I've come to reconsider where I stand on the whole copyright issue, in regards to work that appears on my blog. If you happen to see art that I've created on this blog and it inspires you, by all means go ahead and appropriate it. If you want to modify it, scraplift it, use only parts of it or copy it outright, you have my permission to do so here. If you want to give me credit, fine. If you don't, that's okay too. I've been inspired by countless other people in all walks of life and I believe that generosity of spirit is much greater than any personal pride or glory I could achieve from claiming to be the first or the best to do anything. The sole exception to this would be photos of my family, to protect their privacy.
The vintage images that appear in this blog are digitally altered and colored by scrapologie. Feel free to use them for your personal use, however you like!
Loved the bright graphics on these Mother's Day Images! And for Meri -- my name is Ranjini Malhotra -- thanks for asking, I guess I didn't realize it's not really posted anywhere on my blog -- I'll have to add my name here, somewhere, lol! Enjoy the images, and happy Friday.
Thank you for your thoughts and wisdom on the last post. It made me feel so much better about the co-sleeping!
We were out of town all weekend in Nashville for my FIL's surprise birthday party and we got home late last night and headed back to work early this morning, so I am a bit tired -- but I did want to share some more Mom's Day images I've been saving for you.
Speaking of mothers, we stopped at my mom and dad's on the way home from Nashville and even though Mom was in so much pain from a longstanding back and spine injury, she got out of bed to whip up dinner for us (despite my protests) and engage Alekha in a few giggles and laughs over an old Furby toy she had. Of course she sent us home with food and the Furby in tow. I am so fortunate to have her, she's a wonderful person, such a gentle and loving human being and I am blessed to have her as a mother. She really is the epitome of motherhood, totally a selfless, loving person who has always put her children first. If you're reading this, I love you Mom!
One last thing -- if you haven't had a chance - go check out Jenni's blog and the JBS Studio Inspiration Blog. Jenni has been sharing peeks of the upcoming May kit - I can't wait to get my hands on it!
I had a curious dream last night - it was rather complicated as early morning dreams often are, but the short version was that I had a new baby. Maybe it's because my sister is pregnant, and Bob and I want another one, but we have secondary infertility (we had primary infertility before Alekha). For the most part, I have accepted the idea that I may only ever have one, and if that is the case, I consider myself blessed to have her. At 5, she has definitely become her own little person, mostly independent and full of personality, but there are still glimpses of baby moments that occur. She's still a thumb sucker at night time, (a habit we've been trying to break), still wants her mama to cuddle with each night, and still has the big crocodile tears of her baby days when she is hurt or feeling sad.
We live in a house that has the master bedroom downstairs and the rest of the bedrooms upstairs. I spent the first few years of Alekha's life in a panic that something would happen to her and as a result of us being a floor apart, I wouldn't be able to get to her. Consequently, Alekha came into our bedroom at a rather young age - and I am embarrassed to admit, she is still there. Thankfully, Bob has always been supportive of the idea and when I fret and fuss about the fact that she needs to have her own bed, reminds me that it's not going to traumatize her to sleep with her mom and dad until she's a little older. But even though I know she probably should have her own bed - nothing trumps the feeling of cuddling her close at night, gazing at the long lashes on her sleeping eyes and inhaling her sweet little girl scent. Recently, it's brought me close to tears to gaze at her sleeping little angel face and I still can't bring myself to get her into her own bed. I suppose it will happen some day but I realized that I am not ready for it. Probably why I keep making lots of baby cards. Sigh. Fortunately, Melissa Frances has lots of wonderful baby themed products to keep me dreaming of sweet babies.
Here are a few quick cards I created:
This one has mostly Melissa Frances product, except the sweet little crystal looking heart with the bunny image - those are from Prima. The polka dotty blue paper (scalloped circle) is from Making Memories.
And finally here are some Mother's Day Images. Most of these postcards are French in celebration of La Fete des Meres, the French equivalent of Mother's Day. Have a happy Thursday!