Saturday, October 30, 2010

All Star Layout

This is my latest digital scrapbook page made with My Digital Studio. It is based on a sketch from Alesha Walls. I do enjoy how easy it is to upload and share digital scrapbook layouts.

P.S. I found a back-up Halloween costume for Alex since he does not want to be Elmo. It turns out that he prefers to look at Elmo...

Friday, October 29, 2010

No Chair is Safe!

Alex can now climb on all of the chairs around the house: kitchen chairs, desk chairs, glider, couch, etc. He is quite proud of himself! Photo taken 10/26/10.

one weekend 2 shots (October 23rd)

John worked on the truck (still named Cheney even though John fixed the snarly bumper a while ago), and I hung out with our silly toddler. Cheney is running again!


One of my recent digital scrapbook pages is featured on Sweet Stamper's blog.

It will be harder to get Alex into a costume this year now that he is a toddler. He does not like to wear the Elmo costume I bought him. (There were tears...) We will see if there are any costume photos this year...

Thursday, October 21, 2010

My New Favorite Cards

I made these cards a few weeks ago and now it is time to give them away.

(All supplies are from Stampin' Up! except the rhinestones and Stickles.)
Stamps: Doodle This and Happy Moments
Card stock: Whisper White, Perfect Plum and Pale Plum
Ink: Staz On Black and Perfect Plum
Accessories: ribbon, rhinestones, Stickles, blender pen, and Modern Label punch

(All supplies are from Stampin' Up! except the large circle punch is Marvy Uchida and the rhinestone is from Michael's.)
Stamp: Medallion
Card stock: Whisper White, Pale Plum and Elegant Eggplant
Ink: Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: ribbon, rhinestone, and large circle punch

one weekend 2 shots (Sunday & Monday edition)

The weekends go by so fast right now that sometimes I forget to take pictures. We are busy chasing a toddler these days, but he will sit and read books sometimes. Photos taken 10/17/10 and 10/18/10.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Brown Bear, Brown Bear

Alex climbed up on the red chair before bed tonight to "read" his books. It is hard to make him go to bed on time when he wants to read.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

one weekend 2 shots (Digital Scrapbooking Edition)

I started scrapbooking in 2005 but have made less pages since Alex was born. I take more pictures, but scrapbook less, hmm... I have been making more cards though.

Around spring 2008, I tried some digital scrapbooking. I took a great online class through, but I found Photoshop Elements cumbersome to use. I get "rusty" on the software quickly.

For my birthday, I purchased My Digital Studio from Stampin' Up!. I made some hybrid cards over the summer and over the weekend I made some digital scrapbook pages. I'll share my pages now, and maybe write a review of the software in the future. I have more "playing" to do first.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Kiddie Park

We were invited to a birthday party at Kiddie Park, which is a San Antonio landmark. Alex was not too sure about the rides, but I think that he will like them more in about a year or so.
Pictures taken 9/25/10

one weekend 2 shots (Catch Up Edition)

It turns out that I have been taking pictures, but they were just sitting on my camera. The internet was down last night while John was a softball. The (only) problem with the being married to a computer geek is that it is easy to just rely on him to fix all things computer related. During my evening offline, I did upload some the photos from our camera into iPhoto.

September 18 - Alex received some "new to him" toys, and we are all having fun playing with them.

September 19 - I made some more cards and can't make cards or scrapbook without turning my desk into a complete mess.

September 25 - Here is some of Alex's artwork from daycare.

September 26 - It is still warm here, but Alex decided that he needed more on than just a diaper.

I did not take any pictures last weekend. John was sick for part of the weekend, and Alex started having "poo-splosions." The pediatrician actually wrote "poo-splosion" in the notes yesterday. (John coined the term.) It turns out that Alex has an ear infection. Hopefully he is on the mend, and we will get back to our normal routines this week. Luckily my dad was able to watch Alex some last week since he could not be in daycare with his "diaper situation". Alex enjoyed time with his grandpa and John and I did not miss too much work.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

What have I been doing?

I have not been blogging, but I have been
doing laundry
taking pictures
spending time with friends
and of course enjoying time with my family!

More posts to come...