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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Just like that



bday 2010

she's 10 and he's 43. She was his birthday gift 10 years ago, and she still is his best gift ever. Nothing I do now can top that. Except maybe give birth to another child on his birthday next year. Unlikely. I think I'm done. The keyword here is "think" :)

10 years on, and I'm still on the introduction page of the "how to be a mother" book, if there is such a book., that is. *sigh* She is challenging, I am challenging too, I know. She's strong-willed, so am I. She's hard, I'm harder. I look at her and I see me and I cry inside. I'm scared for her. I know the years ahead are not gonna be easy for either of us. I know there will be lots of tears and heartbreaking moments. But I also know this girl will make my heart swell with pride and make me cry my heart out of happiness and pure joy. So I say - Bring It On!

Some scrappy stuff to share with you. The stamps on the image below will be gone soon! So get yours while you can.




DSC_0043-1 copy

I have a tutorial up on the Studio Calico Blog if you're interested. But roughly, these are the stuff I used.

6x8 Canvas Panel - I got mine from the art supplies store, super cheap. Less than $2.
Gesso
Orange Mist
Hydrangea Mist
Lime Mist
Dark Cornflower Blue Mist
Kraft cardstock - I used scraps. I'm sure you have some lying around.
Heart Stamp, Maya Road Pins and OA Red polka dot paper from WhoDunIt.
Making Memories - Paper Shreds Findings, Martha Stewart - Die Cut Lace tag, American Crafts - Letterbox Frame, Hambly - Stitches Rub On and Basic Grey - Origins Micro Monogram Stickers from Baker's Dozens and its Add On Kits.
Stazon - Timber Brown.
A teeny bit of yellow colored cardstock.
Martha Stewart - Classic butterfly Punch.
Versamark Ink
Red Embossing Powder.
Sable Brown Paint

You can head on to SC's blog for the step by step photos. :)
I'll see you soon!


26 comments :

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Happy Birthday to BOTH your babies!!! I love love love love love that photo of them!!!! And loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that canvas!! the colors are AMAZING! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jill said...

Aww, happy birthday to your sweet ones, Sasha! :) Isn't love grand?

sharon Ong said...

Happy birthday to your hubby and dear daughter! I love what you wrote about your daughter - so real and so heartfelt - that's real love!

Helen Tilbury said...

Love your canvas...and Happy Birthday to your DH & DD - lovely journaling you have there about her...

Lean said...

Happy birthday to both your fave´s and a great canvas you made.
byebye,Lean.

June Malik said...

you are a great mom and wife, never doubt it sasha :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to Daddy & Daughter! :) I always love your colours combo! Love your canvas too. :)
C23

Peggy said...

Happy birthday to both of your loved ones!!!! I have a daughter who's just like me as well, she's 8 now, and I have predicting the same as you for years now!!! I'm scared and anxious for her to grow up at the same time...
Love your LO, but then I always do!!
xxx Peggy

Denise said...

Happy Birthday to your dear daughter and your hubby!!! Love what you wrote...put huge lump in my throat!!!

Kimberly said...

Awww....GORGEOUS!
Happy birthday to your girl and your man! I hope they have a super happy day all day! xx
Your photographs are AWESOME...your canvas is to DIE for GORGEOUS!
xoxo
Love ya,
K

theelfqueen said...

Happy Birthday! Fantastic photo!

The canvas is cool.

alexandra s.m. said...

Great post Sasha! Thank you, love your art <3

Vee said...

happy birthday wishes to your babies! love your tutorial!! :) xo

Heather Prins said...

eeeek! Think??? could you be pregnant? Oh another beautiful mini-sasha!! That would be coolness!

shaggyfish said...

wow... happy birthday to your BOTH your MOST LOVED and MOST important darlings in your life! and im sure you're a great mum and great wife and great friend and great person and great scrapbookier... the canvas is beautiful!

Keshka said...

Oh my gosh, how fun that they share a birthday! And love the canvas!!

mechenglish said...

Bring it on!

Anyway what other secrets to your husband losing 15kgs?

Did he change his diet?

Nak korek rahsia ni. Kena belajar.

:P

ruth said...

Happiest of birthdays!

Gorgeous work Sasha!!!

Benga said...

Happy Birthday to the Father and daughter duo!
and such a heartfelt message to your little lady!

Denise said...

love your canvas Sasha-it's gorgeous and Happy Birthday to your loves. FYI I don't have the mother manual down either. I keep reading the same three pages and falling asleep. My youngest stepdaughter who put us through some rough and scary years as a teenager just got married at 26. Her mother and I got to congratulate eachother on a job well done. She is a beautiful young woman. She survived-we all did and we are all better for it. Now I just have to remember that with my last two who are 12 and 13. yikes!

Lisa Dickinson said...

happy happy day! hope they both get lots of cake! :)

The Nostalgic Scrapper said...

how sweet... i think this is really lovely... hope all of you had a wonderful birthday celebration...
this reminds me of my mother n me...cause we share the same birthday... and I always ask her... "hey wait whats your fav bday gift again???" just to make sure... :)

juls2000 said...

JUST LIKE THAT!!! I love it Sasha! The best gift ever for sure!!

Mel said...

Happy Birthday to your loves Sasha!! LOVE that little project:) So pretty. YOu are amazing:)

hippy_chick said...

oh thats beautiful!!!

domestic goddess said...

my eldest is 10 in a couple of weeks, and i feel the exact same as you, motherhood is tough but so rewarding, hugs to you xx