Thursday, October 29, 2009

Forever My Baby

This picture was taken a few days after we took Christina home. I just loved holding and kissing her; watching her sleep and make little baby noises. When she's awake, I loved how she stared back at me,  She seemed to be memorizing my face. 

I heard somewhere a long time ago that babies are God's messengers... that they were sent to us with a message that God loves us; rhat when they look at us, they are trying to tell us what the message is; that they cry because they get frustrated they can't voice it out and that we do not understand them; that it is unfortunate by the time they can talk, they have forgotten what the message is.

But all was not lost.  I felt the love Christina gave back when she looked into my eyes. I thank God for her and for the love.

Supplies used: Butterfly - cutout from K&Co; fonts: Palace Script MT; Pristina; all other items from: Scrapbookflair - Ava & Lilly's Mom: Expecting kit; torn notebook [Craftfairy1]; scraplifted from KellyGoree [thanks for the inspiration!]

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Deep In Thought

I caught Christina staring into space with hands on her chin; something adults would do if they were looking out the window as they lean on the window sill. It looks like she was so deep in thought. I stared at her for a little while before I decided to take this picture. For a moment, just like her, I was also deep in thought.  I wondered what on earth babies think about. How they know when to smile, when to cry, and how they get startled. They are such a bunch of little wonders that make us wonder!

Supplies used:  graph paper & yellow border [Cays Creations It's Easter Kit]; Love wordart [Digital Scrapbook Memories In the Mood]; all other items from Digital Scrapbook Memories Collection 2 cd; fonts: Chiller and Birch Standard

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Purse Card

My first use of the Crafter's Ultimate Companion! It is soooo AWESOME!!! The best thing I've ever purchased. I've made tons of cards since then.  I just have to figure out why I can't upload the pictures without putting them on a background first.  Can anyone let me know why?

Inside the card is a folded piece of paper.  When the card is opened, the folded piece of paper opens up also.  Instructions on how to make this card is included in the CD that came with the Crafter's Ultimate Companion.  I believe you might even find it somewhere in You Tube.

Supplies used: Pink Armadillo cardstock, silk rose, dotted brad, and 2 pieces of pink ribbon.  I made the green  fuzzy flower using green yarn.  The pink center of the green flower is something I crocheted.  I knew they would come in handy sometime!


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Beautiful Autumn

It's Autumn! DH's favorite time of the year - because it is so colorful.  I like it too because it looks like it's the time that everything comes out to life, every creature showing their beautiful plumes!  The only thing about Autumn that makes me sad is what comes after.... cold, cold, WINTER!!!

But in the mean time, I have to enjoy every moment of Autumn, which is cool, windy, sometimes, cold.  I've made 2 layouts using Cay's Beautiful Autumn kit.  Just look at the rich, warm colors!

DD and her cousin Stephanie [the birthday celebrant] were both born in Autumn. For years, they've been celebrating their birthdays dressed in Halloween costumes, and of course you can just imagine the eerily cute layouts I've been making. But for the past 4 years, no costume parties...just typical teen parties.

What's special about this picture is that it seems each cousin caught up within the hands of Time.  Where one was still a baby and the other still toddling around, 3 were already playing with make-believe make-up and such.  Look at them now! They seem to be all of the same age!  Why are they in such a hurry to grow up?

Those freezing Autumn nights didn't deter these adoring fans to watch a home game.  With Cay's Beautiful Autumn kit layouts can be made with pictures taken indoors and outdoors.