A few weeks ago my daughter had a cultural festival at her school. I had promised her that I would make a traditional dutch outfit for her. Well, I had ordered the fabric a while back, but my big pregnant belly had made it too hard to cut and reach my sewing machine, so I had to wait till after Benji was born. That only gave me two sleep deprived weeks to make it. I managed to get it finished just in time and it turned out way better than I expected. I know that pumpkins in the photo are a bit deceiving as to when I took the photo, but I really just haven't gotten around to getting rid of them yet. lol. And just in case anyone is wondering where I got my fabric and pattern (for once I actually didn't just wing it and used a real pattern for the first time) I got it at fields fabrics. They shipped really fast and I'll probably be making ones for my little dudes soon.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Am I a bit crazy? Probably. I don't know too many people who put their newborns on a sled in the snow for a photo opportunity, but it is a once in five year thing that we get 12 inches of snow in seattle. Oh, and the snow only lasted 3 days before it was completely melted. And Benji completely didn't care or realize he was even outside.
Anyways, here is my layout for the memory nest. I feel like I have so much energy again to scrapbook and it is awesome. My scrapbooking area is a disaster though. It will take me a while to get it all cleaned up, but I'm looking forward to really being able to scrapbook again.
Sunday, February 5, 2017
A layout for my new little guy! It's really nice to get back to scrapbooking and to fit at my desk again. I kind of feel like the past few months have been a bit of a blur. My last 6 weeks of pregnancy didn't go as well as I would have liked, but my little guy was able to come a week early and that was a big change to the two weeks late that I'm used to.
This is my layout for the memory nest today. The title is easier to read in person and does look less crazy. My sleep deprived brain is able to figure it out at least....or maybe this is what the inside of my sleep deprived brain looks like. lol.
Thursday, February 2, 2017
He's here! My littlest one, Benji!
Born on January 11, 2017, our little Benjamin Victor has melted all of our little hearts! And he really is my littlest one at only 8lbs 9oz. I went in for a check up and my blood pressure had risen again so I got to be induced a week early! It's quite the change from my older two, when I was induced because I was two weeks past my due date. I was kind of hoping not to be induced this time around, but clearly that was just not going to happen.
Monday, January 2, 2017
Happy New Year! I've got a layout for the memory nest for you! It's getting really tricky to get my scrapbooking pages done as I wait for baby #3 to come. My big belly keeps getting in the way! Hopefully, it will only be about two more weeks. It's so hard to move around or do much of anything. I usually go ice skating every year around christmas, but it was so hard just having to watch. Anyways, I miss being able to do things. What is driving my crazy is seeing things on the floor and not being able to pick them up is driving me crazy. Especially the legos! There always seems to be little lego pieces lying around.
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Happy Sinterklaas Day! I'll celebrate by sharing my layout for the memory nest. I managed to get a cute picture of my kids for my christmas cards! I actually got a few pictures, but this one is my favorite! I wasn't sure if I was going to scrap a black and white version or a colored one, as my kids have some really interesting color combinations going on. In the end, I found the bird with a pink hat and decided that the color one would win.
Saturday, December 3, 2016
I'm way late in posting this. It's a layout I made for the Memory Nest about a month ago.....Life happened along with some fabulous pregnancy brain. I've found it rather difficult to be behind my computer lately. I much rather sleep then do almost anything. Oh well. I've accumulated a lot of donut scrapbook paper and I decided to use these black and white ones. In real life, this page doesn't seem so black and white. Originally, I was going to color in all the donuts, but then I kind of liked the look of them not colored in.
Sunday, November 6, 2016
I have a fun page today for the Memory Nest!
It lights up! I'm super impressed by myself on this one. I found some of my wedding photos that I never scrapbooked and they were tucked with this really beautiful lantern paper. I cut out the lanterns and I started thinking wouldn't it be cool to make them actually light up? When I got the sketch with the lightblub on it, I knew I had to make it work. I don't have any in progress photos (pregnancy makes me lazy), but I used this Chibi Lights kit. It's a bit expensive, but it is so much fun. My kids think this is the coolest page ever. It took two attempts, but I did get it to work. My electronic/ circut knowledge is very minimal.
If you have any questions, let me know!