Thursday, November 17, 2011

Paper Hoarders Guest Designer : Patrice Carrow and....

 Hello and welcome back!!!  So glad to have you!! 
Today is Paper Hoarder Guest Designer day and WOW!!!  Our guest, Patrice Carrow, has totally ROCKED this challenge!!!  The challenge was to make a Christmas themed tag. She is the best at vintage and shabby chic and this tag will totally prove that!!  I am thankful to have her in my life. She is such an inspiration to me and many others. Ok.. on with the tag ;)  

Ok.. now isn't this just GORGEOUS!!!!!  Patrice has an online store where you can purchase the items she used. The store is Ooh lala Vintage Treasures. Her store is a sponsor of Paper Hoarders so.. all the yummy laces and such.. yep, come from her store!!!  Be sure to go visit if you like anything vintage or shabby chic. The prices are AWESOME and shipping is FAST!!!
You can visit Patrice's blog  My Creative mind  to get inspired and see more of her amazing work. She has quite a few videos which always amaze me!! 
Thank you Patrice for being our Guest Designer for this term and for being a Paper Hoarder!! You surely are a treasure!!

Now.. onto some personal bloggy time. I know I don't usually do this, but today is a special day and I wanted to share something with you all. I hope Colton's story can inspire some of you who may have a lil one, or a big one, who doesn't "talk" like the others.

Happy 4th Birthday Colton!!
Today is also my lil man's 4th birthday!! Wow has time flied!!! Seems like just yesterday he was born.  He has and still is overcoming many obstacles most lil 4 year olds don't have to worry about. My lil guy has Apraxia , which is a speech disorder. He has came a LONG way and I am sooo proud to be his mommy. I want to include a couple videos I took of him.. more for just me, but to share with you. HERE  is a link to Colton's page on the Cherab site. You can read the updates and watch additional videos. Here are a couple videos of my lil guy. The first one is before he started taking Nutrii Veda and the other only 4 short months later. WOW!!!  I am sooo proud of my lil man!!

 Colton BEFORE NV 6-8-2011
And here he is again.. 4 months later.

My lil guy is in pre-school and really enjoys it. He gets therapy twice a week and really enjoys it. Here is my lil guy now. Isn't he such a cutie!!
Happy Birthday lil man. Mommy and daddy love you SOOO much!!!

Thank you all for visiting. Thank you Patrice for being such a GEM to all of us and for sharing your post with my lil birthday boy. ;) 

Thank you all for visiting. 
Till next time...
Happy Crafting!!! 



paperfusion said...

Oh Tanya, how CUTE is he???? I am totally in love with him! You are VERY lucky, and I know he is blessed having a Mom like you to love and nurture him! Can't wait for his next update!
And Patty's tag is really beautiful too!!!

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

Gorgeous tag and the cutest little guy! Thinking of you today........cyberhugs!!

tnscrapper said...

Aww Tanya

I am so happy for Colton. He really has come a long way. HAPPY BIRTHDAY COLTON - WAY TO GO - YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family

Marilyn C.

Zeni said...

What a difference in 4 months! Hope he had a wonderful birthday!!!

Flair Girl said...

Hey there! You're right-absolutely GORGEOUS, and so is your sweet little guy! I'm so glad to find your blog and happy to be a new follower too. I hope you'll come by my blog to follow and enter to win a gift package from Lifestyle Crafts! Happy Thanksgiving. Creative blessings, Brynn (

~Chris~ said...

Happy *very* belated Birthday!