Today our oldest, our daughter is 18! I even scheduled this post for the moment she was born 18 years ago. It changed our lives forever and we are grateful. She is the one who pioneered the way for us as parents. She brought us such joy and laughter and tears and fears all rolled together as we embarked on this parenting journey. And though she was joined by her brothers in the years that followed, she was the one who brought life to what it meant to be a parent all those years ago. Now she is a lovely young woman who is finding her place in the world, growing and stretching into all God has for her as a person, as a future educator and even now as she serves with children at Church and our elementary school. She has seen the value of investing in young lives here and cross-culturally in Mexico City, and it’s part of the passion she has for her future. She’s loyal and grounded, purposeful and so very intelligent and hard working. She’s embraced the challenges of University and more independence with grace even through the bumps. We are blessed by her and proud of her. She is a world changer and I’m excited to see what the future will bring as she invests in it. Happy Birthday love!
She is a girl that loves blue so I put together this design for her. It’s with Power Poppy’s lovely Countryside Bouquet Deluxe and the sentiment is from Dynamic Duos: Peonies and Tulips. The papers are an older set, Far and Away I believe. I stamped three of the cosmos blossoms onto the design and then added an extra one popped up for some interest. Cut out with Labels 3 Spellbinders.
I’ve added a little sewing, some pretty sueded black ribbon and some enamel dots to finish it off. Here’s the Copics I used.
B34, B91, B93, B95, B97, W2, BG93, BG96, BG99
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STAMP SALE UPDATE: Just to let you know I’ll be listing a bunch of stamp sets for sale starting tomorrow. Please stop by and have a look!