Sunday, April 5, 2009

Let the Sun Shine in!!!

Today was an absolutely gorgeous day!!!  It is amazing how much the sunshine or lack thereof affects my countenance!  I felt like a new woman today!!  My sweetie and I took a nice walk through the Missouri Headwaters State Park.  It is our favorite early Spring hangout.   The weather is always a bit warmer and there usually is not as much snow there.  It is a very nice place to take a hike!!  We sat along the bank for awhile and just enjoyed the morning!!!
It has been such a nice relaxing weekend and I so needed it!!  I had so many stressful situations this week, it just felt good to take it easy.   

I am so thankful today!!!  Time to take a minute and reflect on those things that I am extremely thankful for!!

1.  My Lord and Savior who gave his life for all who believe!
2.  My family- a husband who loves and supports me and three amazing kids!!  I am sooo blessed!
3.  Jobs-we do not know what tomorrow will hold, but today we have good jobs and I am sooo very  thankful!!
4.  a Home-I love my house!!  It is our sanctuary-a place to come home to in the storms of life!!
5.  I am soooo thankful that Spring is in the Air and new Life is on its way!!  I look forward to the buds and blossoms and warm temperatures!!  It's heaven just thinking about it!!!

This week's song is Dream On by Aerosmith.  What a great song!!! I loved it when I was a teen and I still love it now!!  I did another layout in my series of encouraging layouts for my sweet daughter.  The lyrics are perfect!!!  Dream unitl your dreams come true!!!  
I used Prima papers, Bazzill Cardstock, K and Co. papers, Jenni Bowlin  and making memories alphas,  Joann's lace, Michael's pearls, CI jewels by Marah Johnson, and Prima Florals.
I hope you get a chance to play along!! Check it out here!!!

Fun News!!!

My Graphic 45 Fashionista Cards made it onto the Graphic 45 blog!!! Whoo hoo!! I just love graphic 45!!
You can find them on the blog Here!

I have been having so much fun with this month's CMD kit!!!  The papers are fantastic!!  If you haven't seen all the goodness at Lily Bee Design, you will have to check out their blog!  I made a couple of cards and another layout.  I just can't say enough about their papers!!!

The next layout I designed for my sweet daughter.  The picture I used is one of my favorites of her and I just love this quote:  God gives us dreams a size too big so we can grow into them.- author unknown.  I used Lily Bee papers, Kraft Cardstock, cardboard, Joann's lace, AC thickers and Scenic Route Alphas, Pink Paislee rubons and a Prima butterfly.

My week is not nearly so busy this week,  thank goodness!!!
Wishing you all laughter and smiles in the week ahead!!!


Tessa said...

beautifull layouts and card!!

Mary Jo said...

Oh my goodness, your beautiful work! So, so pretty, Kristii!
I'm sorry things have beens stressful, but it sounds like you had a much needed relaxing Sunday.

And no, George C. and my paths were never destined to cross I'm afraid ;0) :0)
But I definitely can't wait to see the movie now. And all of the familiar and CLOSE places he filmed at :0)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

*sigh* U know I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee these!!!! ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!! And I loveeeeeeeee that photo from your walk...BREATH TAKING! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Lisa T. Howard said...

Congrats on your Graphic 45 Fashionista cards making the blog! And as always, I am in love with each of the projects you featured today. I am particularly fond of the quote you used about growing into our dreams...just beautiful! :) Glad you had a relaxing weekend and I hoping the more laid back week is a great one!

Jennie said...

I love your STM layout! That butterfly is so pretty!!!

Lorry said...

Love your Dream layout! (the others as well lol ) I love how you used the pearl centers on the flowers on your card. Glad you had a great weekend, and wishing you peace this week!

Amy Coose said...

Wow, Kristi! Your stuff is amazing. I love everything you've created.

walesk said...

congrats!! your work is so beautiful! :)

Lauren said...

Gorgeous layout, Kristii! That card is so pretty! I love love love all those flowers! Have a wonderful day!

Jacquie said...

Beautiful cards and layouts Kristii!

DoubleL said...

I'm just lovin that tree!!! Might have to lift that one!!

Kathie said...

uummmm loving that beautiful LO!! I really like the beautiful flowers too!!

Jocelyn said...

Well again, the LO's and cards are just stunning!!!!!! SO glad that the weekend was destressful!!!! Loved your things that you are thankful for!!! Have a great Tuesday sweet friend!!!!! Thanks for the wonderful comments you always leave for me!

lauren said...

GIRL!!!! I could just EAT everything here in your post!!!! SO sweet... AWESOME job!!!!!!

Carla said...

Absolutely beautiful work!! As always!
Glad you could get some relaxing time with the sunshine and warm weather!
And Congrats on the cards going up on Graphic 45, I just love their stuff and you work it soooo well!! Keep smiling!!

Mireille said...

wondered if you knew that your name (and this LO) appeared in an online newspaper. I didn't know either till an american friend wrote me to point it out. Thought I would let you know =)
Gorgeous work btw!

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