Tuesday, December 31, 2013

My How She Has Grown!

Good morning! Happy New Year's Eve to you! I have had a lovely weekend away with my little family. It was an unexpected Christmas gift from my in-laws.  We stayed at a hotel in downtown Chicago, shopped, ate like kings, saw a Christmas musical, ate some more, and swam! With the kids getting older, it seems we fly in 800 different directions....so it was nice to reconnect once more. I took a few pics of our day together....
I have a love for photography and I am striving to get better at it.  I have been taking the camera off of auto and trying my hand at the manual settings. It has been a learning curve for sure, and sometimes frustrating.  But once in awhile the stars align and you get a shot like this one.  And especially when it is a shot of Cortney......
I am sure you didn't come here to see pics of my kids, so I will get on to business......scrapbooking! 
I created this layout over a year ago for the Cricut Circle of my little gal, Myla.  She was rescued from a mill and was 3 pounds of mischievous love! I used my Cricut, Kate's ABC's, Pretty Pennants, and the Cricut Font and Basic Shapes cartridges. 

I used a few stickers (SRM), some rub-ons, burlap, and rhinestones....
I love the Pretty Pennants Cartridge....such fun cuts!
Here's the little gal all grown up and a whopping 23 pounds! She has been a wonderful addition to our family, and I am so glad we were able to rescue her. 
I have one last thing to share with you!  I received an e-mail yesterday telling me that my card, Elegant Tiled Greeting Card, that was featured on All Free Papercrafts, was voted one of the most popular papercrafts in 2013. 
I was pretty excited! :)
May you and your family have a happy, healthy, blessed New Year!!


reeree62 said...

What a great post... your family is beautiful & blessed. Your daughter is SOOO pretty...those eyes!!
And congrats about the honor!!

Karen Letchworth said...

This picture of Cortney is probably my favorite ever. That purple just makes her amazing eyes SHINE! You are such a blessed person, Michele. Your art inspires me SO MUCH, and I just want you to know that I do pray for you and your family. Thanks for being an inspiration and a blessing to me.