Wednesday, March 21, 2012

She's 3!

I can't believe it still, and she turned 3 at the end of last month.
And she acts much older too!  It's crazy really.

This year we had a couple birthdays that were kinda difficult because they came right after my surgery and we weren't able to do much.  But we still had cake and presents.  And at 3, I suppose that's all that matters, right?  :)

I created this layout using the Kissing Booth collection from BasicGrey:

The hearts are just hand cut.  I started with some older stamps from the Little Black Dress collection, but the rest of the product come from the Kissing Booth line.

Here are some close up's:

So over at 2 Peas right now, I am paying attention to this thread (on what blog readers do NOT like) and this thread (on what blog readers DO like).  I thought I would pass those along for other bloggers, but I am curious to know your thoughts too.  I do believe my word verification is off.  Or at least it should be.  Someone want to comment and let me know for sure?  (ETA: ugghh!  I don't know why word verification is still on.  I've turned it off a few times.  It's like Blogger takes over and says "that's not a good idea...she doesn't mean it" and changes it back!)

And are there any kind of posts or anything you would like to see more of my blog?  I really want to know!  Is there something about my blog that just bugs the heck out of you?  ;)  I guess I am taking the time to reflect on it and would love some feedback on how I am doing.  

And I hope to have a giveaway up for tomorrow. ;)  (Although, I admit, now I am questioning whether that is in fact a good thing...I thought readers LIKED giveaways, but it sounds like some don't...thoughts?)

Thanks so much for stopping in today and for your comments!!!  
Have a wonderful day!  :)

32 comments:

Debby said...

I love your layout. I like the design with the hearts and stitching.

Your word verification is still on. I'm going to go check out the threads. I'm probably doing everything wrong.

thanks for the links

hilde janbroers said...

Happy belated birthday with your little girl!! THe hearts are fantastic!! Love your layout.
My baby boy will be turning 1 this Saturday.....time flies...

Connie Mercer said...

The lo is fantastic and I always look for YOUR signature stitching~you own that!!!Fabulous as always!!!

Danielle said...

I think it is a very nice layout. I love the stitched hearts.

Mary Pat Siehl said...

adorable!!! great job

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Very sweet LO, Pamela! I love all of the hearts and always love your stitching. I've checked out the 2Peas threads and I'm tweaking (and learning) right along with you. :) Oh, and yes, your word verification is on.

Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said...

I really like your blog, the back ground is so nice and your word verification is still on, but I don't hate that too much:P And great layout!

Erin Blegen said...

Adorable- all the stitching is fab as always!!

Jessica said...

Cute Layout! Thanks for linking to those conversations @ 2peas, very interesting!

Lynn Murphy said...

awesome cut hearts .wow and pretty page and your word verification is still on....

Lisa Echerd said...

What a fun layout. Like how you tucked the photos into the hearts. I turned word verification off on my blog because I know sometimes i don't leave comments if the words are really hard to read.

Liz Chidester said...

I can't believe how time has flown. I remember when she was born! Great LO, Pamela!!

Tammy said...

This is adorable! Love the hearts and how arranged the photos. The twine around the middle photo is a great touch too. Thanks for pointing out these threads at 2Peas. I've been off the grid for a few days. Off to see what is being discussed.

Jingle said...

Your layout is beautiful!!! AND YAY for three!!!! :-) As for giveaways...I LOVE them! I just don't like lots of hoops, but I don't think you usually have hoops.....

Norma Gomez said...

Super Cute layout! I have all boys but my oldest recently had a baby girl so I'm very excited about getting to do girlie layouts soon!

Oh & great blog ;o)

Tracie said...

That is so cute!! Makes me wish I had a girl to scrap for.

kellystar said...

adorable LO...stitching is something I don't do very often, but I should try to. Thanks for that link on 2peas-very interesting. I just shut my word verification off and am going to see if more comments fly in (it's a test).

Madeline said...

Such a cute page...LOVE the stitched down hearts!

PattyC said...

Very pretty .. I love the stitching of the hearts. I also enjoyed reading what people like and don't like in a blog! I am with those who don't like music ... it usually doesn't kick in immediately and when it does it startles me!

KellyF said...

Thanks for the links, very interesting! Your word verification IS OFF. (thank goodness). Anyway, very pretty layout! I always admire your stitching. I also love the cute hand cut hearts!

April said...

I love this layout! I like how the hearts are stitched and the outline on the # 3!

soapHOUSEmama said...

Love this collection and love your layout!!! I really enjoy your blog. :)

GLOANN said...

Love your blog as is and visit pretty well daily. And my big question is "Who is that doesn't like giveaways?" Certainly not me! I love them!

Elisa K said...

oh my gosh!!! what an adorable layout... I love all the hearts, the photos just everything about it... Thanks for inspiring me today.

Missy said...

Stunning! I especially love the stitched hearts!

Steffanie said...

Such a cute layout! Love the hand-made and hand-stitched hearts and the little photos tucked into them.
I personally love giveaways. I don't like jumping through tons of hoops though and don't like to be asked to post my email where everyone can see. And I won't enter a giveaway if it's something I don't really want or like. Is that enough?
That said, I love your blog. It's pretty to look at and easy to read. Also easy to navigate. Keep up the good work :-)
(BTW---I also just turned off word verification)

cori in wa said...

I dunno about what "everybody" wants to see in a blog... good Lord, peas don't agree on much of anything!

It works, it seems to make you happy, it is easy to look at and be inspired by. What more does a girl need? Really?!!!

angie gutshall said...

Love all the hearts!!

Patricia said...

What a great layout! I love it! I've been following the thread over at 2 peas as well- lots of intresting thoughts but what surprised me the most was the "not liking giveaways". I love them- it's always fun taking a chance a surprise!

Christa said...

Beautiful layout!

Debbi Tehrani said...

Oh, wow, Pamela! This is just gorgeous!

smahrty said...

beautiful layout. of course i love give aways, but dont need them to follow your blog. i am interested in your take on colors and use of embellishments on pages and cards.