Friday, June 5, 2009

part deux

Another page for the Studio Calico kit club that I wanted to share...

One of my favorite things when scrapbooking is to design my own embellishments. For this page I hand cut the flower branches from word paper then punched out the circles with a 1 1/4" circle punch and hand cut some leaves from green floral paper.
Love October Afternoon's new line Cherry Hill and Cosmo Cricket's new line Early Bird. The cool alphabet paper is by Studio Calico.

We're off to Little Gym for Avery's Graduation, she's the first Kartchner ever to receive the coveted Little Gym Diploma! Next step...Potty Training University!

Happy Friday!

18 comments:

Lexi said...

Does CC have a new line? Or did you mean Early Bird? B/c if there is a new line I wanna see it!!!!

Nicole Renee said...

This is so pretty! To bad they are all sold out. : (

Marianne said...

Hi - I love your Blog I think you are very groovy and love the head bands / flowers you wear in your hair. Where do you find them? Thanks. MP

Suz said...

Such a pretty layout. I love the tree

Amanda Profumo said...

Precious! I love your work, and that flower tree is just darlin'!

jules d said...

My son graduated from Little Gym last week and it was so cute! Can't wait to start summer session. He has so much fun. Have a great time. Congratulations, Avery!

Cynthia B. said...

Great LO! I love how you've done your own accents. The little branch w/ brad "fruit": Adorable!

Kathy said...

Liz,

I gotta share this with you. Last weekend my husband and I decided to potty train our son who is 2 1/2 years old. A friend of my recommended a book written by two psychologists called Toilet Traing In Less Than A Day. I bought the book, about $7 from Barnes & Noble and I followed it to a Tee. I am happy to say that in one weekend I had my little Carson potty trained. We still had to offer some incentives on day 2, like really cool toys to re-emphasize the thrill of "pottying". I'm not gonna lie, it was mentally EXHAUSTING!! Seriously, exhausting. But the book laid the foundation for the training. The authors said the book works better if you haven't already made the attempt to toilet train.

I've gotta say that Carson goes to daycare and the director and teachers in his classroom are AMAZED at his progress. Most times he doesn't even need prompted to go. He runs to the potty, pulls down his own pants/pull-up/big boy underwear, uses the training potty, empties his own waste into the grown-up potty, flushes the potty and puts it back together. And.....washes his hands. Sometimes he executes flawlessly and sometimes he needs a little assistance.

He still has a few accidents but it's usually when distractions are involved. On day two we even played outside with squirt guns and he told us when he had to potty. It was like the potty train running into the house.

My advice...if you choose to get the book and try to train Avery in one weekend get someone to watch Quincy for you. It has to be all about potty for hours on the initial day of training. You're looking at about four hours tops of non-stop potty talk and training.

Like I said before...I'm not gonna lie. It. Was. Exhausting. But I'll do it all over again with our future child(ren).

Lemme know if you and Collin give it a whirl. Good luck!!!!

-Kathy

P.S. Sorry for such a long comment. :I

debevans said...

Thinking of getting my little one to use the potty soon too :)

LOVE the layout!!

Linda G said...

I've noticed you have different sized photos than the standard 4x6 for your pages. Do you print your own photos?

elizabeth said...

Linda G- yes, I print my own photos (most of the time:)

Kathy- Thanks for the potty training advice! I've heard of that book and have been wanting to try it, thanks for the info!

Anonymous said...

there used to be this song on your playlist not so long ago that would play first and also on Walmart commercial. What is the name of the song-artist.


i love that artist you feature Zee Avi1

what ink can you use for footprint of a newborn.

Just Rhonda said...

love the flower and branches! Totally cute! Makes me wanna scrap! Good luck with the potty training. I HATE it. :) hope it goes a million times better than it has for me!

Michelle Vandepol said...

super cute :) love your words on the little gym grad, don't worry potty training will be easy peasy -- she's a girl (i survived with three boys -- not as hard as people told me it would be) start scrapping a diploma already :)

Michelle Vandepol said...

i bought that book mentioned above too and took a more relaxed approach than the one it suggested but with the same idea and that worked too

april said...

love this LO! you're so super-talented. Oh, and the cute story about the diploma, you have a way with words, girl!

donnarobison2 said...

You guys are the cutest ever! Love the ideas, so creative.

suzARTe said...

another gorgeous page. love your work