Thursday, September 30, 2010

Gone apple pickin'!!

Every year (until I moved this year) my sister and I would take our kids to a local apple orchard to take pictures ummm I mean pick apples!! Actually, we were pretty bad!! We were like papparazzi in the orchard!! There were certain pictures we always wanted to make sure we got and this is one of them...
We love the picture of the kids walking hand in hand down the row of trees! Isn't this so sweet?! I guess it is a good thing we got these pictures while we had the chance!! 

This LO was made for Sketches in Thyme this week. The sketch is another one by Helen Croft... don't you just love her sketches?! They are so easy to work with!! Here is another view of my journaling (I really am trying to do more of this, but it is hard since I hate my handwriting!!)


We would love to see what you do with this sketch! Be sure to link up your layout at Sketches in Thyme for a chance to win this months prize! Most of the papers and embellishments on this LO came from my Lucky Girl September kit! It arrived right as I was moving into my new house and this was the first chance I had to open it up!! So much scrappy goodness inside!!   This LO also qualifies for the Sisterhood challenge which is asking for 3 or more flowers so I will enter it there as well!!         

So...now if you will humor me.... I would like to brag about my daughter a bit!! I know you have heard me mention the club she started when she was six called "Kids Give Back"!   Well, one day I opened a Disney email that said they were holding a contest to see who was the "Fairest Princess of Them All!!!" I decided to take a photo of Lauren in front of her 7 ft. castle my dad had built for her room and then wrote and essay that talked about the things she had already done for our community. Well... guess what?!! She won the prize!! The grand prize was hotel and airfare for 4 to Disney World with a day at the bibbidy bobiddy boutique (where she will get a full princess make over including a new gown and shoes!), breakfast with the princesses, 5 days of park hopper tickets, VIP seating at the fireworks or parade and so much more!! Click HERE if you would like to see her winning photo! If you click on the smaller photo in the bottom left corner, you will be able to read the winning essay!! Needless to say, she can't wait to go!! We leave Saturday morning and will be gone a week! So... when I can't stop by and visit all of your blogs, I am sure you will understand!!

Remember that Frosted Designs is having a Design Team call and we are also giving away some candy to some faithful followers!! Stop by and check it out!!

Thanks for stopping by today!!  Barb  :)

25 comments:

debbiebakk said...

How wonderful is this-I'm so glad for your daughter and family I'm sure you will have a blast- and don't forget to take all those amazing pictures while you're there. And I love the apple orchard photo-wish I would of thought of that when my kids were younger. Maybe next time I get them all together I will make them hold hands...lol Have a great time at Disney World.

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

wow.... what a fabulous picture! and that looks like so much fun.... your page is great! Love the circles. Happy traveling.. take lots of pictures!

Jocelyn said...

Love this LO...that pic is just perfect and all the details are wonderful!!!

How awesome is that about the win!!!! Just exciting it is!!! :-)

Dawn said...

Oh my goodness how spectacular that your daughter won...have a great time and I hope you get lots of pictures of your daughter, it will be magical.
Oh I almost forgot, love the flowers on this layout. That picture is priceless

Jessica said...

You're such a wonderful friend & inspiration! I love all the charity work you do with your kiddos. You are so special.
Congrats on the big prize - amazing! I can't wait to see pics.
And I'm with you - sometimes outings are all about the pictures *winkwink*
This page turned out fabulous! I love how you used your Lucky Girl kit to spotlight such a special picture - wonderful job as always!

Tanya R said...

Congratulations! Have a superb time. Your little princess is just fabulous. Love the photo!

Hugs
Tanya

P.S Love the photo in this weeks layout too, there is something special about seeing children holding hands and watching them interact from a distance.

Fern said...

First of all, your layout is fabulous!! The papers are so yummy and the photo is just priceless... When we lived in Alamogorodo NM we would go up the mountain towards Cloudcroft and pick apples... The kids just loved it...
And next, WAY TO GO!!! How exciting!! Can't wait to see your little princess all dolled up!! You all are going to have sooo much fun and don't worry about us.. We just want all the details when you get back.... :o) Hugs!!!

Fern said...

