Saturday, December 20, 2014

Happy Birthday Ella

Today Ella turned 1!  How did she get so big?
At the party, we displayed 2 boards in frames. These are the electronic versions. I made the chalkboard and my mom made the other one. I provided all the stats to my mom. I even had more that could have been included. She only had about 4 hours from the time I told her I was going to ask her to help and the time that we printed it.
I had wanted to include more things Ella loves but I couldn't figure out how to make the text box bigger after I had started it.   I was a little too close to the edge so parts of the hearts are cut off in my frame :(

The printed versions were finalized right before her birthday but these are updated to include the appropriate stats. (For example I had run 1 time since I ordered the picture. Also I had initially extrapolated the diaper, sleep, and nursing times but these are updated.)   So my mom pulled this amazing poster together based off something I saw on pinterest. The pinterest link was to Etsy and it cost $50! My mom started this from scratch and spent most of the time waiting for me to find a picture for her and replacing one picture with another and then changing the number font color to match the pink pants versus the matching the initial dress. If we ever had to make one of these again, it'd be so much quicker! I can't believe people charge so much. It would have taken me more than 4 hours and it wouldn't have looked this good though.

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  1. I love these both! Your mom is a whiz on the computer! That was smart of you to enlist her help! I love that the second one is all about the numbers, just like you and your dad! Can't believe how much she has grown and changed and that she is one now. I want to do one of these for Emslee, but don't have the computer knowledge or program, so I think ours will be sharpies and foamboard.

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    1. Did you ever figure out anything to do for Emslee? Did you keep track of anything that could be done with numbers?

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    2. No, more milestones than anything else. We didn't start yet, but will need to do so soon. Her birthday and party will be here in no time.

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  2. I love the signs, especially the 2nd one. It just screams "McCloskey"

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    1. It made me wish I tracked even more things. Like number of baths.

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  3. These are both just so awesome. The data. The fonts and colors. I love it all.

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    1. Thanks. I have these now for future templates. I can't wait. You could make one for parker!

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