Wednesday, March 20, 2013

"Too Cute": March Prima BAP~!

Hello! I wanted to start off by apologizing for being so quiet this past month in the scrappy world. I've hardly made it to anyone's blogs and I feel terrible for neglecting my amazing friends. But as you all know, my family has been going through some life changes, and I'm feeling comfortable enough to share that we're in the process of buying a house. It's a long story, and we're sad to leave the home that we've put so much time, money, work, and tears into- but it's what's best for our family. But it has not been an easy road (and for those of you who have bought a home before, I'm sure you understand)- but I'm just feeling so incredibly blessed by God these past few weeks that I just had to share it with you all! Whether you believe in God or not, or choose to be spiritual in other faiths- I hope you have something out there that you believe in. I know that I have felt God's love in such an intense way these past few weeks- with everything He has made possible- every window he has opened when doors have been slammed shut in our faces- I'm just so overwhelmed with gratitude and feel that I'm filled to the brim with His love- I can't hardly suppress it! So if you've been wondering where I'm at- that is what I'm doing. Many hours spent on the phone on a daily basis with so many different people- all the while taking care of three little kids on my own has left me with very little scrap time- or energy. But we're hoping to have everything done within the next few weeks and before we know it, all will be back to normal.

So I'm fine, really. Just busy!

But last night- my husband didn't have to work overtime and was home "early" for once- and I just had to scrap for me! I got a TON of new Prima product from the C'est Magnifique store the other day and wow- how easy it is to create when you've got so many beautiful things to play with! And what better way to use Prima than for a Prima challenge :)~ so here is my entry for this month's Build-A-Page from Prima:

"Too Cute"
I actually took this photo the night before last when Aspen was inside the toy bucket, rolling back and forth. She was just way too cute- and I haven't taken pictures for a few weeks now- so she was ALL about getting her photo taken. And once Gunner saw me taking pictures of her- HE had to have his picture taken too! And these are the two of my three kids who HATE to have their pictures taken! I guess that means I need to take pictures less often...yeah, right ;)

Here is the sketch that inspired this layout:

And some closeups:
These Tatiana flowers are seriously gorgeous. I think I got every color option there was- and I'm now regretting not getting doubles as I can see I will use them up quickly!

I've been obsessively using this Memory Box die- and I probably won't stop until I'm sick of it!

 The Blue Fern Studios "Floral Clock" is another one of those chipboard pieces that I cannot get enough of! So gorgeous...


What do you guys think of the new Prima wood buttons? I LOVE them!! Also, the Cute chipboard piece comes from Blue Fern Studios. I cut it from the Cute Stuff title out of the "Good Vibes" set.


Thanks for letting me share with you today- both my project and a little personal stuff too. I do try my best to keep my blog scrappy related- as much as possible. But when I'm feeling as good as I am today- it's so hard not to share that with the world~! So thanks...

Take care of yourself, okay? So happy you stopped by :)

21 comments:

Jackie Clark (aka Jax) said...

Erin, your layout is gorgeous! Best of luck with buying a home - it is a real rollercoaster ride, but I'm sure it will be wonderful once it is all done and you are settled in.

Romy said...

It's such a sweet and wonderful lay-out! And we share the same favourite die :) I really love those flowers too!
It sounds like you've been going through a hard time lately. I hope things will settle down for you soon!

Kim said...

I love that you shared your personal trials...gives God all the Glory! And as for your work, totally love everything you do and this layout is just another example of your incredible talent! TFS

Shona said...

best of luck in your new venture! and that layout is just stunning :)

morkaren said...

Åee så dejligt LO, jeg elsker også memory Box, der er så stort udvalg af skønne die. knus morkaren.

Sandra said...

I'm so glad that everything is working out for you and it's lovely to see another beautiful layout on your blog. Take care.

pattyo said...

Love your layout. The Prima line is always so beautiful. Congratulations on your new home. God always has a way of making things work out.

Tone-Lill said...

Glad to hear that life is turning to the better and things are changing in positive direction. Love this gorgeous colourful LO. So many lovely detail and the photo is super cute :)

Vivi Morais said...

This Lo is so cute... I loved!! Congrast!!!

Lizzyc said...

My goodness I dont know how you manage to create at all with 3 little ones, let alone the detailed amazing layouts and things that you do do.. so be kind to yourself and take time out.. and I am glad for you in your new venture in getting a new house.. it certainly is a major change in ones life to move, so I do send you my prayers that everything will go smoothly, and yes I do believe in God and believe He has our best interests at heart.. May He guide and help you and bless you too as you continue to live for Him... and before I forget.. this layout is adorable.. love that memory box die too.. and all the other flowers..and back ground textures.. beautiful creation! Take care!!

Helen Tilbury said...

Gorgeous creation as usual Erin! Lovely details!! I need that die - it's so pretty!!! So glad the house is working out for you - exciting times ;-D

Jules Aviles said...

Hi Erin, I'm glad things are working out for you. God is Good!! He does answer prayers in one way or another right? :) God Bless you and you're family. Praying your move is a smooth transition! Love your LO, as always, so inspiring for me and always a pleasure! Have a blessed rest of your week! Hugs, Jules:)

sandi said...

Such a pretty, delicate lo! <3!

Laurie LaRiviere said...

such a great page, such a cute photo! lots of pretty elements here, I love it! congrats on the house, I remember buying ours, LOTS of time on the phone, there were some troubles we had and it was a nightmare, it will be worth it once you get into your new home :)

Davi said...

Congrats on getting your new home..seems its always a bit bittersweet leaving the old behind, but a blessing for the new. Isn't it Amazing how God Always works out the details!! Your LO is gorgeous!! I love the background dp and the pretty flowers to your with your precious little girl :)

Sonia said...

Just wonderful work my dear, beautiful image and sweet details^_^
Have a gorgeous day,
Sonia

joyce said...

Adorable!!!! I'm so excited to learn you will be moving on to a new chapter in your life. Everyday living will be a lot easier for you and your family. Life was good at the cabin, but it will be even better in a house.

Mrs Frizz said...

Know where you are coming from with over-use on the dies ... but hey, they look fabulous, so I say,keep using them.

Gorgeous layout.

Fingers crossed that everything works out okay with the buying of your new house and you just won't know yourselves ... blood, sweat and tears with your very own property. Good luck!

Keren Tamir said...

First I'm really happy for you about the new house. I do think that when God closes a door he always opens a window. Ok I don't have the proper saying from sound of music but you know which one I mean lol.
Secondly this is a beautiful LO. I do love those Tatiana flowers. I hope Leslie puts some more in the store. I've been using them too.

Denise van Deventer said...

Such a gorgeous and soft page Erin! Love this page...simply magical! Blessing to you and your family with buying your new house...you are in safe hands! ;-)

Eila Sandberg said...

I am so glad you have found a new home Erin, life will be so much easier on you all! The best of luck with the move!
Totally agreeing with you, those Tatiana's are absolutely gorgeous and so is your page! as always, fab fab fab colours and details! xoxox