Saturday, May 26, 2012

Mini Me

Current Challenge

I have two sons (19 and 17) and couldn't love them more.  They are smart and handsome and kind.  But 12 and a half years ago, God surprised us with a daughter.  As she's grown, I've come to realize that a mother-daughter relationship is very different than a mother-son relationship. So when Once Upon A Sketch published their May sketch challenge asking for layouts with the theme "Mum," I was inspired to try to capture the special relationship I have with Elisabeth.

As I thought about our relationship, I realized that one of the things that made it special was that we enjoy many things that her father and brothers do not - or even think are "dumb."  So I put together this layout titled "Mini Me."

I experimented with a misting - the butterflies, the hearts and the muslin ribbon are all colored with mists and used lots of vellum - both embossed and plain.  My journaling is a list of things we both like:

Fun, fuzzy socks - baking cookies - gooey chocolate ice cream when we're sad - picking strawberries - The Bachelor - a good book - patterned paper - laying in the hammock - Glee - sappy Disney movies - a 12 hour crop - paint chips - scrambled eggs

This list could have gone on and on - what about nail polish, eyeshadow, shopping, shoes and a good sale?  I love all my children and couldn't imagine life without them, but I am truly grateful that I have a daughter.


  1. Such a lovely page and yes, daughter relationships are different I agree. Thanks for joining in at OUAS :)

  2. Love the layout. It's so sweet!