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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Home Grown

Well, today was an eventful day at the Liles' household, at least for the girls, anyway. It was the last day of their Vacation Bible School which meant it was the last day for Jen and I to play while our kids were there. Insert sad face here. (We went to The Container Store and I picked up a little sumpin' sumpin' that I'll have to share later.) We then went to lunch and Audrie, my 5 year old (not the one in the picture here, that's Lindsie), realized she was not going to be able to eat much. Her first little loose tooth had been getting wigglier and wigglier by the minute for the last 3 days. We had attempted to have her let me pull it before VBS,but she was too scared. Then at Chick-fil-A, I even went to the trouble of hunting down a lady Jen had seen with scrubs on from a kid's dental clinic to come to our rescue, but apparently she had gotten her food to go and I never found her--smart girl. So finally this evening, she was really hungry and got the gumption to ask me to pull her tooth out. I'd be hungry too, if all I'd had to eat for the last few days was soft food--rice, berries and ice cream (hey that sounds like a pretty good diet, actually, but will it lower my cholesterol?). So this tooth is just hangin' by a thread and I grabbed it with a little tissue (highly recommend that), counted to three and POP!!--pulled it out! She didn't even know it was out until I showed her the tiny baby tooth. She did a little dance, said she hoped to get $155 dollars for it from the tooth fairy and moved on to asking what we were having for dinner since she was starving! What a cutie! I can't believe my baby girl has already lost her first tooth and she's not even in kindergarten yet!

Anyway, tonight, I'm writing this a little earlier than last night's post so I can get to bed a little sooner this evening--I was quite sluggish today! I am finally sharing a little 8x8 scrapbook page I made a couple of weeks ago using a fabulous picture of Lindsie that I took on an angle. I was totally inspired by Natalie Dever's MFT card HERE and just HAD to incorporate that delicate and "country-fied" style into this project. I used the wheelbarrow from the new Annie LaPoint set, Spread a Harvest of Hope. Then I added the little "Home Grown" sentiment from my sister's MFT set, Spring Sprouts. So fitting for my girl, Lindsie as she is a very loving and down to earth child. She even said a little prayer for Audrie before we pulled her tooth and she held Audrie's hand during the "event", just in case. Yup, home grown sisterly love. That's where it's at and I'm so thankful I get to see it every day. Well, most days, anyway.

SUSIE Q-TIP: Use a pair of circles to create a little sentiment "tag" for a scrapbook page or card. Here, I used a coordinating designer paper for one circle and stamped the sentiment onto the Vintage Cream for the other. I added a button to the top and tied it with some twine. Then, just tuck it up under a picture or main panel for a cute accent. I'll definitely be using that little trick again.

Stamps: Spread a Harvest of Hope, Spring Sprouts (My Favorite Things)
Paper: Chocolate Chip (SU!), Vintage Cream (PTI), Rust (Core'dinations), Garden Party (MM), Sonoma (Scenic Route), 39 Cents and Rising (Treehouse Memories), Friends (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Palette Noir (Superior), Chocolate Chip (SU!)
Accessories: Curved Rectangles Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Paper Piercer/Mat Pack, Lace Doily Border Punch (MS), Threading Water Border Punch (Fiskars), ZigZag Border Punch (EK), Circle Punch (CM), Copic Markers, Brown/Cream Wide Gingham Ribbon, Rustic Twine (PTI), Buttons (MFT), Jody Boosters, Glue Dots


  1. what a great LO love the way you placed the pic and the colors

  2. I can't believe how grown up our Lindsie looks in this picture!!! She is going to be a real heart breaker!!!
    I'm so proud of little Aud-Aud!! Tell her I hope she gets the $155 from the tooth fairy and, if successful, I've got a couple of teeth that I can do without!!!

  3. She's not Fairy Warbucks!!!!! Love the "Home Grown" page. :D

  4. What a beautiful page! love the colors of the DP's and all the strips - and what a pretty home grown face!!


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