A Scraphappy Southernbelle

Monday, January 26, 2009

Insomnia? No Problem! Scrap!!! LOL

Good Morning everyone! Well, I was home alone last night and just could not sleep. So what to do?? Scrap, of course! LOL. I am so behind on my challenges for the month, so I decided to get some of those done.

This first layout is doing Triple-duty for me! Whoo hoo! First, I am using it for Prompt #15 at Gutter Girlz. The prompt this time included 'Stronger Woman.' Well when I thought about this, I knew I had to scrap about my bff, my mom. She is such an amazing woman. I am a strong woman today because of her. I have her to thank for almost everything! I love her very much and I hope this layout will pay tribute to her. I also am using this for 2 challenges at Treasured Scrapbooking...one is a sketch challenge and the other was to use 'cutwork' on your layout. I also wanted to point out this cute paper!!! I am in love with this paper! It is a DCWV stack and it is so darn cute!!!! I used it twice tonite. I used the Cricut Stone Script cart for the red lettering. I journaled around the outside edge of the layout and that journaling says:
"My hero and my role model is my very best friend, my mother. She is such an amazing woman. She is a wonderful wife, mother, teacher, and friend. She has always been there for me and for that I am forever grateful. I hope she will always know how much she means to me!"
Then, I also journaled by the side of the pic. That journaling reads:
"Mom, As I sit here working on this layout, memories we have made flood my mind and tears start to pool in my eyes! You are so good to me! You support and encourage me in all that I do. Why are you so good to me, Mom? I hope that I can return all that love!!!"
Here is this layout:

"I Am A Stronger Woman Because of You"

Close up of the cutwork. I also used some Stickles on the big flower for some bling.

Next, this layout is for a challenge at Treasured Scrapbooking. The challenge was to use a longer, quirky title on a layout. I just kept thinking about this photo of Carter and how he is such a goofy goober, as we call him. That child cracks me up! So I had to scrap this. I used Home Accents for the flourish. I also used more of that cute paper!! Then I decided to use up some odd lettering and chipboard too. I journaled around the circle and it reads:
"Carter is always doing something to make us laugh! He really is the funniest kid I've ever met! He is the biggest goober!"
LOL! Crackin' me up this morning! I hope my SIL will see this! I think it would make her smile! So mom, if you are reading this, pass this along to Caressa! ;) Here is the layout:

"You're A Goofy Goober"

Isn't this the goofiest, but cutest looking critter?! Ha ha ha

Last, this layout is doing double duty for more challenges. I am using it for this month's sketch challenge and Debbie's 'Time' Challenge on Treasured Scrapbooking. The sketch involved alot of circles. Debbie's Challenge was to use the word 'time' somewhere on the layout and to use a clock. I cut the clock out with the Happily Ever After cartridge. The flourishes around the clock were cut with Home Accents and the title was cut with Stone Script. I don't know if you can tell, but I used stickles over the word 'everything' to really emphasize that part. Time spent with my husband truly means EVERYTHING to me!!!!! The little pink dots you see are pink pearls. Here is this one:

"Time Spent With You Means Everything To Me"

So, all in all, I was able to complete 6 challenges!!! Whoo Hoo! It feels so good to be catching up!!! I hope all of you have a wonderful week! Take care and thank you, as always, for stopping by!
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michele said...

I'm seeing so much cricut love. I so wish that when I had insomnia I could scrap...but know that MANY kids face me in the AM, so that doesn't work. Your LO's are fatastic. Mom and you look so much alike and so neat you did a LO about her. I sure hope I get to meet her someday...got to love the "green" paper...it sure is the cutest I've seen in a while. You did it justice! I am so glad to see you back with your scrappy mojo.

Carter'smomaw said...

Hey GF,

I love that lo of me (except for the pic; my face looks so fat). I am so blessed that we have each other. Not many mothers and daughters are friends and fewer are best friends. I miss you and wish we could have some "girl friend" time. Thanks for sharing your life with me and always being there for me too.

Your new paper stack looks so tempting.

That lo of Carter is so precious. Also, you won't believe this, but that is the same pic (along with the one of Cathy's new little grandson with the Christmas bow in his hair) I have out to scrap. I wanted to use them in the Wed night one hour challenge but couldn't figure out how to make it work. I promise I'm not copying you. Its just that best friends are always doing things alike and thinking alike.

I also like the lo of you and Brandon, especially your use of circles (distressing). The pink dots are a nice addition to the page too. Also, that is a sweet pic of the two of you.

Have a great day and thanks for being my bff.

(you can take this off the post - I tried several Sat evening and a couple of times Sun to call you and didn't get an answer. I miss you)

DonnaMundinger said...

Aymee, I'm blown away! I rarely visit the Layout threads on the Cricut mb because I only do cards. Sure am glad I found you blog. How lovely to have such a special relationship with your mom. xxD

Anonymous said...

Aymee those are some awesome LO and Im loving the paper!!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful tribute to your mom.

Thanks for playing in the gutter with us.

Adrienne said...

Hahah, that is soooo true! Scrapping whilst you're struggling to sleep! LOL. Great way to spend the time!

I love your layouts! Love everything!
Thanks for gettin' in the gutter with us GutterGirlzzzzz!

rachel whetzel said...

Thanks so much for playing with us in the Gutter!! Your layout is fabulous.

Becky said...

Thanks for playing in the gutter. I love your take on the challenge

scrappin_mom3 said...

love al your LO as you know GF!! Great work as always!!

Nikki said...

What a wonderful tribute to your mom! Your page is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along in the gutter with us!

Taffy said...

those are awesome l/os!! I love them!! you did a fantabo job! :)

When i did a l/o of my mom in my AAM book, i got teary eyed as well.. i still do..especally when i think of her... I can relate!! :)

Glenda T. said...

Love all the cut out work, thanks for playing in the gutter with us!

{Shirley} said...

Awesome work!!
Thanks for playing in the Gutter!!

~*AMY*~ said...

this is such a wonderful tribute to your mom...it's an awesome lo!!! thanks for getting in the gutter with us!