Adorn It Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on this summer blog party. This is my first-ever blog hop and am super excited to see all the creativity on this journey. (If you’d like to join the hop from the beginning — start here!) For those of you who don’t know me (which I am sure is most!) I am the Art Director at Louisville Magazine during the day and an avid scrapper on the weekends. I’ve been married for just over 10 years and we have a fantastic, creative, joyful (and stubborn) 6 year-old daughter. She’s the focus of most of my scrapping. I want proof for when she’s 14 and yells “I hate you” and slams her bedroom door in my face that once upon a time we had lots of fun together. And who knows, maybe these little stories I tell will just keep the “I hate  yous” at bay… ;o)

This layout is actually for a scrapbook I am working on for myself, about me. This was one of those moments I don’t ever want to forget. I was watching her play in the sprinkler and she had asked me several times to play — and I kept saying “No — I don’t want to get wet.” But as I watched her and sat in wonder at her energy and enthusiasm and pure joy — I thought, “There is NO reason not to get wet — and it could be fun!” So — I ran out there and got soaked — shoes and all. Together we laughed and giggled and screamed as the cold water hit us. And, we had a ball.

After about 20 minutes she gave me a huge hug and said “You’re the best mommy ever.” — And you know what? In that moment I had to agree.

The papers are Adornit — I fussy cut out the flowers and added some jewels and/or stickles (LOVE THEM) and buttons. The large flower I popped up on a Piggy Tales spring — love these too. Thanks for stopping by.

The next stop is Sarah at —

Piggy Tales Spring under a fussy-cut flower

26 responses

  1. This is a gorgeous layout!! I love the way you cut the flowers. I have never heard that term, fussy cut. I like it. Anyway this is just precious, the journaling is great! Thanks so much for participating and using our fun product.

  2. The story behind your layout really touched me. I love it when my daughter tells me something like that — I just want to hang on to the moment forever and your layout is a great example of a way to do that. Thanks for sharing.

    BookwormLD (at) gmail (dot) com

  3. What a cute story and you’re right, document it now for when she blasts out with an “I hate you!” My seven year old did that recently and I nearly broke into tears.

  4. Great layout, love the theme and I have to say that as wonderful as my was, she wouldn’t have done that, and what’s a little water for a great life long memory! Thanks for sharing.

  5. really cute layout! and i love your reason for scrapping. it’ll definately be nice to have proof of all the great moments, for when the kids get older and rebel against us. lol!

  6. oh, I’m so glad I joined the blog hop! Just loving your blog!!!! Hey, I’m looking for a follow or subscribe button, I’m not really familiar with wordpress, probably looking over it.
    Kim xXx

  7. What an awesome story – and photos – to scrap!! We should let our hair down more often!! I’m just hopping by on the blog hop! Turns out I’m the blog after you – so we’re neighbours! Have a fabulous week ahead!

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