Lately I have been thinking a lot about my cousin Brandi. I really miss her. She is always busy doing her nursing thing and it seems like she lives on the other side of the world so we never get to do things together any more. When she isn't working, she needs to be with her kids. Every once in a while we get to see each other at family gatherings. I really miss some of the fun that we used to have together. So I made a layout of her. I used Traci Sims, "Lovely Paper and Elements."
I started thinking about when I first saw her. She is the first baby I can remember seeing. I thought she was beautiful. She grew up to be a beautiful woman. To this day, I still think she is one of the most beautiful people I have ever met. It isn't because of the way she looks (though I think she is gorgeous) but because of how she has struggled and overcome obstacles in her life. She learned how smart and capable she truly is. She will always be my Little Brandi, pretty inside and out.
I also made another layout of Sam using Kris Myer's "American Beauty." He is Long John Silver on Literacy Day at school. He made the hat himself.