Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thankful for family- A Flair For Buttons Post

Hello there!

I feel like I've fallen into the rabbit hole.
Today is the first day in over two months where I have nothing planned.

Lola is with me- we are going shopping for winter sneakers and having lots of Mommy and me moments.

Before I'm off on my adventure I just want to wish you a happy, drama free Thanksgiving.

Here is my most recent page for A Flair For Buttons:
 The red stripe paper is from Sodalicious, The fussy cut roses from Paper Trunk, the index card from Lily Bee and the flair buttons from A Flair For Buttons. The silver doily is from a pack I got at Michael's.
My gratitudes list:
1. I am grateful for having a husband who is very much in love with his crazy wife. I often play the lottery but I know lightning doesn't strike twice. My luck came in the form of one David Martinez.

2. I am grateful for Miss Lola who is happy and healthy and freakishly intelligent- pretty soon she'll be teaching me to multiply and divide fractions which is why I had a child in the first place.
(just kidding! not really)

3. I am thankful for my Mom who is awesome and my mother in law Reina who can cook up a storm. Also I am thankful for my brothers Guarionex, Daniel, Roberto, Luis and Christian (who just got engaged to Lisa!!! WOOOT!) and my sisters Leticia, Melissa and Sandra and my nieces and nephews Noemi, Emily, Natalie, Kaine and Marcus.

4. I am thankful for you my blog readers- for sticking with me through all my drama this year- sorry I don't post more- I wish I could dictate posts while on the subway.

I think that photo of Dave and Lola dancing down the street is one of my favorite images ever- too bad it's a low rez iPod photo.

Here are some detail shots:
I tried out my American Crafts DYI Thickers with loose silver glitter.
I will not be using them again- they stuck to everything except the page.
It's easier to use Stickles on regular Thickers instead.
I'm LOVING Heidi Swapp's Color Shine mists!
The tiny stars are also from Michael's.
The A Flair For Buttons blog is full of great ideas from the DT- swing by and check it out.

Have a happy, healthy and peaceful Thanksgiving!


  1. I absolutely love this layout Michelle! The shiny doily, the striped paper, roses, flair, and of course that darling photo...I love it all! I love your thankful list too, so sweet. You are truly blessed! Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Oh wow! Super cool colour combo. Love the mix of elements here.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. great layout and such a great, fun picture!!

  4. Great photo! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  5. Oh this totally ROCKS! LOVE your work! Fabulousness!!! :D

  6. I love that you equate winning the lottery to meeting hubby - that is gorgeous! Fabulous list of gratefuls and just loving the page. I think we all wish we could dictate to our blogs at some point, am sitting here, catching up, typing one handed, bouncing a suspiciously poo smelling baby on my knee (who I have literally JUST changed!)and hoping the builder hurries up installing our new bathroom as jiggling my knee like this is making me need a wee! Badly!

  7. Gorgeous, awesome!! Love the contrast! :)

  8. The black and white roses add some serious POP to this page. Your style is so fabulous and I really admire how you scrap your camera phone pics. Mine mostly just live on my phone. Pretty sad...

  9. Those are wonderful things to be thankful for! And that picture is so wonderful!! Love that shiny doily in the background and how you've dressed up this whole page!


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