Saturday, February 7, 2015

A New Twist on an Old Favorite

I don't just design things for other people, I do them for myself as well. Everything I design is something that I would want in my own house. And sometimes I'm inspired to add a new twist on one of my earlier designs, as in this case.

My important dates print is one of my most popular items. I love doing those for people because I get to see the evolution of a family--from just two people as it grows into more. I get a little mini history through the dates they give me.

I just had my third child in October. As I was getting ready to put away some of the mementos from our hospital stay, I had an idea. Instead of boxing everything up, why did I create a shadow box to show off all the keepsakes from all of my children? I got the shadow box from red envelope. I just used the items to cover up the picture holes.My sons each had shirts they wore at the hospital as well as their hospital bracelets and hats (can you tell that my youngest is a Halloween baby?) My daughter has her hat (she was born at a different hospital so hers is not as fancy), booties she wore, hospital bracelet and the little bow her daddy picked out for her to wear. I  used straight pins to secure everything in place.
 I left the 5x7 picture slot available and created a new version of the important dates print. It has my children's birthdays with their names and birth information underneath. At the bottom it says, "what a difference a day makes" and isn't that the truth!

If you have an idea for your own important dates print, I can create it! Send me a convo on etsy or send me a message on the peabeedesigns facebook page!

And if you're looking for fun, free Valentine's Day printables, check out my other post this month!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Valentine's Day RoundUp

Whew! I made it through the holidays, am finally getting the hang (sort of) of having 3 kids, and just finished with a bout of food poisoning that seemed like it would never end! Oh and did I mention that my son just had his 3rd birthday? So January came and went and I apologize for not blogging, but I needed a little break ;) 

But I'm back with the best of the best in this Valentine's Day roundup edition. Click on the links to download the printables. And, as always, please share, pin, like, and post this on the web--it really does help get the word out about my SHOP. Thanks and enjoy!

 click HERE for the always kiss me in green/pink
 click HERE for the chalk-board version
 click HERE for the blank version of the I Love You Because...
 click HERE for the sip-sip hooray printables
 click HERE for the LOVE never ends print
click HERE for the valentine's day subway art