Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Fun Project with my Niece

Over the holidays, my almost 15 year old niece and her 7 year old brother came to stay with us. I loved having them over and it was so great to connect again. Courtney holds a special place in my heart... she's actually my best friend's daughter, but I've been auntie to her since day one. When she was little, and we lived in the same town, she used to stay with me ALL the time. I'm sure I had her every other weekend. As a matter of fact, one of her first words was "Tequilla" - which was the name of my cat! We had a ton of fun and were always up to something... usually craft related.

Even though we live only 40 minutes away we don't see near enough of each other. I was overjoyed when she wanted to come stay with us for a few days. I thought I was going to have to stay away from my scrapping table - I didn't think she would want to do anything like that... one never knows about 15 year olds! We went to the dollar store one afternoon... and she found a little wooden plaque.. she picked it up and said "I could put a picture of Ashley and I on this." And the promptly put it back. I encouraged her to get it and told her I would help her alter it.

Later that night, she and I sat down, she found a picture on her Facebook and I printed it off. She picked out the paper and I helped cut and assemble. I think it is absolutely stunning. I absolutely love the picture of the two girls... it is a couple years old, but it really shows how much Ashley looks like her mom.. who passed away in October.

I can't wait for the next visit and we can create again!

My niece, Courtney, is the blonde. :)

9 comments:

Melanie said...

This is georgous and overly stunning. She did such a fabulous job and your such an amazing person to love her the way you do.

Melina said...

Beautiful!

marsha said...

This is such a treasure. Beautiful work - the color is just stunning. Hugs to you both.

Marsha

Lesley said...

Very sweet picture, the colors are perfect!

Jenny said...

This is so beautiful! I love the rich colour!!

Jennifer said...

Oh, now that is a touching story. You have such a big heart to love her that way. Beautiful frame! Hugs!

Tracey said...

Lovely!!!

Colleen said...

so sweet!

April said...

This is really fabulous...I'm glad you got some quality girl time in with your neice.