Saturday, June 23, 2012

Destiny 12x2 layout. Prima June BAP.


Hello everyone. I am loving this layout I made for the Prima BAP June challenge. I used the Printery lines and the Almanac lines as well. They go perfect with each other. I for sure channeled my girly grunge side for this one..... 

Most of the flowers are Prima. I did paint the flowers lightly with some crackle paint.  I also painted most of the embellishments. 

I used some gorgeous trims from MB's Treasurista. You can hardly see them because I piled so many flowers but they are there!!! :) 

Here is the sketch. 


The Layout is of my beautiful Niece Destiny. She is so photogenic. She is here for the summer from Northern California. I haven't seen her in a few years. Now she is all grown up. 








Wednesday, June 20, 2012

My Dad My Hero


Hey everyone.  I wanted to share this layout I made using this months Swirlydoos Kit. Love the kit. I had to use the sticker that says "A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you are" This photo was perfect for that. I just love the papers. I used some gorgeous Petaloo flowers and some Tim Holtz metal embellies. I wanted to keep it somewhat manly so I added the black flowers. The picture is so sweet I couldn't help but add some flowers hehee!! 



I hope Everyone has a great rest of the week and I love to read your comments! :)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Altered bottle DT project for The Piece by Piece



Hello friends. Here is a project I LOVED making. I got a few of these decorative bottles at a garage sale. I had to add some gorgeous trims to them. 

You can find the trims at The Piece by Piece Etsy store. 

I adhered everything with E6000 glue. The paper I used is Websters Pages Ladies and Gents. The flowers are from WOC. 






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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Abby turns 1!!!!


What an amazing year. Time does fly so fast. But I feel so blessed to be able to stay home with my kids. My kids bring me such joy. Obviously there are those days but when they smile my heart melts. 

I can honestly say I thought I would never have another child after having 2 miscarriages. I got pregnant for the 3rd time and I was so worried. I cried almost every day. When I actually made it to my first appointment I couldn't have been happier. As time went by the fear of losing her went away but the fear of all the things that went wrong with my sons pregnancy started to arise. Our ultrasound. It was so nerve racking. Not only was I going to find out what the sex of the baby was but I was so afraid that they would find something wrong like they did with my son. Although after a LONG grueling pregnancy with my son (I'm not going to go into details) all the accusations were wrong. He did have other health issues but not the things they said he would. anyways when she told me that everything looked great I felt such relief. I didn't find out what she was that day she was too shy..... she kept crossing her legs. hehe!! After a great 9 months and 1 week she finally came. omg my heart! If you have kids I'm sure you know what I'm talking about when I say that I never thought I could love another child so much.

She was born with hip dysplasia which my son had also. She still has to wear a harness at night but she is walking all over the place. She was also born with a milk protein allergy. That was so hard to see your precious baby go through so much. But I am so thankful that there was formula for her to drink. She can now tolerate soy which is great. Trying to find foods without dairy, milk, and soy is almost impossible LOL!

I didn't want this blog post to be so long but I just feel so blessed to have such an amazing family. My husband is the greatest father. It warms my heart knowing that my kids will always have him. My dad wasn't around so Abby's and my hubbys relationship is so dear to my heart. 

I can say that we made it through the first year. Phew!!! Now to get through the next few years. She is so strong willed and feisty! So opposite from my son. He is so relaxed and go with the flow. Although he is 2million% boy he would never hurt a fly. Abby is always hitting an biting.... uuggg. haha! 

Here are some picture from throughout the year. 

Hope you enjoy them. 



Newborn pictures (she was almost a month old actually)



She is such a chunky beauty. 




Daddy's little girl


They have so much fun in the little pool hehee!!


IT'S MY PARTY AND I CAN CRY IF I WANT TO










Friday, June 8, 2012

Swirlydoos June kit Reveal blog hop block party!

Welcome to Swirlydoos' June Kit Reveal Blog Hop Block Party!!

Introducing "Antiquities" 

If you came here from Angelica's blog, then you are on the right track. If not, go back to Swirlydoos' blog and start from there. We have some amazing projects for you to see today and as a bonus we have a very special guest joining in the fun and offering a prize!!

I Love how my trinket box turned out. It didn't turn out to "manly" but I still love it. I made a super simple little booklet to go inside the drawers. The video below will show you how to put it together. 




Here is my finished trinket box. It was a lot of fun to put together.










You have until midnight, eastern time, on Sunday, June 10th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on June 11th. In order to qualify to win here is what you need to do:
1: Visit all of the blogs and leave a comment on each. This way we know you were there. Become a follower if you're not already. Take your time. There are REALLY beautiful things to see along the way.
2: Before you leave each blog, look for the “special” words and write it down.
Once you have visited all the blogs and collected all the special words, they will create a sentence.
3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had AND tell us the sentence that was created with all of the special words you collected.


My special word is : TO


The party continues over at Paulien's blog. Have fun!



Here is a complete list of the blog hop lineup.

Swirlydoos CLICK HERE

Heidi Kelley CLICK HERE

Karola Witczak CLICK HERE

Bo Bunny CLICK HERE

Rae Moses CLICK HERE

Vicky Alberto CLICK HERE

Lisa Gregory CLICK HERE

Irene Tan CLICK HERE

Lynne Forsythe CLICK HERE

Angelica Franssen CLICK HERE

Tiffany Morgan CLICK HERE

Paulien CLICK HERE

Back to Swirlydoos!!!

Altenew blog hop winner

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