Tuesday, June 8, 2010

fabulous forty's...

Happy Tuesday!

That means Jacksonbelle day. For all of June, the Design Team gets to play with their favorite Jacksonbelle products. Remember that the entire store is currently 40% off and there is still bunches of fabbie goodies!!!

I'm enjoying scrapbooking...still gravitating towards CAS but hope to sling out a heavily embellished layout soon:)

Hmmm....don't know if you can tell by the photo but the paper I used is Pink Paislee and it's ledger paper....it is actually from their North Pole line...it has stains and water marks already but I did manage to smack another one on there:) The transparency and the feltie flower {which is wonderfully thick} is from Andrea...I won a blog candy from her and it is chock full of goodness.

Aha...I did my journaling and popped it on the BACK:) In a nutshell, I've been thoroughly enjoying my 40's. I have learned so much so far...about me...about single parenting...about life. I would have never guessed that my life would have turned out that way that it has but let me tell you something...I truly believe that things happen for a reason. I love my life and work hard on making the best out of everything. My #1 priority = the kids...I love them more then they will ever know....Darin is the man that I've been searching for...he's kind, empathetic, thoughtful, respectful....I'm truly grateful for him. Okay, okay, okay....sorry to get all mushie on you all...big cyber hugs for everyone...bahaha...I'm always crackin' myself up...just ask the kids:)

I was inspired by the Sketchy Thursday layout...LOVE it!

Please check out the other Jbelle gals for inspiration:

Thanks sooo much for popping by...I'll be back tomorrow for the Whimsy Haven blog hop that starts at 6 a.m. PDT!



48 comments:

  1. cute layout, amy :)! love your pix framed with the transparency. so fabbie! i agree, things happen for a reason. i just take one day at a time and am thankful for the "good things." thanks for sharing and have a wonderful tuesday! *hugs* steph :)

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  2. Very cute layout! Very simple and classy! This makes me want to scrapbook again. :)

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  3. Cute layout, Amy! I can't believe you are in the forty's!? You look fab!

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  4. I love that page! And no way are you forty!!??!!! I don't believe it...show me your ID! kekeke...hugs back at ya!

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  5. get this woman a 12x12 scrapbook for all these pages she's making!! i'm so glad you scrapped yourself. i need to do me one day. been so lazy i don't even eant to start a page!

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  6. Luv that LO and I need to attempt that sketch! Glad you jumped on the SB bandwagon... you got style gal!

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  7. This is a fabulous page and I really love it. I love your sharings. My dear.. you still look super gorgeous ...hugs.. muaks..

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  8. Holy crap you aren't in your forties. No way! Seriously you don't look it at all. Good for you! Great layout. I still need to do that sketch. Its so cool.

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  9. Great LO. Love your take on the sketch. I agree with the others, you really don't look 40 : )
    Thanks for playing x

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  10. I love your CAS page...although I don't know anything about the fab forties...I'm in the heart of the thrilling thirties, lol!

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  11. So glad to see this layout of just you, it is fantastic (I especially love the added stain-story of MY life!).

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  12. *cyber hug back* LOL!!! U cracking me up!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this lo!!! HOLY HOTNESS WOMAN!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee that little flower too!!! Thanks sooooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays!! U ROCK! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  13. Oh love this. You're little grouping around the photo is too cute!

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  14. You don't look at day over 30! Great LO Amy!

    Deanne :)

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  15. cute LO! Clean and Simple is fabulous.

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  16. fabulous lo!! you are so gorgeous!

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  17. I love your LO,Amy! Simply,Clean ....Just gorgeous!

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  18. Oooh, another fabbie Amy LO!! This is gorgeous dearie and I am sooo glad your forties are fabulous!!

    (-: Heidi

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  19. Amazing layout Amy! Love it!

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  20. Awesome! I wish I had the nerve to do CAS with layouts but I am always adding crap on it!

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  21. awe...so cute! love that layout. loved that you used your own picture! love the sketch too. have a good day!

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  22. Great layout! Fab 40s describes you so well--you are totally fabulous, girl!

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  23. Such a fabulos LO Amy!!!I love that photo TFS:)x

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  24. Your layout is just lovely! And you are so fab!

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  25. This is amazing! I love it! The frame around your picture is gorgeous!

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  26. Ok, first up, NO WAY are you in your forties!!!!! NO POSSIBLE WAY! Good grief I thought you were younger than me! But I am very glad to hear (read?) that your life is happy and you are pleased with where you happen to be. That is inspiring to hear.
    Oh and fun LO too! *grin*

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  27. Awesome layout! I agree, the 40s aren't too bad after all! And I liked your *mushie* ramblings!

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  28. Amy, I love that page! It is perfect for the ST sketch:)

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  29. Girl, you are on a roll with these fabulous, outstanding layouts! I must say I LOVE the C&S style of them! I've said it before...you know how to do it ALL you creative chickadee you!!! ♥♥ Kay

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  30. wow! fabulous simple layout! love it!

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  31. THIS is AMAZING girl...GREAT job..HUGS

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  32. you're so funny, amy! i remember turning 30 last year and it was the most horrific birthday experience, lol! just mentally, from being in your 20's to 30 was depressing. i know, i know, i shouldn't be complaining, lol!

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  33. Hey...I love your layout!! I think I'll do CAS style too if I every scrap :)

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  34. Oh your layout is as cute as you are! I love how the title and your photo are the focus.

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  35. What a wonderful page and idea Amy! I really like the simplicity. The colors and paper is wonderful!

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  36. very nice layout Amy and I love that you wrote all that. Its ok to get mushy. Have a great day my friend.

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  37. beautiful layout befitting the beautiful subject!

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  38. Look at you!!! You are a scrapbooker too! Love that!!! You do the most excellent cas pages, gorgeous feltie!

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  39. You totally don't look like you're in your 40's; looking younger is one of the many perks of being Asian. :-) Although, I think it'll pass me. People always think my mom and I are sisters.

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  40. I love knowing that I'm in the same decade with someone as spectacular as yourself! {You are breath taking!} Fantastic L/O, darlin'! {happy *sigh!*}

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  41. My dear, HUGE CONGRATS on your winning over Sketchy Thursdays!

    Lovely lovely lo, and I so agree with you about being at '40!

    You've almost made me cry when you wrote about your love to your kids....

    Cyber hugs!

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  42. Thank you for taking the time to comment on my Blog!!!
    I am LOVING your work :)

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  43. ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh YEAH--i can totally see why ST picked this as a fave b/c holy moly what is not to ♥LOooOOooOOoooVE♥ about it?! yikes, i love this!!!

    (& yeah i so hear ya re fab 40's...i feel very much the same...ok, but i will never wear a bikini again...heck they make such CUTE suits with little skirts now, right?!?) ;)

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  44. Oh my word, woman, you are an awesome scrapbooker! I love it!

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Cheers,
~amy~