Thursday, July 16, 2009

Label Tulip July

Label Tulip's July kit was revealed last night and it's wonderful! The main kit is filled with goodies that are perfect for both a travel/journey theme or any other summer time adventure.
Here are the layouts I did for this month. I'll share the cards, soon.
This first one uses some Little Yellow Bicycle and October Afternoon papers. The transparencies are LYB, aren't they fun?




I love the colors on this next one. I used Fancy Pants, MM and Basic Grey papers. The chipboard is BG and the journaling card is October Afternoon.



Finally is this page. I don't usually do pages with lots of journaling, but I did on here. The challenge this month was to scrap the most exciting thing you've done in your life. I wrote about the day I told Fran I was pregant. Here's the journaling if you have any interest. I cut the page using another paper as a pattern and painted the edges.





It was the most exciting time of my life! I found out that I was pregnant on August 8, 2002. I took two tests just to be positive. I kind of knew they would be, as I was late and feeling VERY tired. But, when I looked down and saw the pink line, my heart swelled, tears filled my eyes and I knew my life would never be the same. We were going to have a baby! I had already planned on how to tell Fran. I headed to the drugstore and found the little ‘I Love Daddy’ frame. Then I wrote my message and slipped it into where the photo should be. Fran was moving offices on campus, so I called him and asked him if wanted to meet for lunch. I couldn’t wait to tell him! The morning dragged on. Finally, I drove down to U of D. I handed him the wrapped gift and told him it was a little something for his new office. I was shaking while he opened it. It took a second for him to read the message and then he looked up, his eyes wide with surprise. “REALLY?” is what he said. I nodded and then we were hugging and crying! We were beyond thrilled! I couldn’t believe it had happened so easily, especially at my age. We went to the Deer Park for lunch and talked about all of the possibilities that were now before us. The next nine months were wonderful. Of course, I was a nervous wreck. But, the wonder of it all was astounding. Feeling a baby move inside of me has truly been the most spectacular thing I’ve ever experienced. I prayed to God each night that everything would go well and to thank him for this miracle of life. And on April 9, 2003, our prayers were answered. Ryan was born at 6:53 pm and he was perfect in every way.


Thanks for checking them out. You can see the rest of the amazing DT gallery here.


Have a great day!

20 comments:

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Thanks for sharing your story. Loved it!

Tiffany Heilman said...

Love your pages. They are fabulous. I love how you used the shaped paper and mixed patterned papers.

Anna said...

As always your work blows me away ! You are so much inspiration. I can't wait to get my second Label Tulip kit.

Thanks for sharing your story. It was wonderful to read it.

whoistracy said...

Such a sweet and heartfelt last layout. Thank you for sharing the journaling with us! It's beautiful.

Shanna said...

Anabelle! Loving all the eye candy today but especially that sweet miracle of Life story! I remember that thrill of excitement with my very first one even though it was almost 12yrs ago!

Andrea Amu said...

These are all such beautiful pages and I especially enjoyed reading your pregnancy story! :)

Daniela said...

You always have such cute photos for your layouts! Love the journaling.

Danielle said...

Love these! The first one is my fave, how cute is he on that map! I didn't know you were going to CHA! Have fun and tell me all about it when you get back!

Naomi Chokr said...

Your pages are amazing!!! love them!!! gonna use them as inspiration!!!

Kimberly said...

Your story was wonderful!

ellen s. said...

so, starting off my day crying in my coffee was not what i planned! that is such a sweet story!

you know i love your layouts, i always do. the pp on that last one is gorgeous! i have to check that out...

Jill Deiling said...

i adore your label tulip creations!! You are so talented!

Kristin Hayne said...

Wonderful layouts!! Gorgeous stuff girl!

Christiane said...

love all your stuff here, anabella. and your cute blog!! hugs from germany!! :))

Julie O. said...

Cute, cute layouts Anabelle! You have really done their kits justice! Love your journaling, too!

Heidi Van Laar said...
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Heidi Van Laar said...

Wow, these are so gorgeous!! You are making me want to scrapbook! Beautiful journaling too!

(-: Heidi

steph devlin said...

such a beautiful story Anabelle. so precious, thanks for sharing, made me feel wonderful. your layouts are gorgeous as per usual, thanks again for the inspiration.

Cathy said...

Thanks for making KT gallery fabulous, Anabelle! Your work is always beautiful~!!

Melanie said...

Gosh - what a sweet and romantic way to break the news to Fran. Much more memorable than "Honey - go to the store and get a pregnancy test for me, please..." Beautiful creations, gf!!