Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Olivia @ 16 months

Olivia can scoot around super fast but she is finding the confidence to take steps. She has finally taken a few on her very own. Yeah baby girl! Mommy bought you four pairs of shoes...wearing size 5. Wow!
Hello sweetie pie. She's letting me put bows in her hair. Yes, finally. Time for me to make more.
My happy baby! Look at that smile. Olivia loves to eat when her gums aren't bothering her. Her teeth including molars are coming in bunches. She's eating chicken, fish, pork, bread, berries, apples, bananas, rice, pasta, tofu, yogurt, cheese and lots more...even turkey leg meat at Disneyland. Whoo Hoo!

Happy 16 months Olivia. I love you my hunny bunny!

Hello There!

Hello there. It's been a little while since I've posted picture of Landon and Olivia together. Do they even look like they are 15 months apart?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Boys will be boys!

Landon and Evan at Grand Uncle Bill's 70th Birthday Celebration.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Vinylmation Disco Goofy

So excited to see this on the Disney Store blog. I'm a little late to the game...this sneak peek was posted on January 10th. My first Disney character 3" Vinylmation. Whoo Hoo!

Here's the link for more info:
and now available at:

Monday, February 20, 2012

Stampin' Up! Elementary Elegance

This idea comes from Tracey Nelson. She had embossed the design in white onto Baja Breeze cardstock which made for a beautiful look as well. These cards fit nicely into the Fancy Favor Box. Makes for a great presentation as a gift.

Stampin' Up!: Elementary Elegance stamp set, Curly Label Punch, Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine Colors: Certainly Celery and Whisper White

Stampin' Up! Everyday Enchantment Fancy Favor Box

Stampin' Up!: Fancy Favor Bigz XL Dies, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Dies, Everyday Enchantment Designers Series Paper, Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine, Poppy Parade & Pool Party Cardstock

3x3" cards/envelopes fit well in this beautiful box.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Stampin' Up! Triple Treat Flower

I was inspired to recreate SU!'s Triple Treat Flower sample from the current Sale-A-Bration catalog. Instead of placing the flower on a box, I decided to use the Petite Pocket die. Simply elegant and sweet. Looking forward to sharing this project in my upcoming workshops.
This is the backside of the Petite Pocket. I love the  little closure detail.

Happy Friday!

We like to read and listen to music.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Cozy and Warm

Hello Olivia. We're all dressed and ready to go outside. The weather only reached 51 degrees today, cold for Southern California.

Picture Day at School

My Landon is all ready for his first school pictures. Hello handsome.

My Valentine from Norm

The perfect Valentine. I can't say that Norm made this card...but he managed to find a card that I made a long time ago. Anyone know when this set was available from Stampin' Up!?

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Olivia's First Year Photo Review

Starting with Olivia's first photo at Huntington Memorial on the top left....followed by her first month photo with one friend. In the following months, I added a friend each month to continue the story. I love you Olivia.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Demonstrator Hostess Club - Feb 2012

Wanted to share the cards that we made this last Saturday for our Demonstrator Hostess Club.

This card was CASED directly from Chiaki Haverstick...beautiful card and so easy and simple to make. Thank you Chiaki.

Stampin' Up!: Apothecary Art stamp set, Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies, 2010-2012 In Color Patterns Designers Series Paper Stack, Blender Pens. Colors: Whisper White, Tango Tangerine, Peach Parfait and Certainly Celery
This card was inspired by Mary Fish. Love the color combo and layout.

Stampin' Up!: You're Just My Type stamp set, Sweet Shop Specialty Designer Series Paper, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Basic Pearls Jewels. Colors: Island Indigo, Real Red, Basic Black, Pool Party, Whisper White.
Stampin' Up!: Sprinkled Expressions Stamp Set, Small Oval Punch, Clips Assortment, Regal Rose Taffeta Ribbon. Colors: Melon Mambo, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Olivia @ 15 months

Olivia turned 15 months on January 31st. Her personality shines through all moments of the day. She had a great check up with Dr. Stephanie. She weighs 24lbs 10oz, 32" tall and has a head circumference of 19". She tops the percentage charts, for sure. Olivia has taken a few steps...we're working on building her confidence on a daily basis. She may not be walking but she sure loves to climb. She's a great sleeper...takes one 2-3 hour nap during the day and sleeps through the night. O is beginning to eat table food. This week she has taken a liking to rice and Grand Auntie Joyce's cooked squash/melon dish. She did the happy dance when I put it in her mouth. So cute. She's also eating bananas, rice macaroni, whole milk yogurt, string cheese, king hawaiian bread, cheerios, noodles, tofu and fish. She loves to go outside...especially for a ride around the block in the little red car. She continues to explore the house and try new things. She loves to sit and play tea, instruments and flip pages in books. She also loves to open the dresser drawer to pull out clothes...especially Landon's stuff. We've also found her playing in the bathroom...toilet. Aiya! O has also transitioned from the baby tub to the big tub. She loves it! Olivia is one happy baby and it's easy to keep her smiling and laughing. I love you baby girl.