June 4, 2010

Perfect Preemie! SOUS

TGIF everyone..I love thats its Friday.
and especially this Friday cause my oldest son is graduating today.. 
We have a spring party at his school Saturday and he will get his diploma with the rest of the graduating class..I have plans on charging up the batteries for camera and taking lots and lots of pictures Tomorrow..
For a minute there, I thought this day would never come...LOL  :O)
I'm so proud of him for sticking it out and staying in school.  On June 16th we will find out if he has been accepted to a career based school starting next school year for the next 3 to 4 years..(*The educational system is so different here in Finland than it was when I went to school in the States)
Keep your fingers crossed everyone..
well, I could go on and on about what a proud mom I am, but lets get to the other good stuff..
We had a great sketch this week by pagemaps and here is my take on the sketch.

Here is my layout:
and here is the sketch:
I had big plans on adding journaling strips to this layout with a cute little poem that I had found, but my printer hates me and refused to cooperate..LOL
So, in all of the frustration, I even ended up misspelling PREEMIE, but decided to just leave it be.. :O)
here are some close ups of the layout:

and for Supplies Used:

Cricut cartridges:
Home decor: flourish
Home Accents: Leaves and butterflies
Songbird: marquee
Tags, Bags and Boxes: Tags
Opposites Attract. Title
Papers by: DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Girl
Cardstock: White, light pink, yellow and white
All Flowers by Prima
Stickles: Green and baby pink
Tim holtz distress inks: Shabby shutters and worn lipstick
miniature plastic hearts
White Gel Pen for hand doodling
pop dots, zig two way glue pen and glue dots

that about does it for this week.. Thank you ladies so much for looking and I truely hope you stop by SOUS and see what the other design team members have created for you..

Oh and before I forget, for those of us Facebook users, you might want to hook up with Generations Crafting this weekend.. She is having a contest that will run all weekend...
You can find her profile by clicking HERE

Have a creative weekend everyone


  1. Well hello my dear friend. How gorgeous is this layout of your little lovely!! What a precious showcase for this beautiful memory...and what a beauty she has grown to as well. I bet she loves the layout and the lovely documetation of the fragile beginning of her life...bet it was a scary time for you...esp as a first time mommy! You did a fantastic job with the sketch...wonderful papers and colors, love all the floweres and the lovely cuts you've added...perfect as always! Congrats to your son...happy days!

  2. Congratulations for your son's graduation. Gorgeous page!!!! Love how you use the papers, all the details are amazing...beautiful work. Happy Friday!

  3. ADORABLE PAGE of a wonderful moment. Being a mother of a preemie I understand fear and joy can be felt at the same time. We learned very quickly to cherish these wonderful moments. You have made a beautiful page to capture this time, thank you for sharing it with us.

  4. Beautiful page Nanne. I'm with you and Shelia. I also was a mother of a preemie. It can be quite a learning experience, but in the long run everything works out fine. My "preemie" is now 20 years old. Love the colors you chose for this one and all your details. Congrats to your son! You must be one proud mom!

  5. Nanne, I juist adore these colors and how you used the sketch this week. So fragile, pink and pretty. How wonderful that you have these great photos. She has grown into one beautiful gal .. I'm telling you .. so photogenic! Hope you have a great weekend. Congrats to your son and his accomplishment!

  6. Oh Nanne, this is just gorgeous!!! Love the colors you chose and the flowers and embellies are to die for!!! I luv, luv it!!
    And you should be a proud mom!! Big Congratulations to your son!!!! Fingers are crossed!! Hugs!!!!

  7. Super sweet LO!! Congrats to your son on his graduation.

  8. Hola!!!
    So after way too long of a shopping trip I am home and SO out of it now! Ok..and with that said I searched your LO and couldn't find those plastic hearts...hehe (just noticed when I read your ingredient list!)
    Well I love this and can't believe the photos! amazing! I will never forget the first time I saw my youngest sister, she was smaller then my cabbage patch dolls! I really enjoyed the flowers and the tags!

  9. OH so stunning...I love the colors, the butterflies, the pics everything about it...Love all the work that went into this one. Your allowed to be a proud mom...that is a big accomplishment to graduate....TFS

  10. My jaw hits the floor everytime I see one of your amazing layouts. My goodness you are talented!!! I've given you a blog award:


    Thanks for the awesome inspiration!
    --Lori :)

  11. Nanne this is beautiful, I just love those papers, that is such a great DCVW stack. I just adore all your embellies and a great use of the sketch. Congrats to your son and good luck with being accepted for the career based school.

    Kaye x

  12. Absolutely beautiful! I love to see the SOUS challenges but the one for June 11 cannot be found. Help. TFS, Mary M

  13. Nanne... this is so sweet!! I love the soft pink and green... so delicate and baby like!! And I wouldn't have even noticed the misspelled word if you wouldn't have pointed it out!! silly girl!! Love your take on the sketch!!
    Barb :)