For this challenge it was easy and odd how it came so easy after being so frustrated! I actually wasn't frustrated with my daughter, who this letter was written to. I was frustrated mainly with two current details of life: One, was dealing with the last two weeks of double shifts my husband was pulling. Second, was the whole house being hit with a stomach virus that didn't leave from a week. I left the house frustrated because finally hubby was home, but asleep on the couch dead to our world. I needed a break away for just an hour! So, I went and sat by the river. Pouted a bit and started writing my letter to my daughter. It reads: You are amazing! Your mind is never idle. You are always thinking about something. the ideas you come up with and you can't even write yet! You take pencil & paper scribble something down. Then hold up your scribble and sing away a perfect song. Now at just 4 years, you can remebr jingles and songs.Driving me crazy asking who sings the song and what is the name of the song. Taylor Swift has been your favorite since 3. Maybe longer, just I know at 3, I noticed you singing her lines and picking her our anywhere. Even her songs after the first few notes! Your amazing! You raid my closet pulling out whatever you can find. usually it is my fancy shoes and come out announcing your getting married! Now, I sit here crying because of your spirit, determination and will. I love you and don't evr lose those qualities! Love, Mom There was so much more to write and I know I could have expanded more. But that will be for the next letter I write to her! On the Layout: I used Heidi Grace - Wildflowers Decor Stripe pattern paper cut into 2 1/2" wide strips and 10" in length edge distressed. The solid reverse was used for background. Used leftover envelope I had for the letter edge distressed and inked. A sheet of colored printer paper for my handwritten letter written with a blue glitter gel pen. Same blue printer printer for the accent quote stamped with Close To My Heart Hollyhock ink. Then fussy cut the quote. All of the papers, mats and photo except background paper were corner rounded. Photo mat, envelope and title were edge inked with Close to My Heart Heavenly Blue. I cut two different sized Imaginisce flowers in half, stapled them together and attached them behind the matted photo. Took two more flowers varied sizes and a flocked blue brad attached them to the envelope. Put brad through only one layer of the envelope so the letter can be pulled out!
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Absolutely Incredible Kid Day®
Here is my LO for Absolutely Incredible Kid Day® This was a challenge I was given on the Design Team for If It's Groovy Blog.