Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Genuine Love

I love how this layout turned out! It's my first time using kraft paper. I made a big mess making it too and I think that added to the fun of it!!
The polka dot paper is My Minds Eye, and the blue paper is Creative Memories. I distresed the edges a bit then inked it up. The letter stickers are K & Company and I've been dying to use them. This was the perfect spot too! The Love sticker is from Creative Memories and I put it on the blue paper to help it stand out.
The red embellishments are from a print out from a Studio Calico class I took. The chip board pieces under them are from Studio Calico as well. The cloud is Amy Tangerine and I used foam adhesive to make it stand out. I splattered some paint and got it everywhere in the process. I scrapped this in a motel room with my sister on a scrap weekend too so I tried to clean up as best I could. I used washi tape and a chevron stamp from a Studio Calico class kit. I don't use stamps ever so I was excited when it came together.

Here is a close up of the title. The What a boy sticker is from My Minds Eye.
Another close up. I seriously need to get better at photographing my stuff!!! Sorry bout that :)
I hope you enjoyed this layout as much as I did making it!!!
Have a great day my friends!

Friday, January 11, 2013

The Calm Before The Storm

Oh my sweet boy. At almost exactly 2 weeks old, he started screaming. And I don't mean a cute little newborn baby scream. I mean a big huge, top of his lungs, high pitched, sharp, blood curdling scream. And it didn't stop. EVER!!! OK maybe the EVER part is an exaggeration but it was bad!!! It wasn't only in the evenings either like all the doctors and books tell you. It got worse in the evenings sure, but he screamed non-stop whenever he was awake.
At about 2 months old I realized it got worse when I ate any dairy (I nursed him BTW). So I cut out all dairy and started giving him probiotics once or twice a day. That all helped a bit but he still screamed A LOT!! Oh... to look back and remember is crazy. It was so hard but what got me through it all was that I just kept telling myself that this is just a season in his life and it WILL get better. I prayed a lot for strength and patients and God helped. At 8 months I gave up nursing all together and started him on non-dairy formula. Again it helped but he was just a screamer. Even now at 2 years old, he screams whenever he's mad, especially at his brother. :) And it's still very high pitched and loud!!!
Here is a layout of how sweet and beautiful he was while he slept cuz that's the only time he didnt' scream.

This is the Creative Memories Rugged paper and embellishments.
Thanx for stopping by and have a great day!!!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Layout about aunties

My wonderful sisters came to help when Colton was born. Tammy came up while I was in the hospital to help take care of Gus and the house so Chris didn't have to take too much time off work. Lisa came the first week we were home from the hospital.

Used the all the same stuff here as the other layouts in this album. Creative Memories Rugged paper, My Minds Eye patteren paper, embellishments from Scrapbook Steals, and thickers.

I used my date stamp here and journaled a bit.
This was a quick post but I hope you enjoyed it.
Thanx for stopping by