Wednesday, March 31, 2010

All about the altering

Hello ladies! Can you believe that it is already April? Well I can't but one thing I know is that this month's kit from THE PAPER NICHE is off the chain! The ladies did one heck of a job putting this one together. At first I struggled with it because I am used to working with bright, busy papers but once I took out my paints and inks there was no stopping me. Here is what I did and please note that there are a whole lotta pictures ; )

April 2010 Kit

"My Besties" this is a page of me and my 2 besties scrapping at The Paper Niche this month, the journaling basically says that prior to scrapping we cried together in the parking lot, lent a shoulder and laughed about the horrible day we had had and then had the greatest night together, they bring out the best in me these two. The musical notes were stamped with my Prima stamp which is not in the kit but you can get it at The Niche, I embossed the bird with my 7 Gipsies stamp and the border edge was also embossed with my American Crafts stamps that I bought at The Niche.

April 2010 Kit

Me and Jiggy Jen celebrating her 30'th Bday this past November and cancer free, journalling is in the back but I thought the "Encourage your hopes not your fears" stamp by TIME HOLTZ was perfect for this layout of her.

April 2010 Kit

This is a layout of Ash Wednesday, I had to take the girls to church by myself since Mr. Hubby was working and Soli's asthma was at it's worst, 1/2 was through the mass she started wheezing harder and I saw that she was about to have a melt down so I steeped outside with them and finished the mass from behind the glass and I took a picture, if you look close enough you can see my girls reflection off the glass. I placed the journalling right under the paper with the flowers and it basically says that on a day like today the only thing that kept me from braking down was my faith in The Lord.

April 2010 Kit

Us in Smokey Mountain, journaling is on the back.

And last but not least is my mini album made with the left over corrugated cardboard

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Make sure you check out what BEATRIZ, GINE, LEAH and LUCI did, I know they will blow your minds and inspire you!

As always, THANK you for your sweet comments, they sure make my day : ) and just in case I don't post before Sunday, Happy Easter to you all, enjoy the day with your loved ones and I look forward to seeing your pictures on your blogs.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

My favorite picture evah!

Hey ladies! How's your weekend so far?
My weekend as of right now has been great and emotional. Today our niece did her first communion and I can not believe how fast the time is flying. I still remember taking that first picture of her when she was born 7 years ago, she was as beautiful then as she is today and what a phenomenal little girl she is growing up to be. Another thing that has me all sad/happy is that my bestie sister in law aka my neighbor is moving tomorrow snif snif!!! Don't get me wrong, I am so happy for them but I am going to miss the shiznitz out of her.

Ok!!!! Now that I got all the mooshy stuff off my chest here is a layout I did of our kids resting after a long nature walk, and yes...this is my favorite picture evah! I love how their little feet just hang off the bench and mark my words that I will take the same picture 10 years from today when the are teens ; )


So looky here, I have a sneak peek of one of my layouts with the April kit so please stop by HERE and show a girl some love : ) The Niche is also having cool challenges going on weekly so make sure to stop by and join us for a sweet prize.
Well ladies, that's all for now, as always THANK YOU for all your sweet comments, you really rock my world! Have a wonderful weekend!!!!!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

1 dozen wedding anniversary!

Hello blogland! How was your weekend?
My weekend was awesome!!! Yesterday Mr. Hubby and I celebrated our 12'th wedding anniversary, I still can not believe that 12 years have gone by so fast. On Friday I cropped at THE PAPER NICHE with my 2 scrapbooking besties and GINE who suggested that I buy the 7 GYPSIES 4X6 TRAY that The Niche just got in and I have to say it is the best purchase ever!!! This is what I am giving Mr. Hubby for our anniversary tonight when he gets home from work.

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I figured I would give him something that he could never ever buy anywhere and I hope he loves it as much as I love it. All the papers, stamps, ribbon etc are from THE PAPER NICHE
so all you local ladies stop by there to get one because that tray RAWKS!!!!!!!!!!

I am off to bed since I have to get the girls ready bright and early for school tomorrow so I will leave you with some pictures of our anniversary.

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We had lunch as a family at our girls favorite restaurant...TGI Friday and we brought my mom to share this special day with us, I just wish my dad was still around to see what a beautiful family we created : (

After lunch the girls decided they wanted to go to the park, note to self "never ever go to the park wearing high as all hell wedges" my feet were killing me but our girls laughter and smiles made the pain worth it.

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Well ladies, THANK YOU for stopping by and for always leaving me such kind words, they sure make my day. Have a great week!!!