Sunday, March 22, 2009

My Sister

Well another weekend has come and gone...a bit too quick I might add. Time to get back to the real world. I managed to squeak out another layout this weekend. These are a few photos of my sister and I in 2007, who is 3 years younger than me. We have had our shares of ups and downs but there is no one that I would rather have as a sister and friend.

When I started this layout I had already picked my cardstock colors but that was about it. I thought I needed to add some patterned paper so I incorporated the brown flowered paper. That is actually Stampin' Up's designer series paper in Chocolate Chip. I thought the "chocolate" color of the flowers would tie in nicely with the layout...then again maybe it was the fact that they named it Chocolate Chip and anything with Chocolate is good for me!

Here is a close up of some of the stickers. I just love the verses! The one that cracked me up was "It's an open door policy when using the restroom"! That was so us growing up with one bathroom!

I purchased the stickers (7 Gypsies brand) from Hobby Lobby. I couldn't believe it when I found them because the colors matched my cardstock often does that happen? Here is what they look like. This line is great because they have all kinds of themes...grandparents, family, sports, holidays...the possibilities are endless!
I just finished reading a great book and wanted to share this quote with you. It's one of my favorites, so here is a thought for the week:
"Smile, say less and listen more, pray, and trust in your Heavenly Father"

Thanks for peekin' in my friend! :)


Whimsey said...

Great layout; adorable pictures! But I have to say..I love the quote the most.

PS - my oldest is standing beside me as I type and said "I love her background" there ya go from a TEENAGER!!! :D

Kimpossible said...

Oh WOW Toni!! I love it!!! Wonderful layout! (I might just have to lift it, hehehe)

Miss ya!!

Sarah :) said...

I love it!! The colors are so pretty together, and I love the way you matted the whole page. (And cute sissy pictures too!)

Enuk's Mom said...

Sisters are least yours doesn't live 5000 miles away :(