Back to Work

Wow, after being home a week and a half, it was a bit tough going back to work. It took me a little bit to get back into work mode yesterday and on top of that I was quite sleepy. I’ve been up so late on my holiday break that it was hard going to bed “early”. So I ended up laying in bed for a little bit that first night.

This month is going to be super busy for me. I have a 4-year-old birthday party to prepare for. I need to make six cute little invites and find + create things that have any scent of a little girl dress-up party. That’s what she wants and with with her big eyes and puckered up lips she said, “pleeeeease, can I have a dress-up party at the house?” How could I say no? I initially had the idea of having a little something at her school like last year but on her own she wanted a party. So a party we will have. If any of you have ANY idea on what I should serve, get, do, please let me know. Besides the what to wear, I am so clueless on the rest of the stuff! In a week classes starts too so I need to make sure my two online courses are good to go between now and then. I’ll be out of the blog more often than in, even if I do I’ll just a small post from work or a little card to share.

My Sweet Little AngelHere’s what I did last night and finished up today. I did a page for the brat. I love her to death, can’t you tell 😀 She is the most amazing thing that has ever happened to me. I love my husband but I think nothing compares to your own child. She’s so polite, so sweet, so caring, so smart, so clever and she loves me oh so much too. Just an amazing little thing — maybe I should have change the title, huh?

Anyway… what did I do with this page? I used the following material:

Paper: Shabby Princess Harvest Spice and Weeds and Wildflowers by Gina Huff Cherishing Every Moment
Elements: Weeds and WildFlowers by Gina Huff: Being Me Elements; Shabby Princess: Harvest Spice, Vintage Floral, and Festival; Kim Liddiard: Fantaisie D’Aile, and the brad’s by me.
Font: Marydale, Abadi MT Condense, Dakota Handwriting, London Between, Georgia, LondonMM, Plantagenet Cherokee, News Gothic MT. Source from either, or preinstall by Apple.

I did a lot of color changes. Some of the elements for off white, very green, red, etc and I adjusted them, mostly using Hue and Saturation (I’m all about quick and easy — ok, I’m lazy). I used the Filter Gallery to edit Emma’s picture. Not sure if you notice but only her face is clear and the rest quite grainy/blurry. For the paper, there are actually two pieces of paper on top of each other. I put the textured one in the back of my patterned paper. With a rough eraser brush (and I adjusted it more in the brush properties) I removed the left top and bottom right corner so that it looks somewhat more grundgy, torn, etc. You might notice too that I did the brad on this one, just like the last layout, I did the corner piece and the brad. Well, I know how to make more things but brads are so quick and easy that it’s quicker for me to make a brad than to dig one out of my different folders. I did organize my computer but I still have no clue where anything’s at in regards to the little pieces of digital elements.

That’s it. I spent $0 per my Splitcoast challege agreement {::SMILES} Tomorrow I am hoping to participate in the Creating Keepsakes weekend crop but we’ll see. The hubby needs attention. I’ve been on this thing too much scrapbooking or making cards. I do hope my Nestabilities show up tomorrow or Saturday. I can’t wait!! great January.

4 thoughts on “Back to Work

  1. Wow, Savitri. . .your layout is BEAUTIFUL. I love the design and the layout and the picture of your daughter is just the cutest!

    Your SBS2 sis,

  2. Gorgeous! Your daughter is adorable! I’m so crazy about my girls too!

    Little girls don’t each much, so don’t be too concerned with what to serve at the party! They’ll all be too excited to eat. Ask you daughter what she thinks! Maybe you can let them decorate cupcakes after they dress up? Have frosting, sprinkles, etc. in lots of little cups. Have finger food / munchies. Good luck!!

  3. your page is awesome…and your daughter is darling!
    thanks for all the details…someday I’m going to come and read them as I try to figure out the digital scrapping thing!!

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