Sunday, August 14, 2011

Happy!

Summer is quickly waning and I already miss it. August is usually a slow month in the crafting world- families are taking long planned vacations or preparing for back to school. Almost everyone is too busy to skulk boards and troll blogs so thank you for visiting this lonely corner of the blogosphere- I truly appreciate each and every one of you.
Happy
MATERIALS: Woodgrain embossed paper, white acrylic paint, fabric doily, Crate paper button, Pink Paisley journaling tags, silver circle tag and punchinella from GAUCHE ALCHEMY, Jillibean Soup corrugated clouds, Maya Road heart and acrylic pins,  Happy word Pin from Joann's, silver mini clip from Staples.
I was saving this page for publication submissions but I finally decided it should go to Paper Issues for their current link party: "Let's Ride". Lola is the embodiment of "Let's Ride". She has zero tolerance for waiting once she hears the words "out" or "park". The words can be uttered as part of an unrelated subject like this: "Dave we need to take the shoes out the front hallway". OOOPS! Then it's "LET'S GO!" "GO, GO, GOOOOO!" and very insistent finger pointing at the door.
AAA! Love that face!!!!
I remember when I was young and single (read- clueless), I would look at parents with pity in my eyes. They were dealing with fit throwing, punching, kicking, screaming, table cloth pulling little monsters and I would think them FOOLS for letting their children run wild. Well guess who gets the pity looks now? Miss Lola is fairly well behaved. I would never allow running, screaming or table wrecking but she does insist on sitting on Daddy's lap the entire time we are at a restaurant. Considering how hard the wood seats are for the high chairs we let her have her way- it's a small price to pay for peace and David has gotten very good at eating with one arm. We still get the pity looks, especially when I have to cut David's entree for him and Lola snatches up all the best pieces for herself but I always answer those with a knowing smile that says you'll see soon enough.


MuChoS SmOoChEs!
Michelle


16 comments:

  1. LOVIN that layout...so many awesome details all over the place...the painted up chipboard, the stick pins, and my fave: the corrugated clouds. Awesome!!

    I agree with your observations of the childless. It cracks me up, because I think the exact same thing: "You just wait." It's amazing all of the things I've tolerated that others aren't really appreciative of (the screaming that is sure to ensue in the checkout line when I break his little heart and tell him he can't have the M&M's after all). What gets me is the parents that cater to their kids' every whim, giving in, and breeding the generation that seems to be cropping up: the ungrateful and entitled generation. Some kids these days really play their parents like a fiddle, don't they? It's hard to find that balance, and also convince parents that it's *OK TO LET THEM CRY* and *THEY DON'T ALWAYS HAVE TO GET THEIR WAY.* Pick your battles, people (like letting Lola sit in your lap. Perfectly acceptable. I've been there, done that. Kind of like when I let me little guy sneak into my bed sometimes. Not all the time, but sometimes it's nice to pretend he's still a baby and let him have his little way :)

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  2. Hey, as a retiree not getting children ready for school any more, I have plenty of time to browse my favorite blogs!

    I LOVE your white on white collage, and all the cool bits you added to it. I'm saving it for inspiration!

    You are so right about childless people being clueless about the ins and outs of parenting. The joys and rewards far outweigh the aggravations; and it's easy to see Lola brings you a lot of joy and pride. I don't mind screaming children -- usually out in public they're just exhausted. What I hate and never would tolerate in my own children or grandchildren is whining. TELL me what's on your mind -- don't WHINE!!! I guess that goes for grownups too! :)

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  3. This is a great monochromatic page! I think you should still submit it!

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  4. Love this page and thank you for all the comments :)

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  5. Wow!!! I LOVE this page, michelle! i feel really inspired now...i want to create an all white layout! Love, love, LOVE!

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  6. Michelle, this is such a beautiful page. I ADORE the white on white.

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  7. So love your style! This LO is fabulous and I love your interpretation of the theme 'Let's Ride!'. Awesome work.

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  8. ohmygoodness this is gorgeous! love all the texture - it looks so good in white!!

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  9. Love this page, the white on white is fabulous and you work it so well!

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  10. Oh I love the way you collaged all the textural elements on your page. The whites makes it so fresh and modern !

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  11. This is such a fabulous layout! I love the monochromatic look...awesome!! =)

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  12. Wow Michelle! This layout is stellar! It has such a magical quality with the dreamy whites & all the beautiful texture! Absolutely beautiful girl!

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  13. I love all the layering and texture and dimension!

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  14. Michelle, this is amazing! Love it!

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