Raptor wanted to be a purple sparkly witch for Halloween this year which basically meant that she wanted to be a princess and we had to find a compromise. ;) I made her costume this year (sans pattern because I actually have no idea how to sew on anything except for a scrapbook layout) and I think it turned out pretty awesome. Just remember that a cape can hide a multitude of sewing sins. :)
We went out to (another) pumpkin patch this morning to take some pictures.
RaptorDad thought that our little witch needed a rocket powered broom. I couldn’t agree more. This one includes a glowing crystal ball headlight. :)
This one’s a bit out of focus, but I was dying because it looked like she was actually flying! Totally unintentional, but totally awesome. Also, I’ll never be able to replicate it.
I’m on a mission to get caught up. I predict that this will last about 2 days before I start slacking again. :) Here’s Week 20!
It’s pretty simple this week. I didn’t do such a good job of taking pictures, but I was still able to put together a simple spread. Now I just have to build some momentum and try to keep it going.
It’s costume time! That time of year when I forget that I have no sewing ability whatsoever. :)
RaptorDad and I have turned this disaster into just about the cutest little “pretty purple sparkly witch” you’ve ever seen. Complete with rocket powered broom! Here’s hoping we make it out to the pumpkin patch to take pictures this week. :)
These are always the pages that I put off making. They’re super repetitive, I have to track down all of the information, they’re not creative… Still, they’re some of my favorite pages to look back on. They’re the calendar pages!
I made a tutorial for them way back in the early days of RaptorMama, but I thought it would be interesting to revisit them. Yes, I’m still trucking along. I initially thought that I’d only do them for Raptor’s first year. Then I thought that I’d stop once I started doing Project Life, but I still love them. :)
I did stop adding photos to them. For her first year, I added her weekly photos. For her second year, I added random phone photos, but now that those have a place in Project Life I jut stopped adding pictures. I had grand plans of choosing one art project a week to photograph and include, but I just couldn’t keep up with it. It’s so fun to look back at what we did everyday!
I don’t often do lengthy journaling, but I felt oddly compelled to scrap these pictures. There’s no real story to them, I just loved them. (Ignore the really weird glare, they look much better in real life.) I figured this was a good chance to play with all of my Valentine’s Day paper and heart embellishments, and write a letter to Raptor.It was really fun to put together. Raptor desperately wanted to help so I let her color one of the arrow wood veneers.
I only put adhesive on 3 sides of this card so that I could make a little pocket.
I have tons of heart embellishments and papers because I love them so much. Way more than I could ever use scrapping Valentine’s Day. It doesn’t help that pink is my favorite color. :) In the past, I’ve actually planned out tons of photo ops for February, but this year that didn’t happen as much with Michael having surgery. I finally decided that I wasn’t limiting them to only Valentine’s Day events anymore! (Please excuse the weird glare on the photo. I’ve got to find a better spot to photograph layouts…)
I pulled it all out for this page! Even some rickrack. I also used both the positive and negative parts of my heart punch.
I even tried some handwriting on my title! ::gasp::
It looks a bit like hearts threw up all over the page, but I love it.
It time for October Daily!!! And RaptorDad surprised us with a new photo printer! <3
I scored a free 6×6 Halloween paper pad at Archivers so I decided to let Raptor make an October Daily of her own. She usually just scraps with my leftovers, but words cannot express how thrilled she was to have brand new supplies of her own. :)
I did the writing for her, but the design is pure Raptor.
Here’s the backside. She really wanted this little witch to have a purple hat. :) I love crafting with her.
Here’s the front of my Day 1. I’m using an Apothecary 6×6 pad for the base.
Here’s the back of Day 1. Each day will be 1 front and back piece of paper 6×6 paper. I’ll add in additional pages as needed.
Here you can see the smaller page I added because I wanted to write more. It’s roughly 4×6.
And here’s the backside of page 1.5 with the back of page 1 peeking through. One of my favorite things about minibooks is playing with different sized sheets of paper and transparencies. I’ll probably finish this sometime mid November, just in time to get started on December Daily!
Yikes. I can’t believe that I’m so far behind on Project Life. Actually, that’s a lie. I can totally believe it. :) I started midyear, and I’m currently photographing week 27. Here’s hoping I can catch up a bit this week!
This week was like pulling teeth. Probably because I didn’t have as many pictures to choose from. Still, it’s finished.
As I mentioned (over and over again) I wasn’t a huge fan of last year’s Christmas releases. I did, however, love some of the Valentine’s Day stuff! I decided to throw caution to the wind and mix the 2 for one of my Christmas layouts. I really liked the results!
I used a few carefully hoarded Christmas scraps from 2 years ago since the paper had some pink in it. Ironically, I ended up covering up all of the pink. lol.
Meh. I still like it. I also really liked how the title ended up. I’ve been playing around with using multiple letter styles and I think I’m finally getting the hang of it.
Also, I had totally planned on starting October Daily yesterday, but my photo printer is dead dead dead. My current plan is to keep up with the photo taking and editing and then order prints at the end of the month. We’ll see if that ends up happening.