Monday, December 5, 2011

Celebrate Life - Sketchy Thursdays 12.01 and Scrapping Everyday Miracles

It's a cloudy  morning today.  The weekend was beautiful with sunny skies, even though there was a chill in the air.  I managed to get my Christmas shopping done and got the house decorated for Christmas.  Today I will be spending some time in the kitchen making a big batch of Chex Mix, Muddy Buddies and peanut butter cookies!
I spent some time this morning scrapping and used up some more papers I had in my stash. I had forgot all about the beautiful Pink Paislee Soiree collection I had purchased.  I love the 12.01 sketch challenge at Sketchy Thursdays and knew it was one I wanted to do. I came across a picture of me, my brother and sister from ages ago.  The picture is not the best of quality as it is small and worn, but I was thrilled when I found it.  My sister and I were wearing dresses my mom had made us.  The dress I had on was my favorite!  The bottom of the dress was filled with handmade embroidery.  This picture has such a special meaning to me as it holds a special spot in my heart for a beautiful creation given to me by my mom.  I found a new challenge blog, http://scrappingeverydaymiracles.blogspot.com and their current challenge is Christmas Miracles, scrap a blessing or miracle in your life. My blessing is my beautiful mom and the memories I hold in my  heart.   I'm not sure at this point in her illness that she would be able to remember the dress, but as a child I thought it was so beautiful and it made me feel like a princess.  I am truly blessed to have this picture.  In case you want to know, I'm in the middle!
Just love this sketch by Sketchy Thursdays:
I love the flowered paper in the Soiree collection!  Perfect for fussy cut work! 
 I have to thank Jennifer at Scrappin Daze for her 12/4 post highlighting a bunch of cute images at Smitten Blog Designs.  I paid the blog a visit and was amazed at all of the beautiful free images.  Make sure you pay them a visit. I came across a cute little image that I used here:
I also used some gorgeous Basic Grey rub ons and a bunch of flat back black pearls by Recollections:
Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie
Supplies used:  Pink Paislee Soiree Collection, KI Memories Glitter Borders Weekdays Black, My Favorite Things Die-namics Wonky Scallop Border Die, SEI Black Ink, Elle's Studio Tag, Tags by Smitten Blog Designs, Black Flat Back Pearl by Recollections

14 comments:

yyam said...

Wow Debbie. Another beautiful composition. Love your attention to details. Awesome layers! :)

Kellie said...

WOW this is absolutely amazing!

Tammy E. said...

I really love those colors. Such an awesome layout and photo. And don't forget -- while the disease can take your Mom's memories, it can never take yours away.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I love love love this Debbie! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee that photo and the papers you used! Thanks so much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):)

missybossy65 said...

Oh my Debbie this layout is stunning! I too have this papers stashed somewhere - I am digging them out! You really are queen of the layers :0) I love the photo and the memories it has evoked for you, Ali x

ps thank you for all your lovely comments - you have made my day x

Linda said...

Wow what a gorgeous layout and the colors are fabulous!!!!!! Way to go !!!!!

Sherri said...

Hi Debbie, great layout. I lost my mom several years ago now, I miss her so much still. Hang on to every little moment you still have w/yours. We're never too old to lose our mothers. Thank you for sharing your layout, and for participating in our challenge over at Scrapping Everyday Miracles.

BabyBokChoy said...

I saw this one at home yesterday and of course home 'puter refused to let me comment, lol. I am going to Archiver's and seek out this collection that I had passed previously. You sold me it!!! :)

Angi said...

Love the gorgeous colors on those flowers. Fabulous design. :)

Diana Fisher said...

Gorgeous work with the flowers on this! Amazing page! :)

Lisa H said...

This is such a beautiful and special layout! Thanks you so much for doing our challenge at SEM and sharing this with us. Merry Christmas!

Kline said...

I <3 those cutout flowers! I gotta get myself that Soiree pp :) Thank you so much for playing along with us @Scrapping Everyday Miracles.

antenucci said...

What an amazing layout! I love all the flowers and all the details you have included! Thanks for playing with us at Scrapping Everyday Miracles.

Roulien said...

Debbie . . . this is such a stunning layout!! You attention to detail is fabulous!! Thanks so much for playing along with us this month at Scrapping Everyday Miracles!!!!