Saturday, April 16, 2011

Nice to see you again ...

So it has been a looong time since I blogged. I was overwhelmed with everything that was going on but I am on the downward slide of way too much going on and fixing to get on the ladder to relax and enjoy this time!

I have been scrapping - two card orders for customers and layouts using the April kit from Apron Strings. I swear Lori is a mind reader! Every time I get a peek at what she has in store for the newest kit I think she read my mind!

In the April Smaller than a Bread Box Kit I got to play with We R Memory Keeper’s “Peep” and My Little Shoebox’s “Home Tweet Home” and finally My Mind’s Eye’s “Stella & Rose”. And I want to start with the layouts I did using My Mind's Eye.

The first layout is of my two girls - I took some pictures of them at the park one afternoon during Spring Break. I titled it "You Two" simply because I often say those two words with a small sigh when these two get together and make me crazy! I am entering this in a challenge at Crop Suey as well to make your embellishments from scraps. I made my own large paper corner as well as flowers fussy cut from the pattern in the paper.
You Two
The next layout I did with the Mind's Eye papers was just of Amory. I used the challenge from the Mind's Eye blog to use their sketch and the theme April Showers.
Here is their sketch created by Anam Stubbington. I turned it on its side to accommodate my pictures.
For the theme of April Showers I used a poem called "You Are My Rainbow". Rainbows always come after showers, right? The poem is one that is close to my heart and says alot in a just a few short lines. I dedicate this poem to Amory because she is my rainbow. She came in after a stormy dark time of depression that followed the birth of her older sister that lasted for years. She is fun colorful little person that has chased those clouds away and given me back the sun. Thank you Amory!
I also used challenges at Paper Variety to use flowers and Scrapfit to use homemade flowers. I made one ribbon rose and fussy cut a few more flowers from pattern paper to satisfy those challenges!
You Are My Rainbow

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day,

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~jan said...

Loved hearing your story about your "little rainbow", Kristin! This layout is wonderful, he ribbon flower so pretty! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Paper Variety! (glad you're back scrapping, been missing you!) XO

Abby said...

Such lovely pages. I enjoyed reading your thoughts about Amory.. children are so precious, aren't they? Little miracles. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Variety! :)

MARILYN said...

Very Lovely pages, Kristin!!! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Variety!

patti west said...

hi Kristin!! Great to see you at the PV! :) Love this lo - such adorable photos and your fussy cut flowers are perfect! Thanks for playing!!! hugs, patti

Sara Zenger said...

Adorable!! Thanks for joining us at ScrapFIT!