Happy Saturday my blogging friends!
I finished this latest LO for the April Challenge over at Scrap the Girls.
Christina decided one day she wanted to have her ears pierced. Chloë, her older sister, had her ears pierced a while before, but Christina chickened out then ... I have to tell you, she's not good with pain, and I do mean any pain, big or small ... even the thought of pain is known to have triggered panic attacks ... well, all this to say we were pretty surprised when she asked for earrings! Giving what I just told you, I must have asked 10 times if she was really sure she wanted to do this (hence the title "Ben je zeker", which means "Are you sure?", and ... she was! So off to the store we went, and she was soooo confident, she had made up her mind not to cry and to totally go for it, as you can see in the first two pictures. The only thing the lady had used by then was something to desinfect her ears and a marker to pinpoint where to "shoot". Now I soooo totally love that third picture LOL, this is her expression when she first saw the tool they were going to use to actually make the holes. I was so sure she was going to back down by then, but she persevered ... The fourth picture was a lucky shot, I took it just as they were applying pressure ... can you tell she's totally regretting her decision by then LOL. Good thing they do both sides at the same time now, otherwise I'm sure she would have been walking around with just one earring LOL. Well, no need to explain the last picture I guess, this was the final result ... she let out a horrible scream and started crying uncontrollably. This lasted at least 10 minutes, and the after-crying (I don't know the english expression for that) lasted another 20. Don't worry, by then I had put down my camera to comfort her LOL. The lady in the shop must have thought I was the worst mother ever, taking pics of my little one like that LOL. Still, I'm so glad I took these pics. Mind you, Christina wasn't all that thrilled about me putting them on the net LOL.
The journaling reads, from left to right:
* Don't worry, I want this
* I'm sure!
* Oh my, are they going to use that device on me?
* Help!!!! They are pressing that thing onto my ears!
* Awwwww, I'm sure I so didn't want THIS!
Like I said, this is a very simple LO to make. I went for a simple horizontal design, because I really wanted to emphasize the sequence of the photos. I sanded the pics and double matted them. I distressed all the papers (I'm not sure but I think they were "My Mind's Eye") with my scissors and inked them with Ranger's Walnut Stain distress ink, and added some stitches to give the whole some texture. For the same reason, I pop-dotted some of the journaling circles. The alphas are American Thickers.
Thanks for looking!
Hugs xxx Peggy
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