So because I don't have anything new to share I thought I'd post some of my favorite projects from 2009. Honestly there are a lot of projects that I'd love to share here that I can't because they are scheduled for publication but these are my top ten favs of the ones I can share (not in any particular order).
"Mr. Pouty Face"
(published in Scrapbooks Etc Aug/Sep 2009)
I created this layout of Brandon for one of the challenges on the Scrapbooks Etc website and it was published in the August/September 2009 issue. These photos are still some of my favorite pictures of Brandon and he STILL gives me that pouty face when he doesn't get his way. Although his new trick is to now add "if you don't do that for me mommy I will cry" - talk about a heartbreaker! :)
"all BOY" Wall Hanging
I created this framed cork wall hanging with the Lil Buddy Collection from Pebbles. I adore the colors in this collection and all the fun prints and patterns like those cute little robots!
This was a layout I created with my very first kit as part of the design team from My Scrapbook Nook. I love the Road Map Collection from October Afternoon and had a lot of fun playing with my sewing machine and creating a stitched grid for my punched circles. It's nice to do a layout about myself here and there and this is a great one to remind me to just enjoy the moment and "be".
Another layout using that same kit from My Scrapbook Nook. I took these photos of Darian right around his 5th birthday. He looks so grown up and well on his way to boyhood.
Well first and foremost I love the photo on this layout. I just simply cannot get over how beautiful my little boy is and how very blessed I am to be able to call myself his mommy. He is a little miracle in our lives and I am reminded every day that miracles really do happen when I look into his big beautiful eyes.
This next layout uses the new Artsy Urban Collection from GCD Studios that I just love. The colors and patterns are fantastic. This is one of my favorite photos of Darian and I together. He is such a sweet and sensitive boy. Still loves to snuggle and give hugs and kisses. All the little things that remind me that he will always be my sweet little baby boy. Love him!
"BACK 2 SCHooL"
I created this layout for the Basic Grey October 2009 newsletter. It was such a thrill for me to contribute to the newsletter and of course to scrap these adorable photos of Brandon on his first day of school. He really loves his new preschool and we've had a great school year so far. Thank goodness! LOL
Fall is definitely my favorite season and these photos are just one reason why - playing tackle football in the backyard. Love these photos of the boys playing together and it was fun to use one of my Studio Calico kits to capture the memories on paper.
"he's a SHARK shooter"
The photos make this layout one of my favorites. Brandon is such a character - he loves to come up with stories and play make believe. My mom bought him this shark water shooter to play with by her pool and he had the best time pretending he was a "shark" shooter and aiming your little water shooter at us.
"roly poly Santa Baby"
Last but not least I had to add this one to my favorites. Not only is that picture of Darian the cutest thing ever (if I do say so myself - hee hee!) but I simply LOVE the papers from the Joyride Collection by Collage Press. A perfect combination if you ask me!
So there you have it. My ten favorite layouts from this past year. I want to thank all of my blog visitors for stopping by so often to check out my work and see what I've been up to. I read each and every one of your comments and they mean so much to me. I am really looking forward to 2010 and all that it has to bring and wish all of you much love, health and happiness in the coming year!