Monday, March 31, 2008

The Daffodil Principle

My Mom sent this to me in an email. I just love the sweet message! And, oh my goodness - those are gorgeous flowers!!

Several times my daughter had telephoned to say, 'Mother, you must come to see the daffodils before they are over.' I wanted to go, but it was a two-hour drive from Laguna to Lake Arrowhead 'I will come next Tuesday', I promised a little reluctantly on her third call.

Next Tuesday dawned cold and rainy. Still, I had promised, and reluctantly I drove there. When I finally walked into Carolyn's house I was welcomed by the joyful sounds of happy children. I delightedly hugged and greeted my grandchildren.

'Forget the daffodils, Carolyn! The road is invisible in these clouds and fog, and there is nothing in the world except you and these children that I want to see badly enough to drive another inch!'

My daughter smiled calmly and said, 'We drive in this all the time, Mother.' 'Well, you won't get me back on the road until it clears, and then I'm heading for home!' I assured her.

'But first we're going to see the daffodils. It's just a few blocks,' Carolyn said. 'I'll drive. I'm used to this.'

'Carolyn,' I said sternly, 'please turn around.' 'It's all right, Mother, I promise. You will never forgive yourself if you miss this experience.'

After about twenty minutes, we turned onto a small gravel road and I saw a small church. On the far side of the church, I saw a hand lettered sign with an arrow that read, 'Daffodil Garden.' We got out of the car, each took a child's hand, and I followed Carolyn down the path. Then, as we turned a corner, I looked up and gasped. Before me lay the most glorious sight.It looked as though someone had taken a great vat of gold and poured it over the mountain peak and its surrounding slopes. The flowers were planted in majestic, swirling patterns, great ribbons and swaths of deep orange, creamy white, lemon yellow, salmon pink, and saffron and butter yellow. Each different-colored variety was planted in large groups so that it swirled and flowed like its own river with its own unique hue. There were five acres of flowers.

'Who did this?' I asked Carolyn. 'Just one woman,' Carolyn answered. 'She lives on the property. That's her home.' Carolyn pointed to a well-kept A-frame house, small and modestly sitting in the midst of all that glory. We walked up to the house.

On the patio, we saw a poster. 'Answers to the Questions I Know You Are Asking', was the headline. The first answer was a simple one. '50,000 bulbs,' it read. The second answer was, 'One at a time, by one woman. Two hands, two feet, and one brain.' The third answer was, 'Began in 1958.'

For me, that moment was a life-changing experience. I thought of this woman whom I had never met, who, more than forty years before, had begun, one bulb at a time, to bring her vision of beauty and joy to an obscure mountaintop. Planting one bulb at a time, year after year, this unknown woman had forever changed the world in which she lived. One day at a time, she had created something of extraordinary magnificence, beauty, and inspiration. The principle her daffodil garden taught is one of the greatest principles of celebration.

That is, learning to move toward our goals and desires one step at a time--often just one baby-step at time--and learning to love the doing, learning to use the accumulation of time. When we multiply tiny pieces of time with small increments of daily effort, we too will find we can accomplish magnificent things. We can change the world ...

'It makes me sad in a way,' I admitted to Carolyn. 'What might I have accomplished if I had thought of a wonderful goal thirty-five or forty years ago and had worked away at it 'one bulb at a time' through all those years? Just think what I might have been able to achieve!'

My daughter summed up the message of the day in her usual direct way. 'Start tomorrow,' she said.

She was right. It's so pointless to think of the lost hours of yesterdays. The way to make learning a lesson of celebration instead of a cause for regret is to only ask, 'How can I put this to use today?'

Use the Daffodil Principle. Stop waiting.....
Until your car or home is paid off
Until you get a new car or home
Until your kids leave the house
Until you go back to school
Until you finish school
Until you clean the house
Until you organize the garage
Until you clean off your desk
Until you lose 10 lbs.
Until you gain 10 lbs.
Until you get married
Until you get a divorce
Until you have kids
Until the kids go to school
Until you retire
Until summer
Until spring
Until winter
Until fall
Until you die...

There is no better time than right now to be happy.

Happiness is a journey, not a destination.
So work like you don't need money.
Love like you've never been hurt, and,
Dance like no one's watching.

Wishing you a beautiful, daffodil day!
Don't be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin..

