Saturday, May 25, 2013

pti may blog hop

it's all about beautiful, colorful blooms this time around for papertrey ink's may blog hop. i chose to go with the "orange bouquet" color palette. i bought some watercolor paper the last time i was at joanne's and this is the first time i've used it. it's not as pretty as i had imagined it would be at first...i think i need some more practice at the whole stamping/watercoloring lol. i was ready to scrap it, but then stepped away for a bit. after i came back and added the sentiment, i liked it a whole lot better. i guess it's not that bad after all :) thanks for stopping by today! happy memorial day!

Friday, May 24, 2013 no.117

phew, i've missed out on quite a few make it mondays lately :( but glad to grab a minute to participate in this week's challenge of paper piecing. this is another favorite technique of mine. i like that you don't have to be good at coloring, or own a million copics to do this lol. and i'm always happy to use some of my gorgeous pattern paper for a good reason. i really love how this flower came togethere once i got the patterns together. this might be one of my favorite cards i've ever made! :)


in other news, i can't stop crying tonight. i took my baby to get his first haircut today...i did fine while we were there, and he did too. he got to sit in a fun car chair and watched an elmo movie. he sat still and didn't make a peep, so as far as that went, he was great! he got a special certificate, a balloon & sucker, then we went on our way to the mall. on our way home from the mall, however, eh hum, mommy lost it. i kept glancing back at my sleeping boy in his carseat and the tears have been coming ever since then. he looks adorable with this sweet new do, but i can't believe how much it changed him and made him look like a big boy. (these photos were taken just 3 days apart) i guess that's part of the process of growing up & becoming a parent though. he'll always be my little bean, no matter if he's got long or short hair or how old he is :)