Tuesday, March 9, 2010

ADORE you...

Hey everyone!

It's time for another Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge and I'm SO excited to be using this super cute image called "Bye Bye" by Mo's Digital Pencil.   I can't really explain though how this image really tugs at my heartstrings...

Do you remember the video I showed you on THIS post?   I look at this image and how it reminds me of my little one and I think of this quote from the video:

...THAT's why I have to LOVE YOU this FIERCELY....so that you can feel it even after you leave for school...or even while you're asleep....or even after your childhood becomes a memory..."


I often wonder how it's possible that the time goes so fast.   My kids are getting so big and it's happening so quickly and it's kind of awesome and kind of heartbreaking all at the same time.   With the getting older, we are able to do more, have conversations, "get" each other...but with the getting older comes the crazy time warp....the disappearance of "baby arms" (you guys know-the little 'chicken fat' they grow out of),  just little things here and there that really make me sad.

Luckily our youngest missed the Sept cut off for school so she will be home for one more year of preschool next year before she starts Kindergarten...but this image really evoked a strange feeling of her getting older and going off to school...and I ADORE it, fear it, dislike it, and smile at it, all at the same time, if that even makes sense?  I don't know...just funny to me how a stamped image can bring forth so much emotion to the surface...but then again, I know I'm not alone in this, right?

Well, as I write this we are enjoying a MUCH anticipated Disney vacation so I'll be in and out this week-but thanks for stopping by to see this AWESOME sketch by my good friend:

Be sure to check out the rest of Mercy's Muses this week as well as our FABULOUS March Guest Muse, the sweet and talented Dawn Easton!


Thanks for stopping by today and for letting me share with you :)

xoxo,
Jessica :)

40 comments:

Kim Yu said...

How adorable, Jess! Very cute image! I totally agree with you, kids grow so fast! Where does the time go??!!! It seems only yesterday I had my babies!

Marisa said...

Darling image and card. Just LOVE the quote. I agree with you fully about kids growing up waaaay too quickly!! When they drive me nuts I just remind myself that they will be gone before I know it and I treasure many things in my heart. The unsolicited "I love you mommy", unabashed hugs, watching them develop, learn and grow and as the quote says, pouring as much love into them as you can.

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card! Love the ladybug backpack. :)

Mag said...

What a cute card Jess !!! Make me think about my little son on his bicyle, he grows so quickly !!!
Hugs
Mag :)

Kristy Young said...

OMG this is the CUTEST stamp!! And looks PERFECT with the CUTE card!
Kristy xx

Dawn Easton said...

You are so right, Jessica! That image is adorable and I can see why it's tuggin' at your heart strings for sure!

Love this card! It's perfection girl!

Lisa H. said...

oh, beautifully done! love your coloring and soooo deep today. your thoughts are so true, I almost cringe at each birthday. They grow waaaay too fast, I never believed it when people used to say it, but now I get it!

Silke Ledlow said...

AWWWW - so adorable Jessica!!! Sweet card!!!
You are so right...our babies grow up way to fast...my oldest just turned 12 yikes :(.....!!! Hugs ~S~

Robin McK said...

This image is soooooo cute! That little back pack...everything about it! Fabulous card Jess!

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohhhhhhhhh SWEET!!!!

Kelly Landers said...

That image is so freaking cute!! Hope you are having fun in Disney and that we will get to say hi while you are in FL!

Scrappychick said...

Oh, that image is so cute but it just makes me want to cry! I have a pic of my oldest daughter last year on the first day of 8th grade. Its the back of her cause she was just too old for first day of school photos anymore. Yes, they grow too fast. Enjoy Disney with your "babies"!

PS, great card!

margie c said...

So sweet and adorable!
I know exactly what you mean... my 6yo missed the cutoff, so he was able to stay home another year and go to Pre K part time... I cried like a baby when he marched into school for his first day of Kindergarten! LOL! but I still have my lil guy, who will start PreK this fall, sniff sniff...

Hope you're having a blast at Disney! hugs, margie

Katie Cotton said...

