Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Thoughts of Spring.....

I have to admit that I am tired of winter. Not just a little tired of winter.......A LOT of tired of it! It has overstayed its welcome......and I want spring to arrive! I can't wait until the temperatures get warmer, the birds start chirping, and the flowers begin to poke out of the ground. So today's LO uses a soft, pretty, pastel palette that is very "springy!"

I found this old picture of Cort and I and knew I wanted to do something special with it. I so miss those chubby cheeks and those dimpled hands and elbows. Those baby blues just make me swoon! I used Noel Mignon's Seaside Cottage kit. It has the most beautiful papers and embellishments! I did some machine stitching for contrast and inked the edges of my papers with black.

Included in the kit are some pretty fabric swatches. I used my Spellbinder's butterfly die on this striped fabric. I added stick pin antennae and a Prima flower to its body.

Kyle got his bottom braces on yesterday......poor kid has a sore mouth! And tonight....I will be working on my project for my grad class. It is the only way to get things done.....leave the house! No kids, no husband....no laundry......you get the idea! Wish me luck.....the project is due next Saturday....I am praying I finish by then! : )


14 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

omygosh!!! michele...this is stunning!! loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that photo of u and cort!!!!! gorgeous!!!! and poor guy....i know the braces are noooooooooooooo fun :( good luck with getting your project done...and ummmmmmmmmmmmmm come to AZ....its gonna be 78 degrees today,.....of course U will hear me complaining in about a month when its 115 here :( ... ugh....i guess to have nice winter weather....i gotta have ugh summer weather...LOL LOL LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Julie said...

Such a beautiful layout, Michele--all your colors and embellishments are perfect!

I miss those days, too--sometimes I look at their grown-up hands and really miss their little chubby fingers...or their straight-from-braces "adult" teeth and miss those little perfect pearls that used to be there...But I'm so happy with who they've become, so I can't complain!

Hope you have a beautiful day, winter or not! Spring IS coming!

Jingle said...

This is an absolutely gorgeous page! Every detail is so well placed!!! Beautiful!

Lynda said...

One of my favorite pictures of you and Cort! Beautiful layout ~ of course look at the picture you had to work with...two beautiful people!

Crystal said...

AWWw What a sweet picture of you and your dd!!!! What a beautiful page and great use of these colors!!!! Stunning Michele!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh is this gorgeous! both of you - just gorgeous!

hugs ♥

Joan said...

Gorgeous page!!!!!

Riet said...

Beautiful layout Michelle, so sweet.

Hugs Riet.xx

Melisa Waldorf said...

What a pretty layout and photo. The colors are just beautiful. I hope you see spring soon! And good luck with your project, I can't imagine going back to school, YOU GO GIRL!

Velta said...

Geeese...you have the most lovely cutie of all time!! Blessed you are :)

Tracy.H said...

What a beautiful picture and layout!! :0)

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Diane said...

Oh Michele,this is super stunning!
What a beautiful picture of you both. You made a beautiful layout!!
Have fun working on your project!!

Rose Ann said...

That is the sweetest photo, and your page is just gorgeous..Michele!!