Sunday, February 7, 2010

My beautiful niece - AI Sketch Challenge! Scrapbooking in Melbourne, Florida

Brrrr! It's a cold-stay-inside-and-play-with-paper kind of day!

Yes, I's Super Bowl Sunday....whatever!  ha!  Now, you know I love my Dodgers, and I love my Gators, but it pretty much ends there.  But for Uncle Jimmy and Cousin Greg.......gooooo COLTS!

Join us in this week's sketch challenge over on the Artful Inkables blog for a chance to win a goody bag of AI goodies!  Here's Kristin's sketch for you to use.

This time I took the sketch, flipped it on its side and instead of a card....made a layout!

(You can click on the image to enlarge it and view the details)

This is my beautiful, precious niece Stephanie.  She and Alan (my baby) are the only grandkids on our side of the family.  That could have been different - 25 years ago today.

Yes, today is my sweet baby Jessica Lynn's birthday.  I have no doubt that she would have looked just like Stephanie looks in this layout.  Today,  25 years later, I imagine she would be a concert pianist......a governor......a physician.....maybe even a mom.  Who knows?  Que sera sera.

Most years I am the only one that thinks about this birthday.  Or perhaps others remember but just don't say anything to spare my feelings.  That's more likely....

So are you ready to try your hand at this fun sketch?  Distress it up like I did....or keep it clean and simple.

* You are not required to use AI stamps, but if you have them, we'd love to see you use them! **IF YOU USE AI STAMPS, YOU GET 2 ENTRIES FOR YOUR CREATION! JUST ENTER YOUR NAME/LINK TWICE ON MR. LINKY!!!

* You have until Monday, February 15, 2010, midnight Pacific Standard Time to link your creation to this post. A winner will be chosen Tuesday, February16, 2010 to win a GRAB BAG of AI STAMPS!

* When posting your link, please post the link directly to your creation- so if it's on your blog, please link it directly to the specific post with your creation.

* If uploading to SCS or PCP, please add the keyword AIC13.

Good luck!



Kathi Carlson said...

Beautiful layout, Deb! Fitting for such a pretty baby.

My heart reaches out to you today. I cannot fathom such a loss.

Lisa Kind said...

What a sweet baby! Love your layout, too! Great job with the sketch. So sorry for your loss. I didn't know about this. {{{Hugs}}}to you today!