Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Growing up too fast!

When I saw these pictures that the Mr. took of my baby girl I knew right away these needed to be scrapped.  Seeing her look so grown up (she's 12 people, 12!) just pulled at my heart strings.  I see here every day, I KNOW logically she's growing up.  But I'm just not ready for it.  Like, not even a little bit.  Time is moving way too fast.  I would like to wield some control over the situation, but I lack the skills to build such a machine.... Sigh.  This beautiful girl keeps me motivated to do better than my best everyday.  

To make this layout, first I selected some pretty handmade paper I have in my stash.  Basically, it determined my color palette.  As soon as I saw the pictures I knew that I wanted to give a nod to time flying, and I wanted to use the beautiful clock and the wings on the Close to my Heart Artiste cartridge. 

I used several cartridges for this actually I know they include: Art Philosophy, Elegant Edges &  Home Decor in addition to Artiste!  But the thing I am most proud of?  This:
You see, I MADE this on my Silhouette Cameo!  I used the Design software, and made it!  I was VERY pleased with myself, lol.  It involved learning all sorts of new skills and teaching the cat lots  of bad word while I learned. But I needed a title, and just words weren't going to do it.  Then it needed to have the right feel to it...  So I just made my own cut file.  If you are a Silhouette guru, it's probably not that big of a deal, but... I'm not, and this was exciting ;)
Here is the entire project a little closer up.  I put a journaling tag up in the top corner behind the large picture.  I figured she wouldn't want mom mushy stuff for just anyone to read! 
Well, I hope you like the layout.  I'd love to hear your thoughts, so PLEASE leave me a comment!

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30 comments:

  1. I know EXACTLY how you feel, as my "baby" is 16! Sigh. Where does the time go? Beautiful layout, Melissa. I love the banner on the header of your blog!

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    1. Thank you! They really do grow up too fast... I wish I had listened to all the advice ;)

      ~Melissa

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  2. I love, love, love this so much...amazing...thanks for sharing
    loveofpapercrafts.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Bridgette! :)

      ~Melissa

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  3. I love the scrapbook theme and think it is a really great idea. I am a mother of two and sometimes wish there were a little older... and then I think NO. They really do grow up fast and I really am enjoying all the time spent together. Would not trade it for the world. I am following you now and would love for you to follow back.
    Jillian
    http://puzzlemecomplete.blogspot.com/2012/09/listening-to-your-inner-voice-again.html

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    1. Oh it goes way too fast! Never wish a day away. Enjoy it all!
      Following back :)
      Thanks!
      ~Melissa

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  4. It is crazy how quickly kids grow up and how fast we all grow old. Quite honestly, it terrifies me! Where did the time go! Love your scrapbooking page- makes me think I need to get more into it again. I definitely do it in waves! Just found your blog and have loved getting to know you better... I'm excited to follow along!

    new follower :)
    bonnie
    bonnielouisa.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Bonnie!
      I'm having a hard time with how fast it goes myself! I have way too much scrapbooking to do! Hopefully it will all get done before my daughter has her own 13 year old! lol

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    2. Oh! And I followed you back :) Looking forward to getting to know you better :D
      ~Melissa

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  5. That's so nice!! Love the colors and your daughter is so pretty!!!

    Tara

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  6. Beautiful LO as is your daughter. Great details, love the clock with the wings..

    Nana
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    1. Those wings and that clock was the inspiration for the layout (well that and the gorgeous girl)
      ~Melissa

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  7. Wow! Great LO and I absolutely love the title!

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  8. Love it! What a great way to save good memories. Thanks for sharing this with us at the All Star Block Party.

    Shasta @InTheOldRoad

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    1. Thank you Shasta and thanks for stopping by!
      ~Melissa

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  9. This is so cute & unique! I think I found what I'm giving my parents for Christmas! My mon loves leaving pictures of my brother & I laying around the house. I hope you have a great weekend.

    Please stop by to say hi?
    www.thecraftysideofsarcasm.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes Nikki! Mom's do love pics of their babies, always.
      I totally stopped by,and I'm your newest follower. Beautiful blog BTW.

      Thanks!
      ~Melissa

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  10. Found you via CrafttooJunke. Love your layout. Just signed up as your newest follower. would love for you to visit/follow me back at http://cutonedesignsbyrobin.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you, and I DID stop by! :)

      ~Melissa

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  11. Adorable!!! Thanks for linking up at Keep Calm and Link Up!
    Barbara at Chase the Star
    chasethestar dot net

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  12. Love this! Thanks for linking up to the CHQ blog hop! Hope to see you back next week!

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    1. Thanks Jill! I hope to be back next week :)
      ~Melissa

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  13. What a beautiful layout! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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