Wednesday, November 30, 2011

You are Beautiful... No matter what they say...

Hi all....

Our latest challenge is up at Nikki Sivils... and this time we want you to scrap your cell pics!

This was a no-brainer for me, as I had all ready planned on scrapping this photo of Brookie with Nikki's Get Well Soon collection, even before I heard about the challenge :)

I posted this photo on Facebook back in July (after Brookie's 15th laser surgery) .... but for those that don't follow me on Facebook... or missed it..... here is how the conversation went...

Me to Brookie: good morning beautiful!
Brookie: I'll be beautiful when my spots are gone
Me to Brookie (holding back tears): Baby girl, you are always beautiful...your spots are just a part of who you are ....but spots or no spots, you are always my beautiful baby

.....*sigh* that was a hard one to hear.....

So... I scrapped the photo I took when we had this little convo...and here is the layout I made for it....

I included the lyrics to Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful" on my page.. in case you can't read them... here they are... 

Every day is so wonderful
And suddenly, I saw debris
Now and then, I get insecure
From all the pain, I'm so ashamed

I am beautiful no matter what they say
Words can't bring me down
I am beautiful in every single way
Yes, words can't bring me down
So don't you bring me down today

To all your friends, you're delirious
So consumed in all your doom
Trying hard to fill the emptiness
The piece is gone left the puzzle undone
That's the way it is

You are beautiful no matter what they say
Words can't bring you down
You are beautiful in every single way
Yes, words can't bring you down
Don't you bring me down today...

No matter what we do
No matter what they say
When the sun is shining through
Then the clouds won't stay  

And here is the video to the song... I love this song... if you have never seen this video... I really encourage you to watch it, it really tells a story of what society says is "not beautiful"....I know this video makes some people uncomfortable... but in my opinion... it tells a story... and in a way I can relate to a lot of it....

And Yvonne is having a GIVEAWAY!!! Go check it out HERE

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

One piece of paper... 4 Christmas cards :):):):)

Hi everyone :):):):)

I wanted to share some Christmas cards I made with the ever YUMMY Artful Delight November kit! :):):):):) I loveeeeeeee this kit! :):):) I used ONE 12x12 sheet to make these 4 cards :):):):)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :):):)

Monday, November 28, 2011

Something that made me smile :):):)

Hi everyone :):):)

I wanted to share a layout I made with the November Artful Delight kit! I loveeeee this kit!! I made 4 cards and 7 layouts with this kit...and I still have A LOT left over to make more stuff! :):):):):)

These were some painted fire hydrants up in Prescott, Arizona and I thought they were adorable :):):)

And the background piece behind the photo is from one the Prima packages that comes with the November kit :):):):):):):)

I also wanted to share a layout I made for the latest Lily Bee sketch challenge :):):)
Here is their sketch :):):):):)

And here is my take on it :):):):):)

I used two Lily Bee sheets from the December kit for Artful Delight and some more Lily Bee goodies... and I used some pearls, Prima buttons and the "forever" is from Maya Road :):):):):):)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :):):)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

December Daily :)

Hi all :)

I have always wanted to make a December Daily -- and just never found the time to make one :) But with this being my 40th year (I will be 40 one week from today!)... I decided that this would be a perfect year to make one :)

I made this using mostly Graphic 45's "Christmas Emporium" that I got from

Can't wait to fill this up this month :)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)

Friday, November 25, 2011

Our Thanksgiving and a winner :):):):)

Hi everyone :):):):)

I hope everyone that celebrates Thanksgiving had a very happy one yesterday! :):):):)

Wanted to share some of our photos from ours :):):):)

Brian and the kids :)

And in honor of Aleida monthly photo with my babies :):) (for those new to me...Aleida's story is over on my right side bar) :):):)

This was just too Aunt Mary is in from New York (my home)...and she brought these with her... me and my Brother made these for Thanksgiving about 30 years ago :):):):):)

Papa Mike, Nana Sue, Adam, Nana Ruth, Aunt Mary, Brian, Me, Brookie and Papa Eli :)

Brookie, Papa Mike, my Brother Steve, Nana Sue, Adam, Nana Ruth, Brian, Aunt Mary and Papa Eli :)

Food :) the little ceramic Pilgrims in the front -- my Mom made those many years ago :):):)

Papa Mike and Brookie :)

Papa Eli carving the Turkey :)

Nana Ruth and Aunt Mary :)

Brian and Me :)

Brian being a goof... lol :)

Brookie and Adam :)  (And a quick update... Brookie's blisters are doing MUCH better!!) :)

Adam and Brookie playing hide and go seek :)

Brookie playing with an old doll house set that belonged to me :)

Adam built this for Brookie :)

And now... for my winner for the Studio Blue Moon ..... "The Christmas Book" :):):):)

Congrats to YVONNE!!! Here is what Yvonne said... 
yyam said...
Oh poor Brookie! Nasty blisters begone! :) What an awesome giveaway...I love getting my X'mas tree's pint-sized but I love it because it was made by a dear friend. 
Yvonne...please email me at so I can get your information over to Blue Moon :):):):):):)
Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :):):)