Friday, August 9, 2013

Love this smile

Love this smile!

Katie fell and bumped her mouth
 on the landing to our apt. in
Germany.  The dentist there said her baby
Teeth were fine.  Several years later back in
The States our family dentist x-ray
Her teeth for the first time and found
 the nerves in the upper front teeth had died
and could possibly cause nerve damage to
 her permanent teeth.  An oral surgeon
removed them and to our great joy said
her permanent would be fine.  The tooth
fairy was very generous that evening!

This is what my journal entry which I tucked in-between the papers since it was quite lengthy. But it a time in my young daughter's life I will never forget.  She was born during the Chernobyl disaster in Europe and so everything that has befallen her health wise we chalk up to nuclear fall out!  lol!!

So here is my entry for Once Upon A Sketch August challenge.
Here is the yummy color pallet from My Sweet Earth which inspired the fun summer look of this layout.
 For this layout I use the lovely Prima Marketing Divine collection.  It is so soft and girly.  This is another photo of my daughter where the background was so nondescript that I decided to just crop the heck out of it! 
And my last inspiration for this layout came from Archi-scraps with this lovely building front loaded with gorgeous window boxes filled with flowers.
Notice the truck beside Katie filled with flowers.  What a perfect vehicle to park outside this house!
 This bouquet is a lovely mix of Prima Marketing and petaloo flowers.
I felt the papers, flowers, chipboards and flourishes where just so gorgeous on their own that to do any other technique on this layout would just be a waste.  I hope you agree.

Thank you for stopping by to see what the papers are saying today.  I always enjoy your visits and hope one day to see you as a follower of mine.  Have a great weekend!


  1. What a great story behind this layout. Such a sweet layout it is too. Thanks for joining in at Archi-Scraps.

  2. Fantastic layout. Thanks for joining us at Archiscraps.

  3. So pretty! Love all the beautiful blooms! Thanks for joining along with Once Upon A Sketch!

  4. Wow! Such a wonderful story! Your layout is absolutely beautiful! Love all the wonderful colors and gorgeous flowers! Thanks for playing with us a Archi-scraps! :)

  5. Beautiful Kathleen and a terrific story to go with it. Thanks for playing along with us on Archi-scraps.

  6. Oh goodness, what a story! This is such an utterly pretty page, I just adore that big wonderful bow and the sweet details. Thank you so much for sharing your page with us at OUAS!

  7. Yes, a great story Kathleen & one I understand completely!
    We all had & have thyroid problems & I blamed the French nuclear testing in the Pacific!! So yes, I understand.
    I love this page - beautiful colours & textures & such a cutie photo. Thank you for playing along at Archi-scraps.

  8. What an uplifting story from a worrying event Kathleen. Your layout has such a lot going on and yet it melds into such a pretty memory piece.
    Thank you for joining in at the My Sweet Earth Challenge this month.

  9. LOVE the beautiful layout you created! Thank-you for being INSPIRING!!!! Thank-you for joining in with all the gals from Susan K. Weckesser Inc. over at [mysweetearth}
    Susan xoxo

  10. Great take on teh sketch. adorabel picture.

  11. Wow, the details in this layout are awesome!Beautiful.

    I can so relate to blaiming the Chernobyl accident - I live in Norway and the bequerel level in anything growing in nature was very high - If I ever glow in the dark, it's probably because we ate to much mushrooms and wild salmon during those years *lol*

    Thank you for joining us at OUAS this month - I hope we see you next time, too :-)

  12. This is such a lovely layout, Kathleen....the design and pic are absolutely beautiful!! I hope all is well now. Take care!!