I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! We went to the Christmas Eve service at church and then had dinner at an amazing Mediterranean restaurant with my in-laws. And on Christmas Day my parents came over in the afternoon. The kids love all of their gifts! But we have a rule...in with the new and out with the old. So today we spent some time going through old "baby" toys and deciding which I would take to a children's re-sale shop and which should just go straight to Goodwill. Then we hit the mall...I find that the sales after Christmas are way better than Black Friday.
December has been fairly mild in temperature here in Dallas, but unfortunately it has been either raining or just gray & hazy most of the month. Which of course is a disaster for photographing my layouts and cards. Fortunately this past Monday was absolutely gorgeous...sunny and in the 60s. So before taking the kids to the playground, I took pictures of a few pages...and just in time because our weather has been turning much more "winter-like."
I actually did the below page the first week of December and attempted to photograph it on one of the aforementioned gloomy days, but it looked horrible! So here is "take two" which was inspired by the December 1st sketch at Stuck?! Sketches...
This past January one of Noé's co-worker gifted this Gator to our kids after her son received a three-wheeler for Christmas. I thought it was just going to be a novelty...a toy that they would tire of after a few weeks or at most a month, But Paolina and Santiago love it, even almost a year later. These are a few photos of Paolina driving it while her brother was at school. Can you tell she's a Californian wearing flip flops in winter?
Elle's Studio Saltwater patterned paper
Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm patterned paper
Crate Paper Portrait patterned paper
Daisy D's cardstock elements
Basic Grey alpha stickers
My Mind's Eye enamel dots
The Crafters Workshop template
Tattered Angels glimmer mist