Thursday, July 9, 2009

A short story about the closet!

My oldest daughter Danielle is such a girly girl. A few years ago after I got married we moved into a teeny tiny house. I mean itty bitty. She went from her own room with a good size closet to sharing a room with her sister and a small closet. She was forever complaining about not having room and so she came up with a solution! She added another row and instead of a small closet with no room she had a small closet with plenty of room. I thought it was a very clever solution.
I also thought it was so funny how obsessed she was about her closet and the clothes. She would spend hours organizing her clothes and even more hours dreaming about how to get more clothes. Since it was so funny around the house when my husband finally put the bar up I snapped some photos of the stack of clothes on her bed and then of how nice and color coordinated they were after she put them away. Honestly I am pretty girly myself but I have never seen one girl have 5 pink shirts in the same style but when I tease her about it she says…”but mom they are different”
I am happy to report that she again has her very own room. A girl needs her space right?
All materials for this papge are Stampin' Up! oh wait...cept the flowers.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Just you...

So I've had these photo's of my daughter laying around for a few years and I never really knew what to do with them.
Over at PS they are always doing fun crops and whatnot and this month we are doing a scrap-it-forward crop it is fun we do a challenge and then who ever finishes and posts first gets to post the next one.
This one was to use a sketch by Becky Fleck over at Page Maps. I had some more of my Feb 2008 kit left featuring scenic route. Haha you may have seen this paper in what my last two posts. I am almost all out of it but you can see how stinking cute it is I just can't help myself.
Here is a close up of the title and the journaling. Chipboard letters I love them as they are so red and shiny. I love the heart as an "o" I normally journal freehand but since this is obviously Dani I just cut apart some stickers and used some descritpive lovey dovey words to talk her up.
I also love how the embelished layers turned out. Here is another view of them. Dani is my girly girl too so all the pink and all the hearts fit perfect. Not to mention she is making a heart in the bottom photo!
I also used a Marth Stewart punch to make the frame and was pleased that it turned out the first try and that it all matched up in the corners. It must have been my lucky day!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Showing more love...t-ball style

I heart t-ball :)

So todays post is all about t-ball. My middle daughter has always been in love with sports. First t-ball and then onto softball, soccer, basketball, more softball...but never a big fan of volleyball.
Anyway back to the beginning. T-ball. She started asking when she could play when she was about 3 or so. I called when she was 4 to ask when she could sign up and they said next year she was so sad I think there were even real tears involved. Well the summer of 2000 she finally go her wish and was on her way to t-ball bliss. At one of her first games, grandparents everywhere of course, she finally got her turn to bat. She went up to the T and turned her head and actually spit over her shoulder. My dad was like...huh...then she went tap tap tap with her bat and swung her little behing to get into position. Again my dad was like huh...then he said the funniest thing "if she grabs her shorts I'm outta here" she didn't and he stayed for her game. Now he goes around telling this funny story whenever there is another grandparent or friend around. I always chuckle because I can picture it in my head like it was yesterday.
Here are the journaling spots telling the story that I just told you up above. I have never journaled like this but let me tell you it was fun and I loved it! The pink flower is popped up and the green one is a little under it. I will use it again for sure. It turned out so cute.
These papers are from a scenic route line actaully they are the leftover from the band aid project. Seriously one of my favorite kits over at PersonalScrapper.
Another favorite part of my layout is the arrows. I adore the way this turned out and the three little chipboard peices mimic 1st 2nd and 3rd base! It also makes it look like her ball went up up and away and it draws your eyes up to the first base she is rounding.