Thursday, February 14, 2013

Reveal Time at The Paper Mixing Bowl!

It's reveal day for us at The Paper Mixing Bowl and this is my take on the recipe for February. I am such a lover of all things fall so this pallet is heaven to me and so easy to create with.  I have used 4 pics of my husband when we was a child, one of which has he and his father.  The resemblance in him compared to our son is uncanny sometimes.  As a matter of fact, when I showed this LO to Caden he thought these pictures were of him.

I have titled this "A Glance" and it is followed by the sentiment "my true love".  The "glance" makes me think of the generations as the years come and go and how amazing it is to see my son in my husbands eyes.  Jerry has been and always will be my true love, my first and last love.  We dreamed of our children together more than 20 years ago, and here we are after so many years apart with an amazing son, a blended family and to many crazy days to count.

The pictures are resting on what is supposed to be a book.  I have layered the "pages", stamped them with a Prima Stamp with a script writing, distressed the edges and added some Walnut ink to give it a worn and aged look.  The various papers are from a past Scraps of Darkness kit that included the amazing Bo Bunny Weekend Market collection.  I made the flower at the bottom with a Donna Salazar carnation die, added the eyelash trim underneath for some texture and threw in some Holtz flourish die cuts.

In regards to the "recipe" we have 3 colors, multiple photos, postage related paper, a "love" sentiment, 2 paper clips, layers and flowers.  Frosting or flocking was supposed to be a part of this, but it took on a life of it's own as I started creating.  All in all, I am so happy with this, maybe because I love my guys so much!!  Hope everyone enjoys our reveal and really would love to see you jump in and make a "Red Velvet Cake" too!!
A Donna Salazar Carnation flower here with some black soot inking on the edges, a little string wound in and out of the page, a ribbon as a bookmark and layering, love the layering!  Distressed edges add to the grungy style of the "book".
A glance at the pics, check out Caden's page on my blog, you will be amazed how much he looks like Daddy. The pic of him with his guitar is the funniest, if you look closely you will see a coors light bottle in his lap.  His father has such an amazing wit about him and this shows it off to the "T".
I thought I would show a close-up of the flowers and flourishes.  They are sitting on top of some eyelash trim I found at Hobby Lobby.  Love the wispy effect they give!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Time for Round Robin at Scraps Of Darkness!

 Good Evening Everyone. It has been a very busy day in Norman OK so I am delayed in getting this posted! This is my submission for round robin at Scraps Of Darkness this month and I am starting my team off with this LO using the Waterways Kit. The sweethearts you see are my daughters childhood friends and my daughter on the right celebrating her birthday. These girls were so close and the light of my life, we miss them so much since we moved and will always have a special place in our hearts. Hopefully we will all meet again someday and catch up. To me they are still this age, but in reality they are in high school, preparing for graduation in the next 2 years and planning their futures. It makes me so sad and joyous all at the same time!  TFL!!  Have a magical week!

Friday, February 1, 2013

New News for Caden

We have had a very rough night and day with Caden and things are looking better this evening.  We were up all night with chest pain and wheezing and ended up in the ER this morning.  There does not appear to be infection or fluid in the lungs which is good news.

The first guess is that he may be developing asthma, which most of you know goes along with eczema.  Before the label is placed, we are doing breathing treatments and steroid treatments.  It is possible this is has a virus, which is my hope since asthma can be such a serious and restrictive problem to live with.  He doesn't need anything more to deal with right?

Anyway, we are staying the night tonight and hopefully go home tomorrow with additional breathing treatments in house.  I will keep everyone posted as we learn more!

Hugs and magical weekend wishes to all,
Jenny (and Mr. Caden too)!