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