Sunday, September 25, 2011

Elle's Studio September!

I'm coming to you today from total crazy-land. In the next three days, I'm planning to bake six loaves of challah, six desserts, and five (big) meals worth of food. It does appeal to my love of organization, but still--phew! Rosh Hashana is one of my favorite holidays though, and I can't wait to tell you all about it in a few days:)

In the meantime, I have my Elle's Studio September projects to show you!

I love creating little bitty tags for my galleries because they work so well with the beautiful details on Elle's products.

Now I'm all ready for a birthday party:)

This next layout is an ode to my new favorite spot on the island of Manhattan (well, second favorite--I have to tell you about my actual favorite one soon!)--16 Handles.

If you're not familiar with 16 Handles, go to the Upper West Side immediately. If that isn't possible, just imagine this: 16 pumps of delicious frozen yogurt in flavors from chocolate to pomegranate, and every topping under the sun. Add to this the fact that every single topping is kosher (including the gummy bears, which are never ever kosher--trust me on this) and I'm pretty much in heaven there:)

I combined a June Studio Calico kit with Elle's tags and some alphas from my stash for this one!

My last layout for September is probably my favorite, because it documents a story that makes me smile whenever I think of it.

The journaling reads: At your 12 week ultrasound, I first got to see your little personality. You were fast asleep in the beginning, and no amount of coughing, turning or pushing woke you up. It took a full 40 minutes until you woke up! It looks like you inherited your mommy's penchant for sleeping very deeply. After that you didn't want to turn around and get in the right position, so I wound up with an hour-long appointment! The technician commented that you seemed like quite the stubborn baby. I didn't think it was possible at that moment to love you more, but I did. Can't wait to meet you in a few months, my little stubborn sleepyhead! Love, Mommy.

I don't think I'll ever get tired of being able to sign letters as "Mommy," especially after all of the waiting and wondering along the way:)

Since I didn't want to paste the card with the ultrasound to the actual layout, I created a pocket out of a spare page protecter and sewed the pocket to the page. I hope to do this a lot with baby memorabilia!

Make sure you check out the Inspiration Gallery to see the beautiful layouts the other gals whipped up! Susan Weinroth is the guest designer this month, and her layouts are so much fun!

And since I can use some cooking company these days--what are YOU cooking up this week?

28 comments:

  1. So looks like I'm able to comment (I switched to Google Chrome). Anyway, I hope you tell us in detail what you made. I want to know it all! :) Good luck getting ready for your festivities. I love your projects & it is wonderful to see you signing MOmmy & writing to your little one. It's such an exciting time when you finally get to see that ultrasound!

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  2. Lovely layouts and such a pretty tag.
    Your treat looks delish.

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  3. I love love love your ultra sound LO. I so love the colour combo> So exciting.

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  4. Hi Keshet! I am loving your latest projects, and of course am so happy for you and your baby news! I was so happy to read your post today, as i sit writing up my menu for the same 5 meals (luckily we got invited out for one!). I am also having guests for three of them, so I really have to plan well.... This is so hard! Anyway, glad to have the company in my pre-chag woes... Hope you have a happy and sweet new year.

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  5. These are great. I love the tag and the layouts. That frozen yogurt place sounds amazing! Becky x

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  6. LOVE that tag! Great layouts too! :)

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  7. love these keshet! have fun baking and cooking up a storm! take pictures of all that food!

    i've been under the weather...which means my sweet husband has been in the kitchen...and that generally means we're about to feast on something asian-inspired!

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  8. These projects are awesome and now I wish I could immediately go to the Upper West Side but Nashville is just too far away to make that possible! :) Sounds yummy though!

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  9. I think I mentioned this before, but there is a 16 Handles downtown as well, if you ever need.

    Love all the projects-I love tags too.
    And, it's great when babies (even in utero) show their personality. So beautiful!

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  10. such gorgeous projects!..oh and I so love your blog header too! Gina x (Nook)

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  11. that page is SOOOOOOOOO sweet. love. and now i want to come visit and go get some frozen yogurt!

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  12. I love the journaling on the third layout! He/she will love reading that. I've been cooking up a lot of soups. One of my favorite parts of fall.

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  13. such an adorable tag!
    and huge congrats on the baby!!!
    that is the most wonderful gift....enjoy ;)

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  14. Lovely creations! And congrats on being a mama! Blessings!

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  15. Gorgeous layouts and I love the card! Big CONGRATS on the baby. A new adventure (and it's so much fun!!!)

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  16. Good luck with all that cooking! And I just love that precious layout. I am so so happy for you xxx

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  17. I love the clean style of your pages ! And wow, you seem to be busy for the future... Congrats !

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  18. Love your sweet baby page and letter!! And yes, you will never get tired of signing Mommy;)
    Love that sweet lil tag too!

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  19. Lovely work Keshet! Can't wait to see your baby pages - your journaling is already so touching :) Gosh good luck with all that cooking - rather you than me - I don't like cooking!! I have to do it A LOT though so I guess that's why - it's just a chore!! I may cook some cupcakes with my little girl though - baking is much more fun :)

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  20. Love the tag but my favorite is the U/S layout. So cute. Becky Higgins is releasing some memorabilia pockets later this year, that might be good for storing the massive amounts of baby related items you'll want to save. I have her baby kit and the pocket folders have been wonderful for keeping cards, notes, hospital tags, things like that.
    I can send you a link if you want...

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