CSI#12-Journey to you

Hi All! Had a blast doing this as I tried something VERY different this time. I normally have been adding mists, sprays, and paint to my layouts, but this week I was BOLD and went for something that I thought was scary- Molding paste. I had some lying around and well I really have been itching to use it. I decided to outline a butterfly with paste so I cut a butterfly from my cricut and outlined it with molding paste. Then while still wet I went wild with clear micro beads then added paints and sprays and blended to achieve colors. I was a bit frustrated that you cant see the bottom butterfly under my clusters but oh well!

For evidence I used flowers and stars.

For journaling I decided to document a journey that being my daughter's journey to birth. I have attached my lengthy journaling to the back of my layout in a little pocket I made but you can read all the boring details ;) if you want below! Thanks for looking!

You can find the Dusty Attic Chipboard Letters at Staytruetogod.com

To My Little Miss

Karina,
The reason I chose to call this "journey to you" is because it was quite a ride- my pregnancy with you. What a journey it was!
My pregnancies with you and your brother were very different in many ways.
With Luke the pregnancy went fairly well(besides nonstop morning sickness for 3 months.
Your brother's "journey" to birth was fairly uneventful.
Now you my dear, on the other hand from the first week (knowing I was pregnant till you were laid in my arms)was fierce at times.
My pregnancy was littered with sometimes unnecessary ultrasounds, extra blood work etc. You were constantly keeping us on our toes.
Not only that, I could tell that you my baby might be slightly more fiesty that most babies. Call it mother's intuition, but I sensed it.
One day late in my pregnancy, I went for my OB visit only to find out that you had decided that you didn't like lying head down as nature intended but instead were lying sideways (Transverse Lie).
Each week we would hope that you would turn, but you instead would spin from transverse to breech and back again.
The only thing you and your brother had in common (as he was delivered via induction at 41 weeks)is that niether of you wanted to come out!
Haha! My babies are very stubborn, no?
The doctor continued to reassure me you could turn but as the weeks went by and still no change, we had to begin talking about cesarean delivery.
Oh Boy!
well that's eventually how the story ended.Your journey to birth was not what we expected, but was filled with joy nonetheless. Your delivery went smoothly and then there you were-Beautiful as ever. So there ends your story in- utero, but the real adventure/ journey has only just begun.

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Comment by Shawna Saucier - Retired DT on March 25, 2013 at 12:58pm

Super sweet letter and great use of the molding paste!  I have to get some. 

Comment by Monique McCoy on August 16, 2012 at 1:26pm

This is absolutely stunning, Adrienne. This is such a sweet page and I'm sure your daughter will treasure it when she's older!

Comment by Leslie Allard on April 6, 2012 at 9:24am

Beautiful layout!  I love the look of the moulding paste, and makes me want to dig out mine from the depths of the drawer!!!  Your journalling is wonderful!  She is going to love reading it years down the line!  Awesome job!

 

Comment by Di Garling on April 4, 2012 at 5:47am

Congrats Adrienne, so well deserved, your layout, your pic & your journalling are all superb.  Di  xo

Comment by Tracee Provis - DT on April 4, 2012 at 4:15am

Love this! your experiment turned out so cool as well as all the other beautiful elements! Congrats Tx

Comment by Helena Virpi on April 4, 2012 at 4:08am

CONGRATS, ADRIENNE!!!!!

Comment by Annette Gearside - DT on April 4, 2012 at 1:48am

Congrats on the feature Adrienne ... fantastic story & an awesome page ..

Comment by Eila Sandberg on April 4, 2012 at 1:13am

WTG Adrienne! lots of bold texture and contrast this week and we love it! Congrats on the feature sweetie!

Comment by Helen Wallace - DT on April 3, 2012 at 11:08pm
Congrats on the feature, such a wonderful story
Comment by Jenny Evans on April 3, 2012 at 12:56pm

Wow, Adrienne! This is gorgeous! Love your layout, but especially your journaling!! Fabulous job!!

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