Sunday, March 30, 2008

52 Blessings - Week 13

{Credits: Weeds & Wildflowers "Believing In You" Kit & Alpha
"Doodly Scraps" Doodle Word Art}

I am so BLESSED to have a TERRIFIC DAD!! He has always been supportive of me. He's very smart and spiritual. Whenever I have a question about the scriptures or gospel doctrine, I can always go to him. If he doesn't know the answer immediately, then he will find out and let me know. He is fun to be around and enjoys telling funny stories & jokes. We always have a good time hanging out together! We went camping a lot as a family growing up & I still love camping. He makes an awesome peach cobbler in the dutch oven. I love to go target shooting with him. He is very thoughtful & sweet. He likes giving my Mom flowers for special occasions or 'just because.' He is an excellent leader. He makes friends very easily. He's also a wonderful Grandpa to my children. They love him dearly & think he's so cool. He spent a lot of time helping us remodel our home. I'm so glad that he's MY DAD!!


Saturday, March 29, 2008


{copied all the info from Julie's blog
I was a winner from her 1st PIF contest}

Here's how it works: You post a comment on my blog & on Friday, I'll be announcing who the random winners are. There will be 3 winners, so you've got a great chance of winning one of my fabulous prizes (not telling what - who doesn't like surprises).

If you are one of the 3 winners, you are responsible for keeping this contest going. If you do not win, I'm sorry---it doesn't mean that I don't love you---it just means that the random generator didn't pick your comment. But, feel free to carry on this contest---win or lose.

**** Feel free to comment as many times as you like.****

The only restriction is you must have a blog, if you don't blog you can't play. Sad huh?
So if you don't have one - go get a blog and enter away.
It will be worth it.

You have to comment on this post to enter. Only this post's comments will enter you into the pay it forward official contest.

FYI I am aiming for a record # of comments!
So up your chances and comment as much as you like.
Only comment on this post if you are willing to play the game.
* no anonymous comments please *
{purchased prizes are fine by me if you want to enter but homemade crafts are so FAB}
Mine will be homemade.
(if you are local, I will deliver your prize, if you live farther away, then I will mail it to you.)




Tuesday, March 25, 2008

52 Blessings - Week 12

My 52 weeks of Blessings in no particular order.

{Credits: Weeds & Wildflowers "Shabby Fall Garden" kit}

My Blessing this week is Our Home.
When we moved back to Arizona (2 yrs ago) we were in the process of selling our home in Texas and didn't have very much money for a down payment on a home. We were so nervous that we weren't going to be able to find what we were looking for and in our price range. We basically were looking for a 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with at least 1800 sqft or more. We didn't care if it was new or old, but we also wanted to be close to our family. We looked at so many houses and were disappointed. We could NOT believe our eyes when we found our home. We viewed it the same day the "For Sale" sign went up in their yard. We immediately fell in love with the layout & open space feel to it. Our realtor was kind of surprised that we could look passed all the work that was needed and still love it. We bought it and then the work began. We did almost all of the work on our home ourselves (with my Dad's guidance in some areas). Ben was AMAZING! He was working full time plus working on the house almost every free moment he had. I helped where I could, but sometimes my job was to take care of the kids so he could get work done. My parents were so generous and kind to let us live with them while we looked for a home and during the remodeling. We did as much work as we could so that we could move in. Then Ben still continued to work on the house. Most of the interior is done, but the exterior still needs a lot of work. Sometimes it doesn't seem like it will ever all be done. But we are still so grateful that we found a nice home and so close to family. We love our neighborhood and ward. We have fabulous neighbors! I'm also very grateful that we have enough space, so that Heather & Trevor could stay with us for a while.

Monday, March 24, 2008

52 Blessings - Week 11

My 52 weeks of blessings in no particular order.
Oh my goodness! I am totally late posting this (about a week late). Ooops!

{Credits: Weeds & Wildflowers "Grandma's Pressed Flowers" QP
"Believing In You" Alpha (recolored)
"Doodly Scraps" Alpha}

This week I am thankful for my Marriage.
I am so blessed to have a wonderful, loving husband, and we just celebrated our 12th Anniversary on March 15th! We have had good times, some hard & challenging times, and an abundance of really great times together! I think the trials we have endured together has really helped us appreciate each other more and grow closer and stronger as a couple (and family). I know that Ben loves me and has always been there for me and is very understanding. It's a great feeling to know that he would do anything for our family. I love that he calls me during his lunch break and on the way home from work just to chat about our day and tell me that he loves me. I always look forward to his calls.
I Love You oodles & gobs, Honey!!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Spring Break & Easter

My Sister-in-Law, Heather, and her son, Trevor, have been sick most of spring break. :(

Good news, they are feeling a LOT better, Trevor's still coughing though. Poor guy!!

