Sunday, September 26, 2010

Giving Thanks!

...This is something that I need to remember to do, daily! There are so many things that I am thankful for: my fantastic husband, my fabulous friends, but mostly {sorry honey} my little Stinkerbella! She is an absolute blessing, that has had obstacles around every corner. The journey to her, and the adoption process has taught my husband and I that we need to give "Thanks," to God, daily!
This is a quick page that I put together for Stinkerbella's 1st Thanksgiving. She fell asleep inside the Peanut Shell (the sling that I am wearing). I had my hand on the outside, and as she was sleeping she reached out and grabbed my finger! My "sister" said, "We have to have a picture of that!" I'm glad she captured this precious moment!
The title was cut using the Cricut Lite cart, Celebrate with Flourish. When I saw this title I knew it was perfect for this layout!  I added 3D dots to "pop" it up.
The acorns were cut using the Create a Critter cartridge. I also embossed the bottom part of the acorn with the Cuttlebug "Diamonds in the Rough" folder. Then I added some twine {thanks Cerin!} to the top of each one by wrapping and tying a knot. I also stuck a piece of tape on the back of each acorn to hold the twine in place. Then I added 3D dots to each acorn, I layered 1 on some and 2 on the others.
I cut another flourish from the Home Decor cartridge to mimic the title, and add a little more color to the layout. I finished off the layout with rub-ons from CTMH, and some {bling} of course on the title!

The paper recipe:
*Background paper-DCWV neutral stack
*Striped paper on title-Making Memories Chelsea's Place
*Shimmery paper for the acorns-Bazzill
*All other paper-scraps from DCWV

I have to apologize for not having "cut" sizes! I did this layout a few weeks ago at a crop and I didn't write down the sizes. I think the acorns were cut at 3" and 5". I promise to be better at keeping track! I'm just proud of myself for having something to post! ;)
Have a crafty kinda day!


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Kristy this is an absolutely AWESOME layout. LOVE THE PHOTO and the page is great! TFS this precious moment with us.

CraftyGirl said...

Oh my word!! That photo is just so precious!! Isn't it great to have sisters around to take the "just right" photos?!! I LOVE the title... now I have to have this cart!! More shopping to do!!
Barb :)