Who knew little "not quite 3 year olds" were so smart! Mr Ashton is clued in on everything! This morning I needed to drop him to his 1 day a week in childcare. I never mentioned it, in fact no one in the house mentioned it was Tuesday, childcare day, but somehow, when I said we have to go out he just KNEW!! He whined in that oh so pitiful voice....."I don't want to go to childcare!" I didn't even have his bag in hand yet! How did he know? How can a little one, not yet 3 know that today is the day he goes to childcare?? Blows me away at times the things they know, that we have no idea they have worked out! He sooked the whole way there (which really isn't long at all as it is less than 5 minutes away) and kept the pouty face up until I got him out of the car and he realised it was raining, and I kept making squeals about getting wet and we had to run. That, he thought was amusing! Then I get inside the door, boom, pouty face back on! He is a master manipulater already! The funny thing is that I know, the moment I go to pick him up at the end of the day, he will be engrossed in a puzzle or some sort of game and not want to leave! SIGH!! At least I know he has fun when he is there!
Now while I am on the topic of this little guy, I had a LO up on the Aussie Scrap Source blog featuring Echo Park Papers and set off by a cute photo of the child in question!
I created my own background from white cardstock and a couple of Crafters Workshop templates! First one was the chevron template and I just misted with some Tattered Angels Choc Mint Chalkboard Glimmermist. When that was dry I then used a tinted embossing pad over the top of the "mums" template, and added white embossing powder, heat set got the gorgeous white embossed floral element. Afterwards, I sprayed a pool of yellow glimmermist and allowed it to run down the page. I then used a cloth to wipe the mist off the embossed area. Then.... I unscrewed the lid of my Chalkboard Cherry cola mist and splattered some dots around. FUN!! Then I went to town with all my Echo Park papers.
To create the green edge I used a water soluble crayon, just drawing a line around the edge then using a water brush to dissolve it to a softer appearance. I love doing that to my pages, it is a lot of fun and can get you a really funky border.
While on the subject of LO's featuring Mr Ashton, this one was published in Scrapbook Creations a few months back and I have not shared it here yet.
These photos were taken quite some time ago now, but he still has a face full of mischief! I swear this age is the most adorable of stages! They are still cute like a baby but becoming more independant and so so so much personality! We refer to Ashton as the "last of the little people". I wish I could just bottle him at this age, it really is so so adorable! Anyhow, just a quick post. Thanks for stopping by!