Sunday, October 7, 2007

starting 'em young

I was busily going through some new scrapbook magazines when I realized I hadn't heard Avery for a minute. I turned around, expecting to see another mess to pick up, but was delightfully surprised to see Avery perched up against the wall, thumbing through CK's Scrapbooking With Your Kids book. She has to look through it everyday now and says "hi" to all of the cute kids in it. It's such a cool book. My mom always encouraged me to make crafts when I was little. I can't wait until Avery is old enough to do art projects and scrap with me. Until then, I'll continue trying to convince Collin that real men use die-cuts.


Her cute chubby belly is great for keeping the book open to read! :)

27 comments:

Amy Hummel said...

That's sooo cute about her looking through your magazines! My kids kind of do the same thing on occasion.

In our house, my scraproom and the playroom are the same room. This way, I can sometimes scrapbook during the day and still be with my kids. Because of this, 1) Calvin has learned that I have lots of "goodies" on my desk. I have to remember to pull my chair away when I walk away, or this can happen: http://amyhummel.typepad.com/my_weblog/2007/09/raiding-of-the-.html

When my girls (who are a bit older) see me scrapbook... they ask me if they can do it too. I give them paper from my scrap stash, and they cut it into itty bitty pieces that get all over the house! In this very old post about 9 pictures down, is my daughter "scrapbooking." (http://amyhummel.typepad.com/my_weblog/2007/01/223_pm.html)

Katelyn has now learned how to use glue. So you have THAT to look forward to!

And as far as husbands and scrapping... It's "crapbooking" according to mine, yet I constantly catch him raiding my stash to use on one of his projects. The other day, he asked me if I scrapbooking had something to put grommits in stuff. He wanted to add grommits to a tarp. Well... what do you know.! My scrapbooking can be handy to my husband too!

Anonymous said...

I like your layout. Can you share how you made it?

emily k. frame said...

oh how i miss those pigtails.

elizabeth said...

I made the layout by handcutting a scalloped frame. Then painting on the cardstock so the paint is just inside where the frame will be. Then I added photos, patterned paper, buttons and a word sticker.
Then I cut strips of Love, Elsie fabric paper to the right edge-ruffling it at the top.

elizabeth said...

I mean the left edge:)

Nicole P. said...

Good luck encouraging your Dh to scrapbook. My husband would rather cut off his own arm!!!
Although I have seen men at retreats before and I had one man inquire about joining our local SB club. In all fairness, these men were not the manliess men that I have ever met in my life though.

Candi said...

love that layout!!!! i love how your daughter was looking through that scrapbook mag :)

jessperry said...

You are so amazingly talented and avery is so darn cute!!

H & J said...

like mother like daughter!! So cute.. I love her pigtails there so darlin on her!!

Leah said...

I really hope my little one will want to scrapbook with me when she gets old enough. Very cute pics and love those pigtails!

Christi said...

Heehee...LOVE this! Your blog always makes me smile. Such a cute little girl! You two will have so much fun creating art together. In the meantime, she makes a fabulous model!

Btw, thanks for sharing a scrappy page...it's beautiful! :)

litlebakergrl said...

Ohmygoodness! How adorable is that?! My little guy, Lex, does the same thing. When he sees me thumbing through my CK magazines, he'll pull up on my lap and plop down to "thumb" through with me. What little a one yer old can do, anyway. :-)

Right now, it's all about the fingerpaints. We love to get messy and look like we have warpaint on.

Btw, congrats on becoming SOY! You have amazing layouts! Much deserved!

Ashley
http://www.alittlepieceofquiet.blogspot.com

Sara said...

Your daughter is too darn CUTE! Those pics are just proof that it's NEVER too early to start learning how to scrap! LOVE your LO--miss those pigtail days!!

littlegreen said...

so cute!! I can't wait to have kids and then of course for them to grow up enough to be able to scrap with me... what a beautiful thing!!

The LeRoy's said...

that is so cute that Avery does that! not only is she beautiful like her mother, but she is also going to be quite talented. i just have a feeling!

Chad & Tiffany Hewlett said...

Love it! Love the layout too. She is so presh!

Julie Smith said...

You will love it when Avery and you scrap together. My girls get such a kick out of it, and it is a great way to use up your left-overs without feeling guilty about throwing them out. I bought each girl an album of their own to put their finished projects on display. Of course, they usually want to mail their creations to friends and family, but I've managed to hang on to a few.

One thing that you might want to start with Avery (and I plan to eventually with Callie and Audrey)is to let them use left over photos and supplies to put together an album that tells a fairy tale of their creation.

Take care!
Julie (Scrapperdays)

Michelle said...

After you convince your DH, could you work on mine? I need a scrapping buddy :)

Melissa Allred said...

Liz, Congratulations on winning scrapbooker of the year! You do an amazing job! love ya!

The Reichmans said...

If only I could scrapbook! The page you posted is so darling and I am glad that Avery is picking up your talent.

Britmellen said...

Heck yes I can play! Come over and we can get into MY mom's scrapbooking supplies!--Creed

Krainik Family said...

Love, love, love that chubby little baby belly. Avery is the cutest little thing!

Jason & Amy said...

Liz! Hey its Amy, we used to work at pebbles together. I am surprised by the blogs i come across every single day. Avery is so big and SO stinkin cute Oh my gosh!!! You guys are some good baby growers. Check us out javonk.blogspot.com

Chris and Triana Ord said...

Hey! Thought I'd say hi, I came across your blog while surfin! Avery is getting so big and I'm so glad you're starting her young on the scrap addiction! Hope you guys are doing well.

Fuller Family said...

So Darling! You are such a talented Woman Liz! I really need ideas sometime.

1978 said...

I photographed those cute kids! It was a fun project. It snowed a lot both days we shot! I had a great time photographing you today! I can't wait to see them in print!

Anonymous said...

I bought that book in July and my 7 year old couldn't stop paging through it either. I definetly have a mini-me, she even has her own small rolling tote for her scrapbook stash.