Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Remembering the Butterflies.....sigh

He he...I get the giggles remembering how goofy my Hubby and I were in the beginning. I remember the butterflies in my stomach. That's what inspired this layout, along with the September layout to-be-jacked (by Vanessa) at Scrapjacked. Finally, I got to play along with these awesome gals!!!

There I am...goofy in love. Luke and I actually met a year prior to dating...both in different relationships. Then one day, everything was in line...and things happened..and they happened quickly. I remember the very first time I laid eyes on him. There wasn't anything super special like an instant attraction. I just remember that day for some reason and I remember looking at him. I was working as a bank teller and he was new. A week or 2 later, we met and worked together. Still no instant attraction...just a mutual like and respect for each other. I thought he was a nice guy. At the time, I had an affinity for, of course, I wasn't instantly attracted to this nice guy...he he!

Anyway, about a year later the stars aligned and it was our time. I little over a year after that...we were married. And I'm gonna be geeky and say, one day I looked at him...and I just knew.

Well, here we are over 8 years later with 2 kids. Things are great...challenging at times...but I've accepted the fact that marriage is a challenge and definitely not as easy as I thought. You know how you can just unleash your worst at the ones you love the most???? Sometimes I'm such an ogre to this guy! Don't let the sweet smile fool you, I'm sure I can be a real you-know-what!

Bless this man for putting up with me! I was struck by a part of a poem I read and I used it for my journaling. It reminded me of that time in my life when I was drunk with love! It's so nice to remember and a good reminder of how lucky I am.

I used my August Kit from Simply Obsessed. Love that kit! Love em all! The kits are so in-sync with my tastes....girly, modern and vintagey...everything I love! My wallet has been resisting a new subscription...but I give in...because the October kit is awesome!!!!!
I was so relieved that this vinyl rub on worked out in the end. I was holding my breath the whole time!!!! First, it seemed to get lost in all the pattern because of the color...but then I added the Distressed Stickles and then the....BAM! know what I mean? The feeling you have when you know it worked out.

I added more of it to the chip board letters. Me LOVE it!!!!
Well, there's my love story! Today is my Saturday, so I hope to blog visit and forum chat as well as scrap and read a little from book 4 of The Black Dagger Brotherhood books!
Tomorrow I go to the dentist.....GRIMACE!!!! Wish me luck! Lets just say....I love candy and all that is sugary and bad for my teeth!!! Have a good week lovely ladies!
textured card stock Bazzil, pp by Lily Bee - French Couture (Tailored, Handmade and Paris), chip borad alphabet - worn grid by Scenic Route, die-cut journaling tag - collage cuts - knave of hearst by Collage Press, butterfly stickers - by Brenda Walton - Dollhouse Florals by K & Company, twill teal ribbon by May Arts, chip board butterflies - Madeline Butterfly by Brenda Walton for K & Company, leaf pin by Maya Road, 1 cream vinyl damask - Crystal Brown Crafts, buttons by Foof Ala, yellow ink by Clearsnap, Distress Stickles in Antique Linen by Ranger, white sequins


  1. I feel ya, MO, and completely understand your side-story to this l/o!!
    and i love those chipboard letters!!

  2. F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S, Mo!!! I love this so much! First of all what an absolutely perfect topic to scrap! So sweet! And secondly, the colors are totally gorgeous. And third, your design simply rocks!!!

  3. this is such a great layout Mo! And thanks for the story behind it. you rock!

  4. so sweet that you did a LO to show the butterflies :D

  5. Oh Maureen....this is just the title and the pics are so adorable...What a wonderful story and so great to put it on paper!!!! I adore you and your work is super talented!!! Wishing you a great day!!! :)

  6. I love this Mo!!! The story is sooo great and reminds me a lot of Anthony and I:) Love your take on the jack!! Beautiful!!!
    Love, Jess

  7. A sweet layout for an even sweeter story! I remember those butterfly days!

  8. Toooooooooooooooooo CUTE!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEE the photos, the colors....and LOVING the alphas!!! AWESOME LO! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  9. Wow, what a beautiful layout!
    I'm going to become your follower now.
    Thank you for visiting my blog.
    hugs, Natasa

  10. I soooo love reading your stories. You GIVE us you. The voyeur in me LOVES that. I mean, really, isn't that why MOST of us read blogs? To peek into the lives of others? Your stories are always so honest and sweet and wonderful. And, I feel you on the ogre comment...I've been told I look really sweet, too, but I can be a real ogre (too often), too. It really is, unfortunately, too easy to unleash more often on the ones you love most.

    Great layout! TFS!!

  11. look at you two cuties !!! love how you used the Lily Bee ( one of my fave pps too ! ) here ! Lucky you blessed with a great man by your side !

  12. I am so glad you played along with us at ScrapJack! gorgeous layout, sweets!


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