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Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Better late then never...

Hi all! So last month I did a post about the 2013 Scrapbook & Cards Calendar and my intention was to complete a layout each month based on the sketch/layout they featured for each month. 
Well with February almost gone, I figured I should get on that! :D

So this is what the example and sketch looked like in the calendar...


 And here is what I came up with...



Now I have to admit, I really was having troubles liking this layout at first. I just couldn't get my layout to look like I hadn't just thrown stuff on and said done.


But with one of my cute nephews on it, it is slowly growing on me! :D

I also said I would show you what I was upto for my sister's shower that I hosted a couple weekends ago. (I know, I'm a little slow getting posts on my blog this month and I said I would have them up sooner. Sorry for the delay!)


I love the idea of diaper cakes! I think it is a great way to present the new mother with items they will NEED and make it look so cute! I loved they way this cake turned out and it was relatively quite easy to do. Just make sure you have tons of good elastics!

 


I had alot of fun doing up these wood letters in cute, girly colors!


I also made up this card for my sister but these photos just don't do it justice! No matter what I tried, I couldn't get the pics to show all the dimension on the card. So you will just have to trust me when I say it really wasn't so flat looking!




And here is a cutey pic of my little niece wearing the cute dress I bought her for her debut at the shower! When I saw the dress in the store, I knew I had to buy it. It is hard to tell in the pics but it is covered in those fabulous fabric rosettes that are so popular in scrapbooking and it just spoke to my scrappy nature.


Awww... Time for some Aunty cuddles!



 Well I better get my butt in gear and get some house work done!
Thanks for stoppin in!
~Cayla~

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Proud Aunty...

Good morning! Just a quick post this morning, as I am busily getting last minute details together for my sister's baby shower this Saturday!

I am so excited to go visit and meet my new little niece, Lily this weekend. This little bundle of cuteness was born in the early morning on January 27th and I have yet to go see her as my sister lives a few hours away from me :( But just one more day and I will be on my way! Yahooooo!

I have to say that I gave my sister a hard time during her pregnancy, telling her this has to be a girl!!! She drove me nuts when she said her and her husband were not going to find out the sex at the ultrasound! You see, we have not had a baby girl born into the family in almost 12 years (which was my middle child, Abby) and I was dieing to buy some cute girl things! My four nephews and my son have been the last kids to be born and quite frankly, I am sick of buying boy things! I wanted a niece so badly, to spoil and buy cute little outfits and shoes for! So when my sister phoned to say it had been a girl, I was ecstatic!

So this weekend I am hosting a baby shower for Carmen and baby Lily and I wanted to share a couple of sneak peaks of what I have been working on! I can't show you all, for my sister has no idea of what I have been upto (other then I am planning a shower! :D)

First, let me introduce the guest of honor (cause really, the baby is really what is important :D)...

 (Photo taken by  Crystal Jackson Kowal)

(Photo taken by  Crystal Jackson Kowal)
 
Isn't she just precious!!

Now for the sneak peeks! I promise to post the full pics next weekend after the shower! :D



I know, I'm a tease! :D But I will show it all soon!
Thanks for stopping in!
~Cayla~