I made another page for Monica. I'm not sure if I ever told you this, but Monica is pregnant with James's baby. For those who don't know Monica's story, you'll want to read about why this is so exciting and such a miracle.
Monica is my best friend's daughter. Her husband was diagnosed with osteosarcoma when he was 17. They were married for six short years before James died at the age of 23 this past July. They had been trying to have a baby but were unsuccessful for several years. Two months before James died, they got pregnant.
James got to name the baby the day before he died. At the time they didn't know the gender, so Monica and James's little girl is going to have a boy's name: Ezra James. The name came from a song that James knew Monica always loved--"A Lifetime' by Better Than Ezra. In the song, a girl died in a car crash, and her boyfriend went to the wake and stole her ashes to sprinkle in the ocean.
Such a sad and beautiful story.
Such a sweet, tiny miracle.
I grabbed the sonogram photo of Ezra tiny inside her mommy, from a month or two ago, off of Monica's facebook page and made this layout.
Clues I used...Evidence: gold elements, tassel, layers, ombre, white-on-white textured element; Testimony: Inspiration Word: dream (I'm going to let Monica do journaling for her book).
I used this sketch by Michele Singh, who's on my CSI design team and has so-so many talents:
The only paper on my page that isn't by Teresa Collins is that green layer you can see in the next photo--It's by Autumn Leaves (Foofala)--really old. I lace in between the layers.
The butterflies were cut out of one of the Teresa Collins papers, and I added Cheery Lynn die-cut butterflies on top, along with some pearls. The sparkly letters are Thickers, and the smaller letter stickers are by October Afternoon, inked and mounted on pop dots. The ticket is from one of the Teresa Collins patterned papers.
I found this sweet little ribbon rose in my stash, seeming to be waiting just for this layout.
As always, our design team and guest designers made some gorgeous layouts this week, so come take a peek and play with us! We have three sponsors this month--Scraps of Elegance, Flying Unicorn, and Scrapbook Fantasies.
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and reading about my page!