I love how children can fall asleep anywhere and in any position. This is my granddaughter Abby right after her 5th birthday party. She was riding in the back of our rental and was jabbering all about her party and her friends/cousins who were there and her gifts....... All of a sudden she stopped talking and when I turned to look at her this picture is what I found. She fell asleep literally in mid-sentence!! What is even more incredible is that her neck did not hurt when she woke up.....AMAZING!!
I used Heather Landry's sketch #37 for this layout:
Heather is an amazing sketch artist and is also offering a free digital template of this sketch which you can get by going to her blog HERE. I am on her design team and is it a real blessing and an honor to get to create with her sketches.
I am also entering this page over at About a Girl Scrapbook Challenge where the challenge is to introduce your duaghter/granddaughter/niece, etc in a layout that is just about them. Well this is Abby....she and her little sister Izzy will be the stars of my girl pages. I love scrapping pictures of my adorable granddaughters.
My little sister's big 5-0 birthday is coming up next weekend and I wanted to make her a card since I cannot be up in Indiana to celebrate with her. My sister is a wonderful person with a heart the size of Texas and I was really sad that the last time we were in town she was sick with that nasty flu and we couldn't get together.
I used October Afternoon Cakewalk for this card and this awesome sketch from Mojo Monday:
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I just love owls. I also really like clean and simple cards and have found that they are not as easy to do as they look. This is another card in my process of trying to really master the clean and simple technique. I think I am making progress but still have a ways to go.
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I was born and raised in and near the great city of Chicago. But don't think that makes me a landlubber. I have always loved lighthouses and all things nautical. And did you know Chicago has a lighthouse? And a darn purty one at that.
Fast forward 50 years and I find myself living in and loving coastal Florida. I still love the beach and all it's treasures and lighthouses still hold a fascination for me. Dave and I visit as many as we can and to date in 10 years of marriage I think we have visited near 15 different lights.
When Paper Smooches posted their Sparks challenge this week, I knew I had to give it a go.
The challenge this week is to create a project inspired by this photo:
I love the red/white color scheme and the anchor pillow and that porthole rocks. I made a card that was inspired by the overall nautical theme of the picture and what is more nautical than the sea and a lighthouse?
Don't you just love the constellation paper? It is from the new Atlantic collection by Studio Calico and I LOVE it....perfect for this project too. I colored my lighthouse to resemble the St. Augustine lightouse which is not far from our home. I used 3 different Paper Smooches stamps sets on this card.....Alphadots, Geo-Graphic and Smoocheroos. I love my PS stamps!! If you would like to get your own set, check out all the stamps HERE.
We went out for an early Mother's Day celebration with my mother-in-law last weekend and I made this gift bag for her goodies. I really love the embellishment with the tree that says "Our family tree is blessed with thee." My mother-in-law is truly a blessing to our family. I used some older Bella Blvd papers and a pretty doilie.
I am entering this project in the following projects: