My Little Piggy~

Would you believe this little one is 4 months old today?

I can’t.

My layouts~

My friend, Maria, made the most adorable piggy hat for the baby, so I made sure it was packed in my bag for the hospital.

And it made the cutest pictures.

A few close-ups~

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I have a feeling you just might be seeing more piggy pictures in the future.

I used~

Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Flea Market Collection, American Crafts Doily, Bling, Fitzgerald Thickers, Kraft Paper, White Cardstock, Vintage Typewriter

 

 

Meet Whitley~

Hello Whitley Mills Andrews!!

Meet-Whitley

This sweet little girl entered our lives on March 16, 2016.

And we couldn’t be happier.

A close-up~

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I used lots and lots of Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Open Book collection to create my layout.

The colors went perfectly with my photo.

With all the layers I was even able to easily tuck her hospital name tag with all her birth information on it for safe keeping.

I used~

Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Open Book Collection, Kraft Paper, Heidi Swapp Sequins and Wisecrack Thickers

Collect Beautiful Moments~

Well, hello there.

Remember me?

Life in the Andrews’ house got busy this Spring

Extremely busy.

All because of the arrival of this little one.

My layout~

Collect

This just makes my heart melt.

A close-up~

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And yes, we’ve been busy collecting beautiful moments.

Hopefully I’ll get better at sharing them with you.

I used~

Crate Paper Little You and Maggie Holmes Bloom

 

Will You Be My Valentine?

I decided to branch out and signed up for a Valentine’s Day Pocket Letter Swap in the Pocket Letter Swaps & Memory Planners Facebook Group.

Okay…I clicked the possibly interested button and the next thing I know I was signed and partnered up. He he.

I have plenty of Valentine’s Day supplies, so this should be fun. Right?

My pocket letter~

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I used Crate Paper’s Fourteen collection for my base, paper layers and chipboard pieces.

Last year I purchased Valentine’s Day treat bags and I thought they would be perfect to use here.

In fact, I used them to make flair buttons.

A few close-ups~

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I used several to add dimension to my Valentine graphics and extras are tucked in as a treat for the receiver.

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I might have even filled the back pockets with chocolate.

Unfortunately my partner didn’t want to be my Valentine, since she never responded to any of my messages…so, I guess I’ll be asking someone else.

Sigh.

I used~

Crate Paper Fourteen Collection, American Button Machine, Twine, Enamel Dots, Martha Stewart Heart Glitter, Martha Stewart Clear Coarse Glitter, EK Success Layer Heart Punch, Tim Holtz Decorative Heart Charms, Ribbon, Valentine Kraft Sacks, We R Memory Keepers Fuse

Hello & Dream Big~

As the snow continued to fall all day yesterday I got to work on Snowpocalypse 2016 Challenge #2: Be My Little Baby.

The challenge was to create any type of project with a baby theme.

And it was in honor of Baby Andrews #4.

No….she doesn’t have a name yet other than Four!!

Do you know how hard it is to get five people to agree one little name? Yikes!

My layout~

Hello-&-Dream-Big

The ever so wonderful Jenny Kozar sent me the adorable Wonder collection from Crate Paper and I’ve been dying to play with it.

So, this was the perfect time.

I used the vellum paper to create an envelope to hold several of the ultrasound pictures of Four.

They are easily accessible and simply held into place with a paperclip I topped with a piece from the ephemera pack.

A few close-ups~

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I adore the text paper found in the collection as many of the qualities listed are ones I pray this baby has.

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I used the typewriter Travis got me for Christmas to add text to the journal card.

Of course, I had to add a four to the layout. He he.

Hopefully, soon this baby will have a real name.

I used~

Crate Paper Wonder Collection, Kraft Paper, We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Teresa Collins Gold Paper Clips

Hello Graduate!!

I can hardly believe that our good friend’s daughter has graduated from High School.

Where has the time gone?

I can still remember the day she was born.

Aww…I’m getting all teary eyed just thinking about it.

My card~

Graduate

I used a Wryn Graduate digital stamp from Tiddly Inks that I colored to match Morgan’s actual gown and sash.

Luckily I had just watched a Sandy Allnock video on coloring white images.

A close-up~

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Not too bad I think.

Except for where I thought her hair was the stash and colored it blue.

Sigh.

Anyway blue hair or not I know that this graduate is going great places.

Just to note that it’s Day 20 of the 30 Day Color Challenge.

30 Day Color Challenge 2

Amazingly enough I’m keeping up.

Yippee!

I used~

Tiddly Inks Wryn Graduate Digital Stamp, Mama Elephant Surprise Sentiment, Crate Paper Boys Rule 6×6 Paper Pad, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Die, Copics

It’s Snack Time~

Are you ready to RUMBLE?!?!

Or maybe crumble is the better word for the Cricut Circle 2015 NSD WWW Snackdown Challenge hosted by Jenny Dennis.

Her challenge is to create any type of project about…..FOOD!

I love it, especially since our family even plans vacations around where and when we are going to eat.

My layout~

Snack

I chose an adorable picture of Hartly during her snack time at the beach.

This was way back when she was so scared of the water she wouldn’t get anywhere near it.

A close-up~

Snack Close

I used Crate Paper’s The Pier collection and simply had fun layering the various prints and embellishments.

I also added some Teresa Collins Wood Dots for a bit of dimension.

This picture makes me giggle, because now we can’t keep this girl out of the water.

Seriously, this child went swimming in the ocean THIS past weekend when the water temp was below 70.

Brrr!

I used~

Crate Paper The Pier Collection, Open Road Journal Cards, October Afternoon Mini Market Kraft & Black Alphas, Teresa Collins Hello My Name Is Wood Dots and Jewelry Box Thickers