Thursday, February 9, 2012

Nothing Better

Today is a big day for my daughter.  She's getting braces!   She's only 8 1/2 years old and I know it seems pretty young for braces, but that's the way they occasionally do it now: Phase 1 at a young age and then Phase 2 as a young teenager (but for less time).   Luckily she's very excited about it.  She even created a little countdown calendar four weeks ago when we first scheduled the appointment.  She's been excitedly marking off each day with an "X".   As a special treat I packed Skittles and Dots gumdrops in her lunchbox today since she will no longer be able to eat these things when she has braces.  

Here's a layout I made for Prima's CHA booth using the fun and whimsical Doodle Deux line.  It's a little more "clean and simple" than my typical scrapbook pages.  It features pictures of me kissing and cuddling with my little girly.  Seriously -- there's nothing better in the world than mommy-daughter cuddles!

Lately I've really been into using circles on my layouts.  For this page I cut out various sizes of circles and then stitched around them.  Then I used lots of 3D adhesive to pop up the top layer of cardstock and give the page some dimension.

Thanks for stopping by!


Crie Artezzanato said...

Stacy your work is just gorgeous and creative!!!



Anonymous said...

Beautiful Layout Stacy! Love the layers & textures.

Shir Benovich said...

Gorgeous! Love it!

cvanholstein said...

Hi Stacy,
Braces at 8 and in 2 phases, totally new to me! But I'm sure they know what they're doing and it's pretty funny that she's so exited about it! :D
Love the circles with the depths!
They look like little treasure boxes with fun stuff in them!
xxx, C

Jan said...

My youngest daughter is now 45 and when she was 9 they put braces on her. She had them over 6 years but her teeth were beautiful when they took them off.

Faygie Fellig said...

you make circles look so good!

Romy said...

What an amazing layout! Your design is really unique, it looks so pretty! It's a good thing your DD is so excited about getting braces. My brother is 16,5 and wears braces for about 1,5 year now....he really doesn't like them!

Maya said...

Oh I love the circles! Gorgeus!

Catie Cuddles said...

Adorable layout... Love it.

piradee talvanna said...

oh my - absolutely adore this layout Stacy. I'm so so scraplifting you! thanks for the inspiration :)

Suzanne said...

I love all the circles onto your page! It is gorgeous!
It was so great to spend time with you at CHA! I hope your trip home was great! Enjoy your weekend(:

Dani Cristina said...

Que linda composição!!

Adrienne said...

Stacy, I love your idea of the circles with the embellies behind them!
You always have such creative ideas!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Adrienne said...

Stacy, I love your idea of the circles with the embellies behind them!
You always have such creative ideas!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Patricia said...

adore this page!

lynda said...

i really don't need to follow another blog, but you have so many awesome layouts that I just have to add yours' to my feed. Keep them coming!