Sunday, January 18, 2009

Joy

Some weekends leave you feeling happy and content with your life.......this weekend was one of those! I spent a lot of alone time with my daughter Cortney. Kyle spent time with his dad and grammy. Today, Cort and I and a few friends headed down to Chicago to the American Girl Doll Store. We had lunch, shopped, took tons of pictures, and laughed our butts off. It was a sweet, memorable day........one that will stay with me for a long time. So since this has been a weekend filled with Cortney, I wanted to share a page with you that I created. I cut the tree freehand using a scrap piece of cardboard. The "leaves" were cut using vintage book paper and then distressed a bit. The stamps were Crafty Secret's Fairyland set. (Just released and available for purchase!) I used a chipboard frame for her picture and covered that with DP. When it was dry I cut it out using an Xacto knife and then sanded the edges.





Thanks for stopping by! : )

18 comments:

Linda said...

How cool! Love this page. Glad you had a great time with your daughter.

Susan said...

What an incredible page. I love all the birds and nests on the branches.

Nancy said...

Just gorgeous! I love the birds and nests. How fun that you spent time alone with your daughter. Fun times.

Marisa said...

Awwww, Michelle this is just adorable. Great job with the tree.

Marisa

~amy~ said...

What a gorgeous layout michele! soooooo fabulous!

Candy said...

Dear Michelle,
Please forgive me for spelling Cortney's name wrong in my last post :o(
This was a beautiful weekend for you both to say the least. I am so happy for you both.
Your layout is wonderful - just wonderful.

Jocelyn said...

So stunning! The birds and nests are awesome!!! So glad that you got to spend quality time with the family!!! After all that is what life is all about, the little moments~~~ Happy Monday!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Very creative and perfect with this photo of Courtney!! Awesome work ... sounds like such a great day out! Good for you!!

Linda said...

This page is beautiful. Sounds like a great trip downtown. The new American Girl store is so nice and easier to get around---glad you had a good time.
Linda Peterson

Chrissy D said...

Beautiful page. The newsprint leaves a re a wonderful addition! TFS!

Summerthyme Studio said...

What a beautiful Beautiful Layout Michelle!!!

Wow!! I am so glad you visited my blog........it allowed me to discover yours!!!!

Viv (VivLyn) said...

This is great, Michelle! I love how you did the trees and leaves!

Tracy.H said...

Wow! This is amazing. I always love to see pics of your daughter too...she has the best smile! ;0)

Creative Mish said...

This page is awesome, I love how you created the tree branches with all of the bird nests!

Kristine B. said...

GORGEOUS page!! Love the birds on there. Very sweet :)

Allison said...

How creative is this? Great work...loving the birdies!

Rose Ann said...

Beautiful, page!! I love your tree with birds, and wonderful picture!!

Beth Norman said...

OMG, now if that isn't the most drop dead gorgeous lo I've seen. Wowzers!