The star attraction at our house these past few weeks has been my beautiful daughter Angel! First it was class night, then Graduation and now it's only two days until her open house! We have everything cleared out of the garage (and wouldn't it be a dream if we could keep it that way, but like my husband says...it's a garage...), the picture boards are ready to be put up, final decorations and the tent to be pitched right outside the garage. It's going to be a wonderful day. Oh yes...and not to be forgotten the food! We are having pulled pork, home made meatballs, baked beans, cheesy taters, chili dip and then a few other food items. It's going to be good! Here is just ONE of the picture boards I have done, in all there are 6 of these large tri fold poster boards:
I wanted to make a "special" layout for Angel to give to her from my heart and of course I thought it would be great if I could combine it with a challenge from Cookin' Up Creations birthday challenge. I looked at Thursday's challenge and thought I might possibly make it work, but wasn't sure about the use of polka dots. The challenge was to use circles and polka dots and the color red. As you can see from the layout below I got all the requirements in, I even pen stitched around the BoBunny AdLib sheet with a red gel pen. All of the papers and the embellies (minus the Red Thickers) came with the brightly colored April Kit from The Scrapping Spot. And if you are feeling summer, you should check out their June kit, those flip flops are really cute!
So I bet you would like to see this "special" layout, wouldn't you? Here it is and here is the journaling that I wrote on it using that very kewl gel pen that came with the kit (and it was RED to fit more criteria of the challenge!): Angel, Ten years ago our future was in someone else's hands. You could have been placed anywhere and I would never have known you! I can't imagine that! We both would have missed out on so much. I can never say this enough- "I'm so glad I'm your mom and that you're my girl. Love Mom 06-12-11 Do you think she will like it when she sees it on Sunday?
I also did this one earlier in the week, with pictures of the girls at the Class Night Party. I used a WIP kit and loved working with it!
And this is how Angel feels about being "The Star Attraction" around this house!