Friday, April 17, 2009

Finally Friday!!!

The gallery is up at Little Red Scrapbook!!!!  I just loved this kit!!!  The Sassafrass Lass papers were so much fun to work with!!!!  These layouts were all made from my heart!!!  As many of you know this was a very emotional week and my layouts show the effects of that emotion.

The first layout is of my sweet daughter Heidi!!!  She called me this week with awesome news and she was so excited that my heart was blessed just listening to the optimism in her voice!!!  Yes, sunshine does happen!!!

The journaling states:  Today was a banner day!! You called with the most excitement I have heard in your voice in quite a long time!!!  You met with the nutrition advisor and had a very favorable meeting!!!  Whoo hoo!!! Sunshine does happen!!
This layout was inspired by the crossword puzzle design in the papers.  I know my sweet girl doesn't know exactly which road to take right now, but "Life is a Puzzle, Patience is key".   It is so hard to have patience during the valley's in life, but I just know that things will turn around if you work hard and are patient!!!

This layout was done for the Monthly Challenge at LRS.  Jennifer gave us a sketch and challenged us to scrap ourselves.  I decided to use the whimsical nature of the paper to scrap what it would be like In My Perfect World.  Hidden journaling states:  
There would be peace.  People would live in Harmony and our sons and daughters will have no threat of war.  
There would be love.  People would look out for the interests of other's ahead of their own and our children wouldn't suffer the consquences of a greedy world.  
There would be joy.  We would take the time to be thankful for all that we have physically, spiritually, and mentally lest we forget and ruin our perfect world!!!

This last layout was done after my son, who after many, many weeks of introspection, decided he was called to join the National Guard.  It is not a decision he has taken lightly.  We have gone over all the pros and cons through many tears and fears and he has decided this is the direction he is going to take at this time in his life.  I am very proud of him-very scared for him, but very proud!!  It is not a route I ever considered he would take, but there comes a time when mom just has to let go and it is a very difficult thing to do!!!  Funny, the baby manual never said how hard it was going to be when your children became adults!  This is definitely the hardest aspect of parenting I have faced yet!!  Lord, I entrust you with my baby!!!  Please protect him and keep him safe!!!

The journaling states:  Today, your life changed forever.

Of course, I had to make a couple of cards with my kit. 

All in all, this has to be one of my favorite LRS kits ever!!!

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!!!  Thanks for stopping by!!!


Anonymous said...

Oh wow!!!!! I love every single one of them!!!!

Deanna said...

You seriously ROCKED this kit!! I love what you did with the Sass! Awesome journaling too! Keep it up girl!

Carla said...

Kristii, you are sooooo an inspiration to me!!! Both with your outlook on life and your layouts!! I wish sweet and happy moments for you, my friend!!! Thanks for the kind works on my blog and the message board! I was just soooo thrilled and honored to be picked for Guest Designer at LRS this month! And the kit was absolutely the most fun I have had with a kit yet!!

Jocelyn said...

I so enjoyed reading your Blog this morning and yes some real life changes are on the horizon!!!! Your work is OUTSTANDING, all the detail, journaling and creativity flows through each LO!!! I pray that you will find peace, that all goes well with your daughter's interview and that God will hold your son close to him!!! I cannot imagine the fear you must be feeling!!! Have a wonderful and blessed weekend, sweet friend!!! Know that you are always in my prayers!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful just simply beautiful layouts and cards!
That kit is yummy!

I'll keep you in my prayers Kristii, as our chicks get older there are just more worries as a parent not less. When they were babys I always thought it would be easier as they got older. How wrong was I!!! A reminder to always turn to God in our times of troubled hearts! And know that friends are here for you to share your burdens.
{{hugs tightly}}

Nicole said...

Really great job with your kit!! i love all your pages and cards!

Nat said...

so much eyecanday- love your style, girl :)

Mary Jo said...

That definitely looked like a great kit!
I always, always love your work and these projects are no exception :0)

Mara... said...

Kristii, you BLOW me away with your projects!!! I love them all, especially the one with your daughter and the SUN on the page. Wonderful job, thanks for all the inspiration!!!

Lisa T. Howard said...

You always, always create the most amazing layouts with your kits. I look at mine and think...if only I could channel Kristii! (Believe it or not, I've actually said!)

You have much on your heart these days, don't you girl. Know that you and your family will be in my prayers. God is good. His plan is great. And He is ALWAYS in control. I know you live by that on a daily basis, but sometimes it just feels good to say it.

Love you, Lisa

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.......First, I am HAPPY U are feeling better...and SECOND....HOLY AMAZING BATWOMAN!!!!!!! Those LO's ARE WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEE the puzzle adn "today" ones the bestest!!!!!! GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Julie said...

Oh Missy K these are alll just great. Gorgeous my friend.

Staci said...

Girl, you always blow me away with your work! Every single thing you posted is amazing! Congrats on your daughter's good news and on your son's decision to join the national guard - good luck to him!!

Maren said...

Wow, these were amazing! You are a wonderful inspiration, I must say! I will definitely follow your blog!

Have a great weekend!

Jenn said...

Great always! Hey it was nice to see ya yesterday even if it was just a passing-by hello...I can totally relate to our sons making HUGE life changing decisions, but just know my prayers are with you as well. from one Army mom to another!

Anonymous said...

I love that Today layout! Had to tell you :)