There is nothing I can add to the post below, from Eulanda's blog, except to thank her from the bottom of my heart for this beautiful tribute to my beloved Mom. Eulanda asked me the other day what my favorite color was. I thought she meant in clothing so I said "blue". She meant overall, so I said "peach". She returned that she did not have peach and would go with blue. Apparently, an old friend was going through the photos in my Facebook albums and turned up a photo of my Mom and me, when I was 3. This put the photo on my Timeline and Eulanda saw it there, and wanted to use it for a card. Please read her blog post below, and be sure to visit her blog and sign up to receive her blog posts by email subscription, so you do not miss a one. Also, despite several tries, I cannot get the text from her blog post to line up correctly on here. Sorry.
While I follow many cardmakers' blogs, I have my favorites and Eulanda is at the head of that list. Her cards speak to my soul (except maybe the darker ones, but I still admire her genius). Please visit her blog to see the entire post and to learn what she used on the card.
Here is the post from her blog: Thank you, my friend, for this honor. I am humbled to call you "friend" and am in awe of your ability.
Posted: 23 Aug 2013 04:00 AM PDT
This week at Live and Love Crafts our inspiration theme is "Once Upon A Time".
I thought about the typical fairy tales and books I've read but decided to go
with a real life story after seeing this photo surface on Facebook.
It belongs to a friend of mine, Nancy Schaub. (More details further down the post.)
She said this picture of her and her mom was taken in 1950.
I've used papers from Pion's "Alma's Sewing Room" and hated
covering it up but it still looks so pretty.
I've distressed everything including the Vintage Box
Lacing Chocolate border die. Also added the resin
pieces for some texture. Aren't they gorgeous?!
I made a shabby chic bow using some seam binding from LLC,
added some brown tulle behind the bow and popped a vintage
pearl in the center of it.
I'm sooooooo excited that LLC is carrying Wild Orchid Crafts flowers
now. LOVE THEM!! They go so well with the Kort and Godt
rolled flowers that I've added a Melissa Frances pearl to.
Oh and don't you just love the bark hearts?!! YES!!
Nancy is the little girl here in the picture and has now retired and has
kids of her own. She said her mom made the dress in a color she
just loved. I think it's soooo super cute!! She is too.
What a pretty picture and so inspiring. Nancy loves anything
"Once Upon A Time" so I wanted to dedicate this post to her.
She's such a lovely lady! I hope I've done her photo justice.
I tried to find matching papers for this photo but nothing was
working so then I thought, "BLACK and WHITE"...
I actually ended up tinting it more of a sepia color but it's
kind of hard to tell in my photos.