April 29, 2010

SD4U National Scrapbook Day Online Crop this Weekend!

Scrapbook Deals 4 U is hosting a National Scrapbook Day "Crop 'Till Ya Drop" online party this weekend!

The party starts Friday, April 30th and continues through Sunday, May 2nd. There will be several scrappy challenges, and Martha has some fantastic prizes ready to give away!

I'm hosting a simple spring/summer-themed recipe challenge for the crop. Here's the layout that I created following the recipe:

I'm having so much fun creating layouts of my sweet little Allison!

(By the way, my layout was created using the beautiful SD4U May "Letterbox" kit!)

Visit the "Crop 'Till Ya Drop" section of the SD4U message board for details on my recipe challenge as well as all of the other challenges and games included in the party! Do stop by as there are fantastic prizes to be won!

April 25, 2010

2 Months!

Happy 2 months, sweet little Allison!
Mommy and Daddy love you sooooo much!

April 21, 2010

Strike a Pose!

Allison was just about a month old when we did a little photo shoot so that we could pick a great photo for her birth announcements. I placed her on a comfy blankie and started snapping photo after photo until I had taken over 100 of them. All the while, Allison was doing the cutest poses! We ended up with sooooo many great shots.

I think the one we chose to use for the birth announcement is really sweet :) Here it is...

Then I wanted to do a scrapbook page for her album with some of the really fun poses that she was doing, so I grabbed some Pink Paislee and Prima goodies as well as an awesome sketch by Julie Bonner and this is what I came up with...

By the way, we're all doing great! We're still trying to get her severe reflux under control but other than that we're all as happy as can be!

April 20, 2010

SD4U May Kits

Woohoo!!! The Scrapbook Deals 4 U May kits have been revealed and they're sooooo fantastic!

Here's a quick look at kit #1 featuring Letterbox by American Crafts:

A look at kit #2 featuring Thrift Shop by October Afternoon:

and a look at kit #3 featuring Garden Variety by Cosmo Cricket:

Don't they look wonderful?! Some of the kit club subscribers have been overheard talking about ordering 2 of these kits or even all 3 of them. Who can blame them?! Be sure to check out the many closeup photos of these kits that Martha has posted on the message board!

I received my Letterbox kit today and I can't wait to dig in and scrap photos of sweet little Allison :)

April 16, 2010

Just as Sweet as Can Be - Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone! I'm hosting the current sketch challenge at Scrapbook Deals 4 U. I chose a lovely sketch from PageMaps this time.

Here's my take on the sketch:

I looooove those Pink Paislee papers, and of course I totally love, adore, and cherish that beautiful, sweet baby girl :D

Why not participate in the sketch challenge? You have until the 30th to submit your entry, and there's a prize up for grabs! Visit the message board to see the sketch and the challenge details.

April 15, 2010

SD4U May Kit Sneak Peeks!

Martha has posted some sneaks of the May Scrapbook Deals 4 U kits, and WOW, talk about super cute!

Here's a tiny peek at each one but you'll have to visit the message board to see the full sneaks!

Kit #1 featuring Letterbox by American Crafts

Kit #2 featuring Thrift Shop by October Afternoon

Kit #3 Featuring Garden Variety by Cosmo Cricket

I'll have the pleasure of designing with kit #1 this month! It should be in my hands by the middle of next week :)

Check back on the 20th for the full reveal of the kits! Which kit(s) will YOU choose?

April 8, 2010

6 Weeks!

Our sweet little Allison is 6 weeks old!

She continues to be an extremely content and sweet baby! We are so very blessed! I feel like I'm the luckiest mommy in the world :)

(I'm not sure why it looks like her hair is a reddish color in the photos... in real life it's not red but more of blonde color)

The poor thing has a rather sensitive digestive system and has been having a lot of difficulty keeping her formula down, especially overnight. It's not certain whether she has a protein sensitivity or severe reflux issues or both or what. Would you believe though that this little sweetie pie is such a doll that she doesn't complain even though she does so much vomiting?! She's truly a sweetheart!

So we have tried a number of different formulas hoping that something will agree with her. She's currently on a soy-based formula to which we've recently started to add a fair amount of rice cereal, and, we have her sleeping in an elevated position rather than flat on her back... and she's been doing tons better! She even slept through the night last night for the first time! :) :) :) So here's hoping that we've discovered the right "recipe" for her.

I can't say enough how blessed we are to have Allison.

Thanks for stopping by... I am really grateful for all of the comments and emails from everyone!

April 1, 2010

My April SD4U Reveal

Hello everyone! It's the 1st of the month and that means I get to reveal the projects I've made using the April kit from Scrapbook Deals 4 U!

This super cute kit features the Dear Lizzy - American Crafts line and let me tell you, it's quite delightful! I love the beautiful pastel colors and the adorable embellishments! I had a lot of fun working with the kit :)

Here's sweet little Allison at about 4 weeks old having some tummy time.

We love Allison's ladybug outfit!
She seems to like it, too :)

Here we are the morning after Allison was born.
We couldn't take our eyes off each other!
(sketch by Liz Qualman)

This photo was taken shortly after Allison was born.
She really is a precious miracle to us!

Ahh it's so wonderful to be able to make scrapbook pages of my sweet baby girl :)

I believe there are just a few of these kits left in the Scrapbook Deals 4 U store so if you'd like to purchase one, head on over and grab one!

Also be sure to check out the rest of the design team's creations over on the forums!

Thanks for stopping by :)