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55 posts categorized "Thierry"

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Ten Years


Ten years ago today, Thierry and I woke up and marched ourselves over to the Miami Beach city hall and made things official. This day remains one of my most cherished memories. Happy anniversary, Mr.T! Je t'aime.

More photos and memories of that day here, here and here.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Nine Times


I didn't wake up this morning and jump on my bed from the excitement of what the day has in store for me. But I did nine years ago at the prospect of marrying Thierry. Happy anniversary, mon amour.

(Other anniversary posts here and here.)

Monday, May 28, 2012

Super Papa | A Layout

THE STORY If Thierry is in the room, no one else matters to Lucien. It's adorable. Don't get me wrong, Andrea and Maxi love to hold Thierry's attention too, but with Lucien it's been this way since he was very young. So when the soon-to-be-released father-themed Kesi'art stamps came in the mail last week, I knew I'd make a layout about these two.

Super Papa

THE PROCESS Like I mentioned, this page began with a stamp. Although I didn't set out to do it on purpose, I made a collage-y and shabby style page all because of my terrible stamp skills. I used to be much more accurate about my stamping but lately it's been a lot of fails. Anyhow, I messed up on the bottom left corner of the page. Since I was set on using the background paper, instead of starting over, I decided to go with it.

First I placed the photo and blue folder (which serves as a journal spot) strategically to hide to main part of my messed up stamp. Next I put together the elements that make up the border between the photo and the journaling. Then I finished the stamping and journaling on the blue folder. 

Super Papa

Next I put together the little clusters. I can get lost in time looking around my table for embellishments that look well together. One of my favorite things to do! Funny story. See the metal-rimmed tag? Those were one of my first scrap purchases back in 2002 or 2003! They've been making their way onto my pages. Last I added some white paint to the background and called it done! We can't win them all. That's what I think when I see this layout. I don't love it (even though I do love parts of it!) and that is OK with me.

Kesi'art Stamp Fete de Peres

Seriously, isn't the Super Papa stamp awesome?

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Happy birthday to Mr. T!

Happy birthday to Mr. T!

You are my favorite.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011



Always loved him. Always will.


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