Friday, July 25, 2008

Beautiful Soul and Blog Candy!

This LO started with a piece of cardboard. Yep. This corrugated cardboard came in my son's monthly Top Secret kit. The oval was already cut out......a frame for a photo?! I peeled off the top layer and grunged it up a bit with pink and white paint. See those butterflies? That is a Heidi Swapp mask. Now normally, you would spray "around" the mask, peel it off and Voila, a negative image. Well due to the bumpiness of the cardboard, it wasn't working! So I used the actual mask in the LO. I painted it and sprinkled it with glitter while it was still wet. I used bits and pieces of Melissa Frances paper, vintage book paper, an October Afternoon journaling card, some Creative Cafe tickets, and vintage ribbon. (The papers can be found at Noel Mignon's store).

I decided on this title because my daughter has to be the most innocent, happy girl I know. While most of you struggle with typical 13 year old issues....boys, sassy mouth, homework, etc. I don't. She never talks back, with the exception of a few no's once in awhile and her interest in boys is.....well not there. I deal with other issues.....orthopaedic, seizures, diapers, leg braces, lifting, lifting, and more lifting. But through it all, she has a smile on her face, which makes it just a bit easier for me. When I am with her she breaks my heart and makes my heart swell at the same time...if that makes any sense.

She is on my mind this morning, because we are heading to Shriner's Hospital to see a new neurologist and her orthopaedic. I am concerned because her left hip is clicking terribly and her leg turns in. I am praying that her hip is not dislocated. She is going to be fitted for new leg braces today too. The neurologist will do blood work most likely and adjust her seizure medication. It will be a long day.

On a brighter note......There is blog candy below! The drawing will be on Sunday night! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!! : )

16 comments:

Deanna said...

LOL ask and ye shall receive haha! Beautiful layout!

~amy~ said...

Beautiful lo of a beautiful girl! Good luck today...sending you good ju-ju your way....

Lorie said...

Seriously beautiful smile that girl has...I can see why you find comfort in it some days. Good luck today!

Christi said...

Gorgeous layout!! I hope everything goes well at the doctors today.

Alexandra said...

This is a gorgeous page Michele - what a fabulous layout, and I love how you used that cardboard! Good luck at the doctor today! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Greta Adams said...

Let me know how everything goes when you get back...i am thinking of ya'll and that hlayout is beautiful as well as cort cort

Marci Knecht said...

Michelle, that's a beautiful layout and my heart goes out to you. I hope that the visit has the outcome you hope and expect. Cortney is such a lovely little girl :)

Erika M. said...

So beautiful - I hope all goes well today .

Dina said...

I looove the texture that cardboard adds. Great LO, and hope everything goes great at the Dr.

Bunny B said...

Love this LO!! Beautiful :)
Have a fab weekend!!

Tracy.H said...

I just love her smile!! This layout is amazing...well done. :0)

noelmignon said...

This LO is beyond beautiful in both design and sentiment. I do know what you mean in that your heart breaks and swells at the same time. You are a lucky mom to have such a sweet daughter and family.

Sony said...

Michelle
Gorgeous Layout!!!
Hope that the visit has the outcome you hope and expect.
I'm a seizure patient so i know about it.
Blessing!!!
**Hugs** Sony

karen m. (akaliz) said...

this layout is gorgeous...and that smiling face...what a beauty!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Oooo... I am catching up with your posts. I hope the appointment went okay. I'll read above for the update.

Hugs,
~Nancy

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