Saturday, May 16, 2009


do you see flashing warning lights?
be warned....
this is a *photo heavy* post -- with a tear being shed maybe once.
or twice. or thrice.
See...the girl had her Graduation Tea today and I'm
about to show you something pretty personal I did for her...
well I'll show the world because it's something small I wanted her
to have - (but with some journaling that's tucked in envies for safe keeping)

Anyways, this kit ROCKS! (I see it's already sold out, wow!!! ).
Ohhh what kit you ask? This month's kit at Label Tulip!!!
Reveal day was last night - woo hoo!!!

So on we go with my reveals...this first reveal is a minibook that
Alexis Hardy put together -- it's called "little bitty pretty one"
I also used a little bit of the main kit (which includes the exclusive LT
paint splatter's so cute!
Without further's "dear savannah"

I knew immediately what I wanted to do with this album when I
bought the add on - (trust me you WANT this!!) I knew this
would be my letter to my girl at her Graduation Tea...(well the letters
INSIDE the envelope are what I read to her today.)

This is the opening page:

all photo's in this album are Savannah's SR photo's
which were taken by my very talented friend Andie Smith
( visit her site & see just how talented she is!
Tell her I sent you...say hi for me! :D

and here's the rest:


Don't forget to check out the GALLERY to see what all
the Tulip Girls created! Especially the books! WOW!
(and check out our guest's gorgeous work!! She's so talented!!
and here we have the 3 layouts I also did....
(main kit here:)

it's true, I LOVE to distress. It's almost like I can't complete
a layout without distressing at least ONE thing.
(that's a picture from her SR. prom)

Layout #2:

I love her boots...this shot is also by Andie (

and for my last layout - this one's our monthly challenge
(scrap something about yourself that no one knows) ya go:

Yep..that's me at 12 and 40. I did a teeny bit of modeling at 12.
I do NOT model at 40. I loved it when I did as a young girl.
The photoshoots were my favorite!!
So today was Savannah's grad tea (I'll post her pics soon)
and tonight was her final band banquet. We went, it was so fun!!
They honored all the seniors - quite a tearjerker!!!
Savannah was so thrilled to be nominated as "best dressed"...
What'cha doing this week?
I've got a few things on the agenda...
assignments, doctors appt's, hair appts (the princess), school stuff galore.
get this. today is May 17th. it's now 14 days until G day.
stop. it!
(Speaking of dates....Monday is kinda special.
a day I share with someone I ♥ lots and lots and lots!)

I better hit the hay...
Savannah's being honored at church tomorrow as a senior.
I ♥ that! :D
I promise to make sure the kleenex are packed.
I promise to not promise I won't cry. I mean come on...LOL!

Happy Sunday to you!


Zarah said...

Oh my goodness... You SOOOO rock! These are all FAB! :D

Pam said...

OMGosh that book is amazing! And you seriously need to have your handwriting made into a font I LOVE it!

Jennifer said...

amazing layouts and mini book...your work inspires me!

Shanna said...

Omigosh Leslie! My oldest will be 12 soon and even though it's still several yrs down the road.... It will be her grad time in a flash! I'm sure I will bawl like a baby just like i did her first day of kindergarten! LOL

the album is amazing! What a priceless treasure for her!

Loves ya!

Danielle said...

gorgeous, gorgeous stuff!! Such an exciting time in your lives! hey - are you speaking of an anniversary, perhaps, at the end of your post? My dh and I were married on May 22nd! 10 years ago! =)

Anabelle said...

First off, girl, a MODEL??? what a hottie you were. :) Love it. Your mini book and pages are drop dead amaaaaaazing. I love them. Savannah is going to treasure that album. Can't believe you're going through all of these special occasions with your girl. I'm getting teary just reading about it. ((hugs)))

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Julie O. said...

I can't even believe!! What a beautiful album you have created. What memories! Your layout is adorable too. Your still gorgeous at 40!! ;)

Nicole said...

That mini album just rocks. I am sure she will treasure that forever. BTW love the little pink cowboy hat! LOL. THe kickers LO is great. I need to do something like that for Jamie and her Ugg boots she wears EVERYWHERE!

roree said...

Your projects are wonderful, Leslie! So full of color and gorgeous details. Love them all!

Melonie said... warned me and here I am with a tear in my eye. That mini is beautiful. I am sure it will always be one of Savannah's most treasured gifts. Such a bittersweet time I'm sure. Enjoy every little minute.

Joy said...

I think every parent should get 1 of those.