LOVE this! I mean seriously LOOOOOVE this!

jen shults said...

This is adorable Jess. I LOVE that image. You did a great job coloring it. I sooo hear you about the little ones. They grow up so fast. My little 3 year old man is starting to drop all of his little speech mistakes and it makes me sooo sad. :(

Tasha said...

Jess this is so so cute!!!! Love it! Isnt the image cute - looks like my millie - she has just got a ladybird baackpack, raincoat and wellies lol!
love this
love tasha xx

Gwen said...

Love what you did with that little Mo Manning cutie-patootie! I also love the way you openly show your love for your family and little ones here. You always hit so close to home for us Mommies. Thanks for being YOU!

Smiles!
Gwen

Barbara said...

Adorable, Jessica!

Islander Girl said...

Oooh Jessica, this is beautiful! Love the coloring!!!

Julie said...

What an adorable image, Jess! Your card is just perfectly put together! I'm still missing you on Mondays girl! :)

Danni said...

Super super cute!!

Emma said...

This is just gorgoeus Jess! I love it and you are sooo right about them growing up way too quickly! I can't believe my youngest is 9 months already!!

Andrea said...

you made me a bit teary!!! my girls have grown up so fast to ages 10+13. You did an incredible job with this card. hugs xoxo

WickedPixie said...

I don't think this could be any more precious! :-)Traci

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

That is the sweetest image!! I can see why you love it!! Your coloring is incredible as is your take on Mercy's sketch!! Love all your stitching too!! Gorgeous Jessica!
hugs,
Chris

Elena said...

Beautiful post, Jessica! I know what you feel...
Your card is so precious! This image is so cute! You did an incredible job on coloring!
Love the way how you added stitching too!
Hope you have a great time!:)

Karen Motz said...

This is an adorable image and I love your card with all the stitching!!

Lysa said...

This is the CUTEST! I definitely need to get this image- it SO reminds me of my nieces!

Cheryl Walker said...

Awwww she is DARLING!!! Super sweet card hun!!! Love it!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Lisa said...

Love the card, Jess! It reminds me of my daughter. I know what you mean about the kids growing up; it's bittersweet. My one and only lives on the opposite coast and it's hard not being where she is but we are constanly on the phone or texting or skyping and we both fly several times a year! Thanks for all your great inspiration!

Donna said...

You are so right about this image Jess...It does pull at the heart strings... When my eldest started school when he was 6 (he started late because he is autistic) it was one of the scariest, proudest, and emotional days of my life...I just remember that little bag on the back of his back and the how he looked at me when he took the teacher's hand and I had to go... OMGosh, I am going to cry.. Anywhoo...Absolutely beautiful card honey...Like always! Xx

Mercy said...

you know i LOVE this, jess! gorgeous coloring, stitching, papers...everything is perfection! awesome job, sweetie!

Angela said...

Jess, this is just precious!! I love this image!! Gorgeous coloring!!! They do grow up way to fast!! My oldest is 16 and only 2 more years of High School then she will be off to college!! OH, that just freaks me out everytime I think about it!!
Hugs:)
Angela

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

OMG...this is too cute!! What an adorable image!!

anya said...

What an adorable card, Jess! Love the DP - beautiful!

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

Awww...I know how you are feeling. My little one turns 4 in May. I'm happy and sad at the same time. And you have gone through this 3 times already...doesn't get any easier does it? Your card is absolutely adorable and colored so perfectly. Love the layout and the papers. {{{hugs}}}

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Jodi C. said...

Once again, you amaze me. We are very much alike, feel the same things. All that you expressed here I feel too!!! I have an image that gives me that same feeling, I'll have to share it with you. It is a digi stamp and I told the artist how it made me feel, I think she got it....otherwise she thought I was crazy!!hehe, I don't know!!!

Your card is SO BEAUTIFUL!!!
Jodi

Lisa Hjulberg said...

I love love LOVE this image!!! Great job, Jess!!!! Your stitching is the perfect touch!