Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Tea Time


There's been a lot of tea parties around here recently since she ripped open this tea party "Princess" set from Santa. Which means we've been drinking a lot of luke warm water & eating Winnie the Pooh crackers. Minnie doesn't complain though. :) The photo is from Christmas morning, hence her new doll house in the back ground that she absolutely loves! Our family room had some extra space so I set up a work table & this little table for Avery from Ikea so she could color or read, or in this case spill water, while I work.
I have officially been scrapbooking at an unhealthy amount. Is that possible, you ask? I didn't think so either-but it is. It's still totally awesome & I'm having a blast doing it because these scrapbook pages are going to blow your minds;) I just get really tired when I finally stumble into bed. Kinda like when I devour a delicious chocolate cake, sure I am enjoying each bite, but how will I feel later? :) heehee!

Creating Keepsakes came out with a new Special Issue 101 Expert Solutions and I had a fabulous time designing some pages for it. I worked on it right after Quincey was born. (I always like to think back on what I was doing since it takes a few months to hit the stands.) This one may be my favorite.


I used this paper from Scenic Route and my favorite buttons because they come threaded and are self adhesive.
Looking at that scrapbook page I can't help but think how BIG Avery has gotten since June. She is putting her words together to make sentences like when she's ready to go somewhere... "Awe we weady mommy?" Or my personal favorite is how she tells me to "be nice" when I am trying to discipline. It's too cute and hard to be stern when you are holding back from laughing. :)

34 comments:

Steph said...

I just had to comment on how your daughter tells you to "be nice" - my daughter gets so upset when I discipline (she is VERY sensitive) - she will inevitably cry and she tells me "you hurt my feelings". I always come back with - well, you hurt mine when you weren't a good listener. I'm such a mean mama!

Karen Foster said...

You just inspired me to go spend sometime in my scrapbook room ~ why do I feel so guilty about going in there???? Shouldn't I be cleaning something?! I stayed home from work today because of a snow storm and have done NOTHING for myself yet until.... now THANKS!

Natalie said...

I love seeing your pages! I think you need to add some more to your scrapbook pages link on your blog! I would be interested to see any new and exciting pages you have done! You are truely an inspiration!

ShellyJ said...

can't wait to see this book locally!

Karen said...

What a great page!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to get my hands on that issue!
I wish I had the time to do some unhealthy scrapbooking! I am actually taking a vacation day in the next month and the girls and I are spending all day scrapping before my baby comes and before my other friend heads back to work from maternity leave. I know we will all be inspired by this issue!

Those buttons are now in a cart to get!! I love that line!

Happy Wednesday!!
Aimers

jamie said...

so do we get to see this mad rush of scrapping results? love your style. love your photos!

s a n s k u :) said...

Can't wait to see your new stuff. Love this page! Buttons with yarn in them & self adhesive. Now THAT is a great idea.

GOtta love little girls and their cute play.

jen k said...

Wow, I love that layout!! So fun.

Min said...

Love it.. my four year old saw those pics of Avery and Minne.. she wants to come play too! :)

Scrappy Girl said...

What a sweet tea party and a cute layout!

Aartee said...

What a cute layout! BTW I'm having a giveaway on my blog stop by and check it out if you get a chance :)

Leah said...

You are brave giving her water for her tea set. :) My two year old "pretends" and we have pretend orange juice, tea and sometimes coffee. lol They are so cute at this age.

Jennifer Stanley said...

I can't wait to see your new pages!! I'm totally blocked right now and just staring at my supplies on my desk wondering where in the world to start.

Quick question: where do you find the music you have on your playlist? I have never heard of most of them, but LOVE them. Is there a certain site you go to for unheard or unsigned artists?

Happy Wednesday!! Jennifer

Veronica said...

Great shot of Avery playing/spilling! LOL
I need to find some inspiration. Guess I'll go look for that mag!!

Amber said...

I've seen that page before, possibly in a regular CK issue?? It's great!

Can't wait to see the rest!

Missy Luukkonen said...

Hey Liz! Love your layout!! So cute, i need to find those buttons! Is this special CK issue one we need to buy extra, or do we get it if we have a subscription?? I just need to know, wait for it to come, or run out and buy it when i go buy the buttons! :) Lov your stuff, thanks for the inspiration!

Missy

Ally0005 said...

I love it when little ones start to form sentences.
How do you get your pictures so big on your blog?

Daisy Niemeyer said...

Your little girl has grown! She looks so cute playing tea w/ Minnie! where can I order that special issue?? :0) have a great day! and I love love LOVE your music on your blog!

Carol said...

Beautiful page...beaufitul little girl. Thanks again for being so incredibiy inspiring. Thank you for sharing where you got those buttons! I just knew that they existed somewhere. BTW, my daughter turns 4 on Friday....and it amazes me how much the time between holding her baby newness in my arms until now has just flown by! Enjoy each and every precious moment...spilled water and all!

Karmele said...

Your page is wonderfull!!
and your daughter... she is lovely!!
I love these moments with the children!!

Suzzi said...

my daughter saw your picture of the tea party. She asked if she can come live with you. She's got the same set!

She said you have a great sister (meaning daughter!)Now as I am typing this she wants to know if she can talk? I assured her yes. Now she is asking do I know her Mother's Name. When are they going to pick me up. Probably at 10 am. (I am dictating.)

"Quess I have some explainning to do" (Dezi) about blogging and people.

Have a nice day.

Brandie said...

What a fun page! I love seeing your pages they are always so fun and inspire me to get scrapping:)

Miss Hallie said...

Elizabeth, I can't be the only person waiting for you to publish a book of photo techniques, scrapping inspiration, and title writing. I am constantly jealous of the sweet, silly, and hilarious (but always relevant) titles you come up with! Between your fashion, amazing marriage, and scrap skills, your blog is my guilty pleasure at work. Keep it up!

clippergirl said...

Very sweet photo of Avery. Can't wait to get my hands on this issue. Great LO.

Brock Family said...

Tea Parties are SO fun! My daughter got one recently too and we drink a lot of air! Water is a little advanced for her, still!!! I love your LO too!

Allie said...

Looking forward to scrappy goodness! Can't wait for the issue. :)

Jana said...

love the lay-out :)

Jung A said...

there's a lot of tea time in my house as well...so cute!

Lisa Lew said...

Just wanted to let you know I talked about you on my blog today. Love your blog!

peata said...

tfs your inspiration.
making mini albums
mini album blog
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amydc said...

Could you please tell where Avery's doll house came from or where I can get it? I'm looking for one like it, but just can't seem to find it.
Wonderful layout as usual!

elizabeth said...

Amy,
the dollhouse is made by Kidcraft called the Savannah house!
I found it at Amazon and you can also find it at Target or Walmart etc.

thanks! :)

elizabeth said...

oh, and only online at Target or Walmart I don't think they sell it in the stores. Atleast none of my local stores did.