We were still able to squeeze in some FUN time during the week. (updates & pics later) We also managed to take all 5 kids to Wal-Mart this afternoon to find some Easter candy to fill plastic eggs for the EASTER EGG HUNT at our house this weekend.

Plus, I finally found darling matching dresses & sandals for the girls, a nice dress shirt & tie for Nathaniel, and a cute dress shirt for Anson! YAY!!

Highlight of the evening - Heather & I had to go back to Wal-Mart to get more candy for the eggs (didn't get enough earlier) and found the rest of the stuff for kids' Easter baskets - ALONE without the kids!! It was so peaceful and quiet! Plus we didn't have any kids asking for this or that. We even had time to run to Target to get a new lunch box and backpack for Nathaniel (both of his broke - in his defense, his lunch box was older & the zipper gave out & his backpack I bought in the summer tore about a month after school started & he's been using his older worn out backpack).

Uh oh, just remembered the bags of goodies are still in the back of my van. Need to get those while kids are sleeping. tee hee :)

If you haven't seen the movie "Enchanted" yet, MUST GO SEE!!! It just came out on dvd this week. OH MY GOODNESS!!! It's so SWEET & CUTE!!! All of my kids loved it, including ME. Ben didn't get to watch it with us, but he'll get his chance I'm sure cuz they want to watch it again.

Best Cousins

Nathaniel and his cousin, Trevor, call themselves "Best Cousins" because they're cousins that are like best friends! I took these pictures of them right before Trevor moved away. They are so excited to be living together right now!
{Credits: "Kit Elegance" by Sueli Colbert
Font - Broadway}

This is a preview of the gorgeous kit "Elegance" by Sueli Colbert.

You can see her kit & a FREE QP HERE.

Monday, March 17, 2008

How We Met, Nickname

Sorry, this weekend has been busy and again zoomed by so FAST - I totally forgot that I wanted to tell our little 'how we met' story. Didn't mean to create such a hype about it, I think it's funny & sweet but not really a huge or mysterious story. Anyhoos here it is:

****Warning, longer than I intended, oops. You've been warned!****

Ben and I graduated high school the same year (different schools) and started Mesa Community College that same year. He wanted to be a Firefighter and I wanted to be Registered Nurse, so we were taking our pre-requisites for those programs. I really enjoy exercising, so I decided to get some easy credits by going to the Fitness Center. It was either the 2nd or 3rd week in September when I walked into the Fitness Center and went straight to the mats to stretch out, looked up and saw this really cute guy working out on the pec deck machine! I saw him smile and he had THE CUTEST dimples (hmm wonder where Anson gets his dimples)! I totally thought - JACKPOT!! Totally glad I signed up for that class. tee hee :) It almost seemed like he was on that same machine (and lifting a LOT of weight) at the same time that I arrived each day, so hence the nickname "Pec Deck Man" or "Hot Pec Deck Guy" was how I referred to him with my friends for the longest time! Well, we smiled at each other every time we saw each other, but didn't really talk. After a couple weeks we finally said "Hi" to each other. Ok, that totally 'broke the ice' and then we started chatting & joking around every time. He was so much FUN to be around & we had FUN together! I kept waiting for him to ask me out. I had made another friend in the gym and asked her to have a 'little talk' with him before I got there the next day. (I know it sounds like jr high, but I needed to know why he wasn't asking me out when we were laughing together all the time & totally flirting) By the way, for some reason we never really introduced ourselves for several weeks, and the only we way we finally found out each others' names was because I asked to look at his school I.D. card, then I flashed him mine too. Yep, I was a clever one. ha ha

Oh, I forgot to mention that he usually arrived before me & left before me because he had class. So, when he left, he had to walk past the huge window that spanned half the building. He always took off his shirt as he went out the door and strutted past the window. Ok, I totally took the bait and made sure that I was working on equipment that kinda faced the window, so I could watch (but I didn't let him see me - I know I'm a dork, but hey, he looked good). heh heh

Back to the story, my friend mentioned to him that he should ask me out. Turned out that he was already dating someone! So, all that flirting was just him being friendly and funny, I guess. I was SO BUMMED!! But we still laughed together all the time, and of course, I teased him a little but he thought it was funny. I kept hoping that he would break up with his girlfriend and ask me out. I know, not very nice, but that's what I was thinking. Couple months later, I started dating someone too.

