Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Meet Makenna!

Ok so finally I am getting around to posting about the birth of my baby girl ... you forget how much time taking care of newborn takes up, plus the recovery of bringing that sweet thing into this world. Makenna was born May 16 2009 at 9:38pm at a healthy 8lbs 2oz. This labour was completely different than it was with Spencer, his was super speedy & this was not! But thank goodness for an epidural & only 18 minutes of pushing! We were home the next morning from the hospital. Makenna & I have had some issues with nursing. But over the last few days we have worked 'em out & I don't cringe at the thought of having to feed her anymore because of the pain!

Spencer is loving her too - he loves when she 'watches' him play, makes her baby noises or sneezes. He isn't showing any signs of jealousy ... yet. I think a big part of that is that he has his daddy home with us and he is all about dad dad these days. And I feel pretty lucky to have Eric home with the 3 of us. (My hubby was in a car accident back in April '07 & is continuing to recover day by day.) I have never had to be a stay at home mom by myself with Spencer & now with Makenna, for that I am truely blessed indeed. The time that our children have with both of us being home is priceless.

We are loving our baby girl to pieces already. These are some photos of us over the last week & 1/2. All of them were taken by my awesome friend Mel (not sure what I would do without her!) So thank you Mel. - kayleigh

Copy Cat Wednesday #24

Happy Wednesday!! Todays copy cat challenge comes from Aino aka Mrscoala. I just love the photo but also how she showcased it with the brackets, the simple journaling, and the blended patterned paper. So many things to like here! I hope you are inspired and give it a lift! Don't forget to link us up so we can see your creations!!

Click to see the products Aino used here!

And here is my lift!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Creative Challenge #29

Well first of all Happy Memorial Day to those of you in the US. I hope you are all enjoying a relaxing end to your long weekend and taking a moment to remember and thank those who sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy daily. Secondly, please accept my apologies for dropping the ball last week! What a guest I am ;) I was temporarily un-plugged and without my laptop, or scrapping. Seems as though many of us are busy busy maybe this weeks challenge will inspire you to get some scrapping done!!

Challenge #29

Scrap a celebration!!
Use brushes on your background
Use 4 Photos used in a row
Use Fastener somewhere on your page
Use an Alpha as a monogram

This week I promise to post MY page too ;) Have fun with the challenge can't wait to see your creations!!


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Guess What I Got In The Mail ...

Last week I was so excited to receive my copy of Vinnie Pearce's Book "Digital Scrapbooking" It's is so BEAUTIFUL! I love the design and all the inspiring information and layouts. It's a must have! I'm almost done reading it. If you want to get a copy of Vinnie's Book you can buy it here at Thanks Vinnie!

Here are a few inspiring layouts by Vinnie Pearce. To see more of her layouts or her beautiful creations check out Pixel Canvas.

Everyone have a GREAT Week! - Tara

Monday, May 11, 2009

Creative Challenge #28

HI!!! Bailey here, SOO excited to be helping out while Kayleigh and Tara have their beautiful, healthy baby girls!! I have been following the blog since the beginning and I am thrilled to be bringing you some fun challenges and hopefully sparking your creativity while sparking my own! So for this weeks challenge
Challenge #28:
Use 3 frames and only three frames
Use striped paper
Use at least one sticker
Do some sort of journaling

I look forward to seeing your creative pages!! Don't forget to link us up in the comments!

P.s. If you want to learn how to do your OWN stickers this tutorial will teach you all that and more!!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Guest Blogger Announcement!

Such an exciting announcement to share with you ... Bailey is going to take over the blog for awhile as our guest blogger! She has volunteered to do this & we think she will be great at it! We are going to be really busy with our baby girls in the coming weeks & are so thrilled to have her continue the inspiration to come your way! Please join us in welcoming her to Creative Inspiration Blog. - kayleigh

Here are a couple of her pages that I L*O*V*E!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

May Monthly Challenge

Since Kayleigh and I have Baby on the brain, I thought I would make this months challenge around Babies. : ) The challenge is to create a page about you, your husband or one of your children. Here is the info you need to include:

• Baby Picture
• Babies Full Name
• Date of Birth
• Time they were Born
• How much they weighed
• How long they were
• Where they were born
• And an additional information you want to provided

You have the whole month to create a page for this challenge. Simply link us to your page here in the comments field for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate to Designer Digitals store! Just use 50% Designer Digitals product to qualify. - Tara

Friday, May 1, 2009

April Monthly Challenge Winner!

So without further wait here is the winner of the $10 gift certificate to the Designer Digitals store! Please join me in congratulating Anke!
There were 8 items in your list. Here they are in random order:

1. Anke
2. Missy
3. Steph
4. Brittany
5. Dorah
6. Linda
7. Kathleen Summers
8. Mireille
Timestamp: 2009-05-01 18:20:34 UTC

I still can't figure out how to post a print screen of the winner from the randomizer site. So please trust me that this is how it came out! Thank you for participating & Tara will be posting a new challenge tomorrow :) Stay tunned ...

- kayleigh