Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Precious Memory

Good morning! The Sisterhood of Crafters started a new challenge today with Lisa as our hostess. The theme is "Something Old, Something New". Lisa would like you to use something old from your stash and a new product to create your project. For my focal point I used a baby picture of my favorite aunt and used my Spellbinders eyelet and oval dies to make the frame. I was going to use my mom's baby picture, but I didn't get it loaded onto my computer.

The designer papers for the background and frame are from a free pack of 6" x 6" paper that came with a card making magazine. The green cardstock strip is SU's Always Artichoke. The silk flowers and butterfly sticker are my new products. 

I have traced my mom's family back to the 1600's in England. I would love to get together with one of my nieces in South Carolina and do some more research. She and her sister are really interested in family history. My brother (their dad) didn't know a lot of the family history and he passed away 3 years ago. I am trying to give them as much information as I can.

My mom was the 8th child of 10 children. She had 5 brothers and 3 sisters plus 1 step-sister. One of her brothers passed away when he was about 1 year old. I never knew my mom's parents. Her mother died when my mom was 3 years old and her father died after my mom was married, but long before I was born. They all were born in Kentucky, but moved to Ohio in the 1940's to work in the factory. 

I loved spending time with my aunt. She made me feel so special. Since I was the youngest of 5 children, I loved the individual attention I received from her.

Well, that's enough about me and my family.

Now, why not check out the inspiration my "sistah's" have created and then enter your project. You could be our next winner.


  1. What a sweet card and adorable picture...such a creative idea of the it, love it. Wow, your Mom came from a very large family...10 kids, I can't even imagine, I struggled with 3...but I love large families and all the stories that go with!!

  2. The use of the pic on the page was such a great idea! Love your flower and butterly embellies. xx