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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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Transformationn Thursday – Chloe’s Dora the Explorer

Theme: Dora’s Explorer Helper
Type: Digital Design
Size: 12×12 Template
Sketch Inspiration: 500 Page Sketch – Sketch 466. Sketch posted 10/11/2011
Materials: 1 photo, 1 Dora coloring page
Paper: 11 – 2 patterns, 9 plain, 2 journal tags
Font: 80er Teenie Demo – download
Main Colors: Red, Blue, Purple, Orange, Pink
Supporting Colors: Yellow, Green, Tan
Embellishments: Hearts, faux flowers, buttons, word art, Dora extracts, ribbon, faux stitched border
Tools: Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator, Wacom tablet
Tips: Use element from the photo to develop your theme, use supporting colors from photo, repeat elements for unity
Goal: Capture the memories of favorite childhood television shows

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Posted by on October 13, 2011 in Children


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Template Tuesday – Featured Template: Chloe’s Dora the Explorer

Inspiration Source: 500 Page Sketch – Sketch 466
Basic Materials: 12×12 design template, 13 Elements – 1 photo, 11 papers: 9 plain, 2 pattern, 1 circle journal tag
Supporting Materials: 2 fonts, color swatch
Tools: Adobe Photoshop
Preparation Tips: Find photo, from photo determine the theme
Alt Suggestions: Find design elements, then add a photo to compliment the elements
Upcoming: Check back 10/13/2011 for the final design

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Posted by on October 11, 2011 in Children


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