B 4 blessings.....my 4 boyssss

Sunday, January 30, 2011

New Inspiraton On It's Way

Those of you who know me know I love to take pix...well just wanted to share the most exciting news....I have finally decided to take the plunge into the world of DSLR and my new Pentax k r should be here by the end of the week...just can't wait to see the photos I can take with this one!!!

Attitude...Who? Me!!! LOL

I must say this has to be one of my fav awards...Thanx so much Mary for thinking of me...I am so very touched.
I have not been out and about much these days and post very seldom so what a wonderful surprise it was to receive this awesome award from an incredible lady. If you have never visited Mary's blog you sure are missing out! She has wonderful tuts, creations, and information....her cup sure does runneth over!!
The conditions of this award are to list 3 things about myself that make me different from everyone else and to pass it to 5 other bloggers.

hmmmmm....I am sure there are people who share these qualities...but here are some things that are me...Mcauley helped me a bit...

1. In a cynical world I always look for the best in people....I have been called naive but I prefer to think of it as trusting...people are innocent until proven guilty in my book and that has to be experienced by me personally...I never judge someone based on someone else's opinion...there are plenty of people who love to bring themselves up by bringing others down...expect the best of people and you just might get a surprise!

2. I loved being pregnant!!! I was never sick....just fat and happy....LOL....carrying my boyssss has to be some of the most precious time in my life....they are truly my greatest accomplishments.

3. Love, hope and prayer go into my creations...when I am scrapping a picture of a person my heart and soul are with them...whether it is a relative I've lost through death, a family member that may be estranged, or a loved one close by I pray for them and feel such a connection to them. I smiled as I was scrapping the photo in my last layout of Mcauley and Icah...continually calling Mcauley to look and see if he liked what I had done...I told him that even though I was driving him crazy now it brings me joy to think of him sharing these pages with his own children saying, "I remember when Mom scrapped this page." He only giggled and said, "Mom, you will be showing them to my children!"

so now to pass this on...
I have to share with my sweet ladies from SOUS and a couple of crafty friends...


I hope you will pay Mary, Sandi, Nanne, Leah, Brenda and Barb a visit...you won't be sorry!! I have been inspired by each of them and I am sure you will be too!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Angels Unleashed...Mcauley & Icah...It's a boy thing!

Well hello and happy 2011 to all of you beautiful bloggers!! I am trying to make a promise to myself to post at least once a month in this new year....maybe more if time allows....

This is a photo of my son and our newest addition, Icah...he was a Christmas gift and has brought us so much joy in a short time...so much fun! I changed the photo to b/w and added the eye color...and here are my lovely angels unleashed!!!! The papers are from DCWV, from the Be Mine collection and the Le Creme Stack. I water distressed the papers, crumpled, tore and then did some lacing with embroidery floss. There is a book page peeking from under the marquee that I cut and laced.

Several cricut carts were used for this one. Angels was cut from Graphically Speaking...the word was angel, I cut past from the same cart and added the S. The gorgeous fence is from Heritage. The shimmer papers cut wonderfully...especially for small, detailed images. I added the Griffin brad from Creative Imaginations.

The wings again cut from the shimmer card stock are from Indie Art, the clock from Graphically Speaking, and the lock and key are from Sentimentals. the Friendship tag and flower were both from my stash. I cut the marquee from Sentimentals and the photo mat from A Child's Year.

The 'collar' is embossed with my cuttlebug and then some faux stitching added to help with the total look. The metal items are all from Hobby Lobby...things I've picked up on clearence here and there. The It's A Boy tag from the baby isle at Michaels. I have added Mcauley and Icah to the 'dog tag' along with the date. Both unleashed and thing are computer generated, letters cut apart and inked.

The clouds are cut from Zoobaloo, the stars and star flourishes both from Home Decor. I also added some feathers to create a since of wings. The quote is "Each of us are angels with one wing, to fly we need only embrace each other."

Thanx for stopping by, hope you have a fab day!!!!!
Much Love,