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Let’s Shellabrate | Scrapbooking

New layout with a birthday photo of my baby girl. I saw this gardening kit and I knew I didn’t have any directly relatable photos. So, I thought “bloom and grow” can be taken to talk about a child growing up. I wanted this layout to have some journaling to tell my daughter about her personality as of late. She is still cheerful and bubbly as ever, but because she is understanding and reading more she is definitely questioning more things.

My biggest fear about the years ahead is that her bright light that shines will be dulled as she learns more about life and experiences things on her own. For me, realizing that people were not all that nice and that the world is not as open and great as it seems, it made me rethink everything. I became ever more cautious and withdrawn. My focus is to make sure that she knows how to deal with things as they come and not let them overwhelm her or her spirit. It is still a lesson to be learned by myself, but I won’t stop trying.

Back to this layout, I just love this mix of kits and colors. I wanted a look that was soft and sweet and a little bit of fun. To get this look for your own page, check out these products at The Lilypad:

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Let’s Shellabrate My 11 Year Old!

My daughter is now 11 years old as of about a week ago. For birthdays, we  have been keeping celebrating small and fun with the family. For a theme, she wanted mermaids and I was able to find the most adorable mermaid decorations. Our grocery story bakery, which I know is safe for her tree nut allergy, had a mermaid designed custom cake. I ordered it right away. She told me the two things she wanted were these Kawaii face masks and some Poopsie Slime.

I was against Poopsie after first, but her little brother insisted she really wanted that for her birthday. The biggest pro to this slime toy is that I didn’t see any mess left behind. Usually, when they are playing with slime, it gets everywhere. I have at least two of my favorite blankets with slime/putty that will not come off. Poopsie, though, has everything it needs in the container for making slime. My daughter told me she actually got two of the rare figures. I was impressed, especially since I ordered them off Amazon about a week before her birthday.

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The Little Things

Last weekend was National Scrapbook Day. I think this is the first time I did not make a post. I am pretty sure my mind was some place else. I did get a chance to make a few pages that I shared in my galleries (linked on the left). I really wanted to get a page done with the collaboration kit from The Lilypad and was a little late, but I didn’t give up on it. Pretty sure I will use them again. It is full of so many great items to create countless different styles of layouts. For this layout, items from both NSD collabs created by The Lilypad Designers were used: Roots and Wings.

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