WOW Barb I just read the essay and I have to tell you the other princesses didn't have a chance!! Lauren is amazing and so deserving of the Grand Prize!!! Hugs!!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Love the layout and all the awesome colors and embellies.... the photo is beyond awesome!
But love your daughter the most. How wonderful she is and sooooo young. You have got to be proud of her. TFS

Audrey Frelx said...

Great layout and great picture! Have fun!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Awesome lay-out!! Love the photo! OMG!! So awesome about your daughter!! How wonderful, she deserves it! Can't wait to see the photos!

Diana said...

What a beautiful story and princess. She trully lives up to it. Congratulations to Lauren and all of you, have fun in Disney. I can't wait to see all those wonderful pictures scrapped. The bibbidy bobiddy boutique is AMAZING she will love it.

Your LO is GORGEOUS!!!! I LOVE the wrinkled circle corners and the purple looks great ( I never think of using that color).

Debbie said...

Priceless picture Barb! Beautiful layout! Love the pops of purple! Enjoy Disney!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Judy said...

This LO is gorgeous. I love all the details, color and photo. Have a great weekend!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Love your layout and of course, it's fine by me to make kids pose just for a layout .. heehee! But really, love this one. And what a special dd to have such a heart to serve others! Have fun!

Rainbow said...

Hello Barb!!! I am back!! I am so sorry I haven't been visiting lately but I was working very hard on a new project that I will be able to share it with all of you very, very soon!!
I adore this lo, the story behind and the pic is priceless!! How sweet Barb!!!!
Congratulations for the beautiful daughter you have Barb , she must be an angel!!you must be so proud of her!! Have fun on you trip!!
Big hugs to you my dear friend.
Good bless you and your sweet family.
Lidia

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

Kudos to your daughter. It's great to see kids doing great things. Have fun at Disney. Hug Mickey for me:) Love this layout and all the beautiful flowers:)

Lisa B said...

Okay this is gonna be a long comment :)

How flippin' fabulous is that!! I would be bragging to. I had to go and look at her photo and the 7ft castle. You daughter is an amazing little girl. To have such a big heart at such an early age only means she will grow up to be one amazing woman! She defintely deserved to win and I hope you all enjoy the prize!! Those pics in itself will be super special to scrap.

Your layout is just out of this world. The way the center photo looks with the brown and the frame makes it look like it is a shadowbox. This layout is filled with inspiration and AWE for me!

I haven't been playing along with any challenges lately but once I do I hope to hop back into Frosted Designs & Sketches in Thyme..2 of my fav blogs!!

Lisa B said...

Okay this is gonna be a long comment :)

How flippin' fabulous is that!! I would be bragging to. I had to go and look at her photo and the 7ft castle. You daughter is an amazing little girl. To have such a big heart at such an early age only means she will grow up to be one amazing woman! She defintely deserved to win and I hope you all enjoy the prize!! Those pics in itself will be super special to scrap.

Your layout is just out of this world. The way the center photo looks with the brown and the frame makes it look like it is a shadowbox. This layout is filled with inspiration and AWE for me!

I haven't been playing along with any challenges lately but once I do I hope to hop back into Frosted Designs & Sketches in Thyme..2 of my fav blogs!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

AWESOME layout! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood! Hope to see you again next challenge!!

Ayana Posadas said...

I laughed out load when I was reading the first paragraph of your post. I am also guilty of going to certain places JUST to take pictures and not actually doing what "normal" people went there for. HAHA!... I'm glad i'm not alone!
Well, your "paparazzi" shot was definitely worth it, because that photo came out fabulous! Super cute! And the layout looks beautiful with those colors.
Big congrats to your daughter too. That is so amazing that she won!! Yay! Good for her! :)

Denise said...

What a sweet sweet layout!!! Love it :) Check out my blog later. I have a blog award for you, but I'm still typing it.

Pat said...

Love how you did the corners of the frame! Congrats on the win & beautiful photo!!!

li-bee-ti said...

What a photo!!!!! And your lo is simple gorgeous. Are all those purple flowrishes on the cs stamps or is is the dp itself? Looks great.
And great prize your daughter won!!! Have fun!

li-bee-ti said...

What a photo!!!!! And your lo is simple gorgeous. Are all those purple flowrishes on the cs stamps or is is the dp itself? Looks great.
And great prize your daughter won!!! Have fun!

 
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