Back in business baby!

Haha! Yes! Back in business. After an almost 2 year hiatus due to having my second daughter i’m back in my creative space creating! It feels so good! I have missed it so much. I love having a messy desk again. I feel so behind though! I think as scrapbookers we always feel behind, huh? Do we ever have everything we want completed in our albums? I don’t think so. I never did anyway.

I’m so upset in the middle of getting everything ready for posting again, i accidently deleted my orignal blog! It was TheHappyScrappyMomma.com. I wanted to cry! 3 years of projects, design team layouts, vidoes… all gone in one click! I don’t even know how i did it, which makes me even more angry. I thought I was deleting something else, not realizing that it would totally wipe out my blog in the process. I guess you live and you learn. What’s done is done. I think starting fresh after 2 years is okay though.

The project i’m sharing today is a special one. It’s of the pretty little lady that put me on my little creative pause. I can’t believe in 6 days she’ll be a year old already. Time goes by so fast! And i feel it has gone even quicker this time around compared to my first. I say all the time how i feel like i’ve missed so many things with her. But i’ve been with her every day of her little life. I feel like with the second you’re so busy taking care of the oldest and trying to make sure they adjust okay, then getting through the day, cleaning, laundry, feedings… i also homeschool my oldest so i have that to add on top of that list. With all of that going on i feel like i have not had the time to stop and just take in and cherish moments with my baby. With my first it was easier because i didn’t have anyone else to take care of. If i wanted to sit all day and hold her i could. Now i don’t have that luxury.

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For this layout i took the Heidi Swapp heart backround stencil and scanned it into my Silhouette Cameo software and turned it into a cut file. I wish i had done a process video to show how i created the cut file but I neglected to do that. I will make sure to do that next time.

Once i cut it out, i adhered scrap pieces of paper behind the hearts and raised it with pop dots.

I then added the embellishments and title around the photo. The facing page to this in my album will be a pocket page of other pictures from the birth center and her birth story. A post of that to come later. I’m excited to use the Close To My Heart Flip Flaps for that page.

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For the month of March you can receive this Close To My Heart stamp set for only $5.00 with a purchse of $50.00 or more (regular price is $17.95).

But during the month of March, if there is anything you see here worth sharing or moving you to follow my blog, each share or follow (whether you’re following my blog, instagram or facebook page) will enter you in for a chance to win this stamp set for FREE! I will randomly select a winner on March 31st. If nothing you see strikes a cord with you, don’t worry i understand. Just check back occasionally for other stamp of the month give-aways!

Please be sure to stop over on Friday. I will be posting a picture tutorial on how to make a light box for better layout photos.

Until then,

Happy scrapin’!

 

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