Friday, April 8, 2011

Easter Sunday Memories

Hello, my friends!

Well, I guess I’ve just been feeling a bit nostalgic about Easters Past lately, as I have another little Easter layout from my childhood to share with you today.

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A sweet Easter Sunday morning in Glendale, California…1968…where do the years go?

I used the wonderfully spring-filled “Easter Retro Vintage Kit” from Vintage Street Market for my layout…I mean, just LOOK at all this vintage goodness!

Easter Retro Vintage Kit

I love the pretty floral print paper included in the kit, as well as the wonderful textured cardstock…so many pretty elements to play with!

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I made the pennant border using the vintage dictionary page included in the kit…and a pencil and a ruler…real old school here!

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A close-up of the central pennant…I cut pieces of the pretty pink vintage ribbon and layered them on top of each pennant, for just a little extra color and texture…also edged the border with Platinum Stickles.

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Just a couple of goofy kids…My younger brother, Steve, and I, right after our Easter egg hunt on the lawn…(notice there’s no big, fat, floppy bow on my head here?)

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…and the rest of the family.  Baby Scott (he’s a pediatrician now!) held by Mom…

(Oh, look!  There’s the big, fat, floppy bow!  Got to be wearing all the appropriate Easter finery for the family photo, right?!)

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A cheerful felt flower with homemade button, (using an Epiphany Crafts heart-shaped button punch), ribbon…the ticket & clip are included in the kit…

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A close-up of the Linen” Tinted Tape…love the aged look it gives a layout! (This close-up doesn’t make the lawn look too good, does it?!)

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And finally, a trio of little Easter ducklings cut from on of the vintage storybook pages included in the kit.  I thought they echoed my parents’ three little ducklings quite nicely…

And if Easter memories weren’t sweet enough already, how about making some sweet NEW Easter memories?

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A very sweet gift from a friend.  Koralee of Bluebird Notes sent me an unexpected package the other day…simply because I’d mentioned that I couldn’t find those wonderful silver dragee’s where I live…so thoughtful!

Those dragee’s bring so many childhood memories back to me…Mom decorated many a Christmas and Easter cookie with those pastel-colored sparkly beauties!

Just look at the sweetness Koralee made with her daughters using these lovely ingredients…! (We’ll be making some of these at our house VERY soon!)

 

If you’ve never yet visited Koralee, you really must!  A treat for the eyes (her photography is stunning, as you can see here!), lovely thoughts for the soul…thank-you, dear friend…

So glad you stopped by to relive a little of my childhood with me today…

See you soon with something new.

Julie