Everyone told me that four was the BEST age at the holidays. [So far] they were right. The title "December magic" and that face says it all! She was SO excited for Christmas Eve and her new flannel, gingerbread pajamas. I'm so glad I documented it!
I was at a playdate with my daughter a few weekends ago and in their kitchen, I saw the neatest thing. She had framed some of her grandmother's recipe cards! As I was admiring the aged, handwritten words - I knew what I wanted to create for Authentique's home decor challenge this month.
I remembered I had taken photo at Christmas time of a my grandmother's cookie recipe to use on a holiday page. I printed it at 4x6 and embellished it in this 8x10 frame.
Ironically, I used Authentique's "Infused" 6x6 papers, which I bought to make a card set for said tea-loving grandmother :)
I fussy cut one of the papers "life is sweet" for the bottom left corner. I backed the white heart doily from my stash with pink glitter cardstock. I adhered these crocheted flowers to the top of the frame for dimension and because they seemed like the perfect match for these gorgeous papers.
In our kitchen, my husband built these amazing floating shelves, which hold a collection of sentimental frames, our wedding glasses and cake topper and more. Now, it displays a piece of her as well!
This past May my grandma had open heart surgery. She is the matriarch of our family, so naturally we were all very thankful that even though recovery was long and hard - she is doing well. I'm grateful that, being a teacher, I was able to spend lots of time with her this summer! This is our first selfie (thanks snapchat for making us look so refreshed haha!) where she was feeling up to a photo.
I used the middle column for the Scrap Our Stash tic-tac-toe challenge: Simple Stories' Love and Adore collection, 2 canvas polariods I had in my stash, and brads (center of flower diecuts).
I'm so glad my teenage niece put Snapchat on my phone (and taught me how to use it haha!) The fun filters crack up my daughter and I. It's usually when she's tired and fighting sleep, that we take a few silly selfies to get her settled in. I printed off a couple favorites for this sketch by Freckled Fawn:
I thought these pictures were the perfect time to cut into my Simple Stories Emoji Love collection. Those speech bubbles in the sketch inspired me. I also used a fun paper clip from Freckled Fawn that I got in a kit several years ago.
Back to packing for vacation ;) Thanks for stopping by!