Sunday, April 27, 2014

These two

Love each other so much

Love spending time together

But also alone

And know how to pose for photos

Pictures shot by Darrin or I at the OPPD Arboretum.  Just because I needed pictures for their "About Me" pages for this year. 

Friday, April 25, 2014

No Hands!

That is, from Darrin and I.  The weather was beautiful tonight, so we loaded up the kids' bikes , and headed up to the church parking lot so Ian had a flat, straight stretch on which to practice.  We've done this once before, shortly after his birthday two months ago, but that's been it.  It was a rough start, and I thought it wasn't going as well as our first visit.  The next thing I know, I look up, and Darrin's running along side of him instead of holding on, and that scene was repeated over and over.  He freaked out initially when we'd let go, but when he realized he could make it more than a few seconds, that was all she wrote.

Ian wasn't the only one out there cruisin' tonight. Annaliese was flying on her bike and loving every minute of it.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Layout | 12 Months

The latest challenge at Child's Play Challenges uses the game "Simon" for inspiration.  I never had this game as a kid, but my friends did, and I loved playing it, trying to see how many rounds I could go before I'd finally make a mistake and hit the wrong button. 

For my layout, I took my inspiration from the actual design of the Simon game, placing pictures of Annaliese, one from each month from the first year of her life, where the buttons are on the game.  Then I put the title in the center where the title is on the game.  I love how this layout came together.  Most of my scrap stuff is currently packed up and in storage, and while there were a few things I wish I had, it was fun to make it work with what I had on hand.  I used my cameo to cut on the negative title, and the pens that come with it to write the script on the title. 

Patterned Paper: Simple Stories
Cardstock: Bazzill
Die Cuts: Silhouette Cameo
Number Stickers: American Crafts Thickers
Sticker: MME
 Metal "Love", stars, wood veneers: Freckled Fawn