Thursday, July 8, 2010

Sometimes you feel like things are going to be okay!


So the other night my sister and I and my two girls watched one of my favourite movies "Fried Green Tomato's" and I was thinking to myself about the importance of a great friendship. My sister and I have that, we are best of friends and would do anything for each other. Fortunately our husbands are great friends too so it makes for fun times together. Well, I remember thinking I hope my two girls will grow up to be as close as my sister and I are. Sometimes with the little tiff's here and there you have to wonder. But then a couple of nights ago Chloe came into our room and said she had a bad headache. Well, I see my youngest, Meagan scamper off while I get Chloe some Tylinol. A little while later Chloe came in to show me this sweet card Meagan quickly made up for her. Here is the inside of the card (the thingy on the right side is a thermometer LOL!).....

I was so impressed and touched by Meagan's thoughtfulness, other than the word 'hert' (hurt) she did really well on the spelling too! It was one of those moments as a mother you think that everything is right with the world, your two children love each other and your heart is happy.

I made up the above page as a memory of this moment (I made a little pocket at the back of the l/o to put the card into as a little keepsake)

As for products on the page I used this wonderful Dusty Attic bracket Frame (this comes in a large sheet with various sizes of the same bracket frame, the one I used above is the largest) I tried a crackle paint on this frame that totally did not work out like I expected it to, it did more of a beading on the white paint than a crackle look. I also used a section of one of the Dusty Attic iron fences on this l/o ....for the finish I simply inked it with some brown pigment ink and then dabbed on some Tim Holtz Distress Stickles in 'Antique Bronze' ....I liked the finish it gave, kind of like a rusted look, here is a close-up pic....

And finally I wanted to say I recently picked up this paper pack at Michaels that I've been wanting to get called 'Blossomwood' by K&Company, one of my dear friends Teresa Manchez known at Catz at sb.com told me about these papers when I admired the pussywillow paper I saw on one of her l/o's (thanks Teresa!) I just love all the papers in this paper pad!! so cute, can't wait to do more with them! The little birds are stickers that coordinate with this collection and the letter stickers are more of my favourites from Webster's Pages. Here's a couple of close-up peeks at the rest of the page...


Well, I've pretty much used up most of my Dusty Attic stash but I hear that a wonderful package with all of the new Dusty Attic goodies are on their way to me from Australia!! Can't wait to see what kind of pretties they are coming out with next!

Thanks for having a peek!!

~Gabrielle xxx

23 comments:

Darien said...

Oh Gabrielle, How sweet!!! And I bet your dds are going to be very close to each other because they see so much love in your family!!!

I'm very close to my sister and I love her too!!! I love the Movie Its very sad, I think I cry every time I watch it.

You did Gorgeous with the lo!!! She looks so Beautiful!!!!
PS. Thank you for visiting me, it made my weekend!!!!!! Love your work !!!!!!!
HUGS.
Darien.

Scrapthat said...

That is so sweet..Great that you thought to capture it in a LO for both of your girls to remember! And a beautiful LO at that! TFS!

Tatiana said...

Gabrielle, your LO is wonderful!!

zandra said...

Just beautiful! Can't wait to see the new dusty attic.
Hugz, Z

Lu Zischler said...

What a beautiful and sweet moment! That i the dream of all mothers in the world!
The is great! Rich in details!
I have thsome papers from this K&C collection, but they are so beautiful that I can´t use! You made it perfectly!!

Sandi Clarkson said...

Aw such a great story! I love that paper pad ... haven't used it much though and have had it for a while. Now I'm inpired to pull it out!

Jolanda said...

Wow,this is very beautiful,i love the story,so sweet!!
The paper is amazing!!
Have a good day,Jolanda.
(and "hert" is a dear in dutch,i had to lach about it ;)

angelwhispers said...

Sounds like you have too beautiful girls not only on the outside but the inside too!!!!

When a family have such loving relationships you are blessed!!

What a gorgeous layout as always the picture is just fab and looks perfect with these papers, loving them not see them over here though!!! Love the fence it really looks lovely and the pussy willow is gorgeous! Love Chanelle xx

Snowflake said...

Your creations are so beautiful. Everytime that you publish something, I'm just doing oooooh :-)

Hugs, Danica

Romy said...

Oooh...that is just sóó sweet and precious. I think those kinda letters are the most priceless ones to a mom. I think you should frame it, LOL:) And oh la la, your layout makes you get me in awe again. Blue is one of my fav colours and you used it in a great way! I also love the flowers and the branches and the bracket shape is perfect.

Lynn said...

I love thsat film too, enjoyed the book too. Lovely story about your girls and the layout is just super.

Preety Cards said...

Color is So Attractive.....layout is excellent....
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Jolanda said...

i think i have made a mistake, sorry a "hert" is in our language a DEER.
(i think you understand....you know a little dutch)

Sally said...

Beautiful layout. Lovely letter and to me that is what scrapbooking is all about. How lovely it will be for them to see when they are grown up (bet they'll have a right laugh at that themometer) :) :)

scrappinlil said...

What a beautiful layout...Your daughter is so gorgeous and I love the card that your other daughter made up...so sweet...TFS

Meg Giroux said...

Beautiful layout Gabi!!!

Such a sweet card from your Daughter to your other Daughter!!!

pattyo said...

Gorgeous LO! Your daughter's spontaneity warms the heart!

Cindy Gay said...

As I posted on Scrapbook.com this is a lovely layout and she is a beautiful child. I am so glad to see the note she wrote here on your blog. Precious.

Ms. Jen said...

You know you've done well when something like this happens in your family. Way to go mom! Love the layout too.

Angel said...

Awhh thats too sweet..
Love your layouts too always a fan..

Funtoolas said...

Wow Gabrielle! Your pages are all beautiful as always, but this just takes my breath away! I love the soft blue with the pussy willows, and the great pic of your beautiful Megan. The design is nothing short of amazing, and the story behind it all warms my heart...absolutely perfect! ;)
Cindy :)

Cass. said...

Beautiful work Gabi :) Your girls sound so sweet. It's nice when your kids are nice to each other :) Mine aren't quite there yet lol.

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