Monday, September 15, 2008

PenPals Challenge #4

Challenge #4, Document your Hopes. Whether it is for you or for someone else.
That is the topic for the next Challenge at PEN PALS.

Sounds easy enough. I was really happy that this was the topic of the challenge.
I have been doing a lot of soul searching and thinking since Aleida's death, thinking I need to be sure I have pages with thoughts for the future for Bella. I think it will be interesting to look back at them in 10 to 20 years and see what we were wishing compared to how things turn out.

I chose to do mine on My hope for Bella.
I used the World Traveler paper by Heidi Swapp. (isn't it gorgeous?) I love the deep earth tones. I made the little mini book out of cardboard with Making Memories hinges holding it in place.

The journaling is as follows:
There are so many things that I hope for your future. You are such a smart, caring and beautiful girl. You have a beautiful heart so full of love. I hope you always stay true to yourself. Pursue your passions and live your life to the fullest. I hope you apply your self and get the most from your education. We will always sacrifice to make sure you have the best education we can get you.
I hope you find a man someday as wonderful as your father to be your husband. NEVER settle for any one that does not cherish you and treat you like your father treats me. Make sure he is also your best friend. Forever is a long time when you are unhappy. I hope for you struggles that will make you strong. Unselfishness and happiness but most of all I hope that you know just how loved you are, and that I am so very proud to have you as my daughter.

There is still time if you would like to participate in this times challenge.We have alot of fun over there so come on and join in.

I also would like to wish my mom a very happy birthday today. She doesn't read my blog because well, she has enough trouble turning on the tv and getting her cable on the right channel. We won't venture on with computers. But, I know my family reads my blog and this will remind them that today is her birthday and when they call to tell her happy birthday, Be sure and mention you saw it on my blog :)

I love this picture is that not the cutest thing ever!!

I would also like to thank everyone for the thoughts and prayers for Aleida's family. They are going through a horrible time right now as well as her friends. It has been a major shock. She was such a funny and loved person. It seems so unfair for her to be taken away the way she was.
Greta is continuing the donations for making her blog into hardbound books for her husband and children. All the money that is left over will be given to them to do as they see fit. For more information click HERE. No amount is too small to donate. This is going to be a beautiful gift that they can add to the numerous scrapbooks that she left behind for them. I sure am going to miss that lady. I know there are a flood of others that will as well.

I just received the SCRAPBOOKING.COM newsletter in my inbox. I have an article in there.
Click HERE to have a peek at it and be sure to sign up to receive the newsletter every month. It is FULL of awesome ideas!

I need to go get busy. I have a lot of scrappin to catch up on.
Hope you have a wonderful day.



jan williams said...

Nancy this is a Wonderfully Beautiful layout girl!!! I agree we should all scrap our hearts out for our loved ones, just so they know how much we love them!!!!!!

Pinky said...

That is an AMAZINGLY Beautiful LO!!!!!!!!!

Gaspegirl said...

I love the layout Nancy and I am so pleased to see that you are feeling better and getting back into things... (((hugs)))

vtpuggirl said...

Gorgeous work! I wanted to let you know, has Cosmo's haunted at a good price/discount. I used to work for Jill on her DT, and I know she will take good care of you. If you go, tell her I sent you!

wendy said...

That is awesome layout sweet!!! Happy Birthday to your Mom today would of been my grandfather's birthday.

Jessi Gribbin said...

Your LO is sooooo beautiful! The journaling is so heart felt and it is perfect inlight o f recent events. Can I just tell you how lucky I feel to have a friend like you?! Well I am.
Happy Birthday Nancy's Mom.

Kirsty Wiseman said...

hey twin name daughter xx well, kind of
Yuo have got some pretty awesome layuost there.
Hugs xx

Jocelyn said...

Love your LO and the journaling! I know we all need to take some time after this awful loss to our community and sit down and do some serious journaling. Thanks for the inspiration. Stop by and say HI when you have some time!

Rita said...

Beautiful LO, and the journaling is just amazing!