Friday, July 3, 2009

a new card

I fell madly in love with this paper set from Crate Paper this week. Now, the old me would have "saved" it for the perfect layout. Yes, every piece of it in case I needed them all. But the new me is using supplies and not afraid to start with a card. Go me!

This card uses Laura's Sketch 29 from 2s4u. When I peeked at the card on Monday, I saw a window instantly. Then when I found the Crate paper, I just had to put the adorable glittered squirrels inside. Thanks for the inspiration!

Gather Love by Dora Phillips. Supplies: Paper, Die cuts: Crate Paper, Flowers: Prima, Buttons: Making Memories.


On July 1, we headed into downtown Naperville for an afternoon photoshoot. It was a chilly and overcast day--only 63 degrees for the high! I love the variety of backgrounds to be found in just a couple of blocks worth of walking.

Here is Zack hanging out in front of a painted mural brick wall:

Sidney decided to give me some of her "Tyra eyes". Think she watches enough America's Top Model? I think it is my fave of the whole shoot.

I wanted a classic teen pose from Lauren. She is so gorgeous that it is hard to get a picture where she looks her age instead of much, much older.

I love the way Allie tilts her head and smiles at me. This is definitely the look she gives most often--my happy girl.

One of our goals for this visit is to take lots of photos of mom with her grandbabies while they are all together. Don't they look darling?