May 30, 2015

Brooklyn's Prom 2015 and Paper Smooches Sparks

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Happy Saturday, I am hopefully sleeping by the time you visit!

Brooklyn had her prom on Friday night and I have to say I am exhausted--lol!
It seemed like such a long time coming, she has been planning this since she was in grade 9. We made it--the dress, the shoes, the mani/pedi, the makeup, the hair, oh my. To see how happy and excited she was getting into that limo made it all worthwhile for me.  When she came home to change for the after prom party she couldn't believe it was over. She didn't want to take her dress off but since the after party was at her girlfriends grandparents barn, I advised against leaving it on, hee hee hee.

Lots of photos, I just loved seeing these kids all dressed up like adults. Most of them I have known for years--they have gone through school together...if you make it through to the bottom I have a card to share that I made from a kit that Emily Leiphart made for the Toronto girls when they visited me here in March. You see as exhausted as I am I am wide awake--bound to crash soon.

Here she is ready to head outside--so windy...


One of a kind updo...



Her date was a really good friend, a really nice boy and they looked great together and he bought her the most beautiful wrist corsage.







Waiting to get into the limo...


the guys must have been excited to see what was inside the limo because that is where they are...


The venue was down by the lake (Lake Ontario that is). It was so cold there, a difference in temperature from our house of 12 degrees C. We only live about 5 km away. They're young and do not notice!


 



The next few pictures are with friends since elementary school...







and one more of my girl, because I can!


Thanks for sticking with me, now here is my card for today that is for the Paper Smooches May 2015 Designer Drafts





tracey_sparks

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

34 comments :

Rachel Jolley said...

Oh my, what a beautiful young lady! Her hair style is stunning and so is her dress and what a lovely, lovely smile she has! Gosh yes, what a proud Mum, I can quite see why!

Lynn said...

Brooklyn's smiles say it all. She looks absolutely stunning from head to toe and oh so happy! Thank you so much for sharing this with us Tracey! Love your card too and thanks so much for playing with us at PaperSmooches Sparks!

I Card Everyone said...

Tracey please tell Brooklyn for me that I think she is just stunning! The dress, the hair - perfect!!! You made it Mom! Rest up now... hugs all around... and pass the tissues - you just brought it all back home to my own baby's Senior Prom!
=] Michele

Susi Kelly said...

How wonderful for Brooklyn - The most perfect weather, she had the most dapper young man, and surrounded by long time friends! Does it get any better than that??? Everybody looks so stunning all dressed up like that! Congrats all around (to you too, Mom) :-)

Bobby said...

Like I said on FB - Beautiful girl, gorgeous dress, handsome date, wonderful friends. Hmmm what other adjectives can I come up with? Glad a good time was had by all.

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

I recognize those supplies! Love your card, although I'm sorry to say that it's a bit overshadowed by the prom photos! Brook looks beautiful and like she's having the time of her life! So glad the weather was good! Thanks for sharing!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Such a gorgeous girl!! LOVING her dress and her hair!!!!! And your card is beautiful! LOVING the colors!!!

Annette Allen said...

your daughter is gorgeous and love her hair.. how fun.. I bet she had a great time..

pretty card.

Lisa said...

She looked beautiful Tracey and her hair WOW!!! The smile on her face says it all and it looks like a pretty day. Thanks for sharing with us. Cute card too ;)

KayM said...

Tracey it is so fun seeing all of the beautiful pictures of Brooklyn!! She is stunning and I could see the excitement in her eyes! I hope she had a wonderful time!! Your card is just adorable!! I hope you can rest up today :)

Marisa said...

You must be a very proud mama :) Fabulous photos and such a lovely daughter. ADORE her hair too! I'm dreading next year when my baby girl will graduate...gone by waaaay too quickly!! Darling card too!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your daughter is beautiful and she looked stunning in her dress. I enjoyed these photos. I don't have children so I was blown away at how dolled up the young women get for prom these days - the dresses are amazing! Looks like a fun time!

Your card is very pretty! Love the die cuts!

Happy Dance said...

Your daughter was a vision of lovliness for her prom. Beautiful girl. Gorgeous dress and an amazing hairdo! I think that's the prettiest updo I've ever seen! I just know she had a great time. And I hope you're getting some post-prom rest too, lol! Your card is fun! Love the bright colors and the sentiment in black; it just pops. Really sweet card. Bev

Barb said...

Love your card, Tracey! And thank you for sharing all the photos! Such a special night and Brooklyn looks gorgeous!

Jen Mitchell said...

Brooklyn and her friends look so beautiful. I loooove her hair style! What a special night for them, I'm sure :)

Jacquie Southas said...

