Sunday, January 10, 2010

My Sarah is 18!

Yes, my older daughter has turned 18! I cannot believe it.
She will soon be graduating, taking a trip to Australia, and then leaving for college.
How did this happen? I just brought her home from the hospital a little while ago!

Here she is at two years old, on our back deck in Cleveland:

Now here she is, posing with the dogs before heading out to lunch with her sister and friends, to celebrate her 18th birthday:

I have been scrapping this weekend. It was too cold to venture out to do much else.
Here are the pages I did:

This one was for the first Digital Creative Team challenge at Cookin' Up Creations.
The challenge was to use digital word art. I wanted to show how easy it is to print and use word art on paper pages. I used Word Art by Bethany (Our Family) and a Christmas Tree by Julie Makotinsky of Little Dreamer Designs:

This silly, altered art style page about my dog, Chloe, was done for a challenge at Scrapbook Heaven. Courtney, one of the design team members there, challenged us to use the word "angel" on a page. I was using papers from the January "petite" kit, mostly Fancy Pants' Frosted line and Holly Jolly line, and came up with this. I just love the die cuts that come with the Fancy Pants papers, don't you? By the way, there is still one kit available, if you love those papers and that very cool green pom pom trim.

Here is a page using mostly Pink Paislee Tinsel Town and Making Memories Mistletoe. I am 45 years old (almost) and am still a Daddy's girl. Isn't my daddy a handsome guy? These papers came in my December kit from Scrapbook Heaven.

This page was done with papers from my January Petite Kit from Scrapbook Heaven, too.
I did it for Jules' challenge to use all patterned papers, no solid cardstock. The alphas are Thickers, except for those cute chipboard alphas, which I got at Michael's, took out of the packaging, and promptly forgot who made them. Ooops.

Well, tomorrow is another week, and I hope and pray it is a good one for everyone I know and love. In my classes we are solving systems of inequalities and will have a test this week; or we are solving systems of equations and will test early next week; or we are learning about the special segments and inequality properties of triangles, and will test next week. That's it in a nutshell. Sarah and Mary Beth have indoor drumline practices, and tryouts for the school musical, which will be the Wizard of Oz.

On Friday of this week, Cookin' Up Creations is starting an embellishment blog hop, so check back in. I will also be revealing the digital pages I made using our sponsor kit, Valentine, by Designs by Krista. See the kit preview here, and Krista's store here.

1 comment:

Angela L. said...

You seriously don't look old enough to have an 18 year old daughter but she's beautiful, just like you! I was very touched by your sweet comment on my blog ;)