Monday, July 8, 2013

She Sparkles

It's Monday and the week is already starting off crazy. I have been on the phone with doctors offices and insurance companies all day. Not a fun task at all. Decided I needed a break so I headed out for lunch with my Nathan and his friend. Those boys are crazy. How did I end up with teen age boys? I have to remind myself daily to enjoy their goofiness because there will come a day when I miss having it around all the time. Now we are back home and I am back at the insurance fights while they are enjoying their own kind of fighting on their video games.

With all the boyness around here I had to come up with some girly fabulousness to balance life out a little. I'm so glad for the beautiful nieces I have to borrow for that :) Not too long ago my sister and I were torturing the kids with a photo shoot and we ended up with this picture of Kristin that for some reason just makes me smile. It is such her personality shining through. I love this girl.

Such my cutie and there is more personality and fire bubbling out of this girl than one can manage. That is why I chose this photo for the On Trend assignment on the Practical Scrappers blog today. The assignment was to use gold. I don't use a lot of sparkle, gold or glitter but I had some fun gold letters that have been in my stash for awhile and I also heat embossed one of the Pink Paislee Artisan stars with some gold powder. A little pink and a little more bling and this layout fell together pretty well. It doesn't show up well on this photo but I also used a pink glitter spray on the background of the layout before adding my papers and photo and it gives the background another subtle girly component. 

Hoping your week is starting off well. I'll be back later this week with a sketch challenge from S.W.A.T.



  1. Love the sparkly letters and bling!

  2. BEAUTIFUL!!!! And I LOVE those sparkly letters!!

  3. This is beautiful! The white space keeps the focus on your darling niece!


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