Tuesday, September 2, 2014
I did the Auntie of a two year old thing from a distance before. I know what to expect. You grow super close when you are visiting, but then they act as if you’ve never met the next time you see them. They refuse to talk on a phone. It’s hard – without a doubt! Thank goodness I have a tech-savvy sis-in-law to get me through this round. Between text messages and Instagram and even some Facetime, I get to see this face quite a bit more than I did my niece and other nephew. But it’s still hard to be so far away!
My sister made us the awesome 4x6 calendars I’ve been making for years, and that’s helped us get through a bit too. I couldn’t let those cute little square photos go to waste. I also couldn’t wait until I had all 12 so I just cropped some others of my own to go with.
My Cameo came out to play again as well. I’m loving the reverse titles these days! I added some white pen accents on some of the chevron background to help it pop a little.
I made one of the photos flip open to reveal the hand journaling.
Luckily I got to see and kiss this sweet face lots a couple weeks ago, and only have six weeks to wait to see it again. I’m already looking forward to it!
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Still enjoying my monthly approach! Struggled a bit with the glare on the page protectors in these photos for some reason.
Logan had a school concert.
Trung started his new job, the boys caught a baseball game, and I started a new work schedule.
Our lilac bush bloomed, which warranted lots of mini bouquets in bell jars and lots of photo ops of course. Lilacs are one of my most favorite scents ever! We also planted the garden and enjoyed some front yard blooms.
Some crazy weather as we transitioned to summer, and some observations on this super cool kiddo of ours.
Good eats, including our monthly dive meal with our dear friends. With maybe a donut excursion after. :)
The Gaddis/Vo clan arrived! A short visit for a cousin’s wedding, but we made the most of our time. Used one of the new Heidi Swapp Project Life kits on this one.
Wedding festivities extraordinaire. It was a long awesome day, so LOTS of photos.
Mother’s Day celebrations and my beautiful bouquet from the boys.
Our silly girl.
A camping trip rained out and some doggy friends.
Our reader and some favorite games this month.
And the token random assortment pages. I love to use the Collect app to make these little 3x4 cards with a bit of journaling – perfect for these hodge podge pages!
Saturday, August 23, 2014
I used a combination of acrylic paint and distress inks on the pie chart. Then I outlined everything with a white pen.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
I brought out all my traditional scraps for this one, which isn’t much but I made it work.
Sorry for the glare on the gold letter stickers, but I had to use them!
Grandma Elvera apparently decided she wanted a pizza party for her 100th birthday. Yep, that’s how cool she is. Happy 100th, Grandma Elvera!!
Saturday, August 16, 2014
I have a drawer full of extra prints of some of my favorite photos, and I decided this 8x10 of Logan from a few years ago would be perfect with the colors. I decided to document the phrase I always say to Logan – “Love you more than there are stars in the sky!”
I stamped the “Love you” with Stazon ink, colored it in with watercolor pencils and painted over it with my water brush. I used acrylic paint and some Martha Stewart letter stencisl for the “STARS” and “sky” on the photo.
I also added some acrylic paint at the border of the photo. And added a bit of journaling pen to add some detail to some of the accents. Fun page for me that is definitely out of my comfort zone! Definitely more “techniques” than I will probably use on a single page in the future, but it was definitely fun to experiment!