Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Long, long, and even longer post...

Are you wondering what she is looking at?
We had some little visitors today:) There was another kitten, but it was messing around in the bushes. The Momma has been hanging out on our street, getting into every one's trash for awhile now. I didn't know she had kittens until about a week or two ago. Well, I happened to look out on the front porch and saw them sleeping on the sunny spot of our porch. I called Aislynn over to look and then they saw us through the window and ran off. I put some cereal and water out there and in a few minutes they were back:) After awhile they left, and Aislynn said she wanted to keep them, lol. I kinda caught her off guard here. Right after this, she got mad and told me no more pictures!
I got these when I was taking pictures of my scrapbook projects below. How CUTE is that shirt? It is by the same lady that made the guitar one. He looks like a little man. Aislynn was teasing the poor boy all day because of his tie:)
The picture below is what I could get of Aislynn's cast. She didn't want me taking any of her today:( She got this cast on yesterday and she did awesome! I didn't really know what to expect when they took off the dressing, and it was pretty hard to look at. Shaun got a picture, but it is gross, so I am not posting it. The incision they made was about 3-4 inches long, with the center of it being around her elbow. She had 12 stitches, which they took out. The pins were just sticking out of her arm and her arm was still swollen and bruised:( I think if it had been an adult arm, I wouldn't have been so bothered by it, but since it was a little one's arm, esp. MY little one, it made it even worse. She was a little nervous when they pulled the stitches out, but she did really good otherwise. Then it was time for the cast and she wanted a red cast! This cast is a little better because at least some of her long sleeve shirts will fit over it! It is not as bulky as the wrap/splint was. We go back the 28th and the doctor will take the cast off and get x-rays, then determine if he can take the pins out (probably can) and if she needs another cast or not.
I finally have been able to get some pictures of these projects! I felt SOOOO good to be creative:) I really need to try to figure out how I can squeeze a little creative time in each day. Even if it is just for 15 minutes. I lifted this layout from an Ali Edwards layout that was in one of the recent issues of Creating Keepsakes.
Now for my December Daily Album. Here are my thoughts on it...I liked doing it, but it was hard for me to add the pictures/journaling on the premade pages. The result of making the pages beforehand is that is has more of a journal feel, which is good for this type of album, I think. I did have to make some changes once I actually got into the month, but it all worked out. I wanted to use different sizes/types of pages in the album to give it a more funky feel. Here goes...Cover...I added stitching to every page and wish I would have added some here around the border...but I had already adhered the paper, rats! At least the ribbon has a little stitching on it.Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5-A little envelope...inside is a film strip with pictures of Aislynn and hot chocolate and a little journaling card.Day 6, I used a couple transparencies and I really like how those came out, giving you a peek into the following days.Day 7Day 8Day 9Day 9, continued...this was originally day 10, but I had to switch some thing around later in the album, so I wrote the recipe we used for the cookies on the back.Day 10-This envelope was originally day 13, but we wrote letters for Santa this day, so I moved it here and made copies of the letters to put inside. On the back of the envelope, I wrote a little journaling.Day 11Day 12Day 13, I added this page since I took the envelope for day 10.Day 14Day 14-The original day 14Day 15-no pictures, so just some journaling about the dayDay 16-I made a little pocket and put all the recipes of the treats we made this season in there.Day 17Day 18-I wish I added more of these big pictures in the album:) Oh and there is a typo on this page, but oh well!Day 19Day 20-Another transparency pageDay 21Day 22Day 23Day 24Day 25-I added a little journaling card with every one's initial and their corresponding journaling.I made a pocket to keep all of the Christmas cards we received.This is the back inside cover and I added one of our Christmas cards to it.

So would I do it again? Yes, I think so. It was a lot of work, but I love the outcome, and I like the idea of doing one each year and pulling them out each Christmas to look back:)


Rileysmom said...

I love the book, it came out perfect! A is so brave. I would have felt the same way. I hope her healing goes well!

Scrap Candy said...

I am so happy to see this DD in its entirety - it is beeeutiful. Tell me: Those Christmas journal blocks are from Elle's Shoppe? How do you like them?

Aly and Aislynn would both benefit from that cool lens, huh? Just think of the cast pics you could snatch!!

Shelstan said...

It turned out awesome! Kudos!!!

Brynne said...

I love the pics and K's tie shirt is to die for. Glad to see you got to scrap some, your so creative with some of those pages. Love and miss yall already!