He had to take extra classes the next semester, so I didn't see him in the Fitness Center anymore, but only once in a while around campus. He also gave me HIS phone number at the end of the semester in December, knowing we would hardly see each other anymore. I didn't call him because I was dating someone. I finally called him a couple months later when we broke up. We chatted for the longest time! And he said he wasn't really a phone person, well he could've fooled me, but maybe it was only with me that he could talk for hours. We chatted a few times on the phone, but by then he was dating someone else. Geesh, it was like we just couldn't get our timing right together. One day he called me and we had both recently broken up with someone so he FINALLY asked me out in April! YAY!!

However, my friend, Alicia, had also set me up on a blind date for the night before my BIG date. Ok, so my blind date went really well, my first date with Ben the next night, was ok. I thought he looked totally HOT when he picked me up and in his truck was a tape (yes tape not cd) of "Flash Gordon" soundtrack. That was one of my favorite movies!! None of my friends really knew that movie. I was thrilled! We played the music and sang! We went to see the movie "Speed" with Keanu Reeves & Sandra Bullock - great movie. We had fun, but it was also a little weird. After our date, he kept calling me, but I refused to take his calls & didn't call him back. He seemed kind of self-centered and I didn't want to date someone like that. One day I had answered the phone and it was him, so I told him to 'get over himself' and call me when he figures out how to do that. I know it may seem rude, but I thought he was too vain. Somehow, I ended up dating my blind date for the next few months. It wasn't until the end of summer that I heard from Ben and he seemed very humble and really sweet, so we hung out just as friends one night. He had changed & totally for the better! Soon my blind date boyfriend had received his mission call and was leaving soon, so we decided to be 'just friends'. YAY!! That meant that I could date BEN!! We hung out at school all the time and it was the BEST!! We both had been hurt before in past relationships, so we were trying to be cautious and didn't want to consider ourselves 'dating' just yet (but neither one of us was dating anyone else). By Christmas, we were boyfriend/girlfriend and not just friends anymore.

It wasn't long after that we totally fell in LOVE! We really wanted to get married, but we were still in school and had lame part-time jobs. We decided that as soon as our semester was over in May, that we needed full-time jobs to have enough money to support ourselves (we were both still living with our parents). That summer we both did exactly what we set our minds to do. I also moved into an apartment by myself.

Then, the most wonderful day came - November 2, 1995. Ben proposed to me while we were walking around the Mesa Temple grounds. It was so perfect!! I didn't even suspect it. It was a total surprise! I LOVE surprises and I don't get surprised very often, so it was GREAT!!

We were married on March 15, 1996, 7:17pm. (my Aunt Carol checked the exact time and let us know afterward)

So, we met September 1993
Flirted and laughed for a while not even knowing each others' names (just friends)
Went on FIRST date in April 1994
2nd date/hang out July or August 1994
Actually dating (boyfriend/girlfriend) by Christmas 1994
Engaged November 2, 1995
Married March 15, 1996
Married for 12 years - March 15, 2008

I think Ben is totally my Mr Right! I'm so glad we met, got to know each other really well, became best friends, and fell in LOVE! He is my #1 BEST FRIEND and Partner!! I LOVE him with ALL my HEART!! I know that he LOVES me too & would do anything for me and our family! He is the BEST husband and father I could have ever asked for! (And he is still HOT after all these years!)

My Sweeties

Awww...I just love this picture of MY SWEETIES because they're actually sitting very naturally. I didn't even pose them. I told them I wanted a picture, and they all sat down together.
~Here's a preview of this beautiful kit~

Saturday, March 15, 2008


Today is our ANNIVERSARY! We have been married for 12 wonderful YEARS!!!

Ben woke me up when he left for work early this morning to wish me a "Happy Anniversary!" He also left me a sweet surprise, so when I woke up, there was a really beautiful card waiting for me! Ahhh, he's such a sweetie!! I LOVE him so much!! I can't believe it's already been 12 years! Time has seriously been flying by lately. I'm trying to enjoy each moment with Ben & our kids and our families & friends!! I'm so glad that I met & fell in love with my "Hot Pec Deck Guy" so many years ago! (only some of you know the story behind that nicname, tee hee :)

I'll be back later to tell you our "How We Met" story.

Friday, March 14, 2008


I haven't been blogging much cuz I've been crazy busy this past week. And LOTS has happened.

First, we've had lots of doctor appointments (mostly teeth cleanings but almost everyone in the family had an appointment or two). Plus, Ashley's 6th birthday was on the 6th and we celebrated a little on her special day but did more for her on Saturday. I think her favorite was when Ben walked in the door with her big birthday balloons! She's such a cutie!

