Friday, May 14, 2010

Catching up

O.K. grab a drink, this is going to be a long one.  I have three layouts that I want to post and then some more prom pictures for you to google at ;o)

This layout is of my beautiful grand-daughter Gianna.  She was just learning to crawl here.  This is from the May Swirlydoo's Kit, La vie en Rose.  This is a wonderful kit club!  I used the Creative Imaginations print paper, Creative Imaginations Marah Johnson brads, Prima flowers, tuelle, Distress Ink, alcohol ink and glimmer mist.  I glimmer misted the tuelle and then punched holes in my paper and weaved the tuelle through so that it would not be so bulky (I learned this from Gabrielle, )  Her blog is wonderful!  I think took the small Prima's, which were white, put Black Soot Distress on the edges and then spritzed with water.  Once I dried them, it wasn't quite enough color, so I added some alcohol ink and it was perfect.  I then spray with adhesive and dipped the flowers in Diamond Dust for some shimmer.  It worked out perfectly.

Here is another layout of my sweet Gianna, she seems to be the main focus of my layouts lately.  I used the Graphic 45 Baby to Bride collection for this layout.  I distressed the edges and then inked with Tea Dye Distress Ink.  I then took a doillie (I love working with them), glimmer misted in Turquoise Blue and then went over the edges with the Tea Dye distress Ink.  I used Prima's, a Cameo from Webster's Pages, and butterfly rub on's from the Paper House.

These were just such good pictures of Chip that I had to do something funny with them.  Being the diva that he is, I thought that the Graphic 45 Domestic Goddess papers were perfect for this!  He was making cheesecake and he was being his normal, funny self when I told him to pose for the camera ;o)  I didn't do any special techniques on this just a little bit of distressing, inking and stamping.

Here are a few more prom pictures of Ariel and her beau Kevin.  They are so cute together ;o)  It is so cute to see them together, it is like they complete each other.  You know we wait around hoping to find Mr. or Mrs. Right, some wait all of the their lives to find that someone.  It took me two divorces before finally finding mine.  I know, I know...she is very young, but I do believe that she has been lucky enough to find her Mr. Right.  Of course I would LOVE IT, if she were to explore her life a little bit more before becoming too attached.  Learn who she is as an individual, but as I have said since she was a little girl, she has a good head on her shoulders, even if she is ditzy.  She knows what she wants.  She even went to her Jr. prom alone because and I quote her, "I don't want to worry about the s*x thing".  I am so very proud of her!  She has became an amazing young woman.  I love you Ariel and please never lose site of who you are!

This is Ariel and brother Cody.  They may fight like cats and dogs, but they do love each other very much and will take up for each other, if they see the other hurting!  He protects her.

Ariel and her Uncle Chip.  She loves him so much.  He was supposed to do her hair for her, but ended up having to do inventory at the jewelry store where he is a jewelry designer.  This was taken in front of the store where he works.  The park where we took the pics is behind them.

Me and my baby girl.  Yes she is taller than me, but then again most people are ;o)  I didn't even have time to put on make up that day.  It took me two hours just to get her hair done!  But her baby fine thick hair, stayed up the whole night!  Curls never stay in her hair.  She laughed when I told her, "I KNOW HOW TO DO BIG HAIR"....I had big hair in the 80's.  All you need is hair gel and a can of Aqua Net.  That is exactly what I used too, lol!  She is so pretty!

Ariel and her Daddy.  She loves him so much and she is his baby girl!  He didn't want to admit it, but I did see a tear in his eye when he saw her all dressed up.  He is so proud of her and only wants the best for her.  She will always be her daddy's little girl.

They laughed at me when I told Ariel to get on Kevin's back.  But this turned out so cute and it shows how cute they are together.  I love this picture of them.

And I am not going to say that this is the end.  I believe that they are walking towards a future together.  I only hope and pray for the best of them.  

Well I hope you enjoyed!  Stayed tuned because I have a few more layouts that I am working on...

So, as Jake would say, 
Here's winkin' at ya ;o)



  1. Where do I begin? Beautiful layouts! Beautiful children! Beautiful grandchildren! Chup is beyond funny! Love the new background!

    Oh yeah, I forgot...
    Beautiful friend (sister) in you! {{HUGS}}

  2. Absolutely beautiful layouts...

  3. Beautiful layouts and beautiful pictures of beautiful people.

  4. Pretty layouts and a beautiful daughter. I Know what you mean with the Aqua Net. My daughter went to a prom even though she has graduated and I got the old standby hair spray and it kept her hair in place all night. She made fun of our old spray but it sure works. Also, she goes to State and had a class with Kevin, maybe films or something cause when I showed her your daughters pics she said she knew him from class cause the had those pretty blue eyes. I love the pics you had on facebook and especially the B&W then same pic in color next.

  5. Your layouts are GORGEOUS! Love the doily sprayed with mist, yummy color! The domestic goddess page is a hoot! Wonderful work, and great pics of the kids!

  6. Excellent layouts and pictures!!!