Monday, April 25, 2011

Celebrate the Little People

This past weekend, we celebrated the little people in our family.  She's really not that little any more, but she has agreed to being my baby.  As recent as a couple of months ago, whenever I called her "my baby," she would protest so loudly, "不, 我不是baby!"  Somehow she has had a change of heart and now concedes to being my baby and would even raise her hand if I asked for my baby.

I took these photos to get the Shimmerz Coloringz'ed t-shirt she's wearing.  I wasn't even trying to get her in the pictures but these end up being some of my favorite photos of her.  This layout was done using the 5&Dime collection by October Afternoon, and indeed, Bruno Mars would be so proud, lol.  Speaking of him, I believe he is scheduled to perform at the American Idol results show this week! I am looking forward to seeing that!
This is my second layout using lyrics and I am relieved that it turned out the way I was hoping that it would!  I used lots of 3-d foam adhesives from Helmar to break up the monotony of the letter stickers.  I think it worked.


Seriously, on that day, her hair indeed fell so perfectly without anyone trying.  Normally, it's a struggle of power between us.  I want to comb the tangled mess before dreadlocks form and she screams the entire time I'm combing.  There's no Bruno Mars love during those moments, just a whole lot of cacophony of yelling, screaming, crying, and more yelling.
This second layout I did as the guest designer for Crate Paper last month.  Emma's Shoppe is just beautiful beyond description, sigh...  I tried to use a lot of various elements from the collection, the chipboards, the layered chipboard, the eclectic button, stickers, border stickers. My gosh, layering is indeed fun!  And at the end of it all, it is all about her, my beautiful "baby."

I hope you all had a lovely and relaxing Easter weekend!  Now happy happy Monday to you all! 

36 comments:

Charlene said...

I hope you have a wonderful Easter!!! I really love how you did the title on the 1st one :-) The pictures are so adorable!!! And the 2nd one....well you know my love affair wirh crate paper lol!! And you have so many wonderful embellishments on this, it's just awesome!!! :-)

Rhonda Merry said...

The Song lyric title looks awesome. I love it. I agree with you about the layering. Great LO's JingJing.

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Super adorable page. I love that ruler paper on the 1st layout. Fab design. :)

Aubree said...

I just adore the title work on that first layout! The design of both is also amazing! Gorgeous layouts!!

Laura C said...

I love both of these paper lines - you did a fab job with them Jing Jing

liana suwandi said...

that's sooooo sooo georgous, super cute model and love the song lyric title :)

Jocelyn said...

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, I just adore that title...it worked out perfectly...She is stunning!!!

Loving that crate paper....you worked it girlie!!!

Wishing you a Happy Monday!!! :-)

Christie Bryant said...

Beautiful! Gorgeous! Wonderful!
Both these layouts are magnificent! Your daughter is so sweet, she steals the show!
Love all your layers!

xx

yyam said...

These are awesome! I love love love the play with fonts on that first one! Your daughter's so pretty! And that second layout is lovely too. Love how you embellished!!:)

Have a great week!

Mandie said...

these are super awesome, jj!

Karen B. said...

I think you've totally captured the essence of your beautiful baby girl in both layouts, very creative ideas!

deana said...

Your scrapbook pages are all beautiful and your daughters are both beautiful... and it's NOT just because of Jay either... ;-)


Hope you had a very happy Easter!

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful beautiful layouts with your beautiful baby!! love love those photos and really love what you did with the lyrics in the first one. so effective. amazing work as always, Jing-Jing!

Cynthia Lloréns said...

Just a wonderful page !!!!
Gorgeus LO....perfect colors at all..
Have a nice week,
Hugs from Brazil
Cynthia

Stacey Michaud said...

you are rocking it out! Loving, loving, loving those layouts!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Wow, love both of these .. you've got a great thing going with those song lyrics .. bet that title took you some time to plan. And I love the Emma page .. gotta get me some soon!

Wendy Kwok said...

Wow... wow...wow..you totally rocked the CP papers! That girly in the layout is such a CUTIE!!!!! Congrats on the GDT!!! Well deserved!!!

jazsutra said...

JJ dearest, am impressed once again at how beautiful and easy you make your pages look. your girls are just so pretty and using lyrics as titles rocks ;)

luv
jaz

Linda Beeson said...

She is sooooo adorable! LOVE that you used the words from a song for your title, that is always a great idea and it turned out wonderfully.

deborah said...

She sure is super adorable & should forever be the baby of the fam ! lol

fabulous layouts both are - the Crate layout sure is a fave with all the delish details ! ;)

Jennifer Larson said...

Both pages are utterly gorgeous. And I love how you did the journaling/title on the first--so clever!

Elisabeth said...

wow, really adorable !! tfs

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow, your pages are SO gorgeous, Jing Jing! I just LOVE your title work with the song lyrics! How amazing! And yes, what beautiful photos. And your Crate page is stunning, too! Such creative use of the whole line. :)

Karen said...

Hi, Jing-Jing! I cannot find your email/contact. I wish to chat w/you. First, I wanted to thank you for telling us about the OA Warehouse Sale - my BFF and I spent a fortune, but got SO MANY great deals. We are having great trouble finding Fly a Kite Wild Cards, and wonder if you can suggest anything for us. She lives in Stillwater, and I will visit her in May. Thanks for your help and for your beautiful works of inspiration.
Blessings, Karen

jonaks said...

both are gorgeous!!!

Kim said...

saw that gorgeous one over on the OA blog it is to die for!!!!!! and all that gorgeous layering in the second SIGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Janetcraft said...

oh dear, your 'ni er' is so cute....she is just so cute...and you really caught her picture well too!!!
The layout is so neat and I love every detail tht you put..!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!

eMeLiNe Seet said...

JingJing! how gorgeous is your baby! She's growing into a charming beautiful young lady =) Love the pages!!

Melanie said...

Oh goodness, that title is just awesomely amazing! Love, love, love it!

And all the layers on your 2nd layout--I keep going back to it and see something new each time.

Gorgeous work--and cutie girls :)

teacher jessy said...

She is a doll! Look at those pretty eyes! Your girls will grow up to be heart-breakers. Lol. Congrats again on ur GDT at OA & CP! You did FAB as always...

Janine K said...

Your little girl looks so amazingly stunning in those pictures on the first LO. Wonderful pages JJ.

Sue said...

love both these layouts Jing Jing!

Courtney said...

that first layout is so freaking cool. bruno mars would be proud indeed.

Emily Leiphart said...

I'm sure I've seen that first layout before or am I dreaming?! I could be dreaming because all your layouts are like a dream. LOL The sweet photos of your daughters always make me smile and I really love how you layer. I know you say you don't layer a lot but it's still more than I do! Thanks for being such an inspiration to me!!

Belinda said...

Oh wow, love the fun song lyric title and love the layering! I am not a layering person and I LOVE the look of it. I wish I could layer more!

Eila Sandberg said...

LOVE the big photo in the bottom layout and her adorable little face! You worked those Crate pps just beautifully. Awesome title work in the top layout, just your signature style JJ!! Awesome just awesome! can I say it again? awesome! You have such a scientific way of creating beauty, by that I mean that you have such attention to itty bitty detail and your style is crisp and graphical. Love how the pps get to shine on their own without lots of other unrealted stuff piled on top. The embellies always give that extra umpff with a twist. :))