Tuesday, August 17, 2010

happy birthday to Hailey and a couple of projects

Yes, it's my oldest daughter's birthday today! She's turning 6 today and will head off to first grade in less than a week. She will probably always be the youngest in her class but she was so ready to begin school, so smart and is doing SO well with her reading and other things.

Happy birthday sweet Hailey. We love you so very much

Right now Hailey loves to:
*draw pictures of princesses and mermaids and flowers and anything else she sets her mind to
*sing Primary songs and those from Barbie movies and shows she watches on Nick Jr. (the Backyardigans, Wonder Pets and Dora) as well as songs she makes up herself
*do gymnastics and is excited to play soccer in the fall
*putting together outfits with her dress-up clothes (dresses with necklaces and other accessories)
*make books out of scrap paper which she fills with drawings and stories she makes up
*playing on the swings and monkey bars
*cheesy noodles and pickles and nectarines and cinnamon rolls- not all together, of course.
*playing with her puppy, Bella

In honor of Hailey's birthday I also have a layout to share, a page that was done for SRM Stickers that will be shown on their blog today, too. This page was created using a mix of Sassafras products, lots of SRM Stickers and some pictures of Hailey from her first day of kindergarten last year. It was quite an emotional day for us and I was so nervous about leaving her there at school and worrying about whether or not she was okay.

I did lots of hand cut work on this page, as you can see, layering the pieces here and there on the page. 
SRM Stickers: Express Yourself #42020 School
Say it With Stickers #40035 Kindergarten
Live Life #49003

We are celebrating today by having cinnamon rolls and fruit for breakfast, going out to lunch and then going the Nickelodeon Storytime Live show that's in town today- just the perfect timing for a birthday outing. We'll get to see all of the girls' favorite characters from Backyardigans, Wonder Pets, Ni Hao Kai Lan and Dora. It should be quite a fun time for everyone. 

Today I also have a project to share with you using items from Creative Charms. I am doing a 3-month stint on the CC design team and it's been fun to get to play with all of the cute embellishments. 

I used papers from My Mind's Eye, Making Memories, Creative Imaginations and DreamStreet. 
Journal spot: My Mind's Eye
Alphas: American Crafts, October Afternoon
Flowers (velvet and braided flowers) and bling from Creative Charms

I used one of the blue flowers from August's deal of the month only I took the sequined center off and used the flower to layer with one of the orange braided flowers and used the sequins as accents on the page.

I also created a card for Creative Charms this month which I'll share with you tomorrow. You can see more projects made with Creative Charms embellishments on their blog here: 

Check back on my blog later this week for a feature with SRM Stickers and new Cosmo Cricket as well. 

Don't forget to leave a comment on my giveaway post down below for your chance to win. 


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Hailey! We will give you a call later today to sing to you. I hope that you have a GREAT DAY!!

Heather V said...

I hope your little girl has a very happy birthday!

Tanya Tahir said...

Happy birthday to your big girl!! Love that sass layout - so much to look at!

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