Hello, my friends!
So happy to finally be able to share this layout with you that I made for CHA using the new “Dimestore Vogue” Paper Sheets & Tags Kit by Vintage Street Market–so vintagely fabulous!
Here’s the kit:
I love the variety of color provided in the kit–wonderfully sized at 12″ x 12″ for larger scrapbook pages...you can even use the paper for wrapping that special gift or creating a 3D project—so many uses!
(Each sheet in the pack is sized at 24” x 36”.)
I usually make my scrapbook pages 8 1/2″ x 11″…just my preference…but you can do either with these! I cut a “patchwork” piece of the pattern page and the blue & white gingham for a bit of pop and color on the pink background.
I focused here on my adorable mother, Karen, when she was 16 in 1956. Here she is getting ready for one of the formal dances she went to in high school…modeling two trial dresses…
First…the blue dress. Mom designed and made both of them herself…quite the clever girl! It was fun to find the “View 1″, “View 2″ in the dress pattern print on one side of the paper sheet and use it for the images here.
Now for the yellow dress…
Don’t you just love those silver shoes?
Which one do you think she chose for the big dance? We’ll just have to wait and see!
The cut-out tag pieces in the kit are just wonderful! I used this button card for a bit of journaling…also added a bit of the Cappuccino Baker’s Twine to the tag…
Don’t those crystal buttons look real?!
A pleated rosette made from the beautiful aqua foil included in the kit, sits atop another roughly-wound rosette made from the lovely crepe (so fun to work with!)…topped with a vintage mother-of-pearl button.
And isn’t THIS fun?! These beautiful, clear acrylic snowflakes add a bit of retro whimsy to any project–love them!
Well…now to show you which dress Mom chose for the Big Dance…
Here she is…in the blue dress! A couple of friends joined in for a double date. And Mom’s date? That handsome young man would one day be my Dad…
Hope you’ll give Vintage Street Market a visit—so many wonderful vintage treats in store for you there!
Hope you all have a beautiful day!
Awesome post and love all the pics and materials used! Thanks for sharing, Julie! I loved reading this! Hope you are having a wonderful day!ReplyDelete
Love the kit and the photos you are sharing. Hope your Sunday will be super!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful vintage layout Julie. XReplyDelete
Oh how cute and retro. I went to buy the kit and it's sold out :-(ReplyDelete
Your layout is retro goodness! Loving the foil rosette. Your parents are the cutest!ReplyDelete
I LOVE this page!!! BEAUTIFUL! Love the dresses. Very classy! :)ReplyDelete
i am just gasping over this! i love the kit, it's so darling. those dresser your mother made are yummy vintage goodness!ReplyDelete
Adorable! Love those 50's dresses. I didn't go to high school til 1966. Our formals weren't as cute. MimiReplyDelete
Wow your Mom is a beauty! And such talent I guess thats where you get your talents from, Fun layout, cute details. Hugs, DianeReplyDelete
What pretty dresses! They look like spun sugar - sweet!ReplyDelete
Hi Julie dear, what a wonderful kit for a truly vintage layout. I'm so glad your mom chose that pretty blue dress. That yellow one was a little over the top. Her blue with the pink of the other girl's dress go together so nicely. A love story in the making. :) Hope you are having a beautiful day in your corner of the world.ReplyDelete
That so reminds me of my mom. She's an artist and she used to design clothing on paper (I've got her renderings), she also used to design and sew the outfits for the ASU cheerleaders back in the 60's. Thanks for sharing such fun memories.
Love this Julie. You did such a fabulous job with it! (No surprise there!) I loved seeing your mum's dresses. My mother had a blue dress similar to that one. It still hangs in her closet and she can still wear it. It had lots of crinolines beneath it and blue lace over top. I used to love touching and looking at it! So beautiful. Sending lots of love over to you this day. It's blowing over on these wild and voracious winds we are having over here! (It's just howling down through the chimney as I write this! Very spooky!) Thanks for all that you create and so generously share with us. Love you loads! xxooReplyDelete
love the retro-ness of it all! Also, did you just change your blog background? I'm just noticing how cute it is!ReplyDelete
Happy monday julie!
Those were the days my friend! They really dressed up for those dances! You did a great post & memory jog. Hope you have a great week. HUGS!ReplyDelete
What a lovely blog. I am a big vintage fan as well and I just love the paper kit you posted about. I am now following you. I just started blogging and would love for you to stop by.ReplyDelete
The dresses are gorgeous and so is your mother! We love the atomic looking snowflake, so pretty. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Laura and Michele
Oh Julie, I just loved this post, love the dresses, your Mom looks very beautiful, and what a handsome couple they make! I always love your beautiful creations, you are so very talented! I have something for you on my blog, would love for you to stop by and pick it up when you get a chance!ReplyDelete
so wonderfull photoes of your beautifull mother, in her fantastic dresses.
It must be so great having those fhotoes from when your parents met.
And your kit is sweet, and wonderfully retro-
love the card, with chrystals.
Those dresses were the best! So glamorous and pretty! My sis who is 13 years older than me wore them and I adored he. I love that yellow one too ;DReplyDelete
Thanks for visiting! That photo of your mom and her girlfriend in those dresses is fabulous! And to think that she made it herself... And your designs are wonderful!!!
This is so sweet, and your mom was quite the talented seamstress, and a fashionista! I loved both of the dresses she made. Did she ever wear the yellow one?ReplyDelete
Hi Julie ~ I'm back to say you won the give-away on my blog! Please come and see the post, and I've emailed you for your address so I can get the box of goodies out to you...ReplyDelete
Hi Julie! I wanted to tell you I have made several purchases from this shop due to your wonderful creations. I absolutely love them. Thank you for sharing their products and your wonderful as always designs with us. Your mother was a talented seamstress from such an early age. Such a fun page! ElizabethReplyDelete
GOOD MORNING JULIE! Oh, these photos bring back fond memories of my mom and all her sewing exploits...those buttons and notions....they just don't make this wonderful quality anymore. I SEE YOU WON VIOLET'S GIVE AWAY!!! YOU ARE GONNA LOVE THE LOVE WITH WHICH SHE GIVES all the goodies....she is a queen. Have a marvelous day beautiful!!! AnitaReplyDelete
Gorgeous LO Julie, the perfect papers and embellies for those photos of your Mum!ReplyDelete
Just beautiful! LOVE it! (I admire anyone who can sew!) What a beautiful page to capture that memory!ReplyDelete
Julie, I just love your postings and your vintage pictures. Now, you are going to find out just how little I know about what you actually do. What do you DO with these fabulous creations? Frames them? Do they go in a book?? I sure wish I had your talent!!ReplyDelete
This is the most charming post! I am a bit under the weather but had to let you know!
Hi Julie! Your layout is sooo pretty! It compliments the pictures of your lovely mom so beautifully! Boy, could she ever sew! I love those dresses!!! xo PauletteReplyDelete
Julie, I love these pictures of your Mom! She was quite the seamstress. What a romantic era to have grown up in. TFS, NanReplyDelete