Blessed Family

The theme of these pages from Heather's
journal class is Blessed Family. Since I consider my
family to be life's greatest gift, I decided to do two pages.

The first page represents my parents and siblings.

I  chose this image because it reminds me of my
childhood, when my mom would gather my sisters
and I around the piano and teach us to sing.

My favorite song that she taught us was

Let me call you Sweetheart
I'm in love with you
Let me hear you whisper
That you love me too.
Keep the love light glowing
In your eyes so blue.
Let me call you Sweetheart
I'm in love with you.

The next page represents my husband and I.

And finally, the greatest joy in my life so far,
that of my four children.

I'm still looking for just the right quote
to add to this page.

I'm going to add one more page to my journal...
one that will finish the book.

Enjoy life's precious gifts.


Karen said...

Oh my gosh Debi - they are GORGEOUS!! Oh I love them!!! Just think how meaningful these will be for your kids one day!
You should be so proud of your work!!! What a beautiful representation of your wonderful family!
Have a wonderful day!

Julie Harward said...

SO beautiful...works if art, every one! My Dad used to gather us around the piano and have us all sing together. He could play anything, by ear and had a awesome bass voice. He "often" sang that song to my Mom...thanks for the memories! :D

Lori said...

Debi, your pages are so SO gorgeous...i love how you personalized them to your own family...that is just SO sweet!!! now i wish i had thought about doing that too...your journal really is lovely!!!

Elyse said...

wow, debi, your journal is really amazing in beauty and sentiment. i am in full swoon mode! i can see why you are up at night working -- too many pretty ideas to sleep!


Karen said...

YAY! Girl you are in!!!! I'm so happy!!!! :)
And thanks for posting the button! Hugs. Karen

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Debi!!!!!! OHHHH my gosh. I just LOVE what you have done with these pages. What wonderful little sentiments you have used... love the image of the mother at the piano with the children. What a gorgeous gorgeous journal yours is! Somehow when we are doing this journal... our hearts come right out on our pages don't you think? xoxo

sandra said...

Hi Debi,
I'm having so much fun doing Heather's journal, too. I just came over tonight to see yours (went back and looked at all of your pages). It is just beautiful!!! I love all the quotes and images you have used. And I love the story of your Mom gathering you around the piano and singing....that's a beautiful image!
Congrats on a job well done.

Household 6 said...

I love both of your pages, and how you put your own sentiments with it! Very very special :)

Pam said...

Debi!! You're doing such a wonderful job with your journal! It's going to look so fab when it's finished. x

Utah Grammie said...

Perfection..that sums your journal..just perfection :-)

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

DEBI!!!!!!!!! Your journal is amazing!!!! I LOVE how you added the extra page to represent you and your husband! You and I are so much alike, I too adore pink and roses :) I loved the background you used for your last pages, just gorgeous :) I am going to add you to my followers, I just lovey our blog!! We have such similar styles and likes :):)

Anonymous said...

Wow these pages are beautiful!!! I love how you have personalized them, what a treasure this book will be for you to enjoy over the years. So pretty!!!


LillySue said...

Such SWEET images....I LOVE them!

Sandra Ortiz said...

Hi Debi,

Your journal is gorgeous!! I also joined Heather's fabulous workshop! I'm having so much fun doing this and it's my first time! Your pages have a fabulous tint/distress. How are you doing this?


Sandi said...

Debi this journal you are making is just gorgeous! A true work of *heart*!!

Lynn said...

Absolutely stunning!!!!!! Each and every page is just beautiful and like Sandi said before me, a true work of "heart" :)

Stephenie said...

OMG!! I just love your pages.. You did such a beautiful job.. I love how you added your extra pages.. I did to.. I love all the images you used on your family page..They are so pretty..

Pamela Jane said...

I'm so looking forward to catching up with you on Heather's journal. Meanwhile, I'm back again to admire all your beautiful work and the personal sentiments you've added to each page, especially the lovely memory around your childhood piano. It's such fun to see how much everyone is enjoying making their journal.

Viola said...

Wow, gorgeous pages, Debi!Great job!!

lauragray said...

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