Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Our Little Baby Boy

Here are some of the first pictures of little Reid (he is only two days old here). There was beautiful light streaming in my bedroom window after bringing him home from his first well baby check up. I placed the car seat on my hope chest and got a few sweet pictures of him sleeping.

I used this sketch over at Sketchy Thursdays to whip together this layout quickly (as I have rediscovered - scrapbooking time never seems to make the baby's to due list!)

It was very surreal putting together a little boy's layout for the first time. After 8 years of pink frilly princesses, I wasn't quite sure where to start. The paper is a combination of Upsy Daisy Designs and K & Company. The little elephants were so cute I had to cut them out and mount them on pop dots. The flowers are Prima, the trim, button and pearls are from my scrap bin.

Thanks for looking,


Friday, November 5, 2010

Papercrafting Consignment Sale starts on Monday!

Two posts in one day - it is a record! I just wanted to take a minute to invite any of my friends and blog readers who might be in my area to my semi-annual paper crafting consignment sale which begins on Monday. The shopping is fabulous and meeting new scrappers is also great.

Here is the info:

The Savvy Scrapper Scrapbooking (Paper Crafting) Consignment Sale

Dates: Monday, November 8th - Tuesday, November 9th

Open to the Public:
Monday: 9pm-11pm
Tuesday: 8:30am - 7pm

Half Off Sale: Tuesday: 8-10pm

Mountain View Community Center
3400 Sandy Plains Road
Marietta, GA 30066

Come and Shop one of the largest scrapbooking, rubber stamping and paper crafting consignment sales in the Southeast. Our inventory includes over 10,000 items at clearance like prices from 50+ consignors.

From die cutting machines like the Cricut to Stampin' UP! stamps and Creative Memories' Albums the Savvy Scrapper sells anything and everything scrapbooking, rubber stamping and paper crafting related.

Cash and Check (with valid photo ID) will be accepted.


Many items will be reduced 50 percent on Tuesday Evening.
All sales are final. No returns!

Restrictions: Due to the Delicate Nature of the Items being sold, children are not permitted at the sale. No strollers - infants in front packs or slings only.

Contact name: CarrieAnne DeLoach
Phone: 678-993-5028

A blustery day ...

In the past few days, our dreamy Indian Summer has most definitely subsided into a blustery 100 Acre Woods like Fall. The swirling leaves and drizzle has reminded me of the the daily rain and grayness we experienced when we lived in Rotterdam, Netherlands. We lived there without a car and with a fridge the size of a happy meal box. Everyday my two girls and I would brave the weather to visit the cheese shop, bread store, butcher and grocer. I often felt that Bella (who was only 7 months at the time) thought we were nuts braving that weather for our daily essentials. I took this picture of her incredulity one day before heading out and thought this week was a great time to do something with it.

I love a layout with clean lines and detailed journaling. For this 8x8 I used Imaginisce Papers and a JoAnn Essentials metal phrase for the Title.

The lady with the baby carriage is a die cut I embellished from the Cricut New Arrivals cartridge. Some paint on the edges of the photo, the buckle, the love charm, and the background paper add depth, while I created dimension by paper piercing the dotted circles in the strip backing the title.

Thanks for looking and Stay Warm!