Wow, it's been awhile! And it's been awhile since I've done regular scrapbooking. And it took me 10 months to scrapbook Jeralyn's 3rd birthday. But you know what, that's okay! I'm so glad I looked up "frozen" on Designer Digitals because it came up with this perfect mini-kit that you can find here. Yay! It fit the theme so well and I'm so pleased!
So I'm not even sure how this happened but I totally fell off my template plan with week 12. Oops! And then funny thing is that I didn't even notice until I was planning on blogging it. *hides embarrassed face* And you know what, I'm not changing it. I just have to move on because time is precious. Moving on....
I think it's time to update my digi-stash because I can tell I'm getting bored. *yawn*
Good news though--I'm getting caught up. *cheering*
I have several pages to share with you over the next few days.
When Quent saw the color combination for Joshua's birthday party, he hinted that he suspected that the reason I picked the blue color was so I could scrap it later. *blush* He has me figured out! Ha! Although, these aren't the actual birthday scrapbook pages that will be for his official birthday party, but yes, that's the reason. I'm not in love with the color red and black comes after brown for me. So there you have it.
Do you all remember the days when I used to use this blog to showcase my handmade, stamped cards? That seems like forever ago. And now I'm all digital with scrapbooking and I haven't made a card, in *gasp* years. Seriously. Sometimes I wonder if I'll ever go back to it. But what's cool is that I still have cards to send in my stash. What I miss the most about it is the amazing ladies I used to stamp with. xoxo
Hello! It's FRIDAY! Yay! Actually, I'm not really sure why I get excited about Fridays because it's not like I get a break during the weekend. Ha! But still...it's Friday! *cheering*
Actually, I get to "sleep in" more on the weekends. I wake up pretty early nowadays so I can have some quiet time, time with God, and exercise--all before the kids get up. But on the weekend...I get to "sleep in" since Quent is home and can help out with getting the kids up. Yay!
I thought I would break things up with the Project Life and Baby Journal posts to share a page I made of Jeralyn's 2nd birthday. I'm not sure why it took me this long to scrap/document it, but here it is:
The theme for her birthday was turtles (she LOVES turtles!). The colors were green and purple. Honestly, this was a challenging page for me to scrap because I'm not really that fond of purple (although the shade of Jeralyn's dress is my favorite shade when it comes to purple). And I'm not really into bright green. I'm more of a teal green kind of girl. Or in the (back in the day) Stampin' Up! world, "Garden Green". Not mint green (which is what I had to work with here). I was tempted to turn most of the photos to black & white, but I wanted to preserve the colors so Jeralyn could (one day) look back and see what colors I made her cake. I played with this page several times over the last few days. I'm happy with it.
Hello! I'm back with another week for Joshua's baby journal. I am several weeks "ahead", which really means I'm just LOTS of weeks behind. Ha! He will be 1 year in 2 weeks + 2 days!
This is one of my favorite weeks that I scrapped (so far):
I even had some of his pages printed and put into his baby album. Maybe someday I will take pictures of what it looks like, and maybe even Jeralyn's album (which is more complete looking). That reminds me, I want to (finally) scrapbook her 2nd birthday. So I'm off to do just that!
Hello! So it may not be surprising that Joshua had very VERY few photos of him for these particular weeks. I don't know why, but sometimes I just go through these phases of not taking a lot of photos. The photos I am using for this project are from my iPhone, my camera, and Quent's camera. But sometimes there's seriously just not a lot of picture-taking, which is just how life is at times for me. And combine that with a lack of sleep (just read the journaling to see for yourself) and trying to find my rhythm with two children, and I'm lucky I even have photos and journaling. My hat goes off to all of you mamas out there trying to scrapbook, snap photos with your camera, or just trying to get some sleep. Ha! Being a mom of young children is tough work. And quite honestly, I look back at these photos and think, "It's a good thing Joshua was so cute!" Ha! It's funny because sometimes I will ask Jeralyn, "Why are you so cute?" And she will always respond with, "Because I have ta be cute." *chuckle*
Really though, I was SO glad when we were all sleeping well and I started to feel "normal" again. And I'm so happy to be finding some pockets of time (as small as they are) to enjoy scrapbooking and other hobbies.