Thursday, December 13, 2012

'Precious' Layout - My Creative Sketches


I managed to complete my interpretation of the NovemberMy Creative Sketches 'sketch'.... at this wildly busy time of the year - I'm so proud of myself!  LOL  

A gorgeous sketch of course!  If you want to take part, you have 48 hours..... eeeep,
better get your mojo running :-)

The photograph is of my son, Jesse-James as a newborn baby.  My journaling is very personal on the back of this particular layout, as this was an instance in 'my' life where I just couldn't believe I had become a Mother again.  It was a huge shock at discovering you're pregnant' at 41 years of age!! 

My children, John's children - were all grown up, flown the nest.... a baby?  GASP - how did that happen (please don't answer that lol)??  I had just entered into doing my Masters at University and was feeling so ill with the 'stress' of a massive study load.  My darling Mother joked to me 'you wouldn't be pregnant' - I laughed it off, but she brought me a pregnancy test.  Over coffee, I went off to the ladies and completed the test to humour her .... my Mother yelling out to me ... "well".  I didn't answer.  My jaw was stuck on the floor, and I was sitting staring at a positive pregnancy test - there was no two minute wait there, it just screamed 'positive'.  My Mother knew!  I was shocked!

I spent 48 hours in shock, and when John came home (FIFO worker) he sat on the lounge and grinned from ear to rear - so proud of himself - I can still see that expression in my mind.

Nine months later, our son entered the world - the most amazing and precious blessing ever.  Yes, he changed our life, and yes, our world was turned upside down, but I can only say that it has been the most beautiful  experience of our lives, and we are loving being 'older parents' - he's our world and our joy, and is our everything.

Jesse touches all that know him, with his quirky sense of humour, loving, and mischievous ways! LOL
I love these Prima Marketing Vintage Trinket zips!! Ohhh larrhh larhhh
...and this, sentiment of types, seemed to suit exactly what I wanted to say...
Gorgeous flowers from Prima and Green Tara!!
Well, that is it for me for today... a little more personal than I would normally write, but such an important part of our lives, I wanted to share....
 I'll be back next month to join in with the My Creative Sketches December sketch
Sandie

Materials
Prima Marketing Madeline Paper Collection, Parfair, Skyward, Spring Tide, Madeline and Beautima
 Prima Marketing Madeline Cardstock Stickers
White Kaisercraft Cardstock
Prima Marketing Vintage Trinket, Typo Zippers
Prima Marketing Love Letter Roses, Peridot
Prima Marketing Swallow-Tail Butterfly, Azure
Key Charm, The Scrapbook Store
Hanger, 7 Gypsies
Gold Stamens, Blue Baubles, and Green Leaves
Kaisercraft Lace, Rub-ons, 1/2 pearls
Green Tara Roses
Guaze
Eyelet
English Ivy, and Suede Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Cornflower Daze, Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist
Tea Dye and Walnut Stain, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Helmar Adhesives
 Magic Mount
 Distress-It-All
 The Crafters Workshop, 6 X 6 Mini Cubist
Crop-O-Dile

22 comments:

Sandra said...

What a gorgeous and very special surprise, you'll have a story to tell him at his 21st.

Sue - bearhouse said...

Oh my goodness Sandie. This is breath taking in its beauty in every way. The photo of your wonderful son is gorgeous and the details are beautiful.
Oh, it was lovely and touching to read about how you felt about becoming a mum again and how much joy your son has bought to your lives.

Hugs Sue

Donna said...

WOW Sandie, that's a stunningly beautiful layout you've created. You always seem to add the perfect embellishments to them as well. I envy your eye for detail, and what a beautiful story of being an older mother.
hugs
Donna xx

Christina C. said...

What a beautiful story, Sandie....thank you for sharing it!!!
Mothers always know for sure!!!!hahaha
Your layout is beautiful and very precious....such a darling picture!

Cindy Gay said...

How lovely! What a great family!

Margyz Paper Games said...

A delightfully gorgeous layout you've created around a really heartwarming story, Sandie. Brought back some of my own memories. Thank you so much for sharing. oxox Marg

Chantal Vandenberg said...

So gorgeous! What a fantastic idea with the zip and the rip! Love!!!

Adriana B said...

Such a precious baby photo and such a lovely story to tell, Sandie your pages are shiny baby :)

carlies said...

this is really beautiful; so much to look at and so well put together

hugs carla

Lizzyc said...

Oh no wonder this layout is so beautiful, you have put your heart on it.. adorable photo and love all the flowers and the quote, and thank you for sharing about your son.. I know you would have been in shock, but also you have received the most wonderful blessing of a son.. a beautiful layout with a beautiful story behind it!! and enjoy the festive season even in its busyness!!

jannekevanveen said...

wow it's beautiful love it greetings janneke

Lean de Ruiter said...

So sweet this page love all the cool details and yummie layers.
byebye,Lean

Veronica Goh said...

This is indeed precious!! Gorgeous layout! Thanks for playing along with MCS!

Jodi said...

Absolutely stunning, Sandie!!! Your work always leaves me breathless!! Thanks for joining in the fun at My Creative Sketches!

crazyQstitcher said...

Hi Sandie, What a wonderful card, your heart is in the making of it.
It's such fun to remember your news of Jesse's forthcoming arrival.
He has the most beautiful smile and wins hearts of all.

hugs, Maureen

Sonia said...

Oh fabulous layout Sandie:) Really precious:)
Many lovely details on it:)
Hugs,
Sonia

Marelize said...

Wow! This is simply beautiful Sandie! Such amazing detail! Love every little bit about it. :)

Keren Tamir said...

That's a beautiful story and I smiled when I read it!!! They are Precious gift to the world. This is a beautiful LO !!!

Becky Litz said...

a beautiful layout to go with a beautiful story and precious photo. Thanks so much for joining us at My Creative Sketches!

Jasmine S said...

Beautiful. From the pic, to the layers, the flowers and the zipper. Gorgeous page.

Elaine said...

Wow Sandie you have the most fantastic eye for detail , your projects are always so beautiful and its such a treat to visit you.
PS the mouse trap is great fun too.
Well done Sweetie, I wish you and your family a Wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year with love and hugs Elaine

Lisa S. said...

I love your LO and the story behind it. Thanks for sharing that Sandie and he's such a lucky fellow to have you for a mum. His whole life will be duly recorded in the most amazing and loving way. Enjoy that little blessing this holiday season. :) Hugs