Spencer has always had his own mini tree in his room with a few ornaments. But this year, he upgraded to a 5' artifical tree. He was quick to steal all the cool ornaments - the ones he's made. His tree also includes the ornaments he's picked out himself over the years, as well as the special ones Matt & I buy him each year - the "son" ornament from Hallmark and one ornament that represents his year. He was very proud and excited to have this tree in his room.
1st picture: Spencer, me & Matt
2nd picture: Spencer & his two cousins (I was playing around and felt like changing this one to sepia - might do them both that way when I actually scrap them)
On Thanksgiving, Spencer asked if it was OK to give Rio some Frosty Paws ice cream. Of course I said it was fine. Besides, it was Thanksgiving. If we get to enjoy good food, shouldn’t Rio too? He made a mess, but definitely enjoyed the treat and was adorable with bits of ice cream on his nose.
Saturday was the "big game" in the state of South Carolina. University of South Carolina Gamecocks (good team) and Clemson University Tigers (bad team) battle it out in the last game of the regular football season for one purpose - state bragging rights.
After four years of losses and heads hanging in shame, the Gamecocks pulled off a WIN!!! The game was an awesome nailbiter with the win coming down to the very last few seconds, a tied game and a missed field goal by Clemson that cost them the game.
My sister sent me this picture that she got in an email. I wasn't at the game but it's nice to have this photo.
The three sections are decorations, gifts, and entertaining. I keep my lists, recipes, ad clippings, etc all in here. Lovin' it! I'm organized but it's cute too!
The title was done with fabric paint on a trandsparency. I printed the title in a child like font and then traced over it with the paint.
Patterned Paper - Basic Grey
Punctuation stamps - Heidi Swap
Ink - Staz On
"Santa" - Kaleidoscope
"Ho Ho Ho" - ?
The visible journal is the basic story of Bradley. Then there is hidden journaling that is actually a paper I wrote about the bear in high school for a Creative Writing class assignment. I will tuck the original paper behind the layout.
Patterned paper - Kaleidoscope
Chipboard letter - Making Memories
Inks - Ink It Up
Ribbon - ?
Bracket stamp - Heidi Swapp
Papers - Kaleidoscope
Clay heart made by my mom
*I printed the question mark backwards on the back of my patterned paper and then cut it out.
The other movie was Under the Tuscan Sun, starring Dianne Lane - a little more grown-up. This was a pretty good one and definitely made me want to visit Italy even more than I already did.
I love DVRing (is that a word?) movies like this and watching them when Matt's not around!
Jill, Lynnise & Dianne - your layouts are all similar to this:
Carrie - I didn't have much direction with yours and this was my 2nd try at it. I didn't like the first. please let me know if you want me to change it.
Title sticker - Reminisce
Patterned Paper - Doodlebug (black stripe); Pebbles, Inc (letters & white stripe)
Black Staz On ink pad
Patterned paper & diecut - My Minds Eye
Title Sticker - Sticko, EK Success
Ribbon - unknown
Font - SP My First Kiss
Patterned paper - unknown
Sticker - Karen Foster
Ribbon - unknown
Rubon letters - Heidi Swapp