Saturday, May 8, 2010

A Happy Mother's Day Wish...and...Grow Old Along With Me...

Good evening, everyone!

Hope it's been a lovely weekend, so far!  I haven't had too much card-making time the last few days...lots of family activities, a visit from Grandma Campbell, soccer game, and our anniversary!  So many fun things going on!

First, however, I'd like to wish you all a very happy Mother's Day tomorrow...all of you that I've come to know this last year...wonderful mothers all, I can tell.  I hope your day is filled with love and sweet memories...Here's a card I made for my Mother this week...


I love this image from Crafty Secrets' "Childhood" Images & Journal Notes booklet...some satiny ribbon, brown & cream gingham ribbon, crocheted lace, and a touch of Platinum Stickles for a bit of sparkle...



...such a sweet vintage image of the love between a mother and daughter...

Just thought I'd share of few images of the beautiful mothers in our family--vintage, of course!





Here's my wonderful mother-in-law, Shirley...isn't she adorable in this photo?  This was taken about 1933.  She grew into a beautiful young woman...


...and became the most loving mother, grandmother and mother-in-law--thanks, Mom!

And my Mom...


...here she is about 1943.  I love this picture--the beautiful colorizing--so richly done.  This piano bench (along with the piano, of course!) is now used by my daughters and I...such a well-loved heirloom.



Mom's "glamour" shot in her college days...love how it just glows!  You're beautiful, Mom!


And one of my favorite pictures of motherhood...my Mom and I about 1964 on the steps of our apartment in Southern California...I love how I'm holding on to her as she comes to give me a kiss...love you, Mom!

My husband, Roger, and I celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary yesterday...where has the time gone?!


Here we are while dating...1987...I went up to visit his family in Northern California, and we spent the day in San Francisco.  The memories of this windy day are so sweet to me...


Our engagement photo in 1988...how do you like my '80's "big hair" perm?  Hmmmmm...the things we'd change if we could, right?!  Isn't my sweetheart handsome?


And on our wedding day, May 7th, 1988...such a great day for us and our very happy families.  We've been blessed with so many things...health, happiness, three beautiful, loving daughters...we couldn't ask for more...


Here's the card I made for him for our anniversary...not very masculine, is it?!  Oh, well!  He loved it--he is always very appreciative of the things I make, which is a wonderful thing...

A sweet vintage image from Crafty Secrets' "Cherish" stamp set...so pretty!  I did all paper piecing here...just wanted that look...a bit of a job with all the tiny blossoms, though--but I like the way it turned out.  Lace, ribbon, lots of silver Stickles, and some beautiful patterened paper from "AdornIt".



Thank-you, honey, for a beautiful past full of loving memories, a present filled with all things good (not always easy times, though...right, dear?!)...and a future filled with hope, loyalty and love...

And in the words of one of my favorite poems, by Robert Browning...

"Grow old along with me!
The best is yet to be.
The last of life, for which the first was made:
Our times are in His hand
Who saith, 'A whole I planned,
Youth shows but half; Trust God: see all, nor be afraid!'"

Have a beautiful weekend and a lovely Mother's Day...I'll see you soon with something new...

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