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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
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  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!!


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