Saturday, May 1, 2010

National Scrapbooking Day...and Happy May Day!

Good morning, friends!

Early Saturday morning....should still be sleeping...but the junking won't wait!  I'm off in a bit to browse around town with my good friend Barb to see what we can find today--wish me luck!

But first...Happy May Day!


 Wish I could stop by your houses and hang a fragrant little bouquet on your front door, as people used to do on May 1st...such a sweet old custom!

And...HAPPY SCRAPBOOKING DAY!!!



 We've been celebrating all week with Crafty Secrets--so many fun giveaways!  So, without further ado...here's the winner for my giveaway of a $50 gift certificate from Crafty Secrets....it goes to....

Terre of Terre's Scrap Therapy!  Terre was #126--the lucky number chosen by the Random Number Generator.  I'll email you Terre with details--congratulations! 

Alright, on to the Crafty Secrets' NSD Design Team Challenge!  We were to--obviously!--use photos in our projects for today...here's what I came up with:



I decided to do another fabulous 3D Shadowbox frame card--love these!  (Thanks, Vicki!)



My photo, in the center, is of two of my great-grandmothers, Mary West Riggs on the left, and Pauline Udall Smith on the right (the same as in the giant fish postcard from my last post!)

They were the best of friends...met as teenagers in the small town of Snowflake, Arizona (great name for an Arizona town, right?!).  Both were school teachers.  When they married and had children, they dreamed of a union between their children, and it came true in the marriage of my grandparents, Rudger and LaPriel (you can read a little about them here...)

I love this picture of them on one of their front porches...looks like their sharing a piece of cake or pie...possibly from a new recipe they found.  I tried my hand at a little photo tinting with some photo markers...fun!


The other images are from Crafty Secrets' "Girlfriends" Images & Journal Notes.



I like how they framed my grandmothers with the different ages of friends...young girls, young women...to beautiful older women...friends all the way through their lives...

I thought I'd share one more project I did last year using this same theme with some beautiful Crafty Secrets' products...


I made this last year for Mother's Day...just for me...a little reminder of my beautiful line of Mothers

Karen...Velda...Estella...Sarah...Matilda...so many stories for so many other days............................

A beautiful vintage Mother's Day poem Sandy from Crafty Secrets had as a free download on the blog...also a beautiful vintage postcard download she provided last year...beautiful rosy paper from the Classics paper pack, I believe...

Well, that's it for me today!  Please check out the other Design Team ladies to see what they've created for you today...

Vicki Chrisman Team Leader, Pam Hooten, Heidi Blankenship, Marisa Grosson, Linda Duke, Michele Kovack, Melissa Phillips, Michelle Van Etten, Flo from FranceDeborah March, and this month's Guest Designer, Sherry Cheever.

And whether you go junking today like me, deliver beautiful posies to friends,


 or decide to dance around the Maypole in the middle of a beautiful field...


Happy May Day to you!

I'll see you soon with something new...