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Sunday, June 13, 2010

She can't be TWELVE!!


Exactly twelve years ago today, I delivered the most beautiful, perfect, tiny little angel and made my family complete, giving her two older brothers a baby sister. We finally had our little girl! 6lbs 5oz and 21 inches of pure heaven. The years that have passed since her birth have been filled with love, giggles, kisses and hugs, lots of tears, some heartbreak, definitely some girly attitude and a whole lot of fun. I have cherished every last second of being her mother and while I am sad that my "baby" has turned 12 today....I swear she was taking her first steps last week and sharing a bowl of soup with Daddy just yesterday (oh lordy, here come the tears) I know that I have so much more to look forward to. I may be a little biased but I think my daughter is growing up to be a beautiful person, both on the outside and inside. She has the sweetest little voice and the biggest heart you'll ever find. I love you Susan Elizabeth. Without you, my life would not have been complete.

OK....the details - this layout is for the Sketchy Thursday July GDT. The sketch I worked from is this one:

I used scraps from My Minds Eye and Bo Bunny to create the strips which I distressed with the Distrezz-it-All at 7am this morning!! When I tell you this thing is LOUD....think a chain saw cutting down a tree!! Some of the strips are raised on pop dots, others on a lower foam tape and others flat to the background page. Its hard to see all the dimension in a flat photo. I added lots of pearls which is my daughter's birthstone. I used pearls from ZVA Creations and Best Creations (Walmart's brand). I used some Prima paper flowers and added a rhinestone to the centers, some Petaloo Dazzlers glittered flowers for the Frosted Designs challenge and a few Heidi Swapp felt butterflies. The letters are Basic Grey Lemonade. Thanks for looking and listening to me boo hoo about my baby!!
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9 comments:

Diana

WOW!!!!!!!!! GORGEOUS Page. I love the strips of pp. and those swirl bling look amazing. great photo. Thanks for playing with us at FD.

Denise

You just about had me tearing up girl! Your daughter is so beautiful. So hard watching them grow up. I absolutely love your layout. You nailed the sketch. If you don't win, I be really shocked!

Joni Parker

Wow Wow Wow....this is stunning. the layout is beautiful, your daughter is beautiful and I love your blog!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs.

Amanda Sevall

Absolutely beautiful!!!

Divinity

WOW!!!!! this layout is GORGEOUS!!! and great photo as well!!! she's adorable! :)

Heidi

absolutely BEAUTIFUL! and everytime i read someone's lament of how quickly their children grew up my heart stops. i just know my kids' childhoods are going to go by in a blink and that makes me so sad. :o( i try to remind myself everyday to revel in every little detail!

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Happy Birthday to your baby!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee this!!! GORGEOUS photo, colors and loving the title! :):):):):):) Thanks sooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Natalie

Beautiful LO!! I am the same as Heidi on this one - trying to revel in every last minute of my soms baby years!

Theresa

awesome layout. congrats on the ST guest design challenge.

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