The prompts for this month's One Little Word were all about pictures! Initially, at the beginning of the month, I thought I had this one in the bag, but it turned out I had a hard time conveying what was in my mind through the lens of my camera. I waited, pondered, and let my ideas form in my mind for a couple of weeks...still couldn't get any great "Fresh" pics. So I turned to Pinterest for a little help and came up with some great pictures that helped me convey my word. I felt guilty at first, not using my own photos (except for one!), but I figured it's all about the concept and getting my point across, so I went with it ;)
As far as weekends go, this past one turned out to be very productive! I helped Garrison with a school poster project. He was happy I helped him, but he says it's waaaaay to crafty :) I told him I didn't care because I really enjoyed hanging out with him all day. He even taught me a few new computer tricks. I had no idea he was so savvy! I cooked, cleaned, did loads of laundry, and even made it into the craft room a few times (this rarely ever happens on the weekends ;) Yesterday, I made this layout using my new Dear Lizzy ruffle paper! Isn't it adorable?! I just love this pic of me and Avery on Valentine's Day.
The weekly challenge over at SC is all about tags! I was ready to start on this challenge as soon as I saw the post, but I didn't get a free moment until today. I had intentions to only make two or three, but I had such a blast playing with my spray ink and heat gun, I made a few more ;)
I used a resist embossed technique for these tags...I love the way they turned out!
For these tags, I used my trusty 'ol StazOn ink pad and some clear
embossing powder along with my heat gun.
For some reason my Versamark ink pad was a little "muddy", but I really like
the effect it gave the numbered tags. All the stamps I used are from Studio Calico :)
The last four days around here have been miserable. Jubal got sick last Friday and was sick all weekend :( He had a bad fever and some other symptoms I'd rather not mention. Last night was the first night he has slept through since Friday! Yesterday, I thought I was getting it too, but today I woke up and feel pretty decent. I just think it was lack of rest getting me down.
I did manage, however, to throw together a layout of Jubal using a pic from his birthday...
I embossed the orange background stamp using some SU! embossing powder and added the bugs to "boy" it up a bit. I also got to use some new Dear Lizzy Neapolitan paper which I adore. I just love this picture of him holding up "five" :)
Avery's latest obsession is shoes...the plastic dress-up kind that is...
I searched EVERYWHERE for a single pair of plastic heels and I finally found these at our local Dollar General store. She chose the blue heels over the bright green ones and wanted to put them on before we went through the checkout line. Needless to say, it was below 30 degrees with snow on the ground so Little Miss had to wait until we got home. I just love hearing that clicking sound on the floor when she's teetering around with them on! It's too cute ;)
I did this fun challenge on Wednesday from Ali Edwards called Day In The Life. In a nutshell, it's where you document an entire 24 hour period of your life through notes and photos. I knew when I began that I wanted to document a completely normal, ordinary day and that I wanted to keep it simple. I didn't have any trouble taking tons of photos (thanks to my iPhone), I just felt that my storytelling could use a little help, but then again, I tried to keep it simple (sometimes that's REALLY hard for me :)
I downloaded these free printables from www.aliedwards.com to help me simplify the note-taking process (they're originally from her Week In The Life series that's coming up in April)...
I also went waaaaaay outta my comfort zone and did a full 8.5x11 photo template to house my pictures in (which is also from Ali Edwards but purchased through www.designerdigitals.com...
Through this challenge, I felt that I did a really good job portraying the "realness" of my day/my life and that's what it's all about. I will definitely be taking part in Ali's "Week In The Life" in the spring, but I will have to do some major prep work beforehand to keep the process as simple as possible. I haven't decided what kind of album I'm going to put these in yet, but the hard part's done so I'm sure something will surface when I'm least expecting it!
Today my baby boy is five, so I'm off to celebrate! Have a great weekend!!!