Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Little Moments (like this one) are Magic

As a parent, time just seems to fly by. Everyday faster and faster. Somedays it seems like those special moments just went by way too fast, but other times you see a moment and are able to fully capture it. That is always so exciting. I have come to discover that taking pictures of older children as they sleep is so magical. I was able to capture this picture of my two littles, along with our two furry family members last week and I just stood there and watched them for awhile and then I realized I had better hurry up, quit gawking, and get a picture before everyone woke up! Luckily, My trusty I-phone was nearby and the dogs opened their eyes but did not wake up the kids (thank you Daisy and Elizabeth.)

(A little backstory) lately, my two (ages 12 and 9) have been having a very hard time getting along, but this weekend they were the best of buddies and slept with the dogs together all weekend long. They are so innocent about this, but I know soon the time will come when they will not be able to do this anymore, but until then I will just capture those photos.

Without further ado, here it is:


A close up of the photo and tons of papers and embellishments


And a close up of the upper left corner embellishment cluster and title work


Supplies Used


  • This layout was created using the Studio Calico monthly kit-Sock Hop as well as the two add-on kits for November (Penny Loafers and Bobby Socks.)
  • Studio Calico Mister Huey in Warm Calico.
  • American Crafts precision pen .03 point in black ink.
  • Prima Chalk Fluid Edger in Old Road (for stamped sentiment "Hello, Friend."
  • Studio Calico Oh Snap stamp set (includes "Hello, Friend" and many other cute expressions and tons of arrows.
  • American Crafts this to that permanent adhesive
  • American Crafts this to that foam dots (round)
  • Scrapbook Adhesive 3D Foam Squares



  • Oh how I just love those two, I am so blessed with two great kids, they are such sweethearts. So now for some questions for you reader, have you been able to document any super special moments? You know, those moments that pull at your heart strings, moments you know you will want to remember forever? I would love to hear about your special moments, or send me a link and I will see how you documented it.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog today, I appreciate you being here. :-)

    Happy Thursday!

    xoxox

    Toni



    24 comments:

    1. Love your journaling! Great page!

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    2. This is a great layout! I love your color combo and the arrows matches perfect. You created so many details!

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      1. What a lovely compliment, thank you Alexandra.

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    3. love this!!! I love how you did the background!!!

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    4. Thanks Danielle, I was determined to make those arrows point at something, LOL.

      Xoxox
      Toni

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    5. love how you cut the background paper up! fun page!! :)

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    6. Great layout! Lots of fabulous layers and details!

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    7. I love the background! Really fabulous layout! I haven't even had a chance to break into sock hop yet. I'm hoping maybe today!

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      1. Thanks deb, Sock Hop is awesome, I got 2 add-ons ( one with the special,) I have made 6 layouts and over 1/2 is left. You will love it, can't wait to see what you come up with.

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      1. Thanks Cat, those two make me smile everyday.

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    9. Super cute story! I agree. These moments are fleeting. Enjoy them while they last. I just blogged about this today too!

      http://senoritaml.wordpress.com/2012/11/28/i-love-being-a-mom/

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      1. Loved your post, enjoying every moment I can.

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    10. Sweet! Love your layers! and great story to scrap!

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    11. I'm obsessed with enamel dots, love that you used some!

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      1. They are seriously addicting, I am predicting that a lot more manufacturers will release them at CHA ( atleast I hope so :-)

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    12. love the cut-up strips of paper as a background - fabulous!

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    13. Thanks Lisa, I love the arrows and wanted them to point at something.

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    14. Fun page! I love the confetti effect with the enamel dots and all the layering..

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