Ben's Mom was having major chest pains & tingling in her arm & face, so she spent 2 days in the heart hospital over the weekend. She's doing much better now and it wasn't a heart attack. Thank goodness!!

One of my sisters-in-law, Heather, had moved away with her husband and son to another state (across the country) last month. She has some things to take care of here in AZ, so she's back with her son, Trevor, and living with US for the next few months. She arrived late Saturday night. I'm excited to have her with us because we get along so great! We're having FUN! And she's cooking dinne for us tonight - yummy Minestrone Soup! She's a great cook & we always love swapping recipes!

Another sister-in-law, Susan (Heather & Ben's oldest sister), moved shortly after Heather, but also just moved back. She & her 2 little boys are staying with my in-laws. So, things have been a little crazy.

Plus, my sister, Christy, is trying to get ready to move to California for a while to go to Make-Up Artist school. She's working on getting her loans in place & then she'll be moving. I'll be SO SAD when she moves. But hopefully, she will move back when she's done!

My Primary teaching partner just received her mission call to Nauvoo, Illinois and reports to the MTC on April 9th. I'm so excited for her! She's going to be an AWESOME Missionary!! I will miss her when she leaves.

YAY!!! Spring Break has just begun!! We are going to have FUN with all the kids home. We're trying to think of some fun things for all of us to do during the break. Plus, we don't have to get up early in the morning unless we want to. Woohoo!!

HAPPY SPRING BREAK!!! What plans do you have?

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Mother-Daughter Activity

Here's another layout using a beautiful kit from Sueli Colbert!
{Credits: Sueli Colbert "Girl" Kit, Font - CK Becky}
"Mother-Daughter Enrichment Activity" (July 2006)
This was a really fun evening together. We had dinner, sang songs, and got to dress up to get out picture taken. You girls looked so pretty! But the highlight of the evening was the chocolate fountain! There were so many fun treats to dip into the chocolate fountain. We had strawberries, pineapple, graham crackers, mini marshmallows and large marshmallows, and rice krispy treats! It was so delicious!"
Here is a preview of the beautiful "Girl" Kit by Sueli Colbert
If you like this kit, she also has a FREE QP on her blog!!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

52 Blessings - Week 10

My 52 Weeks of Blessings in no particular order:
{Credits: Andrea Dickinson "Spring Breeze" kit
Molly DeCrow "Basic Frames" simple frame
Font - Madfont, Pea Missy}

"I'm very blessed to have wonderful In-Laws! Nancy & Jim have always been so kind to me and welcomed me to the family immediately. They are so sweet & thoughtful."

I love that we all get along so well & I can talk to Nancy for a long time about anything. She used to visit us when we lived in Texas and we always had a great time! We talk on the phone a lot and it's great to have such a caring Mother-In-Law! Jim always has interesting stories to tell. He's so tall that his warm hugs feel like a big bear! It's awesome!
I love you both tons!! Thanks for always loving me and making me feel a part of the family from the first day we met!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Exciting NEWS

I was just invited to be part of the Creative Team for Sueli Colbert!! I'm so excited! She has lovely kits! I have used her kits before, but here's my FIRST one as part of her CT.
{Credits: Sueli Colbert "Heritage" kit
Font - LD Eyelets}
My Mom found this picture of ME as a toddler. I thought it was so cute! And this kit was perfect for this picture!
(I also created this layout for the "sketch" challenge at DSO)
Here is a preview of the "Heritage" kit

Isn't it so BEAUTIFUL?!!!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Dun Dun

Anson is requesting a movie to watch.

So, Ben asks him "which one?"

Anson says "My Flavrit Dun Dun one"

Ben calls for me immediately "ANDREA!!!"

I ran thinking something was wrong.

Ben says "What's a 'dun dun' movie?"

I ask Anson "what movie do you want to watch?"

Anson says "Dun Dun one"

Hmmmm we both look at each other in confusion.

He suddenly 'finds it' and says "Here it is! My dun dun movie"

Ok can you guess which movie he was asking for????

Here's a hint...the movie title actually starts with a 'D' and stars Ben Affleck

OK, I'll help you out it is . . . . "DareDevil"

Did you get it right? Because that's not what I would have guessed for 'Dun Dun' movie. ha ha

Just for the record, he usually speaks really clearly, so when he makes up a new name for something, we have NO CLUE. LOL :)

The Dentist

Ok, so Ben & I went to the dentist today to get our teeth checked. He had been having a little pain with one tooth & I needed to have a cavity checked. Well, we both hadn't been to the dentist in a LONG time, I'm talking 1995 when we both had our wisdom teeth pulled. I know that's pretty bad, but we didn't have dental insurance for quite a while and we weren't having any problems. You know the old saying "Don't fix it if it isn't broken!"

