A Scraphappy Southernbelle

Thursday, June 18, 2009

My Mothers Eyes

Hey yall! It's late, but I just finished up a layout and I wanted to share. This layout is called 'My Mothers Eyes." There is a poem, which I printed out on scrappy paper, that reads:

I've gone through life never giving
much thought to how I was created.
"You do not look like your parents",
was a quote too many times stated.
Yet I arose this morning and began my day
staring into my looking glass,
an old familiar feeling of recognition stared back,
but this time it did not pass.
I bent even closer as tears ran down,
then smiled as I realized,
there in my mirror, gazing back at me,
I saw my mother's eyes.
The same warm hue, that cried for me
whenever I was in pain,
has been given to me, by God,
a gift, forever to remain.
When sweet Jesus calls her home,
and her soul to heaven will rise,
She will leave one thing bound to this earth......
For I have my mother's eyes.

I just cried the moment I read this poem and I knew I had to scrap it. I am just like my Mom and I want her to know that she is loved. She is a remarkable woman and mother. She is my very best friend and I wish I could be with her every day! I love you Mom!!!

This layout is for a challenge on Treasured Scrapbooking where you were to use roses in your layout. I found this really pretty rose printed paper, by Daisy D's, when I went to the scrappy store a few weeks ago. I used the Home Accents cartridge for my flourishes and Stone Script for my title. I also did some cutwork for my rose corner. I added some satin ribbon and some Stickles to my lettering. I also used Tim Holtz distress ink in Faded Jeans and Brick Red for distressing. Here it is:

Thanks for looking!!

Oh, and one more thing I just have to share with yall! Brandon gave me the surprise of my life today! Ever since I was a little girl, I have always wanted a Super Nintendo. I know it's really old school, but I've always wanted one of my own. I am a huge Mario fan. Well, today, he announced that he bought one for me on Ebay. Got a great deal too! So in about a week, if I go MIA, it's because I am taking a stroll down memory lane! I can't wait!!!!
Yall have a great Thursday! Hugs!
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Karen said...


Love Karen x

KarenB said...

Beautiful Layout! I love that paper but never would have been able to use it so beautifully!! Yay for the SN - I miss having one but play some of the same games online once in a while!!!

Carol said...

Aymee - I don't know how I missed this. It is so sweet! I had only read the TS part and thought that was all of it. The layout itself is gorgeous. I don't have words to say to express my feelings about the inspiration and poem. You are my bff too and I wish I could see you too.

Miss you,


DonnaMundinger said...

Just beautiful Aymee! I have to confess it made me all teary eyed though. My Mom's been gone 19 years and yes, I do have my Mother's Eyes. You are very lucky to have such a wonderful relationship with your Mom. Big hugs, D

scrapbookmom79 said...

Beautiful Job Girl!!

Karen said...

Absolutley beautiful Aymee! Your journaling is very touching!


Sarah said...

WOW WOW WOW...you know this is just amazing!

I am chuckling over the Mario thing...I play Mario kart with my kids on the Wii all the time ha ha. We all LOVE Mario.

Shirley said...

Wonderful layout Aymee and you're so lucky to have such a great relationship with your mom! I love spending time with my girls too and it's hard to be apart!

Steph said...

Beautiful layout Aymee! No surprise, as you're an amazing artist.

Have fun with your Nintendo!! :)

Jenny said...

beautiful lo! I have a friend that just lost her mother and I think this poem is going to be perfect for her!!! Thanks...tear...

Valerie said...

This is an awesome layout. I have passed on an award for you at my blog. Thank you for sharing all of your fantasic creations.