Tonight I've saved a super special project of mine using the My How've Grown set (and the Clearly Sentimental about Parenting....the two go great together, so spend enough so you can earn it FREE!).
It's been a pretty emotional week for me. It's one of those bittersweet moments in life when one stage ends and another one begins. This set couldn't have come at a more perfect time.
My baby (literally, my baby...he's our last child, the baby of my three boys) is turning 4 next week. We share the same birthday, isn't that cool????! His room is what has always been the nursery. Nine and a half years ago, we decorated the nursery in preparation for our first child. Each boy had moved out to make room for the next baby and they each got their BIG BOY room. Well, little man got a big boy bed, but no big boy room. I figured with him turning 4, he was DUE! So this past week I've been slowing tearing down the wall paper border, taking down the baby quilts and emptying out the baby drawers. This weekend was the last of the baby stuff to go. I admit, I was a bit of a blubbering mess at times as I packed a few cherished things away. The rest is being donated.
So....to make me feel better, I decided to make myself a sweet little mini album. I cut some jumbo tags (they are about 3.5 x 4.5 inches) with my Silhouette and got busy with LOTS of MFT die-namics and the My How've Grown and CS about Parenting stamp sets. I did a tag with a picture of each boy at about the same age, only days old. Gosh, time sure flies.
and N-and then I couldn't resist this sweet quote. The boys always give me a hard time when I tell them they'll always be my babies. They just don't get it!
I ended the album with the most recent picture of all three together at ages-8,6, and 3 from this past Christmas.
Using the same designer paper (I used Echo Park's Little Boy dp here) throughout really helps pull an album together quickly. I made sure to use a few of the new die-namic, Flat Bottom Clouds
and the Simply Scallops border.
here are the rest of the MFT goodies I used:
star border die-namic
stacking stars die-namic
Hearts a Plenty die-namic
Button Quartet die-namic
framed greetings die-namic
I also have a sweet little PI card that I didn't get to share during Teasers. I combined two of the new sets-Out on a Limb and You're Tweet! I really like that the two sets look great together, so make sure you pick them both up! There is more of the Simply Scallops on this one....told you I LOVE this die-namic!
Off you go. There is ALOT more to see. The wonderful talents of Cindy are up next!