Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The fantastic Jenni Bowlin...

What a privilege to do a class with Jenni Bowlin at the South African Scrapbook Expo!!
She is an amazing Designer, and i totally love her range of paper and embellishments!
It was so much fun to meet her in person, and i think she did amazing for her first time out of her Country.
Jenni, i hope you enjoyed visiting our Country, and that the people of South Africa will stay in your heart forever!
I've asked Jenni to sign my layout, so, now i have a Jenni Bowlin original!!









Today is also my Mom's birthday, she died 9 years ago, today would have been her 68th birthday!

These are her flowers, she planted them in this pot over ten years ago, and every year this time, they shine in their glory!!
They are a reminder to me that no matter how small we think we are, we leave footprints on this earth. We touch people's lifes with the things we do and say, and that there will always be somebody that loves us unconditionally!
I love my Mom this way, to me she will live forever, she is part of who i am!!
So, my Lilly, i love you with all my heart, and i miss you every day! Happy Birthday!



with a tear in my eye...
k
xx

14 of my friends said...:

Cathy said...

Your layout is beautiful... especially with the autograph. All the best for today as you remember your mom... her flowers are gorgeous.

Desire Fourie said...

Its amazing how a flower can remind us of a loved one. In your case it is a very special memory.

Its great that you got your LO signed by the originator.

jacqui said...

Love your layout! Nice touch with Jenni's signature. I also enjoyed meeting her. I love the flowers and the wonderful memory you treasure. Wishing you a happy day filled with fond and happy memories. XXX

Vicki C said...

Oh, I am SO glad you commented on my blog..so that I could find my way to yours!What absolutly stunning work you do! I so enjoyed looking through your blog.. I'll be back.

Jennifer said...

I love when someone takes all of the pieces and parts from a class and makes it thier own! You did such a wonderful job and it was so great to be in your country. I will be back (hint, hint Glenda and Louise)!! Jenni Bowlin

karin said...

OH WOW!!! THANK YOU JENNI BOWLIN FOR VISITING MY BLOG AND LEAVING A COMMENT!!
XX

Jan said...

Sorry about your mother. That is a very sad thing to lose her when she was still so young. I love the flowers though. How wonderful. You are a terrific crafter and scrapper.

Thanks for your sweet comment this morning. Africa fascinates me.

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

I enjoyed touring your little piece of blog-land!! Beautiful!

And what a lovely tribute to your mom.
Blessings~

Cathy

Lynette said...

Beautiful layouts Karin. It is wonderful to know that our loved ones live on in our hearts forever. My thoughts are with you today..be blessed!

Kara Ward said...

This is fantastic...I love your blog the colors...it just rocks! Your layout is terrific too! The flowers brought a tear to my eye. A mother is someone you always hope to have around. tear, tear....Kara

Jenny said...

I love that l/o! I have one signed by Tracy White from a few years back. I think your pot of lilies is wonderful and a lovely memory of your mom

FlipFlop Mom said...

Beautiful.. Beautiful layouts!!!! I love them!!
And the flowers.. you're so sweet!! they too are beautiful.. just like you!!

Jennie said...

Karin, a little gift for you on my blog :)
Jennie x

Tracy said...

Wow - love what you've done, esp the Title - great job in making it your own!!!

Love, Tracy