i miss your face

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Miss Your Face by Heather Vo (4 of 4)
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!
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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.
Miss Your Face by Heather Vo (3 of 4)
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!
Miss Your Face by Heather Vo (2 of 4)

Playful Birthday Card

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Remember my oldest sister’s library card birthday card that was perfect for that book lover? I wanted to be sure to do something special to celebrate my middle sister’s birthday. She has done a lot of writing (and is a bit of a grammar junkie!) and she also dabbles a bit in crafts. So I went a bit heavy on the text with lots of fun different alpha stickers on this one. I think it turned out pretty playful!
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project life: may 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.

May 2014 Project Life by Heather Vo (2 of 19)

Trung started his new job, the boys caught a baseball game, and I started a new work schedule.

May 2014 Project Life by Heather Vo (3 of 19)

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.

May 2014 Project Life by Heather Vo (4 of 19)

Some crazy weather as we transitioned to summer, and some observations on this super cool kiddo of ours.

May 2014 Project Life by Heather Vo (5 of 19)

Good eats, including our monthly dive meal with our dear friends. With maybe a donut excursion after. :)

May 2014 Project Life by Heather Vo (6 of 19)

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.

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Wedding festivities extraordinaire. It was a long awesome day, so LOTS of photos.

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Mother’s Day celebrations and my beautiful bouquet from the boys.

May 2014 Project Life by Heather Vo (14 of 19)

Our silly girl.

May 2014 Project Life by Heather Vo (15 of 19)

A camping trip rained out and some doggy friends.

May 2014 Project Life by Heather Vo (16 of 19)

May 2014 Project Life by Heather Vo (17 of 19)

Our reader and some favorite games this month.

May 2014 Project Life by Heather Vo (18 of 19)

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!

May 2014 Project Life by Heather Vo (19 of 19)

The Mom Creative

1st day of 2nd grade

Monday, August 25, 2014

sigh…
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so happy together

Saturday, August 23, 2014

I’ve been playing with some inks and stencils lately – just messing around. The pie chart in the lower left corner was one of those experiments and the page grew from there.
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I used a combination of acrylic paint and distress inks on the pie chart. Then I outlined everything with a white pen.
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100 years young

Thursday, August 21, 2014

I was one blessed little girl – I had three grandmas in my life. Two were the typical family relation, but the third was this pretty amazing lady that lived about a mile down the road. Her daughter-in-law  (also a neighbor) had a little boy just three weeks younger than me, so when my mom went back to work she babysat me. Quite often we’d hang out with Grandma Elvera. She is a pretty cool lady. And so I was pretty excited to hear she was celebrating her 100th birthday. I haven’t talked to her in years, but I knew I had to send her a card. One hundred is a pretty big deal.
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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!
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Grandma Elvera apparently decided she wanted a pizza party for her 100th birthday. Yep, that’s how cool she is. Happy 100th, Grandma Elvera!!

getting messy

Saturday, August 16, 2014

I’ve been trying to break out of my comfort zone and play around a bit. I’ve been taking some online classes through Studio Calico on using different media, including gesso, watercolors, acrylics on stencils, distress inks, etc. I made the background for this page before I even had a clue what the page was going to be.
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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!”
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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.
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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!
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