Saturday, May 30, 2015

Birthday Interview


Birthdays are a big celebration at my house each year.  I love celebrating my wonderful children on their special day.  My children look forward to a day devoted just to them.  

This year I added a new tradition.  A birthday interview.  Long after the cake is eaten, the presents unwrapped and the balloons deflated. I want to have a sweet memento of the past year in their life. 

What I love most about this interview is that I will have a snapshot of their thoughts and feelings from the year to treasure and remember them by.  

To make your own first select the pictures you are going to use. We have this amazing river trail near our home.  We shared a half hour and I took some snapshots of my son on the trail.

Next create a list of personalized questions for your child to answer.  Sit down with them one on one and have a fun little interview.  You may even want to have their favorite snack to munch on while you chat together.  Once you have your pictures and questions complete you are ready to create your birthday interview page to print and frame. I designed my print in Heritage Collector Storybook to fit an 8 x 10 frame.  I created mine in a digital format with my pictures and two different colored texts. Black text for the questions and blue for the answers. I used a picture I found on flicker to create my template and page.  You are welcome to use my page as a guide.

His answer to question number 6 made me smile. Who is the coolest person on earth?  Me! 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Find joy in life's journey

Can I just say that I am feeling grateful today.  This journey through life can have it's ups and downs.  So nice to have wonderful friends and family supporting you on the good days and the not so good ones.  I loved sharing this sentiment today with you.  Have an amazing day.  Enjoy each one! Quote created with Gnome Sweet Gnome.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Mothers Day Flower Banner

I love hydrangea flowers and what better gift for Mothers Day than a flower bouquet to enjoy all year long!  I especially had fun designing a banner to put in the flowers!


Tin bucket, hydrangea flower bouquet, foam, straws, printed banner.

I designed my banner to fit the size of the tin bucket at 6 inches long and 2 inches wide. I used some graphics from Digital Scrapbook Ingredients Life Captured April kit to create mine.  I trimmed my flowers from Hobby Lobby to fit in the bucket and then placed them in the foam to hold them in place.  Once the flowers were arranged I attached the banner to two straws and set them in the arrangement.

Happy with how my project turned out! I think Mom with love it too.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Lovely Quote

Isn't this quote lovely! So true in life also.  I just love watching Mye De Leon create hand lettered prints on her blog.  Here it is in black and white before she added color.