Friday, June 1, 2012

The Other Shoe...

Shoes come in pairs right? So I "needed" to make another shoe to its counterpart....seen HERE! I am in love with these shoes from the Princess Party Cartridge. If I have a birthday/pool party this summer for Cortney, I think I will make a bunch for the girls and fill them up with lip glosses and such. They are so easy to make and dress up!

To embellish the back of the shoe I used the Cricut Craft Room Exclusive, 3-D Bows.  I inked the edges, applied glossy accents, gave it a good dose of glitter, and added a pearl to the center. 
I added one of those paper bows to the front too, along with a silk ribbon from the Stamp Simply Store

And of course the trick to a pretty paper shoe, is to use double sided paper.

I am so glad it's Friday!  My hubby and I are going out tonight for a belated anniversary celebration. I am also going to see the play, Motherhood tomorrow with a dear friend.  I've heard it's "pee in your pants funny!" I could use a few laughs! ; )
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Our Photo Shoot!

A couple of weeks ago, after posting Cortney's video, (You can view it HERE, I was contacted by a woman named Katie.She is the mother of 6 children and an incredible photographer.(5 boys +1 girl)  She had viewed the video and wondered if Cortney and Patty would want to do a bit of modeling. It was for a campaign that she and another person were advocating for, called, Changing the Face of Beauty. This other person, Steve, is the owner of a local floral shop in Beverly, IL, called Blossom Boys. He sells Fair Trade products and advertises using differently abled children and adults. Katie takes the photos and they advertise for not only Fair Trade, but to heighten awareness..... to get others to look past the disability and more at the person. Both Steve and Katie are amazing people, and both have a child with a disability. They are the most caring, generous people, who make you feel like you've known them your whole life. With this journey I've been on, God has sent me the most wonderful people to cross my path. I am blessed......truly.

Here are some of the pics from Saturday....

These two just make me smile.....

Here is all of us.  Katie is the one on the right and her cutie pie daughter is sitting on Patty's lap. 

I am so glad you have stuck with me these past few days! I know it's been pretty photo heavy around here and not much crafting.  I appreciate you taking this journey with me too.  Your support means a lot to me. 
I promise to be back tomorrow with something crafty!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

19 Years.....

19 years ago, I was a young bride of just 21. Brian and I were high school sweethearts who fell head over heels for one another. We got married two weeks after I graduated from college. Many people placed bets that our marriage wouldn't last. We heard how young we were over and over. We were young. We had no idea the journey that lay ahead of us. But we persevered. We fought back. And through it all, we remembered to laugh amongst the tears we shed. We managed to keep a sense of humor even in the bleakest of moments.
I know it is cliche to say that he is my best friend, or my soul mate, but honestly, he is.  He is my amazing person. The one I truly couldn't live without. We are older now.....a bit wiser, but still very much in love...
Even after 19 years......

Monday, May 28, 2012

Blog Candy Winner! picked number 116! The winner of my blog candy is.........
Blogger Something Special said...
Well, I am getting in on this one in the nick of time. The
 most amazing
 person in  my life has to
       be my wonderful husband of 33 1/2 years. He is
                so good to me,  he is kind to everyone and always
                takes the high road. What an example 
                of a great human being. Love that man!
May 28, 2012 6:57 
I so enjoyed hearing about the special people in your was truly
heartwarming, and allowed me to see a 
glimpse into each of your lives. 
I thank you for sharing that part of you with me.
 Hugs to each and every one of you! 

Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Mother of All Blog Candies!

Blog Candy now Closed
I hope you are having a wonderful Memorial Weekend! I am getting ready to attend a wedding tonight and am enjoying our hot sunny weather here! I have lots to share with you this upcoming week but thought I'd like to make someone's day first! I have a whole lotta stuff to give to ONE very lucky person! All you need to do is tell me about the most amazing person in your life. Tell me why they are so fabulous! To be entered twice, just "advertise" my blog candy on your blog, OR place my badge on your blog. Come back here and tell me you did so, and you are automatically entered to win twice! That's it! Easy peasy! The giveaway will end tomorrow night (Memorial Day) at 10 PM CST. : ) Have a great rest of your weekend!