Shoes, of course! Holy Moly Shoes!

Friday, February 4, 2011

A Little Love, Anyone?

Stopped at Scrapdoodles and picked up some pretty papers the other day.  I think they must have been hidden, because these papers from sei are Gorgeous! and there was a stack on the shelf.  I picked out 3 double-sided papers from their line called "With All My Heart".  They have a shimmery/pearly foil that is so pretty!  I had a project in mind, but ended up making a ton of goodies with these 3 sheets and one coordinating package of glittery die cuts.  Here's a pic of everything together:
 I still have a few odds and ends left over for more cards - just ran out of time!  I used my Cricut to cut out the squares for the wooden frame and used them for a border on the layout.  The "sweet" title is from the Calligraphy Collection cartridge.
There's a current blog challenge with sei papers with Abby #2 at Scrapbookaholic By Abby and I thought this would be a great entry with these sei papers.  It was a quick project and I love how it turned out.  I painted the wood frame (found on clearance) a light pink and used Mod Podge to adhere the squares.  Then I just started adding and layering some die cuts.  I used some tiny beads and wire to create the antenna for the butterfly (2 heart die cuts).  Here's a close up of that area:
So, see what you can do with just 3 sheets of pretty paper?  I love when my supplies are stretched and the results are so awesome and pretty!  It makes me happy :)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Joy of Love - Day 3 Photos

Awww!  What a fun topic "Then and Now."  While looking at Hannah's baby photos, I found this sweet one of C. holding her.  I thought it would be fun to take a "now" photo of the two of them - 2 years later.  My how they've grown!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Joy of Love - Day 2 Photos

It's Day 2 of Photogaphy Class!  Here's a couple of pics of H. in a very true tired state.  She refused to take a nap today, so we had mandatory quiet time.  She looks pretty tired to me.  Poor girl.
 There's still time to join in the photography fun - sign up at: Willette Designs.

Family Keepsakes Layouts

Had a great time at Scrapdoodles yesterday - (BIG sale!) - as I picked out some papers to play with for my Design Team post. I ended up focusing on several papers from We R Memory Keepers and their "Family Keepsakes" line. I love picking out a few sheets of coordinating paper and at least one pack of embellishments. This makes it super easy to design a layout quickly. Here are my two layouts with these papers and embellishments. I ended cutting out some of the paisley and flower designs from one sheet to embellish both layouts. On the first layout I added a paper measuring tape piece from Cosmo Cricket's "Material Girl" line. The colors are very similar and really go well together in theme.
One of my favorite things on this second layout is the title. I like to play around with mixing fonts - I think it adds interest. For this title I also cut out one of the flowers from a sheet of coordinating paper and used it as an "o" and then again a smaller flower as the dot in my "i".

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Willette Photography Class

I am participating in a photography class this month sponsored by Willette Photography. Our first assignment was a photo of "doing" indoors using natural light. I'm sure most of my photos will be of my precious H. Here's today's pics.

What she's doing: being silly, laughing, playing, exploring, creating, inspiring, learning, infecting us with her laugh and spirit.