Monday, April 29, 2013

Mother's Day 2013

Hey there bloggers, long time no blog!  Wish I had a really good reason for it but I don't, just been a slacker.  I'll blame it on post-menopausal ideations, lol, and those don't really have any definite descriptions so, you do the math, lol!

Anyway, I have gotten a jump on Mother's Day this year.  Already have my mother's gift done and ready to be put in the mail.  I started with six pieces of chipboard that measured approx. 3 1/2 x 4 1/2.  I found some paper in my stash that was from a class I took with my sister about probably 3-4 years ago.  I never finished the last two pages that were in the pack so it was kind of a neat little package with vellum quick quotes to match.  And it matched my thoughts exactly.  Pulled out some Tim Holtz ideology goodness and some old photos from my very first scrapbook.  That's a post for another day, my first scrapbook!  Let's just say  what a difference 30-40 years makes, lol.  So, this is what it turned out to be.

All of the edges on the right side were done with Tim Holtz On the Edge dies

The 'life moments' is one of his new stamp sets, Simple Sayings. The Family stamp is from Close To My Heart.

The papers were from an old kit from a class of years ago. The heart shaped photo is of my mother and step father taken at Cheyenne Frontier Days when they were first married. The family portrait was taken around the same time.  Probably both about 40 years ago or so since the little boy sitting on my lap is my nephew and he's like 43 years old now.

This is my older sister, Cindy, she's probably about 6 years old here. 

This one is me at about 6-7, I think.  Lots of fun embellishments too.  The saying along the way says "The Past speaks in Voices that can only be heard with the Heart"  It was a vellum quick quote that I applied to yellow paper with a liquid glue.

This photo is of little Kelly, probably about the same age.  She passed away at the age of 19 about 32 years ago.  The little ties on the green side are there because I cut that one wrong.  See what you can do with your mistakes.  I actually really like how that turned out.

This is the baby of the family, little Charmin.  I think she's about 5 there, like probably the first school photo taken of her.  The yellow circle on the other side is a Fiskars round punch that I've had for years.

And finally the back.  The bottom part was on that vellum sheet as well.  I also added the rub-on family from CTMH but you can barely see it here.  

I tied a bunch of ribbons on the ring that is holding the whole thing together.  Really like how it turned out.  I'm sure my mother will too.  Hugs, ~Jody


Charmin said...

Brings back some memories, doesn't it!
Very cute!

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