My friend and I were co-hosting a scrapbooking party on Saturday so Riley and I headed over Friday night. The girls are always so happy to see each other. Riley's so lucky to have a best friend this young who conveniently has a mommy who's best friends with her mommy. I digress, first order of business baking cookies.
With toddlers there's always lots of help, especially in the kitchen. After baking they sponge painted/finger painted. They get their artsy craftiness from their mommies.
After an incredibly well earned bath in which our little artists turned the water and most of the bathroom blue it was pajama time. Everyone knows watching toddlers play is cute, but pre-bed pajama play time is the cutest!
They were "resting in their nest" like the We are the Dinosaurs song. I came over to see them both laying on pillows pretending to snore! I couldn't make up something this cute!
In the morning after breakfast the Mommies were sitting at the table sipping coffee and looking at some pictures of a couple of silly girls we know while the girls played. It was a pretty quiet morning and then we heard lots of laughing. With a quick exchange of glances we grabbed our cameras and rushed into the living room. We found the girls playing peek-a-boo over the arm of a chair.
In the morning after the girls were dressed and pig-tailed up we got ready for the scrapbooking party.
I made deviled eggs and fruit salad which were a big hit with toddlers and adults alike.
Now we'll take a break from cute babies and tslk crafts. We did a two page layout with a Valentine's Day theme.
We cut out this heart as a background element. We crumpled it up and then ran an ink pad over top of it to give it a distressed look. I love how they turned out. For an extra distressed heart (boy, that sounds awful!) tear it around the edges. You do need thicker paper for best results (We used Stampin' Up card stock).
Here's the finished left hand page before I added pictures. The part that looks like a tiny file folder is for journaling about what's on the page. We foldered a card sized piece of card stock in half and used a tab paper punch to make the tab. Before we glued it on we added a sparkly red brad.
Here's the left side post pitures. The Stampin' Up lady brought pre-cut letters for the "Be Mine" (she used a Sizzix machine). I used my Creative Memories corner edger on the on the first picture. Riley in her pink outfit with a big smile. Followed by Riley with her "My Mom is the Best" shirt with a stolen princess cup. The last one on this side is a less close-up of Riley in her pretty pink outfit.
Here's the right side of the layout. The "XOXO" on this side were also cut with a Sizzix machine. I fond stick them tricky I remend glue stick to those adhesive roller things. Also using temporary adhesive to stick your pages to the table so you can line up your design in the middle if it's continuous like this one.
I'm sure you noticed the pretty girls in matching outfits in the first picture. Since Riley is my one and only baby she will never have a sister, but she does have a best friend. After Christmas we discovered the girls had been given very similar outfits and decided for Boo's Mommy's birthday with dress them alike. That wasn't enough to satisfy us though so for my birthday a week lady they wore these. So cute! Yay, tu-tus. Have I said I'm glad I have girl?
The next picture is of Riley and her friends in the shirts I made them for Valentines day. I think they were a big hit!
I didn't sell a darn thing at the party, unlike my superstar co-host. That wasn't really a factor for me though. It was one of theose getting back into the swing of things opportunities. It gave us a chance to have a girls night sleep-over and do some scrapbooking! Win-win. It also jumpstarted my personal scrapbooking efforts.
Riley's scrapbook was only done up to Thanksgiving, not bad? Yes, terrible, Thanksgiving '09. Worse the Family album was only done up to summer of '08. That's ok though I needed a project to distract me from up coming stress. It was nice to hit the ground running.
Everything between Thanksgiving '09 and this Valentines Day, GO!