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 http://papertree.blogspot.com/ —
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