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Friday, March 29, 2013

With Fond and Loving Memories

Every once in a great while, an image will just strike you and bring back fond and loving memories.  Recently, I downloaded a sheet of images from Gecko Galz called M is for Mother.  I immediately was drawn to this gorgeous retro image of a mother and her two small children.  Instantly, I was back in the late 50s.  My beautiful mother was a brunette, rather than a blond, but also wore her hair upswept, and had this exact dress. The children in the image also reminds me of a photo of my oldest brother and me.  The photo was taken when I was four and my brother, Steve, was three.  I still remember when it was taken.  Back then, photographers came to your home.  Hence I thought the quote I included seem appropriate.  It is one of the first quote stamps I ever purchased, and one I reach for time and again, over the years.
I am entering this at Simon Says Stamp and Show where the challenge is "Quotable" and we are to create a project with a quote.  A few notes on the composition of my card.  The background was made with my newly acquired Distress Paints.  I love the softness of Frayed Burlap and Spun Sugar and how it coordinated with the focal image.  I wrestled with the paper doily as this is more of a retro card than vintage, but then I remembered my mom would buy paper doilies to hang over the shelf of her china closet, so I decided it was just fine.  The vintage buttons and snippet of seam binding fashioned into a bow complete my card.  Thank you so much for dropping by.  Wishing everyone fond and loving memories this Easter. Yvonne

12 comments:

Paper Profusion said...

Such a lovely card and post Yvonne - you and your brother are so alike. The little button embellies look perfect! Gorgeous make! Happy Easter, Nicola x

Terry said...

The card is so lovely and the sentiment about your mom, so sweet! That picture is a little treasure and you two were just adorable! Well I do believe I said this earlier today, but Happy Easter!

Meggymay said...

A beautiful card and a lovely family photo.
Happy Easter.

butterfly said...

What a lovely memory and photo to share, and the card is just lovely too!
Alison x

Brenda Brown said...

I love how your fond memories have shaped this card Yvonne, it's beautiful.
Have a happy Easter.
Hugs Brenda xox

Martina2801 said...

What a beautiful card and a lovely memory, dear Yvonne! Beautifully created.
Wishing you a Happy Easter!

Candy C said...

Your card is a perfect example of why I love the vintage style so much! I love the feeling I one gets just looking at your beautiful card. I am a baby boomer, too...so I could so identify with your memories of your mother and photographs taken with your brother years and years ago. I love the sweetness of your card. Love the images and the choice of colors. I especially think your sentiment is so appropriate for the look and feel you were going for. The little pearls, bow and buttons are perfectly placed embellishments. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Darlene said...

what a great card & memories !!
darlene

Inky Angel said...

Stunning card Yvonne. I can see how you were drawn to this printout, it does reflect the photo of you and your brother. Have a wonderful Easter weekend.
Hugs,
Katie

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

OH my, it must have been so touching to find this image and I can why it brought many lovely memories. Your card is lovely and the sentiment is just perfect for it. Have a lovely Easter! Hugs xx

Anita Houston said...

Oh Yvonne! This is what our Art is all about! You gave me goosebumps here! I love your photo and this card is absolutely stunning! The quote says it all and is so true! Love the image and the story you tell! Thank you! And, thank you for using your words with us this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

sandie said...

HI Yvonne, this is so lovely. I love the story behind your card, such lovely memories and the quote is so true and so touching x