Wednesday, April 21, 2010

How Wonderful Life Is

I am so blessed in so many ways... but most importantly is my amazing husband!! He works so hard for our family and is so supportive of everything I do. Most of you know that he has pretty much been living in Dallas since last fall and commuting home every weekend to be with the family. He has an amazing amout of pressure in his new job (what new job doesn't?!!) and yet he is constantly asking me how I am doing... making sure I am not overwhelmed and that things at home are going okay while he is away. He is doing the countdown with me on how many more days of work I actually have and has told me that I never have to work again if that is what I choose!! How sweet is that?!! I am looking forward to taking some time to settle the family and get caught up on a lot of my scrapbooking. IF I get bored (that is a big IF!) I might consider working again... we will just have to see how that plays out!! But ... the reason I am going on and on about my man is because I did the LO of him!! There is a new blog called Scrap It With a Song! It has the lyrics of a song that you are to use in a project somehow/somewhere.... I personally think it is going to be great fun!! As soon as I saw/heard the lyrics for this weeks song, I immediately thought of a picture of my husband I had taken with my cell phone when we were at an event in Chicago one weekend. I combined that with the sketch over at Stuck On U Sketches....and .... the creative juices started flowing. This is what I came up with.....

Funny story... I finished this last night and when I got home from work today, it was gone!! My MIL came over to visit my husband and he gave it to her!!

The papers and embellishments all came from this fabby mega kit I ordered from Paper Poppy Kit Company. (The only thing I added was white cardstock and black ribbon) Alphra puts together the most amazing kits with embellishments and I have really had a lot of fun with them the last 2 months. Go check them out and order a May kit... I am sure it will be just as amazing!!! The challenge over there right now is a recipe challenge: Use black and white, a music symbol, and song lyrics in the title. So... I will be submitting this for that challenge as well as:
Scrap It With a Song: Elton John Song
Practical Scrappers: Ribbon/Floss/Thread


Thanks for looking at my LO... and for taking the time to leave those super sweet comments that just make my day!! Enjoy the rest of your week!!
Barb :)

18 comments:

LINDA said...

What a fantastic layout.. The papers are just beautiful.. Very lovely..
Hugs, Linda

Leah said...

well look at that handsome man! good men are pretty rare these days and should be treasured! and what a blessing for you to not have to work if you don't have to..imagine all that you can do (mainly that means spend more time with the kids and scrap!!!)
wonderful page and great way to get in those challenges! awesome!

Brenda Benoit said...

I am sure your hubby Loved this when he saw it and it is nice to have it "put down" down for all to see...great job..nice papers and layout style

Beatriz Farquhar Guzman said...

This is fabulous!!!!! You combined so many things together....(sketch, challenge and a kit) how clever are you! And the layout is just gorgeous but the best part is the love you put into it and the love you expressed for your hubby. I hope he had teary eyes when he read it... please let us know, okay? Fabulous work my sweet friend. Love it all.

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

I LOVE IT! Great fun and a great tribute to him! Glad your MIL is getting joy from it too!

TeenaBugg38 said...

Ok dangit.....I just had this LONGGGG comment written out and then it just went POOF!!! You have gremlins in your blog!!!!

Ok....I feel slightly better now....so, he gave this away??? Lord have mercy I hope you ahd the photo already taken and didn't have to run over to the MIL's house......LOL. I can see that ..."Hey Mom, I need to um...take a picture of this pleaseeee??" LOL My kids think I am nuts when they see me do that. Mom, you HAVE the LO why do you want a picture of it too??? I'm so misunderstood...sighhhh.

I love the kit....so many neat embellies in there...how lucky was that to get the music notes!!! I love that!! And the way you flipped the SOUS too.....very clever girly!!!

Beautifully done layout....and hats off to anyone who stitches on LO's////I am ATTEMPTING that right now (well, not right now cuz I am taking a break) and it is killing me!! But it's hand stitching....UGH!

Sorry to ramble....too much mtn dew.....lol. Thanks for playing with us!!!

Debbie said...

Such a sweet layout Barb and what a wonderful hubby you have! Love the paper you used and the pleating on the side. Hey girl, if you don't have to work, then don't! I was a stay at home mom for 17 years and loved every minute of it! Would still be a sahm, except my marriage ended. I ordered the April kit from Paper Poppy Kit Company and love everything in it!

~Christina~ said...

What an absolutely FABULOUS layout!!! And what a sweet hubby you have :) Even if he gave away your layout...lmbo. Mine would be hearing 'off with his head' if he tried that! LOL.

Thanks for playing along this week at Scrap It With a Song :)

Sandi Clarkson said...

Hey, Barb, what a great layout and funny story. I hope it was okay he gave away your layout! LOL Wonderfully done! And hey, if you don't have to work, woo-hoo for that. I am so looking forward to retiring in a few years and getting a little rest!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Barb this is a great layout and your hubby is almost as handsome as mine!!! LOL (don't we all feel we have the best guy!) love the detail and the ribbon on the right.

Tanya Rudd said...

How wonderful, great way to use ribbon. A great masculine layout. Thank you for joining us at Practical Scrappers this week.
Hugs
Tanya

anazelia said...

love all the details. great job. thanks for playing with us.

Jess said...

Cool LO! Love the PP! Thanks for joining us at Scrap It With a Song!

Aphra said...

Such a great layout, Barb! That photo of your husband is fabulous. Hope he liked the layout! Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Poppy!

Hannah said...

He gave it away?! Lol. Oh dear :-) Well, it's an awesome page! Maybe you need a second one ;-) Haha... I'm still chuckling. I hope the MIL loves it too.

Toucan Scraps said...

gorgeous layout, I can see why your MIL wanted it. thank you for singin along with us at Scrap it with a song this week

Fern said...

Barb, this is a fabulous layout of your DH!!! Luv what you did with the song!!!

TeenaBugg38 said...

Ohhhhh Barbbbbbbbbbb................did you see that you made the top five over at Scrap it With A Song with this LO???????? WOOOT!!! Go hug your mom in law for allowing you to take that photo!!!!! (wink)

 
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