Tuesday, October 20, 2009

New Baby, New News, New Layout & A Thank You


I love it when I have good news to share. Today I became the proud Aunty of a gorgeous new niece. Welcome to the world

"Lyana Kayla"

Now I admit to a bit of an emotional hiccup when my sister asked if she could use Kayla as Lyana's middle name but I was so thrilled and naturally I said yes.
For those of you who don't know, Kayla is my daughter who passed away when she was two and a half. So for my beautiful sister to name her own daughter in her memory is a wonderful, loving gesture. I am eagerly waiting for "real" photos and not grainy mobile phone ones. They are on early release from hospital so I am sure once they are settled in at home I will have an email bursting with some yummy baby pics.....lol

AND if today hasn't brought enough good stuff I have more news as well.
My son and his partner had an ultrasound done today and the official due date of my second grand-baby is May 7th. Assuming the new little bubba decides to arrive on time, Chay will still be a day away from his first birthday! Who knows, maybe they will be sharing a birthday.

Now if I haven't bored you enough I have a layout to share as well.
I decided to join in the "Embellish This" Challenge Competition over at Scrap 'N' Craft With T.
Here are the details of their first challenge:

This challenge is brought to you
by... Karen Calcutt

Your challenge this week is too....
  • Create a layout/project about a loved one
  • Must journal about what you love about them
  • Create your own flowers on your layout
  • Must use beads
  • Must use felt
  • Must use fabric
  • Must use a doily
*Important NOTE: no commercial flowers allowed please

I was hoping that by joining in it would give my Mojo a kick up the butt......lol
So this is what I came up with for this challenge.

The flowers are made from tulle, lace, calico and beads. I used a felt frame from Bella and the gorgeous paper is My Minds Eye Bella Bella range.

I also wanted to everyone for each of the beautiful comments that you left on my last post. I felt humbled, slightly embarrased but most of all extremely grateful for all your best wishes and positive vibes. It was an amazing feeling just reading all your aweome comments.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.



amanda73 said...

congrats on becoming an aunty again, i love lyana's name, and what a beautiful gesture your sister did by asking if she could use kayla's name as lyana's second name............ and way to go on becoming a grandma again........ they didnt muck around did they lol. but i can talk... i had 5 in 6 yrs............. love that LO for the embellish comp, and i want to see more of you around in cyber world young lady, i been missin ya lovely lady

Marisa said...

woohoo congrats on the safe arrival of your new niece aunty Tracey! 'Lyana Kayla' is a beautiful name. Love your layout, great to see you scrapping again...

Anonymous said...

Congrats Aunty Tracey and how beautiful to pass on your daughters name.
Love love love this layout, gorgeous colours just stunning as always
And I agree with Amanda get out in the cyber world more so we can drool at more of your layouts :)

Sarah said...

Love, love, love how you curved the letters!