Created for the April 2011 Alphabet Soup Challenge at DSDI
Credits: Layered template (Cut Out Templates, Template 4) by Elizabeth Albers (Scrapping With Liz) and Be Polished and Ribbon Templates by Laura White (C.W Picket & Company). Fonts are Engravers MT, Park Avenue BT and Pea Angedawn by Amanda Bottoms (Fonts For Peas).
Journalling reads: It all started when I was looking through my make-up bag to see what I had for the wedding we were going to. Logan was fascinated by the single bottle of nail varnish that I had in there. He kept bringing me the bottle since he couldn’t understand what it was. I decided the only way to satisfy him was to show him what it was for. So I opened the bottle, lifted him on to my lap and I painted his big toe for him. He was thrilled and got all excited. He insisted on showing everyone. In our house it’s pretty much always a case of monkey see, monkey do. So Lukas decided that even though he hates pink with a passion, if Logan has one nail painted than he wanted one painting too. They seemed content with their single painted nail, or at least Lukas was. Logan was only pacified with that until he saw me painting my nails in an effort to hide the big ugly bruise on one of my toes. Then he decided that one nail was no longer enough. He demanded that I paint all of his nails just like mine. I decided that it just wasn’t worth that argument, I mean really so what if he wanted his nails painted, if he was a girl nobody would have said a word about it. So even though Mark didn’t like the idea, I did it anyway. Logan was really pleased when it was done, he kept looking at them and saying “pwetty, pwetty” “pwetty piggies” “pwetty pink piggies” it made him happy and that’s the only thing I really care about anyway.
Enabling: Cut Out Templates by Scrapping With Liz available here, Be Polished by C.W Picket & Company available here, The Ribbon Templates can be found as part of this tutorial.
Created for the March 2011 Alphabet Soup Challenge at DSDI
Credits: Layered template (Templates Volume 1, Jaime Inspired, Template 4) and Orange Crush both by Melly Scraps. Fonts are Plantagenet Cherokee and Trajan Pro.
Credits: Layered template (Eternal Templates, Template 1) and Eternal both by Joelle Lester (Daphadilly Art). Font is Hobo Std.
Journalling reads:By the time these photos were taken,you weren’t my tiny baby your body was swollen so much all of your skin was pulled tight, it was shiny from the fluid overload and red raw from all the latex they had used on you. The photo on the right was taken three days before it was time for us to say goodbye, the photo on the left was your last it was taken on a mobile phone camera as you laid in my arms for the final time and I played you Ronan Keating’s “Loving Each Day”. I hate these photos because to me they are of a stranger you had already left me.
Credits: Layered template (Page Turn, Template 1) by Gabriella Hägglund (Ella Designs) and Dark & Chic by Jolly Kids Creations by Marie. Font is Caitlin.
Journalling reads: If anyone had told me, how much fun it would be, to have two little monkeys who just belong to me, I would have laughed and told them that it was not for me, because I never had any plans to be anyone’s mummy. I never planned for the craziness, for noise and toys galore, yet when that’s what I do have I can’t help wish for more, even when one’s missing and causing my heart pain, the other two complete me in ways I can’t explain, I love them with a passion with all my soul and heart I love to be around them and hate when we’re apart, I love every single inch of them from head down to their toes, even when that means a poopy bum and a runny nose, I love them when loving, i love them day and night, i love them when there poorly and even when they fight, I love to watch them playing and watching kids tv, I love it when they climb up and just cuddle close with me, I love to hear one chatting, telling me about his day, I love to watch the other one learn new words to say, I love to watch them sleeping and hear it when there snoring, one thing is for sure my life is never boring, each and every day they make my life such fun and I just feel so lucky that I get to be there mum, I wouldn’t change a single thing, except reduce the noise because one thing I know for certain I really truly love my boys.
Credits: Layered template (Everyday Templates, Template 1), My Soccer Star and My Soccer Star Wordart all by Laura White (C.W Picket & Company). Font is MS Sans Serif.
Journalling reads: For most people seeing their little boy kick a ball is no big deal. But to me this was huge. You have always had some issues with coordination and balance. You found it so hard to concentrate and focus. But you have never given up on anything that you want to do. You dive right in and have a go, it doesn’t matter that you know the ball will never end up in the goal (or you might miss it altogether). You still try, that makes me so proud of you Lukas.
Credits: Layered template (Freebie 49) by Chrissy W and Flea Market Finds and Not The Doctor Alphas by Laura White (C.W Picket and Company). Fonts are Rage Italic LET and Pea Jacks and Matty by Amanda Bottoms (Fonts For Peas).
Journalling reads: Nan hates having her photo taken and I always tried to respect that and just take her photograph when she didn’t know I was doing it. But after going through my photos and realising I never had a single one of her holding Leo, it made me determined to make sure I photographed her holding Logan. I am so glad I convinced her to let me take these photographs of them together.
Credits: Layered template (Cindy’s Templates Set 33, Template 4) by Cindy Schneider and Boys Club by Jewel Goodwin (Mad Genius Designs). Font is DJB Becca by Darcy Baldwin.
Journalling reads: I came across this photograph of you the other day, it’s a really old one. I’ll admit if it hadn’t been filed in your folder. I might have thought it was Aidan. I don’t think I have any other photograph where you look so much lke my brother as this one. But anyway I will stop talking about that now and tell you about this photograph. You were wearing Grampy Andy’s reading glasses, I have no idea what it was you found so fascinating about them but you seemed to like wearing them a lot. Personally I am slightly inclined to believe it’s simply because you are a little clown and you knew it made us al giggle. You really suited wearing glasses, it made you look really smart and cute.