Friday, March 8, 2013

Project Life - Playing Catch Up

It seems like I'm constantly playing catch-up these days. Bottles, laundry, house cleaning...the list goes on.  My days are full of mundane new mommy chores and minimal sleep. We are still trying to navigate our ways as new parents to this adorable little guy! We will get there....someday....fingers crossed!

Here's some pics of week 5,6,and 7.  I felt a little stressed trying to do two page spreads for some of the weeks so I decided to make weeks 5 and 6 single page layouts. I didn't really take many pics those weeks either.

Week 7 was my favorite week so far! WE had a lot going on plus it was Vincent's 1st Valentine's Day!

Check out another adorable creation by Tina over at bcuzuluvme.  She's actually doing a monthly inspiration mini embellishment kit...I can't wait to see what she has in store! 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

My at-home Photo Session

I have to say that one of the best parts about being a new mom is seeing your baby smile. I can spend hours just snapping away trying to capture that perfect little smirk.  I end up with dozens of pics of the same exact moment yet somehow he manages to look completely different in all of them.   Thousands of photos later my iPhone is telling me I have run out of storage! Ooops...How can I ever delete any of these pics???

I had a professional photographer come to the house when Baby Vin was 3 weeks old for one of those adorable newborn photo sessions that I obsessed over for months on Pinterest!  They are adorable and I'm so glad I did it. But I couldn't help feeling the sense that I paid for something I could  have done myself.  I am one of those people who looks at things and says...Oh I can do that myself, why pay for it?  So when Valentine's Day rolled around, I thought...I got this!

I set up a pillow with a cute textured blanket, put him a Valentine's onesie and snapped away! Granted he was 2 months old so he was slightly easier to handle, I think I did a pretty good job!

Here's a layout I made using pics form my mini "at-home" photo session!

Check out some of the adorable little embellishments I used from bcuzuluvme.  The camera, twine, white lacey border sticker, and the black photo corners are from there! Tina makes/sells the sweetest little embellishments! Head over to her site and check it out- you won't be disappointed!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Seeing Circles...

Hi all! This weekend I was surfing my favorite scrapbooking site, Two Peas in a Bucket, for some inspiration. If you are not familiar with this site you MUST check it out- I guarantee you will not be disappointed. This year they introduced something new. Each day they feature one of their designers, as they call them "Garden Girls", in a video series. Each series features it's own theme and challenge that encourages you to play along.

This week I found inspiration in the Seeing Double video. This video showcased the use of circles in your layout and cards.

Here's they layout I made.

I thought using circles on a page about my sons bubble bath was a natural fit.

I cut various sized circles from patterned paper using my Cricut then embellished with brads, tags, and stickers, all in the circular shape.