Monday, July 28, 2008

Another LO was selected for LOTW

One of my brand new layouts (LOs) was selected for Layout Of The Week (LOTW) at Digital Scrap Obsession. Here's the one that was chosen:


This picture was taken at Smuggler's Notch Resort in Vermont. We had a entire week vacation there and it was the first time Kirsten had seen real snow (not counting when they made snow at a Florida amusement park for "Snow Days"). It snowed almost every day we were there and we had a blast. The picture above is exactly what I saw as she peered through the fence on our back patio (all that was cropped out was the fence).

Yesterday when I was browsing through photos from our Vermont trip, Kirsten informed me, "I want to play in the snow". I told her to ask Santa for some snow this year. It looks like we will be planning another snow trip within the next few years. I have to say I am loving having a timeshare. Although they have been trying to convince us lately that we need to upgrade to points instead of weeks or we will start noticing we are limited in where we can go because point holders have priority. Well if it were free or cheap we would upgrade but they are charging over $5000.00 to upgrade. So I told them I was holding out until I noticed a huge difference.

We just completed a week (+ a few days) of Kirsten waking multiple times during the night. Saturday was the start of a new pattern (thank goodness because I was beginning to let her crawl in our bed way too much). Jake figured out she wanted to sleep with her door open. We think she got trapped in her room one day and had problems opening the door. So now we are leaving the door completely open for naps and bedtime and she has done really well. Of course the 1st time she made it through the night again we celebrated with claps and high fives.

Kirsten is going to stay with her Meme this week so Jake and I are gonna make some Mommy & Daddy plans!

Here's some more recent LOs:


This is my new niece. She is my baby brother, Mike's little one. I am a bad Aunt and have the wrong birthday on there. it should be 6/10/08. It's she a doll? Kirsten adores her!


Sunday, July 20, 2008

Freebie: Daddy's Day Wordart & Templates

Here's the wordart I used in the Daddy's Day LO I made. It's nothing real special but I thought someone might be able to use it.

If this LO looks familiar and my baby look way younger it's because the pictures are from last year (2007). As I am editing my LOs for spelling errors I have found myself redoing a few LOs that I did when I first started digital scrapbooking.

In case your interested the journaling is mumbo jumbo about the reason the letters look funky. I wanted to late and all the painted letter were sold out so I bought plain one and wrap ribbon around them.
Kit is Just Dirt by Simple Sweet Designs. Word art was made using an action from Atomic Cupcake.

I have added links to my template freebies in the left column to make them easier to grab.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Ponies, Princesses & LOs OH MY!

Here's a few of my recent LOs:


I have a few more but I gotta resize them 1st. Last week we took Kirsten to a local consignment shop and she got to ride ponies several times and see a few princesses and a pirate. She refused to within a few feet of the pirate. She loved it! I also got a great deal on some clothes. I bought 3T, 4T & one or two 5T. How can you beat 4 clothing items (many were 2 piece sets) for $5? I got 36 pieces/sets and paid $45! What a great deal! I love getting a good bargain. I should have took a picture of the stack I got but they are all strung out now between the laundry and drawers etc.

Pics from last weekend:

We went back this weekend and Kirsten rode the ponies again and we stood outside in the heat to get Kirsten her very own ID card. She thought it was very cool. We took a break from the heat and went in and found a few cool toys.

Saw this on another blog and had to try it. Have to say it's pretty accurate.

What your Fridge saids about you:

You like to be surrounded by things you love. You aren't exactly greedy, but you can be materialistic at times. (this is an inaccurate part)
You tend to be a fairly thrifty person. You splurge occasionally, but you're mostly a saver.
You are a very adventurous person. You love to try new things, and you get bored very easily.
You are responsible, together, and mature. You act like an adult, even when you don't feel like it.
You are likely to be married - and very busy.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

New Layouts & More

Here's some of my recent LOs:

We had a great July 4th. We went to a fireworks display that was held at a local church. I came up with the bright idea of putting earphones on Kirsten to muffle the sound and she wore them and love the fireworks this year.

Her current is 34 lbs (same as November 2007) but she has grown 2 inches and she is now 3 ft 2 in (38 inches). You can tell it too because she has lost her baby fat and is slimming up some. Her language skills are soaring and she is getting smarter and smarter everyday.

This was our family July 4th picture and it was taken in front of the huge oak tree that shades our house.

I used American Pride by The Digi Twins.

Here are some of my other recent LOs I have yet to share:

This LO was done for Danielle's CT Blog Challenge. Head on over to the blog to participate! I hear Danielle is working on a great treat for those who play along. I used her Beautiful Day Freebie from her blog (6/21/08 post).

This was another LO I did for a challenge. We were asked to scrap 3 places we wished to visit one day. I picked Paris, France and Hawaii. Kit is Sprite Freebie From Britt-ish Designs.

Journaling: You love your new V-Smile game system. You have definitely inherited Mommy & Daddy’s gaming gene!
I used: Becky Wallace's Grab Bag (6/08), Atomic Cupcake Chipboard Action used for Alpha

Paper & Photo corners from Danielle Corbitt's Attach This.
Swirl: no TOU
Used Atomic Cupcake transparency action
Tag from ASterigou Floriade

Kit is April Showers by The DigiTwins
Date Strip by Britt-ish Designs
World Art by Elegant Wordart 2

OK here's the link to my album since there are still some I have yet to post: