Tuesday, February 1, 2011

MFT Shop & Hop! Feb. Release is UP!


Welcome back.  I'm so glad you are back for more fun with the MFT DT.  Hopefully you just arrived from the wonderful Boss Lady, Kim!  She's got all the info about tonight's release and we don't want you to miss out on anything. Hop along and be sure to leave comments as you go....there's secret BLOG CANDY out there somewhere!

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.
 J-
R-
 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
fossil cs
MFT Twill

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!


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36 comments:

Barbara said...

Lisa, that album is FABULOUS!! What a wonderful keepsake that will be! And your little PI is adorable!

Jenny said...

Awwww...this album project is the sweetest ever! It brings a tear to my eye thinking about how much my 3 boys have grown as well!!! And they will always be our babies (even when some girl comes along and steals them away;)! Beautiful and inspiring....thank you for sharing such personal photos!
oh, and the card is cute too;)
Jenny

Joanne B. said...

Oh Lisa, how SWEET! Doesn't it break your heart how quick they get big? Your boys are beautiful!

Cindy Haffner said...

Lisa, so so SWEET!!

Anonymous said...

I love the tag book and your boys are great, thanks for sharing. EJ

Angel said...

That is such a sweet little booklet! Darling card, too!

~Suzy said...

I love the mini album... beautiful boys. I won You're So Tweet!! Can't wait to get her. Thanks for sharing your talent.

carole (TruCarMa) said...

WOW, Lisa! Oh so wonderful! Precious, precious, precious! :)

Bonnie aka raduse said...

Awwwww, your little one is cute!!!!

Arlene said...

Beautiful mini Lisa! I just LOVE tag minis! I have 3 boys too! :-)

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

wonderful projects, love the card! Too cute

Christina Fischer said...

Lisa, that album is fantastic and SO sweet! Oh, the time does go by so quickly...

Your PI card is adorable, too!

Melody said...

The mini album is just so sweet Lisa! And I love how you stamped the trees on the PI card. That is a nice touch.

StampOwl said...

these are adorable Lisa

Susan said...

Hi Lisa - I totally get the milestone thing with the kids. My oldest turned 20 this week. Funny though, I don't feel a bit older. Your project is beautiful and a lovely way to honor your son.

g said...

oh so sweet Lisa! what an adorable album-love all the dienamics and what great photos! little PI is precious too!! gorgeous projects!

Gilda said...

Lisa - I love the little album - and your boys are darling.

Jan Garber said...

OMG! I teared up just reading your post! I DO really hope your are feeling better about it now. Wait until they are grown and move out! Oh, sorry! Please don't start dwelling on that now! Your mini is adorable!

Cheryl Haley said...

I just can't get over all the creativity that goes into your creations!

recollectionalley said...

I am always in awe of your designs. Keep up the great inspiration.

Elle said...

I love all of your projects! I can't wait to place my order.

Jessie/knightrone said...

You should put a KLEENEX NEEDED warning at the top of this post...so sweet, Lisa!!

bernshwag said...

Lisa, your mini is fantastic. I love every detail! The DP ties it all together. Your card is so sweet, you are right these stamp sets fit perfectly together.

Jana Weaver said...

Oh my...LOVE that book!! I'm getting teary!!

merry said...

I so loved this book! Sweet, touching memories that are going to make you smile year after year, because they do grow so fast! Thanks for sharing!

Dawn said...

Very cute card Lisa! Your tag book brings a tear to my eye. They do grow up so fast!

Megan said...

Ohhhhh that's soooo sweet.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

What an AMAZING Keepsake! Your boys are WAY too cute! LOVE your PI card too! GORGEOUS!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Such a sweet flip album Lisa - it must have taken you forever. Sorry I missed the release party last night - could not log into SCS for some reason.

Nancy Thomas said...

What a bittersweet moment - love that you've captured your feelings in that sweet little tag book. A completely adorable card too.

Ramona Bonita said...

They grow up so fast, Lisa! Hang onto them and hug them, because before you know it they're spread out all over the country. But the journey is amazing! Enjoy! Love you! Ramona

Bethany said...

What a great mini album; you did a fabulous job!!! and the PI card is totally cute. Thank you for sharing with us. :0)

Katie {choc0holic} said...

What a treasure this little album is. My current 'baby' is almost 2. I've always been pregnant with the next one at this point, so it is wonderful to enjoy her at this stage. I hate to think about when there will no longer be a 'baby' in my home. I had to order this set when it first became available and I just LOVE it to pieces!

lynn said...

such a sweet post, and what a wonderful little album! hope you both have great bdays next week:)

Becky Carafa said...

Oh Lisa, this is just precious. What great memories!

Kristin Moore said...

OMG, that little album is so perfect! One you'll treasure forever I'm sure! How nice that you treated yourself to a little pick me up after the tears over your baby growing up. I remember some of those emotions less than two years ago when redoing the "baby" room for a big girl room.