Wednesday, February 29, 2012

a Leap Year giveaway and a new layout

Good morning!

Happy February 29th to you! The kids will have some fun leap year activities at school today to celebrate so it should be a fun day. ☺

I mentioned the other day that I'd do a giveaway this week so here goes: leave me a comment telling me about your favorite color scheme and I will put together a scrappy kit for one random winner using those colors. If you tell a friend about it leave me another comment telling me about that and you'll get another chance in the drawing. I will choose a winner next Monday and post it here and try to get your kit put together and shipped out before the end of next week.

Now for a new layout, created for Bella Blvd:


This little girl, my oldest, is home sick with pneumonia. Yes, they were finally able to figure it out after the negative strep and flu tests she'd had before. I had to take baby Lily to a check up yesterday and took Hailey with me and our great pediatrician could tell that Hailey wasn't feeling well so she looked her over and then sent us for a chest x-ray and that confirmed the pneumonia. We've started her on antibiotics and even today she is feeling a bit better. The poor girl had watched "The Secret of Nymh" recently and when she started getting sick she said that she hoped it wasn't pneumonia because people can die from that. I was a little hesitant yesterday to tell her about the diagnosis and we had a talk about her uncle and nephew who just got over pneumonia and they are fine. I believe strongly in the power of prayer and know that a Father above is watching out for my little girl. It may take a few more days for her to be back to herself but this morning she's up instead of laying in bed, her temperature is down and she was laughing...small miracles considering how she's been feeling lately. 


I recently saw the movie, "The Help" and loved that the woman would teach the little girl that she cared for to say that she was smart, kind and important. What a special thing for her to do, and I liked it so much that I added it here in the journaling. 


You can see more great layouts on the Bella blog today:

Have a wonderful day and don't forget to enter the drawing by leaving a comment on THIS post before next Monday. 

21 comments:

Charlotte Brochu said...

My favourite color schemes have to do with anything bright, fun and happy looking! I love color! I scrap boys and girls, so anything would be perfect...blues, greens, pinks, yellows.. the possibilities are endless here! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Angela said...

My favorite color schemes are pink and aqua. I love pairing them up with Kraft paper too!

Virginia said...

So glad you guys got a diagnosis and she is on the mend! Your journaling made me tear up a little. What a sweet treasure for her.

Megan Aaron said...

so glad you got a diagnosis and she is starting to feel better!
my favorite colors are anything bright and with teal.

Brianna Marshall said...

what a sweet layout!i love her faces in the photos and your journaling is super sweet!

Anonymous said...

My favourite colours for scrapbooking are blue and green. I tend to take most of my pictures outside, and those colours awork so well with outdoor photos. Another favourite is brown, terracotta, and blue. Great for travel pictures.
Audrey S.

madscrappertoo said...

Love this lo!! gorgeous!!

Fifi said...

I adore the grid paper you've used on that layout. My favourite colour scheme right now has to be grey and yellow with a hit of teal, that's been a favourite for a few weeks now

Denise Bryant said...

Fun layout! Love the pics!
I am into aqua and white now... so fresh looking!
DeniseB

bailey said...

I'm loving the gray and yellow combination!

Wendy said...

oh my the brighter the better....pinks, yellow, greens and reds!!!! hence why i love Bella BLVD...cannot wait to get my hands on there new BRIGHT LINE!!!!!! looks so gorgeous!

HeatherLynn said...

your lo is super cute! how coukd it not be with pictures of your adorable girl! i hope she gets better asap! my lil one has rsv so i know how you feel..you feel so bad for them! i love pink and brown together! thanks for the giveaway!
hugs, hl

Cynthia B. said...

I loved The Help too! (Both the book and the movie are awesome.) Cool that you included that in your journaling - every child should know these things!
My favorite color combo is primary - red/blue/yellow, and green too (yes, I like a bright, colorful palette).
Hope your daughter feels better soon!

Busygirl said...

Beautiful layout! I'm too chicken to use grid paper as the background. But after seeing this, I want to give it a ry!

scrappin_in_AK said...

hope your daughter gets better soon. My fav color palette is white and turquoise

Danielle said...

Saw your layout over at Bella Blvd. I'm so in love with all their new products and your layout is sooo cute!
My fav color palette is actually cute combo's with pink, so brown and pink, grey and pink, black and pink.

Ashly said...

Love the quote from the Help movie/book. I have not seen or read it yet, but I have seen the quote a lot and LOVE it :) I always seem to use teal in my scrapbooks. Maybe because I have one boy and one girl and it can go with greens for boys and pinks for girls I guess. Thanks for sharing!!

Doodle Beads said...

What a fun giveaway-right now I'm loving red/turqouise and yellow!

gssfam said...

I have 2 favorite color schemes! Hot Pink with a touch of turquoise and black and the other one is yellow and grey! LOVE either of those!!!!

Terri C. said...

What a fun and touching layout! Sending a prayer out for your daughters quick recovery. My favorite color combo right now is turquoise, grey, yellow, and a touch of pink! I'm lovin chevrons!

Leanne said...

OMGosh! YOur LOs are so inspiring!! My favourite colour combo right now is pink, turquoise and a fresh yellow! THanks for the chance to win..x