Here's Maren, trying on an elf hat she found at Walmart while we were shopping one day. They love shopping just about as much as their mama does. I try and tell them that we'll get our gawking done after the real shopping is done, but that doesn't always work. This time, it did. (Usually, enticing them with a cookie from IGA is enough to convince them its time to go).
The title, true to Maren, is Mischief. Because, she is my little trouble maker. Trying to keep her out of things is like trying to keep water from rolling when its boiling. Its nearly impossible!
Colorbok: both green patterned papers layered underneath the photo
Creative Memories: the journaling spot in the upper left corner and bottom right corner, the flower and dot embellishments, and sticker ribbon along top portion of layout
Carta Bella: title alphas (from the ALphabet Junction collection) and phrase stickers
Misc: green, grey and blue card stock
Early on in December, we headed to Leduc for my extended family's (on my mom's side) Christmas bash. It turned out that Addison was feeling icky that day- a few short days after the party, both girls came down with colds, but she played so well with her cousins and sister; and then, later on, by herself. I had to go looking for her at one point. I could hear her sister squealing and shrieking while she played with their cousins, but I couldn't hear Addison. There she was, on the floor, playing quietly with the toys at the hall. My sweet girl. She loves playing with other kids, but her patience for it runs out quickly. She also likes her down time.
I wanted to pick up the colors in Addisons' outfit- the bright pink of her sweater, and the green of her leggings. (Partly, I just had to use that divine green I picked up from Michael's last weekend). Aren't the snowmen in the bottom corner cute?! I'm not 100% sure where they came from; I think my MIL gave them to me for Christmas last year. She knows I'm an obsessed scrapbooker. I absolutely love the confetti that's inside the one snowman. Too much fun. Maren has already tried peeling it off my layout. She likes it, too, apparently!
I mentioned the other day, that if there's paper that you're so in love with that you can't part with it, use up every little piece of it that you can. Some of my favorites are my Jillibean and Carta Bella paper, and rather than throwing out the scraps after I've trimmed off portions of the paper, I hang on to them, and try and work them into other projects- until the pieces of scrap paper are too small to even bother using. The brick-style patterned paper on this layout is evidence of that. Just food for thought!
Carta Bella: brick patterned paper (from the True Friends collection), Merry Christmas sticker, date stickers and journalling spot (from the Merry and Bright collection)
Jillibean Soup: little snowflake circle underneath date and joy tag
Recollections: green card stock (Spice Market collection), pink card stock (Moroccan collection), kraft card stock
SU: stamped journalling spot in Old Olive ink
Misc: K&CO patterned papers, journalling pen, snow men and snowflakes on journalling spot, Martha Stewart border punch
Recollections: green card stock in the background (lattice collection), white card stock
Punches: Cherish border punch (Martha Stewart)
K&Co: patterned paper that's adhered to the white card stock
Jillibean Soup: green snowflake card stock (Winter Tortellini collection)
SU: red patterned paper, Christmas tree rub-ons
Creative Memories: vellum quote
Carta Bella: border sticker, and misc. embellishments (Merry and Bright collection)
Adhesive: glue dots and herma vario tape
Misc.: snowflake stickers
I cut my journalling spot in half after I stamped it on the patterned paper, and used both halves on this layout. After I stamped the second half and added a sentiment to it, I was inspired to create another layout using the same stamps and creating a border. Keep your eyes peeled for it! To make the photo corners, I just cut the corners off a square piece of patterned paper. Easy peasy!!
Jillibean Soup: brown patterned paper (from the Winter Tortellini collection), pink patterned paper (Winter Tortellini collection)
Recollections: yellow card stock (Spice Market collection)
K&Co: all other patterned papers, including journalling spots
SU: Cameo Coral ink
Carta Bella: alphas (from the True Friends collection)
Martha Stewart: double loop border punch
Misc: journalling pen, Fiskars flower punch
Adhesive: herma vario tape