I know, you are probably tired of me today, but I just realized I did not upload my challenge page - I am NOT missing it again this week!! So, here is my page for Lesli's sketch challenge! If you like it, please go over to her blog tomorrow and vote for me - thanks :-) This layout is about when I came to California for a surprise visit. Those of you who have been regulars on my blog know that Tony and I spent a year apart while I finished out my Navy stuff in JAX and he got started on our home and his job here. Also, I had to send the kids out five months before I could follow - I was very lonesome since Zach was at the Academy and everyone else was in CA! So, I was feeling very sorry for myself when I decided to hop on a plane and surprise them all with a visit! The only who knew was my MIL and my SIL who picked me up from the airport. Well, when the kids got home from school, there I was! Tyler dropped all his school stuff on the floor, ran over to me, and threw his arms around me. I was amazed and touched and humbled by his open display of love for me. Just thinking about it makes me smile - my boy is special!! I received the same from my little girl, but her page is for another day - LOL! Whoever said teenage boys don't like their parents have not met mine because Tyler and Zach openly display affection to me all the time, no matter what. Am I blessed or what???? So, that is a long explanation for this layout, sorry!!! Anyway, everything on this layout is Stampin Up! except for that one piece of swirly chipboard. I used rub-ons on the picture, and love the effect. I also used my white gel pen to draw out the letters. And, check out the Hodgepodge Hardware, itsn't it yummy??? I will leave the recipe for you below. Have a wonderful weekend!
Recipe:Paper - Chocolate Chip card stock, Close to Cocoa card stock, Close to Cocoa Designer Prints dp
Stamps - NONE!!
Inks - Close to Cocoa Classic Ink, Chocolate Chip Classic Ink, Stampin' Write Markers, White Gel Pen
Accessories - Coluzzle, Hodgepodge Hardware, SAB Rub-ons, Circle Scallop Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, 1 1/4 Circle Punch,