Monday, October 22, 2012

October 22 - Layouts from Last Week

These two layouts show testing that was done on Matthew after he started having seizures. He is doing pretty well - only one seizure in the last six months. The paper on both of these layouts is from yard sales. I used up some old chipboard for the titles.
Little Kayana is so sweet. She was dancing to no music. The paper is also from a yard sale. I also bought the title letters from a yard sale.
 Matt's four and half year old Betta finally died. He was sad, so we buried Daniel in a little wooden box. The paper is a combination of yard sale finds and my stash. The flowers are Primas- old ones. The title stickers are also from my stash.
 Once again more yard sale paper. The flowers are cut using Cricut's Create a Critter. I love that cartridge. Kayana loves her Uncle Brandon and spent the day stealing his hat.
 One day while I was tending Kayana, she hurried to the tissue box and pulled out the tissue as fast as she could. She then began to eat it. The flowers are made from ribbon. The paper is more of what I found at a yard sale a few weeks ago. I bought a 6 inch stack of paper.
 Little Jace was born in March. His momma, Angie, was bathing him in my kitchen sink. He looked so worried. This page is full of old stash that I've had for a long, long time. I am determined not to buy anything new until I make room for more. I will still pick things up at yard sales though. I can't say no to a huge stack of paper for $5 or less.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

October is off to a Good Start

So far this month, I've had three scrapping buddies join me. I've had scrap time with Caitie, Cayli, and Matthew.

I finished up all the Christmas layouts from our Grandma Catherine's Christmas party. I think I still have some to do from Christmas morning of that year. The paper came from a yard sale. I also used up more of the gift tags I bought from a yard sale. I am the worlds cheapest scrapper.

This one has a gift bag that a student gave me with lotion inside. I love the bag - it is so sparkly. I swear I am part racoon. I punched circles for the borders and used rick-rack to finish it off.

This is me with one of my students when I was a student teacher. He was the hardest working young man I've ever met. He was an ESL student. The border punch is by Martha Stewart.
I finally started scrapping Kayana's birth pictures. Her birth traumatized me a bit, so it has taken me a long time to be able to scrap her pictures, but they need to be in her book because she loves to look at it.
In these pictures she seems to be saying, "Oh Grandma, I don't feel so good." She had a hard time getting started, but everything turned out okay.

 This is my daughter, Caitie and her husband Nathan getting to hold Kayana for the first time. It was a long hard labor followed by an emergency c-section, and then Kayana was whisked away because she had a hard time breathing, so they had to wait to hold her.

These next pictures show her poor little face complete with the doctor's handprint, and her head which was bruised and bloody. She is able to grow hair, and her brain is fine - no permanent damage. Her face healed up after about a week. She did end up with some tiny scars on her head, but her hair covers them up.