Monday, September 27, 2010


good afternoon everyone! OMG! it is HOT here in Escondido, 108 degF!!! Unbelievable! i'm staying inside with the AC on and will be scrapping all day LOL! no way i'm going out there. anyways, i finished another LO. i've been having fun again with Nikki Sivils papers and one of my fave is the Willow Bee collection and honestly, i haven't had the chance to get the newer collections because of a very tight budget and i really need to finished up my stash first before buying new ones. As much as i want to buy the new products that are being released i can't right now because we are saving to buy our first house. this LO is for THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS and for these challenge they want us to incorporate our favorite poem. i had a few ones i really like, and one of them is Sandra Tolson's "Children are a Gift from God" and as mother of three wonderful blessings this poem is really close to my heart. this LO is also inspired by SKETCHES IN THYME challenge #16 sketch design by Miss Helen Croft.

here is my take-

these are my kiddos, from L to R- joseph, justin, and jylian. this photo was taken last June. and here are some close-ups -

Supplies: PP's: Nikki Sivils Willow Bee & Flaming Butterfly. Background: MME's 12" Kraft cardstock. Cardstock: Recollections. Ink: Tim Holtz Distress ink. Alphas: BasicGrey Kioshi and Origin. Buttons: cardstock buttons from Chip Chop Shop including the white twine. Other: bling, DMC floss,Black gel pen, Recollections pop-dots.

here is the poem-

Children Are A Gift From God
by Sandra Tolson

God sent me three packages
That needed special care
"Take care of these tiny gifts
For they are very rare."

"Watch over them with all your love
And let them feel your touch
Take care of their every need
For you are needed very much."

"These gifts will grow up very fast
As you soon will see
Love them with all your heart
And let them be what they will be."

"When these gifts have fully grown
Look at Heaven up above
Know they exist because of God
And all his precious love."

i hope you all have a wonderful day and God bless. thank you again for stopping by.



Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

OMYGOSH!!!! Melissa!!! This is AMAZING!!! YOU ROCKED the WILLOW BEE and our challenge!! WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!! Can I take this to show on Nikki's blog in October also??? Let me know please! :):):):):):) Thanks sooooooooooooooooo much for playing along with FAVE THINGS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Tanya R said...

Oh how completely adorable. Children certainly are a gift from God. Thank you for playing with Sketches In Thyme this week.

Fern said...

Beautiful layout and poem!! I love the papers and the way you layered everything!!! Super sweet photo!! Thanks for playing along with us over at Sketches In Thyme!! Hugs!!

Pat said...

This lo is gorgeous!! Love the flowers, & the papers you used! Thanks for using the sketch.

Jeanet said...

Love this! Beautiful layers and papers and the poem is wonderful!Love the clustering of those embellies!Beautiful design!
Thank you so much for joining us at Fave Things!

EverydayMe said...

this is just beautiful!!! thanks for playing along!!!!

deana said...

GORGEOUS, Isay!!! Love how you used the Nikki Sivils, love how you journaled your poem, and that photo is too cute!

Thanks for joining us! :-)

Jenneke said...


What a GREAT layout!!! Love the way you used the Nikki Sivils papers, love the picture, just love EVERYTHING about it!!

Thanks sooo much for playing with us at Fave Things!


Diana said...

OMGosh!!! This is adorable, that photo is just too stinking cute. and the colors are amazing.
Thanks for playing with us at Sketches in Thyme.