Friday, April 1, 2011

Happy April

It's April! I think this is one of our favorite month's of the year. It starts to get warm (hoping THAT happens soon), it's Ryan and my birthday month, AND we have Easter and Spring Break. It's a busy time, but fun.

Speaking of busy....yep that's me. It's constant! Sadly, I have another funeral to attend. Another friend lost a parent. I'm at that age and it's so sad. Work is busy as always, and I'm in the middle of a huge paper crafting project at the moment.
So, sorry if my blog is a bit neglected these days. Hoping things will slow down a bit in another month.

Today I have a something special to share. I'm the guest designer for Cocoa Daisy this month. My sweet friend, and fellow Memory Makers Master, asked me to design with her lovely kit this month. It was so much fun. You can see the entire kit HERE.

Here is one of the pages I did with it. This is a page I've wanted to do for a while. Sadly, it's a tribute to an amazing lady who passed away last November. Her name was Mary Ellen and she was Ryan's religious education teacher. We'd only known her for a short while, but were so touched by her. She was truly special.

Her death was such a shock to us all, as these things often are. Luckily for the children, her daughter is as wonderful as she was. She has taken over the class and we know that Mary Ellen's spirit shines through her. This photo is of Ryan with the two of them on the day he made his First Reconcilliation. I'm so glad we have it.

I used Basic Grey papers along with a Jenni Bowlin butterfly stamp on here. I wanted to keep it rather simple.

I'll be posting more of my Cocoa Daisy work soon, but thought I'd let this page stand alone.

One more announcement. My dear friend, Sherry Wright is doing a great giveaway on her blog. Just make a card using Emma's Paperie's March's sketch and post a link to her blog by April 10. . You could win a $20 gift certificate to Emma's!! She has the sketch and details posted for you, so head on over!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.


Sarah Martina said...

What a beautiful LO! :) Happy April to you too, Annabelle! Thanks for the heads up on the sketch contest, that should be fun!

Romy said...

What a wonderful tribute to that special lady. I love the whole soft look of your page and the beautiful butterflies. So sorry to hear about your loss.

mary beth said...

Just want to take a moment to thank Annabelle for her beautiful tribute to my mom. She was truly a special lady and it is so touching to know that she made such an impact on so many lives. I miss her every day but tributes like this let me know she is still very much alive! Thank you Annabelle for remembering her!

Malin said...

beautiful layout love the cut outs and colors!!
Great tribute page annabelle =)
Happy april to you to!

Lou said...

Totally gorgeous LO and such a beautifil memory! Sadly I have lost two young colleagues this week as well.... so thoughts are with you...
Lou xx