Friday, June 21, 2013

Dream Big

Happy Friday friends!

The countdown in officially on at our house 4 more days of school.  Here in Manitoba the kids are kept until the very bitter end.  The past 2 weeks have been packed with field trips, special events, and assemblies like crazy.  Nothing like saving it all up until the end. I've been in the school a lot, hence the crickets chirping on the blog lately, my apologies.  My kids, and family, however will always come ahead of my hobby.

We spent the tail end of April, and better part of May in Dance Competitions.  Here is my beautiful Belle in her Jazz Dance costume.  It was a wonderfully, playfully genius choreographed piece by their teacher Lori Watson.  It was called Pretty In Pink and, the girls were dressed to look like flamingos with little flamingos on their arms.  They looks positively stunning and danced well enough to earn themselves an Elite Gold, and tie for 1st in their category.

As I often do I hid the journaling behind the photo.  It reads: Watching how beautifully you danced this Flamingo dance made me swell with pride for you.  All your hard work to catch up to your peers over the past year totally paid off!  You looked amazing!  Beautiful lines, and full of grace.  Way to go Belle!
Love this little cluster of Pink Paislee die cuts

Added a few Studio Calico sequins, and a My Mind's Eye brad
As always lots of layers all over the page
It had been ages since I had completed a layout just for me.  And this one came together super quick.  It always helps to have inspiring product and photos.

In support of my bloggy friend Leslie, I am linking this up to Whimsical Wednesday at The Memory Nest.

Now, how about an AMAZING FREEBIE to kick off the weekend?  Catherine sent this to those of us featured in the Summer issue of Scrapbook and Cards Today.

She is kicking off the release of this issue with a BANG.  Not only is it the release of the Summer Issue, but it is also the 30th Issue of her sweet magazine, that wasn't much more than a dream not too long ago.  Giveaways, prizes, challenges, and much, much more await you on their blog.  I strongly encourage you to take the time to pop over and check out all the goodness going on, the party starts right here.  You'll start with receiving your very own e-copy of the newly released Summer Issue (where you'll find my layout too).

That's it for me.  I'm really looking forward to the weekend.  I have 2 girls going off to a friend's cottage for the weekend, while the other has a date with Daddy for the Taylor Swift concert on Saturday.  Oh check out her face when she opened the tickets last Thursday for her birthday.  Priceless!

She could not have been more surprised, or more grateful.
As for me: I have a crop on Friday night, work on Saturday, then all evening to myself - YAY!  And Sunday, I think we'll take this little one out for breakfast, just the 3 of us.  How about you?  What's up in your corner of the world for the weekend?

As always I really appreciate you're stopping by.  I hope you've been inspired to go and make the day beautiful.

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Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love your lo!! LOVING the photos and the pennants!! And YAY for Taylor Swift tix!! How FUN are those photos?!?!?! :)

Tracy said...

Love your layout and those pics of your daughter reading the Taylor Swift tickets are priceless! Have a great weekend!

Leslie Germain said...

what a beautiful page. And how lucky for you daugher going to see Taylor Swift. We are waiting for her to perform near us. Hope she has fun. Would love for you to share it on whimsical Wednesday.

Debbie P said...

Gorgeous page Sherri! How awesome that your daughter & hubby are going to see Taylor Swift! That will be so fun!

Ashley Horton said...

Your layout is gorgeous Sherri!! Love the way the papers and embellishments coordinate with the colors in your photos!! Congrats on your Scrapbook & Cards Today pub!! So awesome!! And love those photos of your girlie opening the concert tickets!