Saturday, May 29, 2010

So Proud :)

Matt ran the Mt. Wilson Trail Race today and did awesome!  Basically, it is 4.3 miles uphill and then 4.3 back.  Out of the 8.6 miles, only 2 were on the street, the rest were trail miles.  He did such a great job!!

So very proud :)

Here are the last two pages of the baby boy book.  I need to find more velvet numbers to label the dates but other than that, they are done.

I also wanted to share a little bit of Kala's 30th birthday book.  Here is the full page of the bird sneak peek I showed earlier. 

I do love it.  I used Crate Paper's Brook collection and love the color scheme.  I feel like all I want to use right now is yellow and aqua.  And of course lots and lots of mist!

More mist, more aqua, more yellow, more love.  

I think that is all for now.  I'm so happy it is a 3 day weekend!  We don't have much going on just a lot of relaxing.  What are you all doing??

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

New Pictures

Hi everyone!  Matt and I recently had the privilege of getting photographed by our friend Jason Watts.  He is such a great photographer and wanted to take pictures of us in the best city ever - Pasadena!  We've lived here since we got married (almost four years ago) so it's so fun for us to have pictures of us here.  Plus, Jason is awesome!  You may notice the new picture of me on the blog - that's all Jason.  Check out other pictures of us at his blog at Jason Watts Photography

When he came last week to photograph us, he brought his wife Tabitha along.  The four of us had such a fun time taking pictures, talking it up, and then getting a fabulous dinner at The Kitchen in Pasadena.

Here are the next two pages of my little baby book.

No, that is not supposed to be Mickey in the top right corner.

Have a lovely night!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

More Scrappy Goodness

My sister-in-law, Kala, just had her 30th birthday.  My brother asked me to help him put together a book for her.  He asked the women close to her (friends and family) to write letters to her and I got to put them all together in a lovely book.  It was a ton of work but I had so much fun doing it.  I used the new Crate Paper line, Brook, to do the whole thing.  It was fun to experiment with new products and a bigger size album.  Here is one little sneak peek of a page I made.

I've been really into inking my pages lately.  For this page I used Maya Road's bronze mist.  The doily is Martha Stewart.  I've seen doilies everywhere!  

I also have the next two pages of my baby boy book.

It has been such a busy week.  School is out in three weeks (yipee!!) so of course it's been crazy.  I hope to get some craft time in this weekend.  I need's my therapy!!  I think I'll experiment with making different tags.  If I do, I'll be sure to show you all.  Have a great weekend!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Pages 5 and 6

Are we all happy it is the weekend??  I sure am!  Matt and I have a fun and relaxing weekend ahead of us. We are thinking a bike ride and Iron Man 3.  It has been such nice weather lately.  All I want to do is ride on my new bike!

Do you remember the book I posted awhile ago that I made for my friend Beth and her baby girl?  Well, baby Beckett (isn't that the cutest name??) was born a couple of weeks ago.  Here is a picture of Beckett, Beth, and I.

Beth is fabulous at design.  Her home is gorgeous - you can see her beautiful chair in this photo.  

Matt loves Beckett.  Isn't he a natural??

On to crafty things, I can't wait to share some other projects I've been working on.  As soon as this book is fully posted, I'll share.  Here are the pages for months 5 and 6.

Have a wonderful weekend!!  

Friday, May 14, 2010

Pages 2,3, and 4

I have the next three pages of the little boy baby book ready to show.  What I like about this book is that you choose just one picture from each month.  I know that new moms will have billions of pictures to choose from and probably not enough time to put them all in a scrapbook.  Using this album, you can choose just one picture a month and put the rest in a regular album - no shame in that!

I love the quilt look on this page.  I sewed (with my machine) the different scraps of paper together.  I am dying to learn how to quilt for real.  That is on the summer to do list for sure.  

The white pieces of paper are two simple journaling strips for mom to say whatever she wants.  

If you follow this blog long enough you will see that I'm obsessed with graph paper.  I love how it looks against all other patterned paper.  

That's all for now!  I'm soooo ready for this weekend.  Enjoy it!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Fun Weekend

This was such a fun weekend.  On Friday, Matt and I picked up my new road bike - an early birthday present.  Isn't it a beauty??  We went riding yesterday morning and this morning and had so much fun. I'm a little sore but I'm sure my body will get used to it.... I hope...

Our wonderful friends Nate and Jessie have a precious little boy named Max.  We babysat him today and while he was taking a nap, I took a couple of photos.  I couldn't help myself!   I made the little blanket that is draped over him. Isn't he adorable?! 

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Page 1

First of all, before I get to posting anything, I must say I had a wonderful National Scrapbooking Day.  :)  I bought myself a couple of goodies from Studio Calico (I'll use anything as an excuse) and spent the day crafting away.  Bliss....

So I've decided to post a page a day from the album I showed in the last post.  This is so that I stay away from such lengthy posts and I keep you coming back for more!  Ha.

This is a very simple first year baby book.  The intention is to put a picture of your sweet little one on each page for the corresponding month.  At the end, you'll have a photo from each month of your baby's first year all in one spot.   It isn't super fancy but it is pretty, sweet, and I like it.

So here is month one.  I'm envisioning a newborn picture here with the birth info underneath.  I love the soft, fuzzy ribbon I found - very baby.  

That's all for now - page 2 will be posted soon!