Friday, April 29, 2011

*she remained true*

she most definitely did...


















I love love LOVE the "She" book by Kobi Yamada.
It's on the Compendium website...

I've done quite a few layouts of my girl using quotes from that fab book...
I want to make a minibook using them. It's in the works!

Here's a little closeup:


















to see how I made it & see more detailed pics..
go to the Glue Arts blog today!

Quick post...
but wanted to say thank you again to all of you for your well wishes, your
birthday wishes for the prince & for all your love & support!
If I could..
I'd reach out and HUG all of you!!

I'm so excited. Today I'm going out for a girls day. My first
in FOREVER!! I'm going to lunch & do some scrapbook shopping with
my dear friend Daniela.  Can't WAIT!

and oh boy..do I have something to tell you in the next few days!
have a great one...

Thursday, April 28, 2011

*how can it be possible*

that THIS little man is 19 years old today?








(Shaypher @ 6 mos.)









(Shaypher @ 18 months)













(& Shaypher now...at almost 19)

when did he get so big?
well...apparently overnight!
because just  yesterday he was that little baby boy up there...

my son...
let me tell you about him.
he's the smartest, cutest, funniest, most sincere, so very literal, loyal, loving,
kindhearted, giving, joyful guy ever!! (ok, next to his father, that is...hee!)

He loves life. He knows what he wants in life.
He's setting goals, planning, preparing for what's next...
He drives me crazy, he makes me happy,
he can make ANYONE laugh in the drop of a hat.

he's my youngest. my baby. my last one to be 19 years old.
(as hard as it is for me to believe..it's true.)
I know he's got his life under control...he's in control.
he's such a sweet sweet boy...
and I'm so lucky to be HIS mama!!

I thank our Lord every day for the gift he gave me
in this boy...
our boy!
LOVE love LOVE him.

So, in celebration of his day...
I'm sharing some of my favorite layouts of him:

I love you son...
happy 19th to you!
xoxo,
~mom.

(who will be back soon with a little something ;D)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

*Grey Skies are Gonna Clear Up*

put on a happy face!
















I've got these cards up on the American Crafts blog today!
to see them, what I used, how I did them....
check out the blog today :D

Just a fast post...
I'm getting ready for my little nest to be full again this weekend..
can't WAIT to see the kids!
Happy Easter everyone...

xo.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

*total chick magnet*




biased as all get out...but seriously, that's one CUTE boy right there!












how about some more projects??
The Girls Loft - April projects to be exact...

next up:
one DELIGHTFUL girl...


















those 2 are my ♥ and soul!!
can't wait for this Easter weekend.
My nest will be full for a few days:


















which makes me one super happy mama.
they're my BEST dose of Vitamin C ever.
They're almost done with college this semester...woo to the hoo!
besides summer jobs...they'll be home to entertain me...yay!

on to more projects.
I got a little card happy.
go figure. the girl who gets a little timid making cards.


Celebrate.









sweet baby girl.


on this card I added the yellow letter stickers...

what a gorgeous kit, right?
you must go get it!
Go here:  The Girls Loft April kit.
enjoy!

sorry it's been a while since I've updated.
as you can tell, I've been busy getting projects finished
all the while recovering from my surgery.
It's taking me a while to fully recovery.
Probably because I'm ancient. (ha!)

Well...I'm off to rest, relax and do a little reading:

















LOVE this book so far! I can't even put it down.
I hope the movie is as good!

I hope your Easter weekend is full of joy!
Until next time,
me.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

*Spring Sprung*



with my beautiful girl RIGHT in the center.
 by Glue Arts project for the week.
Go check it out!
You can see how I made it, plus some close ups!

had my post op today..went great!
turns out my gb was SICK!
so glad it was removed....
still on a few more weeks restrictions
but ready to be back to ME again soon!

hope you're having a lovely evening.
until next time,
me.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

*so ready*

finally got results from the scan...
enlarged thyroid. to be expected with "hypothyroidism" diagnosis.
stay on meds, wait for right levels...
ok, I'll wait...but hurry meds, hurry!
I'm so ready to be the 100% me again.

tomorrow is *post op appt. yay!

here's a few things I haven't shared yet..
I made these right before my surgery.
especially for Glue Arts:



to see how I made this card  simply go to the
Glue Arts Blog (<---------click there) to check it out!











that's it for me.
I'm off to rest & relax today...
have a great one!

Monday, April 11, 2011

*starting to get back in the swing*

of things....
whatever do I mean you ask?
well...
last Friday I had my surgery.
man....
it was a doozy!
did great in the surgery..took about an hour or so. (at least that's what they tell me)
coming out of surgery..NOT so great.
I didn't do well at ALL coming out of the anesthesia.
I'd be breathing all like i'm supposed to..then "beep beep beep..."
"Leslie...breathe DEEP, that's right...keep breathing..."
see I guess during the course of things...I lost my memory or something?
Like...who forgets to breathe? raise your hand if you're ME.

Anyways...
what's usually known as an OUTPATIENT surgery ended up being
an overnight stay for me. I was having a horrible time with pain medication.
They changed it 3 times! Finally on the last go...relief. 
that.hurt.so.bad!!
BUT the good news is...I'm almost 2 weeks (this coming Friday) POST surgery
and I'm finally...FINALLY starting to get back to the swing of things.
I can sit at my computer..
I can even create. (ok so a little)

I do have quite a bit to share with you...
but let's take this getting back in the swing of things slow..shall we?

Let me share a couple of American Crafts creations with you today.
 using The Classics line:
I'm not sure I can even thank you enough!




















I absolutely am...
journaling says:
"you've made me a better person...you've made me so happy...you've made my life complete.
you made me 'MOM'...I'm more proud of you than you'll ever know, my girl...I ♥ you so much!!!"


















you better believe it!

thank you all so much.
my family has been blessed with such sweet friends & family.
meals, cards, visits...thank you thank you thank you.


I had my throat scan this morning...
anxiously awaiting results.

more soon...
have a lovely day.