Happy TENTH Birthday, Emily!!! Yep... MY little "outlaw" turned ten yesterday!!! Ten?? OMGosh, how time does fly!! I miss holding her... I miss rocking her to sleep... and seeing her sweet little face smooshed all up asking for a "sssmarshmellyohhh" (marshmellow).. hee. But I'll be the first to admit... she's STILL a momma's girl and she clings to me more than I ever imagined she would... STILL! But it's all ok... in the end, I KNOW it won't last long. :-( And yes.. she IS my "outlaw". She is the toughest thing I've "handled" in ten years. Even before she was born... I KNEW she was a girl... I KNEW she would be stubborn and yep... she wreaked havoc on my body!! Ha!! But I would go through it all again 'cause I love her more than I could ever have imagined I could before becoming a mom. I truly believe NOTHING can top the feeling of a warm baby being laid on your tummy after birth. A feeling I know I'll NEVER forget. Never! And I also know there will never be any real "unconditional love" that is better than that of a child. So, happy birthday, my sweet little "tween" (a title she's been looking forward to).
Now onto some REAL Outlawz business!! Today I am posting the Greetings Challenge over on the Outlawz site. Your task, should you decide to accept it, and I hope you will!!, is to create a card with a birthday or Christmas gift on it. Remember, your card must also have a greeting on the front as well.
My card was created using a sweet little Magnolia. I colored her with Copic AND... as a treat to my daughter... her dress was colored EXACTLY as the one we brought her home in from the hospital. A red velvet top... a white bottom with a soft netting that had tiny little red flowers embroidered on it... and little white shoes... she was so adorable. See the cute little gift she is hiding behind her back? Her brother, then four at the time, gave her a gift when she was born. Hee... this little girl reminded me so much of that day. :-)
My card base is Pure Luxury Red Hot layered with some Little Boy Blue and DP I found in my stash. My sentiment comes from Nina Brackett's, "Fanciful Tags". I cut my image out using my Oval Nestabilities and mounted her with Pop Dots. A few roses and a ribbon and my birthday card was complete.
I hope you hop on over to the Outlawz site and enter our Greetings Challenge. The Paper Temptress is our awesome sponsor this month and you surely will want to get your hands on some of her awesome papers!!
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a fabulous Monday!!! *smile*