... until SHOWTIME, otherwise known as my youngest daughter Kristen's wedding day. All of a sudden, thousands of annoying errands, duties and details are popping into my head, and I wonder if we will get everything done. But the truth is, all the "important stuff" is done. From here on out, it's just gravy and anything that doesn't get done .... well, it really wasn't crucial anyway. If there aren't more candles on the table or bows on the chairs, at the end of the day Kristen and Ian will be just as married as if all the frou frou had been there.
And my biggest role this week seems to be to remind the bride to BREATHE. And my husband's job is to tell the mother of the bride to RELAX. The mother of the groom handles the "what about's" and her spouse's role is to sigh, furrow his brow and get out of the way. And the groom's job? To laugh at us all, because all he really wants is to marry my daughter and the rest is inconsequential to his computer-guy mind.
I'm having fun scrapping these little layouts for the reception. Here are some more that I finished during the week:
Christmas at our house:
This one was my response to a challenge at ScrapbookDeals4U to use a Dr. Seuss quote (The sketch is from Pagemaps):
The April THAW (Three A Week) Challenge has begun at Willow Traders Forum, and I couldn't let a little thing like an upcoming wedding keep me from participating! We were allowed to combine the sketch challenge with one of the other challenges. So ... I used the sketch (by Liz Qualman of My Creative Scrapbook) to do Challenge #2, which was to re-use something. I used corrugated cardboard torn from a box (see, good thing we bought that case of microbrewery beer in Michigan last summer so I could rip off a box flap!) to die cut my title and flourishes.
That's my grandson Cameron enjoying a fresh snowfall. My oldest daughter, Heather, took those fabulous pictures. The papers are Basic Grey Dasher.
The third challenge was to scraplift one of the posted layouts. I chose one based on a sketch from Sketch Inspiration, and used a kit that my daughter gave me from Transparent Touches.
This was my youngest granddaughter, Anna, enjoying a birthday breakfast at the Truck Stop. The papers and stickers are Crate Paper Bliss. The alphas are Pink Paislee, and I cut the little flourish with a Sizzix die. And I had to add rhinestones and Stickles for bling.
And before I leave, just had to show you these shoes. Are they not fabulous????? Yes, I am wearing them to the wedding ....
Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!