March 1, 2013

A WEEKEND WITH STELLA

We were so lucky to have our only grandchild, Stella (and her mom, Emily!) visit us over the weekend. Emily spent all her time here working on a quilt, so Stella spent all HER time with
us -- mostly me. We had so much fun together.

Throughout the course of the weekend, I tried to capture some of the special moments with
my camera. Since she is a whirlwind, hardly EVER stopping, it is a difficult task.

I used the few photos where she was actually still to create a composite in My Digital Studio.
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Smiles.

34 comments:

  1. It's so nice to spend time with your grandchildren! Looks like you had a nice time with beautiful Stella. (that was my granny's name too!) Celebrated a birthday? That's always fun!
    Thanks for sharing your happy moments with Stella!

    ~ Darlene

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    1. Thanks for sharing along with my happy moments! I love spending time with my little Stella, my only grandchild. She is so precious! :>)

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  2. Fun!! Great layout - and what a cute kid! Is it just me, or does Stella really look like her mommy in the candle photo?

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    1. Thanks, Em! She IS a cute kid! And, yes, she definitely looks like her mommy (love you!) in the candle photo. In fact, in LOTS of photos! :>)

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  3. Important remarks
    1. Love the content (Bella Stella!)
    2. Love the layout and design, you are so creative, Linda!
    3. Yes, she looks like you, Emily.
    4. Dang, that's a lot of candles!!

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    1. Important replies: 1. I dearly love the content too! 2. Thanks, Bess! 3. You are right! 4. You are right! lol :>)

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  4. Sometimes it's hard to keep up with those younguns...seems like you both had a great time. Found you thru the Meet and Greet Blog Hop. A new follower via GFC. Hope you will stop by my blog as well.

    Anne Marie
    http://moanasuniquedesigns.blogspot.com/

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    1. You are so right about keeping up with the younguns! Being with Stella make me feel really old! Oh yeah, I AM really old. :>)

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  5. 'Sounds like a perfectly delightful weekend! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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    1. It definitely WAS a perfectly delightful weekend! :>)

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  6. It looked like you had so much fun with Stella! She sure is growing fast. Your layout is great.

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    1. Thanks, Christina! I love being with my little Stellie! :>)

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    1. Aw, thanks, Kellie! I wholeheartedly agree with you! :>)

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  8. Stella is ADORABLE! I love her long, beautiful hair. Thanks for sharing such a sweet post.

    New follower from the blog hop. Hope you can stop by my blog and follow me back.

    Phylicia
    http://heartsncraftsboutique.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks, Phylicia! I love her hair too! Following you back! :>)

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  9. Newest follower here! I found you through the blog hop. You have a super cute blog, I can't wait to read more. You can find me at meandmr.com

    -Melanie @meandmr.com

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    1. Thanks, Melanie! I love hearing when people are enjoying my blog! It means so much to me! :>)

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  10. She is a cutie and I am sure you had a lot of fun! I bet you really miss her!

    Thank you for linking up to the In and Out of the Kitchen link party! I look forward to seeing what you bring to the party next week!

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

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    1. Thanks, Cynthia! I do miss her and don't get to see her often enough. But when I do, the time is priceless! :>)

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  11. What a lovely weekend!! I started digital scrapbooking 6 years ago and then started designing templates. I moved from scrapbooking to blog design not long afterward. I love working with PhotoShop Elements...which is similar to My Digital Studio in ways.

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    1. Thanks, Diana! I also started out with PhotoShop Elements. Love digital scrapbooking better than the "real" thing. :>)

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  12. Cute post. and the cutest little girl ever! love her hair. Thanks for sharing your photo talent. Come visit me sometime. www.lifeawayfromtheofficechair.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Lisa! Her hair IS awesome -- especially for such a TINY girl! :>)

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  13. grandchildren are such a blessing, lovely digital scrapbook page my friend. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

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    1. Yes, Katherine, I do consider Stella one of my greatest blessings. Thank you! :>)

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  14. What a little cutie pie! You must be so proud :) Thanks for sharing your talent on The Creative HomeAcre Hop!
    Our next party goes live Sunday morning at:
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/03/the-creative-homeacre-hop-6.html

    If you have a blog hop, please check out The Linky Love Party...a place to share your parties with other bloggers! Grab the button for an easy way to search for parties every week!
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/03/lets-party.html

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    1. Thanks! I love my little cutie pie! :>)

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  15. What a darling Stella girl!! She has the cutest face and I KNOW you must be in grandma heaven when she comes to play with you!!
    The page you put together is so cute. You'll always have a wonderful reminder of her visit!!
    Thanks so much Linda for joining my link party so faithfully!!
    Blessings,
    Doni

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    1. Thank you as always, Doni! You never fail to make me smile with your comments! :>)

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  16. Gotta preserve those fun memories!

    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

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    1. Thank you, Christina, for letting me party with you! :>)

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  17. Thank you for linking up at Fluster's Creative Muster. Hope to see you next week!

    Robin @ Fluster Buster

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