Sunday, January 27, 2008

You Stole My Heart & More Goodies!

I'm attempting to be a Guest on a Design Team, and the requirements were to create two Valentine's Day or St. Patrick's Day pages. We don't do anything for St. Patrick's Day, so Valentine pages it is! This is the first one I'm submitting.


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!!

18 comments :

Alex said...

Ah how sweet is that, I can understand why you craved those letters they are just beautiful. Your page of the kiddlings is lovely as well, great job

Andrea, said...

Fab layout. Good luck with the DT, you'd make a fab Guest designer

Mistylynn said...

That's so cool! What an amazing gift. Also super sweet page. I'm excited about the big bite too!
Take care.
Misty

Dawn said...

You valentine page is absolutely beautiful!

I love the chipboard letters too. How sweet of Kristy to send you all those goodies. I would have been a kid in a candy store opening that box!

I worked on a couple cards this weekend but haven't posted them yet, I lifted your "ticket" punch idea but I didn't have the punch so I improvised with a circle punch. I hope to have them posted later on today :-)but they do not compare to your work!!!

As always, I enjoy looking at your wonderful creations!

AKA BugAddict

Charmingdesigns said...

Havent heard of the crop a dile II, cant wait to see what you do with it! Now for your girls...My kitties have been at it again. If you want to give me your email I will send them a couple of pictures from last night...what they have been UP to. Loven' your cards! Laurie

malieta said...

Your layout is awesome Carol! Your gifts are terrific too....your friend is so kind.
malieta:)

Alexandra said...

Love your valentines layout Carol - the colors are awesome and your kids are adorable! And, great RAK, wow! Lucky gal! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

~KRISTY~ said...

LONG POST = LONG COMMENT...LOL YOUR NEW LO LOOKS TOTALLY AWESOME CAROL,I LOVE HOW THE "HEART" LETTERS RUN UP THE SIDE OF THE PAGE,ALL THE EMBOSSED PAPERS & COLOURS YOU USED LOOK FABULOUS..SO GOOD LUCK WITH THE DT GUEST SPOT!..IM SO GLAD YOU LOVED YOUR GOODIES & I HAD FUN SHOPPING FOR THEM,& I WAS TOTALLY AMAZED WITH THE SPEEDY DELIVERY TIME,I THINK THE POSTMAN KNEW HOW BADLY YOU WANTED THEM & THEY RUSHED THEM OVER..LOL...FINGERS CROSSED FOR THE GIRLS ON THE 9TH!

Deb said...

Fabulous layout, gorgeous pics of the girls. How lucky are you to receive these gorgeous goodies through the mail? I love those letters! The girls did really well, you must be so proud of them, I see another layout taking shape!

My Paper World said...

Awwwwww! Your girls are gorgeous!
I LOVE the glittery chipboard!
and how sweet is Kristy sending you all that lovely stuff!!!
Good luck with the DT spot, you would be fab!
Nicola xx

Deborah said...

Adorable page, good luck! Wonderful treats too! Deb

Sharon Caudle said...

Love your Valentine page Carol!! Good luck on getting the guest designer spot!!!! What a fun RAK!!! Those letters are so beautiful! I can see why you were drooling! Can't wait to see what you do with them. And how awesome for your daughters!! I'm so happy for you!

Savitri said...

Wow, this is so great!!! From Australia even! Awesome, awesome!

ஐBeatriz Jenningsஐ said...

wow! that LO! Is so beautiful!!!!!& the flowers look great! ;) TFS!

Flossie's Follies said...

This page is fantastic, good luck with the design team, sure you will earn a spot, this page is great.

All Pink girl said...

Gorgeous layout ,love to see your girls ,
good luck ,you will do brilliant on the team ,Dawnxx

Clare said...

Good luck on your Guest DT application, your layout is fab so you should be snapped up!

You lucky thing getting that lovely pack of stuff through the mail, your blogging friend sounds like the best!

scrapnnMO said...

Awesome package of goodies! I envy you that that package!

Your lo is just stunning. Love the embossed cs/papers! The design ROCKS! Good luck on your GDT spot!