Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Christmas Tag and Happy Birthday Ariel!

Hello everyone!  I have my first Christmas tag (if I remember correctly) of the season to share tonight!  Last Christmas I didn't make all that many tags, I found it difficult for some reason but currently I am quite enjoying tags!  I love the musical stamp being distressed:

The size of this tag is 2 3/4 inches by 5.25 inches.  I distressed the edges of the tag first with Tim Holtz vintage photo ink and than stamped the musical background in the same ink.  The tree is also stamped with the vintage photo than colored with green ink.  All stamps are Hero Arts.  Not sure which snowflake punch that is!

Yesterday was Ariel's 5th Birthday!  I can't believe she is 5 already!  I always knew I wanted to be a mother and that it would be amazing!  And I was right!  I loved being pregnant with Ariel!  We never found out her gender until she was born!  I was convinced she was a boy but when she came out I was delighted to have a daughter!  Chad and I loved becoming parents and I loved how our relationship grew as we both adored her!  Still to this day if one of us says to the other lets go and look at them sleeping we both get excited to go and see!  I have loved raising Ariel and watching her grow into this little sweet girl!  She has always stolen the hearts of everyone where ever we go!  I would love to share with you some of my favorite photos of her:

6 weeks old!  She was a chubby baby!  8 pounds 14 ounces when was born!

I have to share this photo with you!  Ariel was 4 months and I took this photo on St Patricks Day and emailed it to our family and friends!  She was a gorgeous baby!

Ariel was 7 months here and I loved taking pictures of her!

Ariel is 14 months here, Valentines Day 2007!

Christmas 2007 Ariel is 2 here!

 Valentines Day 2008, Ariel is 2 and a bit here!  I love this laugh of a smile!

Ariel at 2 and a half!  Oh how I loved those cheeks!

Ariel at almost 3.  She looks so little to me still here!

Ariel at 3.  Getting big!

Ariel at almost 4!

Ariel 4 years old, I love this photo!

And from yesterday Ariel and Me.  Ariel I love you so much.  All my dreams came true 5 years ago when God blessed me with you.  I love being your mother  Your such a wonderful child.  You are kind hearted, friendly to everyone, beautiful, honest, great to your brother, and so loving.  The best word to describe you is sweet.  I have loved every moment of these past 5 years and I look forward to lifetime more.  Thank you for being you.

I will be back with another post and I'll share some photos from Ariel's Birthday party!  It went really well!  :>


Laurel said...

Love the tag and what a beautiful little girl!

Dawn T said...

Just loved your post today... I even had a few tears in my eyes Anita. You are very lucky to have such a delightful daughter.... She is truly beautiful like her Mum.

Virginia L. said...

Gorgeous composition of your tag! Love it, Anita! And please hug that little sweetie of yours!! Arilelle is ADORABLE and SWEET--just like her mommy! Thanks for sharing her precious photos! xoxo

Lin said...

Love seeing Ariel as she's grown - time does fly, doesn't it? In a blink she'll be graduating from high school. Treasure every moment, Anita! Thanks so much for sharing!

Barb said...

So glad you shared these photos, Anita! Does she ever take a bad one?! I doubt it! She is such a doll! Can't wait to see the pics from the party! Hugs!

Ayana Posadas said...

Ariel is SOOOOOOO CUTE!!!! I adore all of these fun pictures! They seriously melt my heart!

Tracey said...

Beautiful post about your beautiful daughter...she looks like you Anita!!! LOVE your tag too!!

~amy~ said...

I love your tag...they are so much fun to make...I'm going to make more this weekend...

Your daughter is absolutely DARLING!!! Sweet pic of the two of you!

Anne said...

Your tag is wonderful Anita and oh my gosh your little girl is just the Cutest- it was sofun to see her change as she grows up!

Alice said...

LOVE your beautiful tag, Anita! and Happy Belated Birthday to Ariell! she is such a cutie! hope you had a good time celebrating her birthday. have a wonderful weekend, too! =)

alexandra s.m. said...

Bon Anniversaire Ariel!
Love the pictures you shared! so touching!!

Jenny said...

Oh shes sooooo cute!!! Happy Birthday to Ariel!!! So sweet! Love the tag too!! :D

Kathy (krolski) said...

Love your Christmas tag! Love the tree. And your photos of Ariel are precious! She's adorable!


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