Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Treasured Memories

This week the challenge at Sentimental Sundays is Treasured Memories.  When I saw their free sentiment it made me think of my mother so I made this card in memory of her.  I want to make a shadow box frame for this and display it in my guest room.

I used papers from K&Company "Life's Journey".  The papers have been distressed with my trusty little sissors and then I used tea dye distress ink.  The flowers are handmade.  The large flower is colored with Lindy's Stamp Gang "Rudolph's Nose Red" and "Medieval Gold" and has some Crystal Stickles added.  The small flower is made from the DP and also has stickles added.  I designed the background for the quote in PSE and then used a Spellbinders die and added some faux stitching.

I tore the rose paper, punched some holes, and threaded with yarn and beads.  The panel is on pop dots over a post card DP.  I then finished it with some ribbon and lace.

As is so often the case, when you start remembering things from the past, one thought leads to another.  The post card made me think about the letters mother sent me when I was doing some volunteer work in another state.  The rose paper made me remember the gorgeous roses my mother grew.  Strangers would stop and comment about her roses.  I added the cross to remember her love for the Lord and her desire to always live a life pleasing to Him.

Thank you for visiting and have a blessed day!

Sentimental Sundays:  Treasured Memories and a sentiment
Papertake Weekly:  Truly Dimensional
DDH challenges:  stitches
Woodware USA:  anything goes
My Partner in Crafting Crime:  at least 3 layers
Card Makin' Mamas:  embellish it
Totally Stampalicious:  anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown:  sparkle and bling
Mami Doodles Challenge:  punches or diecuts
Truly Scrumptious:  Vintage
Fresh Brewed Designs:  flowers


  1. What a beautiful card, Sarah- I love the colours and all the details and work you've put in to really make it mean something to you!! It's a lovely sentiment, too :)
    Thank you for sharing it with us at My Partner In Crafting Crime this time!! :)
    hugs, Rachel x

  2. I love the lacing, and the sentiment is beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at Woodware USA!!

  3. Gorgeous card! I love your attention to detail.

    Thank you for joining our “Treasured Memories” challenge at Sentimental Sundays .


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  4. Oh this is fantastic, so pretty and the stitching is wonderful! Thanks for playing along at DDH this week!

  5. Fab detail! Thanks so much for playing along with My Partner in Crafting Crime's 'layer it up' challenge! Good luck with the extra draws!

  6. Gorgeous card!!

    Thank you so very much for playing along with us at Totally Stampalicious this week, hope you'll come back next week!


  7. wow, what a beautiful card. Love the colours. Thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious Challenge

  8. This is lovely, what a fabulous way to treasure your mother, and so many elements that bring her to your mind. Thanks so much for playing along with us at DDH!

  9. A truely beautiful card with a very touching sentiment. Stunning work.


  10. Gorgeous card....Love the sentiment and the colours and layout are just beautiful...Thanks for sharing with us at Truly Scrumptious.....
    Mandy x

  11. What wonderful tribute to your mom - it just precious. Thanks for joining us for our Stitching challenge at Digi Design House.

  12. This is just beautiful!! Wonderful job on the flowers and the way you did the stitching is so creative, and what a nice tribute with the cross. Hugs, Shelby

  13. This is just stunning and a fantastic memory and tribute to your mom, its beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays!!

  14. Fab vintage card love the sentiment and the flowers thanks for joining us at papertake weekly
    Angie x