August 29, 2007

JUST US GIRLS




Last June I got home from a looooonnnnnnggggg stint in Fallujah, Iraq. It is definitely not a garden spot and something I don't want to have to do again. BUT, when the Navy says go, you go and so I did with a smile(really small) on my face! For me, it's leaving the kids that is the hardest - it is hard leaving Tony too but I know he can handle it as an adult. However, my children had a hard time with this deployment even though they had been through several before. Especially my daughter - she is my youngest at 10 and my only girl. So, I told her when I got back from Iraq, we would have a spa day! This layout depicts our mommy daughter time and we had a blast! We had the works: manicure, pedicure, and massage! Kayla had never done this before and loved every minute of it. She even got designs on her fingers and toes!!! I loved spending this precious time with my baby girl and have already told her we will do it again when I FINALLY get out to California! Of course, the house here in Florida has to sell first or we will be living on noodles for awhile - LOL! So, the pages: I used bazzill bling for my cardstock and for the journal strips as well as backing my photos. I love this paper but it does not do well when you are taking pics!! No stamping (sorry guys) because I am still reconciling my stamping in my scrapbooks - I am getting better at it but I did not use any on these pages! Instead I used some of my designer paper from my stash, cut out a giant circle, cut it in half, and put half on one sheet and half on the other so when it goes in the book, it is whole again! Then, I used the outline of the paper that was left and cut THAT in half and used it for border - I hate wasting paper *grin*. I used some cute ribbon I got from my LSS and stapled it to the page using my Fastenator - have not had that puppy out in a long time! (I am trying to use some of the stuff I have because I have sooooo much of it!!!) I found some cute buttons that matched my cardstock so I had to use those! Then, a few girly embellishments and I am all done! I really love the way it came out and Kayla will be thrilled when I tell her tonight that I made her spa day pages and posted them here! I hope you all have a fantastic day!!!

7 comments:

Shannon McGann said...

These are very cute, girly pages! It must be hard being away from your family, but I admire you being willing to serve your country. I hope your house sells soon so you can have another spa day (and be with your family, of course)! Hugs & smiles. Shannon

kathleenh said...

What a sweet page to commemorate this special memory for you and your daughter. It's what it's all about!

JJS CARD N CRAFT said...

Nice n bright pages of the girls!
All the best. TFS

Elizebeth said...

Oh, her toes are so cute! What a fun day together.

Heather P. said...

What a beautiful story!! I sure hope you won't be away from your family for too much longer!

Love this LO! :)

Heather Summers said...

Love this layout and page! The colours are great, thanks for sharing!!!

Take care,
Heather

CAKVD said...

I love girly layouts!!! This is awesome!
Cheryl KVD