Monday, May 2, 2011

right before my eyes

This girl is growing up right before my eyes.
Over the last five years she has made me who I am as a mother. She was the first to guide me through experiences of babies, terrible twos, teething & preschool. Testing every single ounce of my patience because she's definitely the trickiest of the three but also she's shown me how to love immensely.
She dances around all day with so much zest... only concerned with colorful things the world has to offer. (Drawing pictures of her holding hands with everyone she loves, taking pictures, painting, writing her name & others peoples' names that she loves.)

Crate Paper everything Papers, Chipboard, Ribbons & Trims, Buttons, Alphabet Letters
There was too much on my mind to fit somewhere on a layout so I included a note inside the page. When I scrapbook I most often write my titles and the journaling to whoever the page is about so naturally my journaling ends up being a letter.
Papers: Garden, Picnic, Visit, Honeymoon, Quilts, Teal Inventory background paper. Border/Banner Stickers.

Sewed a lot on this page and after I stitched on the bottom I left the thread because it was sitting there so nicely.

Supplies:
Papers: Garden, Picnic, Visit, Honeymoon, Quilts, Teal Inventory background paper. Border/Banner Stickers.
Pink Background Paper: Quilts
Epoxy & Fabric Brads
Chipboard: Felt scalloped border under photo
Favorite Pen on sale: Precision 01
Alphabet Stickers for title: Neighborhood Collection
Favorite B&W stripe: Honeymoon
Ribbons & Trims

In other news: Incredible weekend of events... a Royal Wedding & the death of an enemy. Thanks to our soldiers and all they sacrifice & the sacrifice & support from their families.

32 comments:

Renee Zwirek said...

What a Beautiful LO!!! Thanks for this post! Okay, why am I crying like a dork? Avery is So grown up...What a Lovely and Loving Post this is. Such an emotional March and April for me...my Payton turned 4 on St. Patty's Day and my Caitie turned 6 mid-April. This hits home...very inspiring. I AGREE...such a wonderful weekend! LOVE & THANKS TO ALL OUR SPECIAL FORCES AND THEIR FAMILIES!

BTW, to a very inspiring Mom to Me in every way (psst...that's you)...an Early HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!!!!

♡ Ambrosia said...
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joeygirl86 said...

Oh I love this so! It reminds me to scrap my daughters pics more..I'm soo behind! Thank you for the awesome inspiration! :)

Diana said...

This is lovely. So you. It's nice to have you "back" ;-)

Nancy W said...

What a beautiful layout!! Love it, hugs from Conroe, TX!

sophie said...

oh! I was waiting for this one !! and , of course, I am not disappointed! everything you create is so whimsical, so pretty and radiant! just like you in fact!!

Melissa said...

Your layout is gorgeous! Love the scalloped circles. They really do grow up way too fast!

Pearl said...

what a sweet post.
She is your big girl now! I cant only imagin how time flys by..
She is a darling. and you are the best mother, shes very lucky and blessed to have a mother like you. She will look back at all the precious scrapbook layouts you have made about her and will treasure them. ;)

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Gabi said...

Beautiful layout!!! I love this season's crate paper goodies. I've been using them a lot myself.

Beautimus!

-Gabrielle from Savannah, TX

Just Rhonda said...

SUPER cute page!!! Love the circles lined up on the side!!

Elle said...

This is SO beautiful! Love, love, LOVE it!

Suezi said...

So true the sentiment... right before my eyes!!! My daughter is graduating next month and so many memories have been flooding my head. I almost cry everytime I think of some random memory of her. Hug those babies cuz man it flies by!!
Beautiful layout by the way and love the little journaling card tucked away.

Sarah said...

she looks so big! you're a very sweet mommy. the scrapbook page is very inspiring :)

cinback said...

Love everything about this page. You make your LOs look so dreamy!

Love Scrappin' said...

beautiful layout....love it!

SuZeQ said...

Your girls are so lucky to have you for a mom. Celebrate Mother's Day!

liza said...

what a lovely page.. such a nice way to include a letter as your journalling... =) such layout is so precious =)

Anonymous said...

what a beautiful LO!!!
shoulamit

chari-o said...

Ah!! I can't believe she's turning 5!!!

{VICKI} said...

Love this l/o.

I've never done hidden journaling.
I'm araid tha if it's not visible then it won't get read.

laurie said...

It's amazing how fast they grow up, I remember pages of yours in CK with Avery as a baby, she's beautiful...Happy Almost 5 birthday to her!! My daughter will be turning 12, that's crazy to me...LOVE your page, so cute!!

phaedra said...

I lOVE this layout. But more than that, I love what you said about Avery. I, too, have a daughter of roughly the same age who tries me like no other, but also whom I love like no other. Happy Mother's Day- I love your blog- thanks for sharing

Playing with Paper said...

This is just BEAUTIFUL!! I love the layout, how sweet. What a wonderful age! Happy Mother's day :)

Bonnie said...

Love this layout and the story behind it. Our kids teach us so much don't they? About life and about ourselves.

lkaye said...

Love your layout and your blog! Always love reading your posts and your positive attitude! Thanks!

Breanna said...

Well this page has absolutely inspired me, and the great thing is, is that I'm going to a girl weekend crop thing for National Scrapbook Weekend! Thankyou for the inspiration, love it!

~Sasha Farina~ said...

stop you.. you're making me cry over here! *hugs*

AnnaMarie said...

I love it!

Melanie said...

This layout is stunning. I love the beauty of it and the pureness of your little girl. They grow up way to fast!

Dt, the other half. said...

Heyyy lizzy! :D ive been dropping by your blog and ive fallen in love, i love all your layouts, they are amzaazziing!! Can I ask you one thing though, how did you make your pictures HUGE? hehe i hope you dont mind me asking... And your families are cute :))

Afta from Brunei :))

nicole said...

Happy Birthday!

Jody said...

One of my favorite pages of yours to date. I love every little detail. I'm always inspired by your design choices, your mix of colors and the way everything seems so "light" on the page. Enjoy your growing up girls. They'll be scrapping their own kids before you know it! =)