Look at me, remembering to get this done first thing! Yay, Mommy!
He is getting so stinkin' big! I took a Tuesday picture with him in this outfit a while back, and man has he filled it out! His nine month appointment is in a few weeks, and I can't wait to find out how big he's really gotten!
Also, my post is up over at the Noel Mignon Layout Blog, so go take a look! It has a roundup of all my Tea for Two kit projects I made this month, and some cute inspiration for more projects in October, using the new Early Autumn kit!
Ok, wow. So it's a good thing the Reed is a living, breathing embodiment of my responsibility to post here. And I still don't always remember on time, even with him! HA! I realized that in the rush of blog writing and posting for Noel Mignon and Pretty Little Studio, I completely skipped posting over here! Sometimes I feel a little ridiculous, just reposting what I already put up somewhere else, but it's a little boring to just look at single photos each week, too. Even if the subject is adorable.
Which he is.
So here is a layout that I have over at the Noel Mignon Layout Blog today. It is for a challenge that was presented to me as part of this week's Design Team Challenge Week. And I have to confess that scrapbooky-type challenges are not my
favorite thing. So thank GOD for @BeckyWilliams for giving me this beyond easy challenge of "use five patterned papers" and saving me from the agony of pushing myself as a designer. I mean, ick.
So here's what I came up with. And may I just say, I used EIGHT patterned papers?! Yes, I did.
used the woodgrain paper to cut a heart background with my Cameo, then
backed some of the insides of the hearts with various scraps I had from
the kit. And it always feels good to use up those babies, dontcha think?
That took four patterned papers. And although they don't photograph
well, that little gold foil confetti is amazing! It worked perfectly to
scatter it over the pink splatters that are already printed on the
cut apart the 6x6 butterfly paper from the Daily Diary kit and placed a
few of them around the page. I also finally used a few of the butterfly
wood veneers I've gotten in past NM kits. On this one, I used that
adorable "this life" rubon, and can I say, I see a lot of this technique
in my future?! Under the butterflies is the back side of the
kraft/white diagonal striped paper. I just cut out the strip I had
leftover and love that it looks like a file folder! On top of that I
layered and stitched the designed side of the label strip on one of the
am so out of practice with my pop-dotting these days, since I stay away
from them in my Project Life albums. So I am having this great feeling
of YEESSSS getting to pop up that cute circle, over which I layered over
the "smile" vellum piece from the Crate Paper Notes and Things ephemera
pack. And you can also see a sliver of that floral paper I layered
under my photo.
can I tell you how much I LOVE that I was able to use up the last of
the MME brads from the Sweet & Simple kit? I leave all of my
favorite embellies in a little container to carry over to new kits, and I
get such a thrill when I use them all up! Here you can see just a hint
of the journaling tag tucked under the photo.
And here you can see it pulled out, Brittny-scrawl all over it. Which I'm coming to love. And hoping Reed can decipher as an adult...