Friday, July 17, 2009

First Haircut!

So, I may have to retake these photos during the daylight tomorrow but I was so excited to share. Hailey had her first haircut the beginning of this year, yes I know 5 years?! It was hard for me, but surprisingly it made her hair curlier and much more healthy... so I have no problem taking her back, frequently! Her first hairstyle was a long layered bob, of sorts.

I got this layout started last night when my friend Becky was over... but just couldn't get motivated until tonight. It seemed to just fall into place. No sketch either :o) Hubby even gave me his two cents of a couple of color issues I wasn't feelin'. Turned out nice, thanks hubby! Granny, don't worry... the locket of hair is saved in her special trinket box waiting for that first lost tooth!

PP: CTMH "Emporium" L2 Paper Pack
CS: CTMH Vineyard Berrry, Cocoa, White Daisy, Indian Corn Blue
Ribbon: Unknown-picked up at Griffens ages ago, retired CTMH Indian corn blue grosgrain
Chipboard: Dimensional Elements Monogram letters, brackets from DE Simple Alphabet Lowercase
Quickutz: Metro SkinniMini
Buttons: from the stash

Saturday, July 11, 2009

National Champions

Yes, I realize for all my local friends, your eyes must be bleeding! An yes, I realize I am a Gator in Nole country! :o) Deal with it! J/K! Anywhoo, we had a blast back in January tailgating all the way from Tally, through Gainesville, all the way down to Maimi in our funky litlte RV for the National Championship Game, what a blast! My favorite memory is of Hailey leading a crown of about 50 people in a cheer, screaming "Give me G... give me an A.... What's that spell? GO GATORS!" You know the cheer I'm talking about!

The girls gave me a good razzing last night while I was working on this layout, but that's okay, all in good fun! The top page is from the Kraft Girls July Sketch Contest, really fun sketch to work with. I then created my own something for the second page of the layout, below. The Gator head is a sticker that we got at the game, I just dusted the back with baby powder to make it not sticky anymore, then used foam tape to make it pop off the page.

Sketch: KGK July Sketch Contest
CS: Close To My Heart Moonstruck, Autumn Terracotta, White Daisy
Quickutz: Dragonfly Mini, Studio Classic
Unknown: Buttons, Floss, Ribbon, Rickrack
Gator themed pp... picked up years ago and stashed it away ;o)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Papa's Princess

This layout was so fun to do while I reminisced about that day! My dad, Hailey named him "Papa", found this huge Cinderella Castle one day and brought it home without telling anyone. Just before Christmas he showed it to me and told me he wanted to give it to her for her birthday, as if I was not going to let him?! So, the day of her birthday, after doing her cupcake, we told Hailey to cover her eyes and Papa carried in this castle and sat it on the table in front of her! It was nearly as tall as her! Once she opened her eyes, she squealed and couldn't quit smiling! Neither could Papa, it was so cute to watch him watch her! This castle has become a main fixture right in the middle of her room and all the toys play house there, even the big stuffed animals :o)

This castle is a whole story in itself, and really requires a whole post with instructions... so I will come back at another time with all the details and for now leave it at telling you that it started out as the Bare Elements Reyna Castle Book #1. Since that was waayyy too big, I used it as a template to trace, cut, and re-piece the smaller elements I liked most. The castle folds open to reveal the story of Papa's Castle.

PP: Autumn Leaves Adorable, Heidi Grace Reagan's Closet
CS: Close To My Heart Hollyhock, Heavenly Blue, White Daisy Textured
Quickutz: Maddie Anne Classic, Scallop 12" Border
Other: CTMH Hollyhock Brads, retired CTMH Daisy Sequins, Lace, Sewing Machine, White Thread, Zig Pen
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