Friday, November 26, 2010

My American Honey

Many of you who follow my blog know that Cortney graduated from 8th grade. But you probably also know that she doesn't go to a typical school......and doesn't go to a brand new school because she has moved on to high school. Instead she goes to a different wing of the school. Her teacher for the past 3 years has loved her like no other teacher I've ever known. She has shown Cortney the greatest respect and has accepted her just the way she is. She has allowed her room to grow and blossom and for that I am extremely thankful. This teacher, Miss Amber created videos for the 3 students who graduated this year. Each one was different....each one was personal. She loved these kids like they were her own. Cortney's video included the song, American Honey by Lady Antebellum. The song is about growing up, changing, moving on. My girl is changing, blossoming, coming into her own. I attribute a lot of those changes to Miss Amber. And now I have a new song to cry to every time it comes on! ; )

I used Noel Mignon's kit from last year called, "Love Story." I loved the rich reds and earth tones in this kit. I cut the circles, accordion circles, and title from my Cricut machine. The circles were cut from the George & Basic Shapes cartridge, the Accordion circles were from All Occasion Cake's cartridge, and the Title was cut using the Storybook cartridge. I pleated the half circles to create these dimensional pieces.
I used a JustRite stamp for the jar of honey. It is from the Preserved Borders & Centers set. I colored it using my Copic markers. The word honey was stamped with a Papertrey script set.



Thank you for allowing me to share my family with you. I am thankful that I have this creative outlet to express myself.........thanks for caring and "listening!"
Have a wonderful weekend! : )

23 comments:

Pattie said...

What a beautiful layout and such a touching story. I love everything about it...right down to that adorable honey pot!

Tejal said...

Such a fabulous layout..I love this picture of Courtney...she looks so amazing, just like a sweet flower about to blossom and come into her own!!
big hugs to both of you!!

Charo said...

Thank you for making us love your daughter also.

Jessica said...

What a lovely page. Each time I see a new photo of Courtney,I am enthralled with her expression and those eyes! What a gorgeous young woman she is becoming!Thanks for sharing with us. I hope y'all had a great Thanksgiving.

JennyKozar said...

That is just beautiful and I love that picture of Courtney.

Regina Easter said...

this is truly beautiful Michelle...thanks for sharing...

Linda Peterson said...

I love to hear the updates on your children. Cortney looks all grown up--what a beautiful girl!

mary stuart said...

Such a touching lay-out, Michele. Miss Amber sounds like such a beautiful person. I'm glad Courtney had such a wonderful teacher for those three important years. May God bless you and your lovely family!

Ree Donnelly said...

This is just beautiful, and what a precious pic of your daughter.
You are certainly BLESSED to have had a teacher like Miss Amber!

Sheri said...

Beautiful layout but what a beautiful girl you had to work with! Any layout would be beautiful with her in it! And by the way, I LOVE her haircut!

Creative Mish said...

What a beautiful page! Great picture of Cort and I love that Lady Antebellum song!

beverlyreynolds1 said...

She is absolutely beautiful and what a radiant smile! The layout is wonderful. Oh, and love the hairstyle!!!!

Amy Sheffer said...

Incredible page, Michele, in every way. Thanks for sharing!

Angela said...

Michele - this is one of the most amazing layouts I have ever seen - I had tears in my eyes as I was reading it. I also love this song so now everytime I hear it I will think of your wonderful daughter. TFS

Shantaie said...

Michele your LO is so creative and beautiful, you had me in tears thinking of that sweet song! You and Cortney are so lucky to have found such a caring teacher...just like many parents have been blessed to have you in their childs life!

lowen said...

what a beautiful picture of your daughter... she looks so grown up! congratulations to her on graduating to high school

Chris said...

Well, I'm choking here just reading the song lyrics! There aren't too many teachers like that and the difference they make is....all the difference. Your layout is wonderful Michele and the photo of cortney is gorgeous, she's so pretty :). Hugs, Chris

Julie Masse said...

This is just beautiful Michele!! She looks so pretty and happy! Wonderful page and memory! ;)

Plastic Card said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

Diane said...

She is becoming a beautiful lady!
Love hearing stories about her!
She is one special girl!
Great layout Michele!

Amy Johnson said...

All I can say is 'wow!' What a touching story and a beautiful page. I love the rich warm color, the journaling, and how you did the title.

ScrappyMama said...

What a beautiful layout and story!! Miss Amber sounds like she is doing what God intended for her to do & I'm sure that she feels blessed for it. Thanks for sharing your stories with us.

garrie said...

Oh, Michele, this is just such a touching tribute to your daughter and to her angel teacher. Bless you all!