Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Favorite Summer Memories for GKD

This post may get a wee bit lengthy, so please bare with me. Over at Gina K. Designs Blog, Gina has challenged us to create one of our favorite summer memories, using Gina K. stamps.When I saw this challenge, so many things went through my head. There are many people in my life that I have cherished and lost. Two such people were my Aunt Cass and Uncle Gordon. They never had any children, so when I got to spend one on one time with them, during Summer break, they spoiled me rotten. Uncle Gordon was a wildlife photographer and one of those people that folks adored. They would take me on shoots and taught me many things about nature.
My card and little desk photo were inspired by these amazing people and Gina's new Botanicals set. Yes, that is me as a little girl with my Aunt. The reason for the photo is that these were the largest Queen Ann's Lace that my Uncle had ever seen. You might say Summer? Yes back then, my Mom made me wear that light weight jacket whenever I went with them to keep off the insects and brambles, Lol! Heck, my Uncle took my Aunt to a Florida swamp for their honeymoon! The card is a CAS design, made from Pure Luxury Kraft card stock. I stamped the background script and sentiment in Creamy Caramel from SU. My Queen Ann's Lace was embossed with white detail ep. I added adhesive paper lace from K&Co and cocoa pearls as my accents. The desk photo is just a take off of the card. Thanks for stopping by!

13 comments:

Olga said...

Waht a beautiful story and gorgeous card, not mention taht adorable little girl!!!!

Olga said...

What and That, I can't type today........

Kary said...

Mary Anne - a lovely story, and the desk photo and card are beautiful!!

Patti said...

Both story and photo are so wonderful! Love the desktop photo and card..... amazing! Olga cracks me up! What and that LOL!

JaniceAileen said...

Loved stepping into your sweet memory! Beautiful projects!

redwasher1 said...

Mary Anne thank you for sharing with us the photo and card are just beautiful!!

Betty Benton said...

I enjoyed reading every word!! Your card has a bit of a "postcard" look to me -- one that they might have sent to you from some exotic, swampy place!! Thanks for sharing!

Giovana said...

What a sweet memory!! Your creation is just perfect!
Thanks for sharing it with us.

God bless.
Giovana

Lacey Stephens said...

What lovely cards...and beautiful picture!! Thanks for stopping by my blog for the High Hopes blog hop!! Did you hear? High Hopes is having another hop and release on friday...this time with another new artist...Melissa Jenkins of Meljen designs! Her illustrations are now in rubber stamps through High Hopes!!
~Lacey
www.stampandcreate.com
High Hopes DT

Jennie said...

What a wonderful memory and lovely card!!! Sweet picture as well...

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
This is a wonderful story and you have some really great childhood memories! The card and the picture are just a perfect match!

Cheri said...

What a fantastic memory.....the way you told this story was wonderful. I felt there should be background music......what a fabulous aunt and uncle they must be. Your card is a perfect visual for your moving story, Mary Anne. Love it.

Payne Holler Cards said...

love it Mary Anne and can relate...I had a childless Aunt and Uncle also (Aunt Fanny and Uncle Roger) and they spoiled me rotten too! loved spending time with them - what kid didnt like being the center of attention LOL
you look so adorable! special picture and card,
hugs
Linda