Skip to main content

Childhood Memories

I made this card for the Twisted Sisters Challenge a week ago and forgot to load it. The chalenge involved making something reflecting a favorite childhood memory and then to tell the story.

My image is from Dilly Beans, and I think it is so sweet. I bought it because it reminded me of my sister and I when we were little - in one of the moments when we were not fighting of course. My mother loved to sew and made us the cutest matching dresses - we always had a new one around the holidays. One Christmas, she saw some cute green dresses at the store and she just had to buy them. We didn't have a lot of money, so this was a huge splurge. She loved the dresses, but we hated them. They had some kind of scratchy netting on the inside to make them fluff out and they were soooo uncomfortable. They also had this white lace at the neck that dug into our skin. I tried to replicate the dresses on this card.

You thought that was my memory didn't you? My favorite memories are of my little sister Sara. We were always very close and did everything together. She was a little sweetheart. She never lost her childlike sweetness and innocence even as she got older. We lost her in 1997, and I feel her loss so deeply I can't even explain it.



  1. Such a great image and I love the paper pieced dresses and doily you tucked in behind. So sorry to hear about the loss of your sister and how you miss her((hugz))!!! Just glad you have many wonderful memories :)

  2. Aw, Nancy, what a great card and wonderful tribute to your sister!
    Cute image and love the paper piecing.


  3. Gorgeous card nancy, I like the sweet image the papers and the flowers.
    Kevin xx

  4. I remember this from SCS. It is just the sweetest card and I know you had many memories to dwell on as you made this card. So sorry for your loss, Nancy.

  5. Your card is just darling. I love it. Glad you joined the Twisted Sister's for this special challenge.

  6. This is just the cutest card! I love the colors and paper piecing.

  7. This is just gorgeous. Lots of eye candy hear to feast the eyes on.
    Doing Life
    Digistamps4Joy DT Member
    Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member

  8. Fabulous card. I just love the colours, all so perfectly matched and the image is so so cute. Michelle x

  9. Very sweet card and lovely story behind it :) Me and my two sisters also had homemade new dresses every Xmas - the photos from the 1970's are so funny now!!


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Brotherhood Wishes, a Paper Purse, and a Special Mug

Hello friends. No more fun travel or parade pictures - back to every day normal life.  On a positive note, I have been able to fit in some art. Hereis an art journal spread I finished this weekend. I am adding it to Alison's Summer Landscape challenge theme at **Art*Journal*Journey* .   I started the pages in my journal around July 4th after seeing Dina's stripes inspired Mixed Media challenge on and got as far as stamping some foliage at the bottom.  I was stuck after that, and I wasn't sure where to go with it next.  A few days later, I was clearing out some things in the craft room and ran across a Thomas Kinkade book I cut up and use in my Bible Journaling.  There was a picture of  the San Francisco Bridge and another of some mountains so I tore them out and added them to my page with Gesso representing some of the beautiful things in America and also Alison's countryside theme.  They did not blend in very well and I needed to alter them to wo

My Favorite Parade

Hello Friends! Hope you had a good weekend.  I look forward to this weekend every year because I love the Fourth of July Parade in Prattville.  It makes me feel like things are right with the world - it is a bit old fashioned, a bit innocent, a bit quirky (actually a whole lot quirky), and a lot of fun.  Anyone can be in the parade as long as you remotely look patriotic.  My kids used to ride their bikes in the parade when they were younger. I thought I would share a few pictures. The mayor and City Council had one of the first floats (by the way all the floats and cars throw candy, necklaces, and toys so the people watching are all paying close attention so they can catch the good stuff). Notice how the floats are really just trailers with a few decorations. This was one of my favorites - it was the sanitation department and they had all their candy in a toilet on the top of the truck - lol!  I am pretty sure it was tootsie rolls - lol again! The local judge - isn't she pretty?  

Hot Air Balloons, Santa Fe, and Watermelon

Hello friends. Posting Day Three from our New Mexico Trip.   When  I was 26, I was on a hot air baloon team.  Our lead pilot back then was awesome and was asked to do a lot of commercial flights and invitationals. My favorite experience was at an invitational in Telluride, Colorado.  Flying down the middle of that city was amazing, but flying around Albuquerque was always wonderful as well.  Anyway, I wanted my daughter to experience the special feeling of being in a hot air balloon in Albuquerque (the balloon capital of the world).  Her son was a bit afraid so he stayed with me. Allie was lucky to have the owner of Rainbow Ryders as her pilot and she met a wonderful woman who is an established travel blogger (I will try to get her contact info and share it because she was very interesting and I bet her blog is interesting too).  They hit it off really well, and she was so encouraging to Allie who wants to get into Social Media Marketing.  For the travel blog video they got to go insid