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Friday, April 15, 2011

New Layouts - April 16, 2011

March is over! March was my busy month, with Miller's birthday, getting ready for Digiscrap-Apalooza and with my guest gig at the digichick.

I had a good time in Vegas, meeting all of the Scrap Orchard ladies. I got to meet Liz (of Scrapping with Liz - one of my CTs), and that was really the best part. I am a horrible traveler - it just isn't my thing. So I had issues on that side of things, but I'm so glad I went. There is even talk of another convention next year! I would love to go again, but location will probably be the deal breaker for me. I would love to take some family with me next time, plus I'm not a good traveler, so if it is too far away, I just won't be able to go. But here's hoping! (I'm hoping it might be in California, but if I could take my mom or sister I would go to Vegas again.)

I enjoyed my time at the digichick. The people in the staff forums there were so welcoming, and it had a really family-type atmosphere. Everyone was really nice. It was my first experience with a store team. I've always envied people who were on store teams their access to so many designers' products with relatively low requirements. Right now I am on two teams, and I've decided that that is enough for me. I actually don't have any kind of monthly quota with my teams. At the digichick, I really wanted to make the most of my time there, and made layouts every week. But I felt pressure (totally self-inflicted!!!) to make layouts fast, and I felt rushed.

So after getting back from Vegas, and getting settled down, and getting the whole preschool thing figured out (yes, I got a spot for Miller in a great preschool for fall, and even a summer camp too!), and finally finishing our taxes, I've gotten back into scrapping. And I mean really into it.; I think I have made a page a day for about the last week!  That's a lot for me.  I don't want to stop, but I just know this kind of productivity and creativity cannot last much longer for me (based on past experience).  Here's what I've got:

This was just a picture from playing at the park, Miller with his best friend.
Template - fei-fei-s stuff Oulined No. 4; Lemonade Stand by Paislee Press and
Taylormade Designs; Papers by Three Paper Peonies and Biographitti
Alpha from Everyday Life by Gina Marie Huff; Frame by Bren Boone

The potty training is coming along, so we only use one diaper a day or less.  I will miss the boxes that the diapers and wipes come in - we've had fun making the boxes into things like cars, planes and robot outfits.
Photo Clip Masks by Scrapping with Liz; Play by DeCrow and Sahlin

I had actually started this layout a while ago and then put it on hold.  It went through several re-dos, but I finally finished it.  The scientist recently commented that in all of the old Spider-Man shows, the villains always seemed to be scientists or academic-type people, and what type of message is that giving?  I worked that idea into the journaling.
Scrap Orchard Advent Template by Zinnias & Swallowtails
Various Kits by Gina Marie Huff

Miller's hair has gotten long.  He doesn't want it cut, but it drives me crazy.  That's what this layout is about.  I want to do a follow-up layout, though.  While I was in Vegas, the scientist got Miller to get a haircut, and it's a funny story, so hopefully I'll get to that one soon.
Freeway Map 16 by Roadside Designs; Painted Layers by Scrapping with Liz;
Everyday Life #2 by Gina Marie Huff and Cinzia Designs.

I was sitting on the couch with Miller (the photo was actually from a different time, but it fit the story well), and he literally said the words that are there on top of the photo.  A direct quote.  I think it is to our credit that the wost word I've ever heard him repeat is "dammit."  This is my favorite layout for the time being.
Everyday Life Kit by Gina Marie Huff; The Space Between 14 template
by EH Studios; photo action by My Four Hens

Miller is a cat person, thanks to our cat Bob. It's so sweet when he goes up and gives Bob some love. People always think Bob is a funny name for a cat. Maybe I should do a layout with the story of how he got his name.
Everyday Life #2 Kit by Gina Marie Huff and Cinzia Designs; Bow from
Everyday Life by Gina Marie Huff; Frames from Advent Freebie by
Three Paper Peonies; The Space Between 14 template by EH Studios
Photo action by My Four Hens

And three more Project: Love, Me pages, in the iLive theme.
Fancy Circles by Scrapping with Liz; Everyday Life by Gina Marie Huff
Template 17 by Roadside Designs, Everyday Life by Gina Marie Huff
Delight by DeCrow Designs, Swirl from Moments by Cinzia Designs

1 comment:

  1. These are wonderful. Gotta say, Miller seems like quite the character. I just adore the simplicity that a lot of your LOs have. And I saw you got on the GSO site, congratulations on that!
    Mine said damnit, too, for about 2 weeks, then forgot about it. But the first time she said it, as much as I KNOW I shouldn't have, I could NOT help laughing. Of course, if I hadn't had a reaction at all, she would never have remembered the word!