Tuesday 12 June 2012

Why Does This Have To Mean War!!

Good Morning Everyone! I sure hope your day started off better than mine! If any of you have or had a teenage daughter you might understand what I mean! 

First I must apologize for not having posted in awhile! It seems that whatever kind of bug that has been passing through got a hold of me and it's been kickin my butt hardcore! After having lost my voice for most of last week (which my family and friends got a kick out of! LOL), this cold then moved onto the rest of my body and did it's thing! Yyyyaayyy! NOT! And then when I thought I was getting better, I woke yesterday morning with the worst migraine I have had in a long time! I literally couldn't move off the couch. This however resulted in my daughters attitude which is why this morning was all out war! 

So this morning when I woke up and was feeling much better (with just a bit of a migraine hangover), I felt my daughter needed to understand that she couldn't get away with the way she had treated me and my son yesterday and that there was going to be consequences. And I am sure you can all guess how well she reacted to that. Needless to say, she is grounded and non to happy about that! Thankfully she is at school for the rest of the day and the war can have a rest for a bit.

Now I know that you all know that even though our children can bring out the absolute worst in us at times, they can also bring out the absolute best in us too! So I decided that today was a good day to look back on those good days and just remember why I love my kids so darn much!

This is a layout that I had done when my daughter was 8 (She's almost 13 now!) and she was such a beauty! And she still is of course, but with a bit of attitude to go along with it!

 I look at this layout now and want to chuckle a little. I can't even remember what company the paper was from. LOL. I know it was when Glimmer Mist was first coming out because I was so excited about how the letters turned out for my title.

I was also excited because I got to use this cool new Crafters Workshop template that I had purchased. It was great for creating the circle of dots I have in this layout. It was a 12x12 template that had a range of different sized circles. Click HERE to check it out! (You will have to scroll down to see the template. It is called "Dots All Around") I have actually used this template quite a bit. It works great for placing all sorts of embellishments in a circle pattern, such as liquid pearls, rhinestones, brads, eyelets, buttons, etc.

For the title I had used Basic Grey chipboard letters and Glimmer Misted the heck outta them! LOL! I can't remember the colors I used, sorry! But the more layers I put on, the more textured it got and the end result was great! (Actually, now that I'm thinking on it, I may have used a gold paint dabber on the letters first before misting them.) I also used a stitched pattern rub on to get that look of having sewn on the page without actually having had to pull out my sewing machine. Because lets face it! I never would have thought to do that back then! Lol!

  This layout was not my first layout but it did mark the time when I was starting to branch our from just sticking down my pictures and adding a sticker or too! (EEK!) And from then on I was all about trying new products and putting more into my layouts. I love the look of dimension on my pages and using different products to add texture. It just adds more fun and creativity to my layouts. 

Just like how my daughter adds more interest to my life and keeps me on my toes! :D

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