Monday, July 13, 2009


It is week three of Cornish Heritage Farms Summer Challenge. This week participants are to use the resist technique. I chose to use CHF's new Vintage Text along with Printworks' Rose Colored Glasses and Inkadinkado's Dream Sentiment. DP is from K & Company's Ancestrey Pad.

This is a baby picture taken in 1920 of our son's Great Uncle John Foote, more lovingly known as Uncle Jack. Uncle Jack was one of the most loving and kind people I have ever met. Although he was only married for one year and never had children he had a profound love for them and they sensed it from their first encounter with him. He had an unassuming manner and was the kind that did not stand out in a crowd. Uncle Jack was always there to do whatever needed to be done for anyone and without complaint. Besides this he had a profound love for God. When our fourth child arrived who happened to be son number one we couldn't help but name him after his Uncle Jack. Our son had three years to get to know Uncle Jack before he went home to heaven and for that I am thankful. As a mother it is my dream if he grows into half the man his Uncle was we will truly be blessed.

The booklet was published in 1888 and is filled with words of wisdom. It was with Uncle Jack's belongings. Although Uncle Jack did not have a lot of possessions, I can't help but think his mother and grandmother would think of him as being successful! I used photo corners so I would not harm this gem and I adhered my flowers on the corner and outside edge of the booklet.

The poem entitled Mother's love was written in 1893 by Poe. It reads:
"I feel in the heavens above,
The angels, whispering to one another,
Can know, among their burning terms of love,
None so devotional as that of mother."
And as you can probably guess this describes Great Grandma! So there it is in a large nutshell a little bit of our family history and love! Thanks for bearing with me and I hope you have a day filled with love and memories!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Garden Gate

When Grandma received an Easter bouquet in this cute container, immed-
iately the "Go Green " lights went on. After the flowers had dropped their last petals, I asked and Grandma graciously bestowed her Garden Gate container to me. She is very sweet that way!

Well, this week at Cornish Heritage Farms they are hosting a paper piecing challenge for their summer contest. And I thought Kim Hughes Bloomin' Beautiful would fit the bill for converting my container to a Bloomin' Beautiful Container! I used the blossom, leaves, stem, and tendril from this set to paper piece my vine. I stamped the images using Versamark and Wild Wasabi on DP from K & Co. The flowers are from six different purple designer papers from the Lilac Lavender Pad. It is hard to see the pattern on the lighter pieces in this photo. I used paper from the Hannah Scrap Pad for the greenery and I stamped the images on the front and back to get different perspetives. After I cut out my images I sponged any white edges with either Lavender Lace or Wild Wasabi. I used paper Glaze to adhere my pieces to the container. Buttons were added for the flower centers. This was a fun project! This could be the new home for...? Let me know what you think! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great week!!