Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Family A Journey To Forever

Hope everyone enjoyed the holidays!  It just seems as though it came and went so quickly.  I had a wonderful time Christmas day celebrating with my family.  I couldn't have asked for anything more special then to spend the day with my mom.  I recently did a layout on my  mom titled All I Want For Christmas Is You.  You can see the layout here. My wish for Christmas was to have a special moment with my mom.  Something I haven't been able to have with her for quite a while.  I wanted a moment with my mom as she use to be, happy and smiling.  Well, my wish came true.  For a brief moment, my mom laughed and joined in on the fun of the day. It's hard to remember the last time I heard my mom laugh, let alone smile.   Hearing the laughter from my mom warmed my heart and brought tears to my eyes.  It was the best Christmas present ever!

Today is the new sketch reveal at Frosted Designs Sketch Along Tuesdays!  We've got a beautiful sketch designed by Ashley a member of the DT from our Fabulous Friday Challenge and I chose to scrap a picture of my mom and her family.
 This was my first time working with Simple Stories papers.  
I used some of their Generations collection and just love it! 
Here is Ashley's sketch:
Hope you have the time in join in on the challenge.  We've got a great sponsor, Burlap & Buttercups who have donated their gorgeous December kit:
Please stop over to see what our DT has created using Ashley' sketch.
A little over a year ago I started the Sketch Along Tuesday Challenge for Frosted Designs.  It's been a lot of fun and a lot of work.  It's been an honor to work with the members of my DT.  Sadly, this will be my last post as the Sketch Coordinator for Frosted Designs Sketch Along Tuesdays Challenge.  So much of my spare time now is spent caring for my mom and it's harder and harder for me to keep up with the pace as the challenge coordinator.  Starting with the January 10th challenge, Andrea from our Fabulous Friday Challenge DT will be taking over as the Sketch Coordinator.  I will continue to be a part of Frosted Designs, helping Barb and Diana run our great challenge blog!
Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Supplies:  Simple Stories Generations, Prima flowers, Making Memories metals, K & Company bird.

9 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

What a WONDERFUL gift your Mom gave you!!! That is AMAZING!!! I love love love your lo!!! That photo is GORGEOUS and loveeeeeeeee all the flowers! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Pat said...

Debbie this is such a beautiful LO!

Cindy Gay said...

Lovely heritage layout. Don't you just love Simple Stories?

Audrey Frelx said...

Debbie, your layout is just beautiful!!!

So glad to know you enjoyed a wonderful Christmas with your mom!!! My family and I enjoyed a wonderful Christmas too, and because my family did alllll the work this time, I was able to relax...lol!!! I really needed that! Things have been so exhausting for me the last several months -- feeling great now!!! Back to playing!!!

Looking forward to sharing and spending time with you in 2012, my friend!

Hugs!

Nanne said...

Oh gosh Debbie.. what a wonderful wish to come true for Xmas, I can only imagine what you are going through and my prayers are with you..
I love stopping by your blog to see what you've been up to and this layout is another Debbie masterpiece.. even with such sorrow, you are still creating such wonderful layouts..
Happy New Year my sweet friend :)
hugs
Nanné

Andrea Amu said...

I am so happy to hear that you were blessed with such a wonderful gift this Christmas! I am sure it simply made the day for you, and brought a lasting memory... you can't hope for anything better than that! Blessings to you, Debbie!

Your page is just perfect! Love the homespun feel and the vintage photo!

Angi said...

I love the gorgeous details & the classic photo.

Linda said...

Wow what a gorgeous layout!!!!! Love the picture!!!!! Happy New Year to you and your family and best wishes in 2012!!!!!

Kim said...

Happy New Year Debbie, I'm so glad you got your Christmas wish! I really love the vintage look to your page and appreciate seeing the old photos! I have so many of those to put into a scrap book. I don't know if I will ever get it all done :)
~Kim
P.S. I know I will miss seeing all your posts on Frosted Designs. I know I haven't been able to participate as much as I would love to but love to see all your updates on facebook :)