Beautiful photos, Tracey! Brooklyn is stunning in a gorgeous dress and amazing hair!! I had to laugh that she came home & changed for the after party - my daughters group limoed to the bowling alley and played in their formal dresses

Maria said...

Wow! So many wonderful photos of Brooklyn and her friends...how fun! Her hair and dress is absolutely amazing...gorgeous!!! And, your card is just beautiful with awesome die cuts!

ScrapaDiddle said...

She looks gorgeous and oh so happy! And that hair' that's a masterpiece!

Jinny Newlin said...

I think prom is a much bigger deal today than it was when I was growing up ;). Gorgeous pics, Mom! Brooklyn is absolutely beautiful, and it's so fun to see her with all her smiling friends. Bet her night was unforgettable, and your card is ever so pretty. I adore that veneer frame!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome pics and card!!

Jill Norwood said...

Oh Tracey! Brooklyn is just beautiful!!!! Gorgeous dress and hair! And so fun to have such gorgeous photos with all of her friends! It must have been a wonderful night! I hope you got some rest!!! The card is beautiful!

Nora N. said...

Tracey-your daughter is STUNNING!!! I love that dress and her hair-WOW!!! She looks like a movie star!!

I love your beautiful card you created. The rose is so pretty and I like the fun frame you used. Thank you for sharing!!

Barb Ghig said...

Oh my goodness, what a BEAUTY she is, Tracey! Her dress is gorgeous and I love how she styled her hair...looks like she has amazing taste, just like her mom :) Thanks so much for sharing all of these photos with us!

I love how you placed the rose and leaves on your card, and the color combo is fabulous...Very pretty card, as always!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Thanks for sharing all of the beautiful prom photos! Brooklyn is gorgeous!

Katie Gehring said...

Your daughter is lovely- Love her dress and up do! Your card is just beautiful too! Thank you for sharing a glimpse of your life and your gorgeous work with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!

Marybeth said...

Brooklyn looks beautiful and I love her dress. Thanks for sharing! I am glad she had fun and her date looks very nice too!

Lindsey said...

Such great prom pics — Brooklyn looks like a Grecian goddess! I also happen to love your take on the PS sketch. The frame is wood veneer? Nice!

Sharron said...

Brooklyn looks absolutely stunning! Love the dress and her amazing hairdo. She looks so happy. What a special memorable day for her, and for you! Love your fabulous card too!

cm said...

Tracey, I have tears in my eyes at seeing these photos; your daughter is absolutely gorgeous! Her dress, her hair - so beautiful - but it's that 'light up a room' smile that steals my heart! I can't even imagine how proud you are to be mom to this incredibly special young lady. She's a treasure; you're a treasure. How blessed you are to have one another. I've already 'fast forwarded' to my niece graduating (she's starts kindergarten in September) and wow...emotional! Enjoy every moment with your stunning daughter...every moment (even the ones that cause eye-ball rolling!). Your card is a delight; the sparkly rose is so eye-catching!
Hugs~c

Joyce said...

What an amazing bunch of photos. Brooklyn looks so beautiful--like a princess. And, what nice looking friends she has. It looks like a great bunch of kids. How fun for them. Oh, and the card is awesome, too. Good job proud mama, and now you can rest.

Anita in France said...

Your card's so pretty, Tracey ... but those prom photo's really stole the show today! How beautiful Brooklyn is ... and what a fun and magical time she and her friends had ... memories to treasure! Hugs, Anita :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I saw your card on the Paper Smooches Facebook page--- Congrats on being a FB Featured Fan!

LOVE this card--- great take on this sketch! And your daughter is gorgeous! LOVE her dress! BEAUTIFUL <3

THANKS for joining in the fun with the PSS challenge:) Hope you join in the fun again soon!

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG OMG OMG!! So MUCH BEAUTY for one Post!! =) LOVE LOVE LOVE the Hair and your Daughters Dress!! It REALLY makes her SMILE Shine!! =) Such FOND Memories of Prom and it looks like your Daughter will too!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing!! CONGRATS on being Featured on the PS FB Page and your Card is just BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE the Glitter with the Wood!! Such a Neat Design!! THANS SO MUCH for joining us on the Paper Smooches SPARKS Blog and I hoe you'll join us again this Month!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Kim Heggins said...

Sorry to be so far behind in commenting. I did pop in to take a look at all your wonderful photos but never left you a comment so I am now back again to get that taken care of. Brooklyn is quite the lovely lady, she is absolutely gorgeous and that dress could not be more perfect for her.
Your card is just as fabulous my sweet friend. Love that beautiful rose all decked out in sparkles. Reminds me of the rose from the movie Beauty and the Beast.