Saturday, September 10, 2011

So Thankful

I'm jumping for joy as the sun came out today!!!
I forgot what blue skies looked like.  
Tropical Storm Lee hit the Northeast hard and did not want to leave.  We endured 5+ days of rainfall. 
Never thought in a million years that in a two week time period that I would experience an earthquake, hurricane and tropical storm!
I've got another layout to share with you that I created using the September kit from Artful Delight and Celebration Challenge #3 at The Paper Variety - Scrap your favorite photo.
Yes that's me and yes my hair is in pin curls!
I rarely scrap myself, but love this old photo.  It brings back so many childhood memories.

When I saw the chipboard piece by Crate Paper, Bobby Pins 
5 cents, I was hoping that I would find an old picture of me.  My dad insisted when when my sister and I were little that we looked like proper little ladies.  Every night my mom would put our hair up in pin curls.  I hated it!! I was the good daughter and kept them in.  My younger sister was quite the opposite and always pulled them out. I was so excited to find this picture to scrap! I titled it So Thankful because the picture of me was at Christmas opening a present.  I thought after I finished the layout I really should have title it So Thankful I Don't Have To Wear Pin Curls Anymore!

Everything I used on my layout is in the September kit with the exception of the Jenni Bowlin buttons and October Afternoon alphas.    I've been on Leeanne's DT for 11 months now and this kit is my favorite!  If you would like to see the contents of the kit and order one, just click here.
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Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie


martina's kaartjes said...

such a pretty and colorfull page ! lovely, all those details !
greetings, martina

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeeeeee this!! I love love love that photo of you and how you used the Crate goodies!! And you all have been hit hard recently with the weather... and I pray that everything settles down soon... :):):):):):):):):):):)

li-bee-ti said...

Looks like you've had a very bad luck with the weather! I do hope it's all over now, and peaceful days are ahead.
Your lo is simply gorgeous! The photo is so sweet, and I agree with you that you should be thankful for not having those pins in your hair anymore... LOL
I love the dp and embellishments on your lo. The colors are perfect and give a very warm feeling.
Take care!

Pam Pritzl said...

This is gorgeous! I really love the rich colors and vintage feel to this LO ... Did you use a sketch for it? Love the design!

Hannah said...

Debbie, that is such a beautiful LO. I love the layered patterned papers :) The banner is gorgeous too and I love the design :)
Thanks for sharing your favourite photo with us at TPV :)

flowerdisco said...

i hear you about these weather conditions, :( makes me wonder.
anyhow, love your layout but i love more i had time to stop over and say hello.
love all the elements that you always add to them.
hugs and hope all is well :)

yyam said...

Oh my! This is beautiful Debbie! I love that precious photo of you! Love how you used those chipboard! :)

BabyBokChoy said...

This is a great mix of papers and embellies. I have to say those Crate chipboards look so amazing here! love it!

LisiB said...

What an amazing LO. Love the photo, too! So sweet. Your layering is fabulous

Cindy Gay said...

I love the dimension in the layout and I hope your parents got a picture of you when the pin curls were taken out. (I remember those)

Fern said...

Hi Debbie! Your layout is precious!!! What a priceless photo and I loved reading your story!! I never had the pin curls, I just remember those spongy pink rollers! Have a wonderful week!!! Hugs!!