Friday, May 20, 2011

Mama and Me -- Graphic 45's Once Upon a Springtime

I will be 55 this month!!!  Clearly, I was born before the advent of  all the modern technology that allows prospective parents to see their babies and even know their gender before they are born!  But I do have this --
a picture of my mother, in 1956, when she was pregnant with me!

This year for Mother's Day, I was at a loss as to what to give my mother, until I remembered that picture!  I knew at once that I wanted to share it with her and that Once Upon a Springtime would be perfect to present it!

(sorry for the glare on the photo!)

I used a chipboard page from a Maya Road Large Tag Coaster Album as my base.  Layers of the beautiful, soft patterned papers of the collection were inked with Tim Holtz Distress ink in Peeled Paint and Dragonfly cat's eye ink to define the edges and rounded corners.  Fabulous green Prima lace edged the chipboard base and formed the accent flower.  Miscellaneous glitter letter stickers spell out the title You & Me.

Mama was more thrilled than I could have hoped for -- she did not remember that she had given me the photo.  She said at once, "I was pregnant with you, I always wore that violet corsage and the doctor loved it."  Then she said, "Look how happy I was!"  It was a wonderful and memorable Mother's Day for both of us!


  1. What an incredible gift! I'm so glad that she loved it because it is fabulous.

  2. 1 - YOUR MOTHER IS GORGEOUS. 2 - I love the tag and think it is a perfect gift. 3 - I WANT THAT LACE that you made that flower out of. I HAVE TO HAVE IT.

  3. What a BEAUTIFUL gift for your Mom! She is GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


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