Mother’s Day & a Layout

Hi everyone and Happy Mother’s Day!

I’ve had a lovely weekend with my family and my sister- the weather has been perfect, I did some shopping with my little sister, we got our nails and toes done…and then this morning Aunt Bekah and Jaxen brought me donuts- and Alexis gave me a red rose and necklace she made for me.  The kids also picked out the most beautiful looking and sounding wind chimes for me….I’ve been wanting a set, but I wanted them to pick them out for me, so that when I heard them I would always think of my sweet babies….anyway, they did a FABULOUS job picking them out!

We had a picnic lunch at one of our favorite parks- and I got to take pictures of my favorite kiddos– and I even got in a couple of shots thanks to Aunt Bekah.

Here’s a few of the pictures I snapped of the kids–I sure love taking their pictures- but, they don’t like staying still long enough for me to take them!


Next I wanted to share a layout that I LOVE….and to show you that you can totally cross over lines- I used pieces from My Mind’s Eye Miss Caroline AND Follow your Heart Be Amazing.  I just tied the colors in using the mat behind the picture and the strips on the corner of the photo.

The flower is prima- the 2 scalloped borders are Tim Holtz vintage lace die- and the quatrefoil strip is my favorite Memory Box die- called Tessatina.  It’s a hard one to find…but, you can find it at this cute little store I found online called Chic and Savvy Crafters which offer free shipping on all of their dies- which makes this MUST- HAVE die only 8.75 with shipping- plus they have super-fast shipping!  Also- they have a Facebook page- if you want to like it!

I chose the white scalloped lace to highlight the white lacey looking border around the page. 

Also, I picked up this cute little paperclip from Melody Ross at Joann’s while I was in Kansas City– love it!

 

I hope all of the mother’s out there had a beautiful, wonderful day!  Even if you aren’t a mother- you may be a mother to someone- a student, a neighbor, a child at church, a sister, a pet…so Happy Mother’s Day to you too! 🙂

And, a VERY special Happy Mother’s Day to my own mom- who has shown me how to love unconditionally, forgive quickly, take joy in the little things, and to indulge my creative side– I love you mom!

Also, a big Happy Mother’s Day to my mother-in-law, for raising such a sweet and loving man- who encourages me in everything I do.  I know it is not always easy to be a mom- and it’s hard to know that you are making all of the right choices for your children– but, when she was raising Mr. Pink–she hit the nail on the head, and I am so very thankful!!

 

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