This is a total "use what I have" page! I've had the embossed red and purple cardstock for a really, really long time. The circle (cut with my Coluzzle) and "I love you" pieces used as embellishments were cut from a patterned paper sheet I've had for a long time too. These photos are from 2005, and they feature two of my very favorite people in the whole wide world . . . my daughters! The "you stole my" in the title was done with Making Memories rub ons. Very cool how they easily go over embossed paper. The "HEART" letters are ScrapWorks glittery chipboard that I got on QVC. The GORGEOUS flowers were a RAK from the wonderful Beatriz. I'm finally using some of them! The white heart and red silhouette heart are also ScrapWorks glittery chipboard. The XOXOXO office clip on the side of the page is Lil' Davis designs. The photo corners were cut using my QuicKutz. I'm thrilled with this page! I'm so crazy about my girls, how could I NOT be thrilled with this page? What do you think?
Next, look at the HAPPY MAIL that I received from my most wonderful blogging friend Kristy! It's going to be hard to make a long story short, but basically, I have admired many a project of Kristy's were she uses these spectacular chipboard letters! So, after admiring them, and drooling over them via comments on her site, she offered to send me some. Kristy is in Australia, so I thanked her very much for her offer, but then I refused, because I knew postage would be a killer. Kristy really "twisted my arm" by offering again, and telling me that she knew I really wanted them! Well, she was right! I did want them, I caved in like crazy (at least I refused once! Right?), and she not only sent me the letters, but other goodies too! Kristy, you are awesome! The next photo is just for you!
A very big special "THANK YOU" to you Kristy! Can you believe that gorgeous card she made? Look at the flowers on it! GORGEOUS! Thank you so much Kristy! Happy mail will be on the way shortly to YOU!
One last thing, and I applaud you if you're still reading this incredibly LONG post . . . thank you to all of you that wished my girls well yesterday on their pre-contests. They were amazing! My oldest sang and did a wonderful job, and then both girls played their instruments. Unfortunately, my oldest did not get an opportunity to play with her friend, because her friend was unable to attend the pre-contest. However, as a solo act, my daughter did great! It's unfortunate her friend wasn't there, because they are judged on how well they play together. I'm sure they'll do fine on Feb. 9th. Now my youngest has been playing the french horn for less than a year (she previously played the trumpet), and the judge was VERY impressed with the way her and her friend played! Yeah! She thought they did a great job on a very difficult song! So, bring on the contest! I think they're ready! Thanks for the good thoughts and wishes! I appreciate them!
Give yourself a huge pat on the back if you're STILL reading! WHEW! I'm helping my oldest with a project / poster board today, and then I hope to get to my review of the Crop-A-Dile II, Mr. Big Bite. Thanks for stopping by!!