Sunday, April 15, 2012

week in review

I'm 28 weeks now, so 6 weeks spent on bedrest.  In many ways, it's flown by, but thinking of another 6 weeks almost seems insurmountable.  The more uncomfortable I get, the harder it gets, but I've been staying incredibly busy, so at least the majority of my time isn't spent in self-pity. 

  1. Easter - Claire loved "hunting" for eggs, but didn't want to carry a basket at all.  Didn't even want a personal basket holder, so she spent the entire afternoon holding 2 eggs.  When she'd find a 3rd, she'd choose which of the two she wanted to give up and leave it right there in the grass.  Fun times.
  2. Claire's Stinky Face book. The drawings are incredibly intricate, but they hold her attention at least for a few seconds.
  3. My sweet girl, all cuddled up requesting some "Pooh."
  4. She doesn't go far without "Lella."  And, let me tell you, the girl has eagle-eyes.  She even spotted a Cinderella mat at Lowe's of all places with her Daddy yesterday.
  5. Ready for a nap.
  6. While we were eating dinner, Claire snuck into the living room and climbed up on the table to get a better vantage point on her Little People.  She was quiet as a mouse for 15 minutes, totally engrossed in moving people from one seat to another.
  7. Snack time.  Bananas are a favorite around here.
  8. My 28-week belly and pajama pant.  I seriously look like a pregnant clown and I know you are all jealous you can't sport that look!
  9. Paper play.  Using my favorite stamp set this month from the Studio Calico May add-on BROWNIE.

Friday, April 13, 2012

sneak peek time!

Still scrapping from bed this month, and I'm so happy these pages just literally fell together.  Something about the kit and add-ons this month just gelled for me.

Lots of pregnancy photos on this one.  Have I mentioned I'm HUGE?  Well, I am.
Although seeing Jessica Simpson tonight made me feel much better.
Back on topic...the layout above was made using the main kit (35mm) and Lomography.

This is one of my favorites.  Well, they all are, really, but I love the photo on this one. It's super simple.  Used my Silhouette for the title, then  the main kit, Brownie, and Lomography kits mixed in.

I think this is my favorite layout, so I'll show you 2 sneaks. LOVE this one.  It's my main kit only layout this month.

See that "hello" piece?  well, it was designed by Kelly Purkey and I love it.  LOVE IT.  as well as the other die cuts you see sporadically on my layouts.

That's it for me this month, hope you enjoy the kit as much as I do and have fast fingers on reveal day!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Blog Blitz winner

Just a quick post to announce the blog blitz winner of the 6x6" Take Note Paper Pad.

Nitasha said...

This is adorable! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

Please email me at with your name and address so we can send your prize.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Studio Calico Blog Blitz!

At Studio Calico, we're so excited to bring you 3 new collections:

These products have just begun shipping and they've been so fun to play with....even having to scrap propped up laying down in bed :)

Supplies: Take Note 6x6" Pad; Abroad 6x6" Pad, Calico2 6x6" Pad, POW glitter paper (powder & caramel), vellum, Stepping Stone Alphabet Stamps, Weathervane Ink Pad, Staz-on Jet Black Ink Pad, Precision Pen -03.

I cut strips of vellum, glitter paper, and the patterned papers from Take Note & Abroad 6x6" pads, lined them up down the edge of my paper and adhered them with my glue pen, only in the center of the strip. Next, I punched holes with a circle punch and exacto knife for the center one, and backed it with subtle tone-on-tone papers from the Calico2 6x6" pad.

After adding stamping, journaling, and photos, I escaped bedrest for 2 minutes to stitch these down.

Hope you enjoy the blog blitz!
Next stop is Celine.

If you get lost along the way, you can always go back to the SC blog for the complete list.

Don't forget to leave a comment here. I'm giving away my favorite 6x6" pad from the Take Note Collection.