Anyway, my checkup went pretty good, for now. They only did one x-ray of the tooth in question. Turns out I chipped it a little (it's a back tooth and the spot is in between the two teeth) and it's NOT a cavity! WOOHOO!! He said my teeth look pretty good and so do my gums, especially for not seeing a dentist in so long! YAY! Although, I'm going back next week to have the full x-rays and teeth cleaning. I had a lot of cavities filled at one time when I was around 10 or 11 and haven't had any since then. So, I'm hoping nothing is too terribly wrong w/ my teeth now.

Ben, on the other hand, received not such good news. He brushes a lot and tries to keep his teeth clean, just like the rest of us, however, he found out (and pretty much already knew) that he has periodontal disease (gum disease) and has to have root planing! OUCH! That's where they shove their sharp tools into the gums and scrape your teeth roots to clean them!!! He is NOT happy that I made him go to the dentist and NOT pleased about the upcoming procedures. He also has a couple small cavities. Again, NOT happy with his results. He's going back this afternoon for his cleaning and full x-rays, so he's nervous about the results.

I feel really bad for him. I was really hoping he wouldn't have to go thru this. My dad said that he had to have the same thing done when he was about our age. He said it was very unpleasant! (Meaning - OUCH!!) From then on, my Dad gets his teeth cleaned every 6 weeks! Yep that says weeks not months! He doesn't ever want to go thru anything like that again! Plus his dentist is one of his best friends, so it's fun for him to go see his friend!

Have you ever had to have this done??

Sunday, March 2, 2008

52 Blessings - Week 9

* My 52 Weeks of Blessings in No Particular Order *

Credits - "Spring Breeze" kit by ME

I was just updating my blog banner & I liked it so much, that I decided to make it bigger into a layout so I could print it. Just looking at our family picture made me so HAPPY.

My Blessing this week is MY FAMILY!! I couldn't imagine NOT being with them. I am so thankful that we can be a Family Forever! I know I have already posted about my hubby, my girls & my boys, but now I'm just so grateful that we can always be together as a family!!Knowing that we will always be together, I think it really makes us work harder at everything we do & also appreciate each other more! I'm not saying our family is perfect, we are far from it. (And we will be even happier when the kids' book reports/projects will be done this week. grrr don't get me started.) But I love each and every person in my family. And not just my little family within my house. I'm also so blessed to have wonderful extended families! I Love ALL of them!!! Thank you for being a part of my Eternal FAMILY!!

We wanted to do something together as a family tonight, so we decided to take the kids to the Mesa Temple Visitor's Center this evening to see the "Reflections of Christ" exhibit depicting Jesus' life on earth shown in photographs taken by Mark Mabry. One word - WOW!!! He is very talented & these photographs are AMAZING!! You could feel our Savior's LOVE just by looking at all the beautiful photographs and listening to the sweet music. Even my littlest one, Anson, could tell me who was in the pictures and that He loves ALL of us. We can learn so much from Christ's example. And I'm so grateful for His atoning sacrifice so that we may all be resurrected & live again!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Spring Breeze - FREEBIE

It's that time again. With a new month comes new challenges at DSO. Here's my FREEBIE kit and layout for the DSO March Color Challenge:


As you can see, I made lots of Papers! There are 22 total (9 solid & 13 pattern). *oops, I just noticed that I accidentally put a paper in the preview twice (a tan solid).
And 38 Elements!

(3 laces, 3 bows, 4 wrapped bows, 3 frames, 4 butterflies, 2 butterfly trails, 2 chipboard flowers, 2 leather flowers, 2 flower stickers, 2 bling flowers, 2 gemstones, 3 frayed tags, 2 word art, 2 doodle flower cluster rub-ons & 2 doodle flower rub-ons)

Special Thanks for Atomic Cupcake & Obsidian Dawn

Here's my layout using my kit:

Download PAPERS
Download ELEMENTS 1 and ELEMENTS 2 *

*I've received several messages that some of you are having problems with 4shared downloading Elements 2 (I got the same thing - just lots of weird numbers instead of 4shared site), so if you have the same problem, I re-uploaded it & you can get it HERE

Thanks for looking & ENJOY!!

If you download them, please leave a comment. Thanks! Also, I would LOVE to see anything you create using my kit!