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 France, Deborah 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...
How wonderful to have so many photos of your family. I love the story of your great-grandmothers.ReplyDelete
Today I posted an entry on my blog with a link to yours.
I'd appreciate your letting me know if that's OK.
Hi Julie... Happy May Day to you too! I LOVE the photo of your two great~grandmothers and how precious they were best friends! Happy junking to you as well! xoxo Julie MarieReplyDelete
Love your cards...I had a grandmother named Elizabeth Riggs...Have a fun Saturday ! Come say hi :DReplyDelete
WOW! Your cards are fabulous and so inspiring.ReplyDelete
What a sweet story about your great grandmother and grandparents!ReplyDelete
Beautiful pieces, beautiful stories. Hope you had a GREAT junking day!ReplyDelete
Awesome Cards..just love this vintage stuff.ReplyDelete
LOVE your frame Julie!ReplyDelete
You're so lucky to have so many great pic's of your family!
Wow this is just beautiful. What a gorgeous keepsakeReplyDelete
That was a lovely way to show off your great-grandmother's. The whole post is lovely too.ReplyDelete
bravo pour ta réa!ReplyDelete
Happy May Day! What a wonderful tribute to your Grandmothers. The other images blend perfectly and almost looks as it is them at different stages.ReplyDelete
My great Grandmothers were best friends as well. Became that when they met before the wedding. Very much alike. Thank you for the memory reminder.
I really love what you did with these photos!!! My grandmothers are all special to me in different ways, had different impacts on my life, alot spiritually. You have inspired me to try to make a special visual for myself of remembrance. Happy May Day to you! KathiReplyDelete
Beautiful story, beautiful photos and the frame:)ReplyDelete
Have a nice weekend :)
Beautiful as always Julie, I love the Grandmothers shadowbox but I was really touched by you project from last year, My Mothers. Thanks for sharing. ~DianeReplyDelete
Wow, your shadowbox frame of your great-grandmothers and your story is fantastic! Love your My Mothers collage - just beautiful!ReplyDelete
Happy May Day!! I agree with the others, these shadowbox frames are just tremendous! So appropriate for a day like today! Thanks!ReplyDelete
I wish I had photos of my ancestors. I went out junking too. Hit about thirty sales. Most were in one neighborhood. But only came home with a $3 mirror.ReplyDelete
Your work is lovely!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful story of having grandmothers who were such good friends. Isn't the past wonderful and magical. JosieReplyDelete
Woo Hoo I am the lucky winner yeah I love crafty Secrets product, I am so excited...Julie email me soon I am doing the happy dance right now firstname.lastname@example.org just in case you need it...ReplyDelete
Julie, I hope you had a wonderful day filled with found treasures! I just Love those frames and what you do with them!ReplyDelete
Julie, you have so many wonderful stories of your family and so many lovely photos of them as well. I just love seeing them! Your cards, as always are just beautiful. I love the way you are able to always come up with something new and wonderful. You are so talented. I know I say that all the time, but it's true!! Oh how I would love to go junking with you! What fun we could have. Can't wait to see what you found!! Sending lots of love to you from afar! Bet you are sleeping now. Rest well dear friend! xxooReplyDelete
Hello Julie my friend!! Your 3D shadow box is ADORABLY AMAZING! I always LOVE seeing your family photos and you certainly know how to showcase them beautifully! Thanks for always enlightening us to those wonderful old traditions and customs! You are a true inspiration! I hope you & Barb had a VERY successful, fun day!! Hugs to ya!!ReplyDelete
Wow, that is a great LO!ReplyDelete
Julie, You are just priceless! I adore your family history stories, "Big Fish" was wonderful, this three fold perfectly captures these women's spirit. The center photo is wonderfully colored. Have you done a tutorial on how it is you do this technique? I hope your Sunday blessings carry you through the week ahead. ElizabethReplyDelete
Julie, What a lovely story about your two great grandmothers!! How wonderful that they stayed friends from childhood to adulthood, most of us lose touch. This turned out beautifully. We love the 3D Shadowbox frame card that you used!ReplyDelete
We hope you are having a great weekend,
Laura and Michele
P.S. I can't wait to use my cookbook!! Serena is so inspiring!! And yes my mom is truly wonderful!! hugs, Michele
Julie ~ I completely agree with you about May Day. Wish it were a popular tradition, still. I think that people just aren't as mindful about the old-fashioned traditions. Most people, but not YOU! I love how you pay homage to the past with your art. I especially LOVE the pics of your great-grams and their STORY! They look like they had a lot of fun together. I know it's silly, but sometimes I wish current society would allow us to age like that....wear our pinafores and not worry about weight or what we eat....just enjoy the wrinkles that we've earned and tie our hair back in a bun! I'm looking forward to more of the stories woven into your craft and to sharing a few of my own. xx P&HReplyDelete
I love the tradition of hanging wreaths on neighbor's doors! I am old enough to remember dancing round the Maypole in elementary school, and "dressing up" our tricycles etc. for a little May Day parade..I loved holding on to the crepe paper streamers and making the beautiful designs on the pole as we danced around (my favourite part!)ReplyDelete
Thanks for this little reminder of my ancient past...
Dear Julie, Back to let you know that this month's Think Pink theme will also be sent to you! I have a little angle button keep already made, a second cake in the works, a pink party peg doll in the planning with a white kitten, and well you know how my mind works..... Such fun for me! ElizabethReplyDelete
Nice pink black combination.ReplyDelete
love the pink and vintage colors...so nostalgic!ReplyDelete
I think it's just wonderful how you've been able to preserve your family memories in such a creative and beautiful way! :-)
I hope you have a wonderful week!
Your family photos truly are magnificent! You are so privileged to have them. I hope you found some wonderful treasures on your junkin expedition. Snowflake AZ -- now that's an oxymoron if I ever heard one. :) Have a wonderful week! TammyReplyDelete
Another fab shadow box project from you Julie - like you I love the progression from little girl friends up to mature women sharing a slice of life on the porch, great stuff!ReplyDelete
Julie ~ how wonderful to have pictures of grandmas together...so sweet. I love your shadow box. I'm in love with Crafty Secrets ~ hop over to my blog and see the cards I make using those. Have a great day :DReplyDelete
Hope you have had a creative, lovely scrapbooking day, Julie! Sending you many sweet Spring sprinkles for a wonderful new week!! xxReplyDelete
Your work is wonderful. thanks for the inspiration.ReplyDelete