Friday, January 8, 2010

So many hats . . . so little time!

I did another layout based on a sketch that is posted at Scrap-Friendzy's Sketch-A-Thon. This is my silly Jessica trying on a bunch of hats at Animal Kingdom. She came up with the title for the page! The papers, die cuts, and ribbon are Fancy Pants. I love the way this turned out.

Next, I want to show you a gift that I received in the mail yesterday from the most wonderful Jodi (Scrapronicity). Jodi and I both did Project 365, and we both kept Project 365 blogs. We kept each other going by checking to see how we were doing, commenting on the posts, etc. So, we were most definitely Project 365 buddies! So, Project 365 is over, and Jodi sent me this gift as a thank you for sticking with her for the entire year! Oh my goodness, it's just unbelievable and the sweetest thing ever that she would think to do this for me! Let's take a look at this amazing mini album!

I was overwhelmed taking it out of the pink bag and seeing the cover, and then when I opened to this first page, I got so choked up and misty! She got this photo off of my Project 365 blog! The quote on the facing page is one of my absolute favorites!

Look at those TINY snowflakes on January, and the paper doll has an "e" on it for Emily, and it's before February, because Emily's birthday is in February! Amazing!

Between March and April, there is a Princess page! OMG, it's so cute, and she has a tiara on! How perfect is that?

The backside of the Princess page is totally fabulous too!!

Here is April and May! April is sporting some of my most favorite Basic Grey Ambrosia paper! I love it!

Between June and July is a doll with "J" on it, because Jessica's birthday is in July. Once again, amazing!

Look at the little popsicles on August! Then there is another photo, and the quote next to it is wonderful! It says, "Let me play in the sunshine; let me sing for joy; let me grow in the light; let me spash in the rain, and remember the days of childhood forever." LOVE it!

Another favorite quote of mine is before September! "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away." How true!

After October, around the swirl stamp, it says, "to love and be loved . . . is to feel the sun from both sides." Nice!

Here is November and December, and check out the little Christmas tree and the blue star!

Even the back cover is GORGEOUS! Can you believe this gift? It's amazing, and I love it, and Jodi is WONDERFUL to have made this for me! I'm overwhelmed, and I will TREASURE it! Thank you Jodi from the bottom of my heart!!

I hope you're having a great day, enjoy your weekend, and thanks for stopping by!


Belinda said...

That is a truly beautiful gift. What a lovely, lovely book. I want Jodi to be my friend, too.

Deb said...

wow, fabulous! your layout is gorgeous, love those papers and fantastic photos! your little gift is amazing, totally gorgeous and I love that idea! hugs Debx

Chris said...

i am speechless over this album! it's beautiful! and i love your hat page of the girls, it's so fun!!

Brenda said...

ohhhh Carol your gift made me even cry what an awesome gift!!
What an amazing thing she did for you!!!

Scrapronicity said...

Carol!! You are too sweet for words! You failed to mention just how LONG my journaling was...and you didn't run away! Thank you for all of your support and I was thrilled to make this little gift for you. :) I'm so happy that we are both doing Project Life...I may not journal as much this time around (not sure!) I'll bet you're secretly happy that you get a little break before I begin... Ha!

Thank you for your kind words... I'm THRILLED to be your blogging buddy. :) :) I'm looking forward to another year of fun family photos and all of your beautiful layouts!! Happy scrapping Carol! :)

wendy said...

That is a beautiful gift!

Judy said...

How absolutely fabulous the gift you received is. Certainly something to treasure. And your layout page of many hats really rocks!

Lydia said...

Great Mini album, love it!

Alex said...

I LOVE your layout Carol, so fun! And, that mini book is gorgeous, what a fab gift to get!!! Sorry I have been absent, but finally got a new computer and now I am back blogging so life is good! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex