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The Early Years

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Having children is no easy task. Personally, I am merely an auntie and I wondered at times how I would survive. During the first few weeks we  think: how cute, we want to hold them all the time, hearing them cry breaks our heart, we dote and dote and dote. Unfortunately those feelings won’t last long, they wear off quicker than you’d imagine. Instead our thoughts become: when will they become more independent, we long for the day when they will sleep through the night, we no longer want to hold them all the time – we need time to continue with our daily tasks, when will they use the potty – cleaning diapers is torture. You might think yourself to be bad parents for having these thoughts but kids are challenging.

During these times, time keeps on ticking. It never stops and those innocent babies grow; growing happens quickly; sooner than you think they are little characters of they own. It is only when this happens that you take a moment to reflect. It’s at this time you begin to wonder where did the time go? If only you could have those earlier days back. If you think twice about it however, it’s really not what you want at all.

 
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Posted by on January 31, 2012 in Babies

 

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Transformation Thursday – When You Were Young

Theme: When You Were Young
Type: Digital Design
Size: 12×12 Template
Sketch Inspiration: Kiddy Kit Designs. Sketch posted 11/28/2011
Materials: 1 photo
Paper: 3 – 2 patterns, 1 plain
Font: CK Simplicity
Main Colors: Black, White
Supporting Colors: Red
Embellishments: Frames, wordart, bellls, clouds, star, flowers, snow overlay
Tools: Adobe Photoshop
Tips: Use texture to create a snowy outdoor feel
Goal: Reminisce the younger holiday years, when Santa still came down the chimney, and they were all aglow from anticipation of Christmas morning events.

 
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Posted by on December 1, 2011 in Holidays

 

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Template Tuesday – Featued Template: When You Were Young

Inspiration Source: Kiddy Kit Designs
Basic Materials: 12×12 design template, 4 Elements – 1 photo, 3 papers: 1 plain, 2 patterns
Supporting Materials: 2 fonts, color swatch
Tools: Adobe Photoshop
Suggestions: Add texture to the paper to give the illusion of snow, add a decorative mask to the photo for a fun effect, use monotone supporting elements to make the photo pop
Upcoming: Check back 12/1/2011 for the final design

 
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Posted by on November 28, 2011 in Children

 

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Transformation Thursday: Grandpa’s Lil Angel

Theme: Grandpa’s Lil Angel
Type: Digital Design
Size: 12×12 Template
Sketch Inspiration: Scrapbook Idea Book – Volume 10. Sketch posted 10/15/2011
Materials: 4 photos
Paper: 4 – 4 patterns, 1 date tag, 1 journaling tag
Font: Word Art – Pxl Cafe Digital Kit
Main Colors: Green, Orange
Supporting Colors: Pink
Embellishments: Faux flowers, worm, swirls, alpha set, brads, hanging hearts, buttons, beaded string
Tools: Adobe Photoshop
Sources: Pxl Cafe Digital Kits: Happy Days, Angie’s Journal It, It’s Elementary
Tips: Capture the rare moments. Grandpa Wayne is not one to smile often. He’s usually more serious and sometimes intimidating. The design aims to capture the rare moment when he finally decided to smile. Kids will bring out the best in you everytime.

 
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Posted by on November 17, 2011 in Family

 

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Template Tuesday – Featured Template: Grandpa’s Lil Angel

Inspiration Source: Scrapbook Idea Book – Volume 10
Basic Materials: 12×12 design template, 11 Elements – 4 photos, 4 papers: 4 patterns, 1 date tag, 1 journaling tag, photo corners
Supporting Materials: Color swatch
Tools: Adobe Photoshop
Upcoming: Check back 10/17/2011 for the final design

 
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Posted by on November 15, 2011 in Family

 

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Template Tuesday – Featured Template: 2 Years Old Now

Inspiration Source: Scrapbooksetc Magazine
Basic Materials: 12×12 design template, 10 Elements – 3 photo, 7 papers: 1 pattern, 6 plain
Supporting Materials: 2 font, color swatch, party embellishments
Tools: Adobe Photoshop
Upcoming: Check back 9/6/2011 for the final design

 
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Posted by on September 6, 2011 in Birthdays

 

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Transformation Thursday – Argenis

Theme: Birthday Fiesta
Type: Digital Design
Size: 12×12 Template
Sketch Inspiration: Birthday card. Sketch posted 8/23/2011
Materials: 3 photos
Paper: 2 – 1 pattern, 1 plain
Font: FAD Omega Birthday, Miama
Main Colors: Red, Green
Supporting Colors: White
Embellishments: Cake, Wine, Celebration Glasses
Tools: Adobe Photoshop
Tips: Keep it simple, more is less, tell the story with dingbats
Goal: Bring the party home. Happy Birthday!

 
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Posted by on August 25, 2011 in Birthdays

 

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