Wednesday, December 29, 2010

my 2011 word

As I am a loyal follower of Ali Edwards, I wanted to follow her example of choosing one little word for 2011.

Why did I choose this word?

I chose SAVOR mainly because of my children. I realized that every passing minute they are growing and one day they'll be older and wiser and may not want mommy or daddy to hug & kiss them anymore. They may not want to be seen with me or they may not NEED me anymore. Ethan is going to be FOUR YEARS OLD in February. It feels like I JUST HAD HIM not too long ago! Looking at him now I see the differences in his face, the way he acts or says things, how smart & witty he is. And everyday with Arianna I see how she's starting to sit up unsupported on her own for a few seconds, how she's starting to interact with her toys and people.

I want to remember these little moments with them & savor them. I want to SAVOR all the little details in my life with them, my family & with everyday little things.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

2010 Christmas Ornaments

I wanted to post a couple pictures of Arianna and Ethan's 2010 ornaments.

Since it's Ethan's 4th christmas, this year was all about Toy Story! He's watched all 3 movies over and over again! Can you believe that I NEVER watched Toy Story AT ALL till THIS YEAR!?!?! - LOL. Anyway, I was going to make Ethan a Toy Story ornament but since he saw this ornament in the Walmart flyer I went out and bought it.

As for Arianna it'll be her very FIRST christmas so I just picked up a glass ball ornament and filled it with crystal beads. I found this "BABY" embellishment at Michael's and added it. I used some 3M Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive and spelt her name. I then used some Martha Stewart glitter to make her name sparkle. TA DA! That's it. I let it dry overnight and now it hangs on our tree.

Well, back to "trying" to finish up Day 16 & 17 on my DD album. Just need to do the finishing touches.

xoxo,
jen

Thursday, December 16, 2010

My December Daily...

You can check out my December Daily Album on Flickr. I'm currently trying to catch up to the 15th. Whew. Took a couple days, but i'm all caught up. I will be posting them on Flickr as soon as it's daylight. =)

I don't have much time to update this blog as much as i'd like to, but Arianna has been very clingy & having separation anxiety lately. PLUS I'm busy doing my finishing touches for Christmas.

One last thing,
Happy 51st birthday, daddy!! I love you soooooo much AND miss you equally as much. I know you're watching us from up Above. You're our Guardian Angel. xoxoxoxo.

Monday, December 13, 2010

It's Day 13...and i'm not even there!

I haven't had a chance to post any of my pages for THE LONGEST TIME! I have been working on my album here and there...trying to keep up with the photos pasted in the album. BUT, I've been sick since Friday, busy over the weekend and may finally have a chance to do some more damage to my album today. =)
I just received my package from Elle's Studio (the grab bag) and Evalicious' christmas embellishment package so I have a lot of goodies I can't wait to use. In the meantime, my little son is pretty sick with a fever and is quite wheezy so I gotta spend time taking care of him. =*(

OH! And HAPPY 4 MONTHS OLD, ARIANNA!

I can't believe she's growing soooo fast!!!

xoxo,
jen

Friday, December 10, 2010

Catching up...

It's 2:10am on a Friday morning and i'm still up printing photos for my December Daily. *sigh* I haven't had a chance to work on it the past few days and the middle of the night is the only time I have for myself. =) Hopefully i'll have a chance tomorrow/later today to put it all together AND post it on here & the Flickr December Daily 2010 group.

Gotta head to bed...my neighbour is coming at 10am to work on my basement!

xoxo,
jen

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

December Daily: Day 5


Ethan and I spent an a little time in the afternoon on Sunday to make (Pilsbury) snowmen cookies. He loves these just because of the 'snowmen'. LOL.








That's it for now! Currently working on Day 6. =)
xoxo,
jen

Monday, December 6, 2010

December Daily: Day 3 & Day 4

Wow! Hadn't had a chance this weekend to upload & post my Day 3 & 4 pages.

On Day 3, I talked about Ethan's little christmas wish list which we created 2 weeks ago. It's posted on our fridge. I cut out all the pictures he wanted from flyers & he glued them down.




On Day 4, I talked about Ethan & Arianna going to see Santa at the mall on the 26th. Ethan couldn't stand still in line & kept saying, "is it my turn, yet?!". When it was his turn he just ran up & sat on his lap but then Ethan became shy! LOL. And little Arianna didn't even cry. I don't think she knew what was going on.




Well, that's it for now! I will be posting Day 5 sometime later on today.

xoxo,
jen

Friday, December 3, 2010

December Daily: Day 2


Didn't get a chance to do my day 2 page till today. I actually treated myself to a facial by my AWESOME friend, Joanna (who works at Edward Carriere) then we met up with our other girlfriends and had some sushi at Kenko Niwa last night.
Anyways, back to my Day 2 layout! Ethan has been obsessed with the iphone/ipad game, Angry Birds for the past 3 months. He wanted to be an Angry Bird for Halloween! LOL. They had a new edition come out for Christmas - Angry Birds Seasons.
Printed a 6x8 photo of him playing the game. On the right side, just a couple more photos of him.
The two page spread for Day 2
Used Ali Edwards' digital overlay for the journaling part.

The right side of my layout.
Created the circular text in Photoshop CS5. Then I just punched out a scalloped circle of pattern paper to fill in the circle.

Going to work on Day 3 tonight. Happy scrapping people!

xoxo,
jen

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December 1st AND it's DAY 1!

I can't believe how excited I am. <--- geek!

I have actually finished Day 1 of my December Daily 2010 album...and it's only 1:25p.m. =) It took me only 15 minutes to do. Just used old scraps from last year's DD and some Elle's Studio snowflake tags.
Simple page. It's about the Christmas gift I bought for myself - my Fuji Instax 7S mini camera. LOVE THIS TOY! =) My little models - Ethan & Arianna - posing in front of our Christmas tree.

Can't wait till tomorrow! =)
xoxo,
jen