Thursday, January 3, 2008

My Little Chef!

As many of you know ( I apologize if I sound like I am repeating myself) my daughter, Cortney has severe Cerebral Palsy. When I had a girl 12 years ago, one of my dreams was to bake with my little girl. Due to her physical handicaps and mental impairment, this never became a reality......until now. Right before Thanksgiving, she kept saying, "Me bake." over and over. I jumped on that opportunity right away! I put her in her gait trainer and God bless her......she mixed, stirred, and better yet, enjoyed herself!

I used the Crafty Secrets, mini chef set. I colored her in with my Copics. The paper is SU! kraft, Flair, and Creative Imaginations. The ribbon is by Making Memories and Michaels. The buttons are by Foo Fa La. I had the picture redone in sepia. I had originally done this layout with the color picture. Well, Cortney had Hello Kitty PJ's on and a bright yellow chef hat. My husband took one look, shook his head, and said, "Waaaaaay too busy!" I actually think he was right. The sepia gives it an old fashioned look, just right for those Crafty Secret's images!

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

36 comments:

Kelly AKA Emmiestamps said...

How beautiful both the story and the page! I am so happy for you!

pescbrico said...

I was so trilled to see your page and read the story that goes along with it! How great are you to make that happen for you and your daughter! :) Your story did put sunshine in my day!

Tracy.H said...

Great page!! I love the new pics of your kids on the sidebar. Courtney is so beautiful!! Love that smile. :0)

Kendalls Mom 3 said...

Awe...almost had some tears here. Girls love to do things that their mommies do! What a sweet page and a sweeter girl.
I love the sepia tone in the pic. Great job!

Alexandra said...

that is a beautiful page and a wonderful memory for both of you - how totally awesome!! Courtney is adorable and the smile is priceless! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Rose Ann said...

Your page is so special, and so perfect, Michele!! Wonderful!!

Flossie's Follies said...

What a great page and wonderful memory

Jennifer said...

OK, the LO is great, but that photo is AWESOME! Look at the joy on her face! So I can only imagine the joy on yours! You can't look at that pic and not smile! And you scrapped it perfectly. What a wonderful memory! I hope you get to cook and bake all sorts of stuff together now!

Jami Speidel said...

This page came out awesome! I remember when you posted this pic after Thanksgiving. It's great to see what you have done with it! TFS your story!

jane said...

Thank you for your kind words on my cards, this was a great post!

Libby said...

This page is absolutely adorable - and I love it even more knowing the wonderful story behind it!

Alison Gibbs said...

How excited Cortney looks in the photo as she is baking away.
Alison

elizabeth said...

wow!
not only is that lo amazing...seriously amazing, but the story behind it just make my heart swell!!!

thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my blog. i'm digging yours in big ways!!!

Marlou said...

Michelle!! this is absolutely gorgeous!! your scrapbooking is just beautiful. What a blessing that you and your daughter bake together :) and I love Hello Kitty and im 35 {big kid at heart} have a great weekend xx

Sharon said...

Too cute, Chele! I can just hear Cortney now asking to bake.What a great opportunity for both of you!

Amy said...

Such a gorgeous page! Thanks for coming buy and visiting mine! :-)

SpAzzGiRL said...

Love this LO!
Glad to see you scrappin again.

Jennie Skaggs said...

What a wonderful story...and great memories for both of you. Love the picture. She looks so happy. Jennie

Bevie Pearl said...

What a great layout!!
Your photography captures the joy that Cortney expresses!!

Crafty Connie said...

The layout and story are wonderful!

My Paper World said...

Such a precious page and story!
The sepia photo looks great!

Michelle said...

Love the LO! Great photo!

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Erica Payne said...

It's great to see Cortney in the Kitchen. Love the softness of the pictures. Great page. Oh- and yes you and Kim are the guilty party!

Corie said...

Oh my gosh-- this is the cutest page, I love it!!

Mary Ann said...

Mama, that's precious:)

Leslie Miller said...

This is simply adorable and a wonderful way to preserve the memory of a very special time. I have Crafty Secrets Kitchen Classics but I didn't know about this set. It looks so cute! Super for scrapbooking. Your daughter looks like she was having such a good time and I'll bet you were, too!

joslyn said...

love what you captured in this picture. great page.

Kimberly said...

I'm so happy for you Michele! The page is perfect!

mochamama said...

My eyes are watering and my nose burns reading your story. Your daughter is a very pretty chef!!

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

How precious is this...Your daughter is Adorable...Give her a Big Hug from me!!!

Ashley Bowen said...

OMG!! What a beautiful picture and page!!! :o) I love it and the story!!! Thank you so much for sharing! Hugs! Ash~
www.ashleyscreativecorner.com

sophia landry said...

This is gorgeous. I just stared at it for several minutes. Such a beautiful way to store memories, and the story behind it. Looks like I missed loads of beautiful projects while I was away, but at least I can now see a whole bunch of great projects at once.

beate said...

What a gorgeous page! Lovely story and wonderful picture. Hugs

Nancy Grant said...

Oh this is my FAV!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

:-)

msdaiquiri aka Erica said...

This is my first time reading your blog and seeing this post is so beautiful...(I have tears in my eyes). Truly a blessing that you were able to bake with your angel! Blessings to you and your family! The pix looks wonderful in the sepia.