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Friday, May 27, 2011

Your Smile -- 12x12 Layout

The-Girl-Child will graduate high school in a few short weeks...  Wow.  I remember when my kids were so small and people would tell me how quickly they would grow up.  Sure, I believed them, but I never realized just how quickly it would really happen...
When she was little, we used to tickle her just to hear her laugh.  Actually, you never really even had to tickle her...  You just had to tell her you were going to tickle her...  She would immediately begin to giggle uncontrollably...  She had one of those infectious giggles that would make you laugh too -- until you cried from all the laughing!!  To me, she's still that chubby-cheeked little cutie with the big, brown eyes that could melt your heart in an instant...  And here she is now, a beautiful young lady, ready to take on the world!!  :) 
Ask her what her favorite color is and she'll tell you "RAINBOW!"...  Ask her what her favorite flower is and she'll say, "YES!"...  So I sure hope she likes these rainbow-colored flowers created just for her to make her SMILE!! :)
I used these same flowers on my Retirement fun(d) bank the other day in different colors...  The-Girl-Child liked that bank (and the flowers) so much, that I thought it only fair to make a layout for her with similar flowers...  These flowers are cut in 1/4" increments from 1/4" to 2", then curled forward with a bone folder, and layered together.  The leaves are hand cut (way to use my scraps!) and the gems are from Creative Charms.  I welded the font for "your Smile" on my gypsy (Songbird Cricut Cartridge).
Doesn't this picture just make you want to smile too?  It's pretty hard to be around her without finding the corners of your mouth curling up into a smile like hers...  My journal box follows the title with:  (your Smile) *makes my heart happy all day... *brightens up the room when you walk in... *reminds me why I love being your mom... *is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow...

Thanks for joining me today!!  I hope you've enjoyed sharing this special layout with me.

I created this layout for the following challenges (please click on their buttons to visit them and play along!):
Lasting Memories
Challenge #39 -- We're Going Floral
scrapbook sundays #11
Until next time,


Michele said...

Oh my gosh... I just absolutely LOVE this!! sooo colorful and such a fantastic way to show FLOWERS. I love that your daughter's favorite color is the "Rainbow." That made me smile!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Lasting Memories! Just utterly AWESOME!!!

kathlee said...

What a gorgeous LO AMY! It really does bring a smile to your face! And that girl child is just beautiful! Congratulations to her. For you.......just keep that tissue handy, you are going to need it!
Your wild and wonderful friend

Denise Pustelniak said...

Beautiful LO! Love colorful! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories (the corners of my mouth did turn up)

Tami B. said...

Betcha' never thought such a beautiful and cheerful LO would make someone cry, but it did. Actually it was just as much your post as it was the LO that did it. Just spent the day w/ my girl child buying her wedding dress, an in the words of the famous Forrest Gump...That's all I'm gonna say about that.

Unknown said...

Such a great story behind your layout and yes~it made me cry. Maybe because my son graduated in December...maybe because I have a daughter that is growing up too fast...maybe it was just the heartfelt things you said about your child that all moms feel, too!

JulieK said...

So beautiful- the LO, your daughter, your words, and even the other comments. You're a great mom!

Unknown said...

This is absolutely beautiful and your daughter is also. Those flowers are rainbows and fabulous. I am smiling also because her smile is catching.
Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories

L.B. said...

The colors...WOW!! This is so bright and fun!

girlia said...

Beautiful as always Amy.

Unknown said...

What a lovely LO! I love those accent flowers. Thanks so much for linking up to scrapbook sundays. I am so glad you found me! I love your blog. You are very very talented, to say the least :)

Lindsay said...

Love those amazing flowers!

Karen Wilson said...

Holy cow, Amy! GORGEOUS!! What a stunning LO!! Be sure to chk in today!!! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories!!

Just A Pac Rat said...

This layout turned out gorgeous, nice job! TFS

Lauren said...

This is so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories!


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