Saturday, September 15, 2012

"Whatevers" September

Here it is, time for September "Whatevers" already!  I love seeing what everyone creates using the photo we provide.  If your not familiar with this fun little endeavor Nat Kalbach, Catherine Scanlon and I have committed to for the next year, you can read all about how to play along at the bottom of this post.   You can also follow and play along on Facebook if you'd like , on our "Whatevers" facebook page.  

Here is my page and my story

Everything Isabelle did, she did for her family. Her husband Phillip and daughter Fern were her world. Phillip worked long hours at the creamery to support their family.  Isabelle  was a loving and dedicated wife and mother. She took great pride in caring for her family.  She spent hours each day tending to her large garden and canning produce for them to enjoy for long winter to come.  After super was finished and Fern was bathed and put to bed , Isabelle lit the oil lamp on the kitchen table and began her sewing. She was a wonderful seamstress.  She not only made all her family's clothes but also took in sewing and mending for others.  She was meticulous. Each seam straight, and ever stitch perfect. Always taking such pride in her work.  She worked late, knowing she would be rising early to tend to the chickens and get bread in the oven before Phillip and Fern rose for breakfast,to begin their day. 
 This love and commitment to her family, she learned from her mother, and she was now teaching to  Fern.

These stamps I used are Pink Persimon Lisa Pace Antiquated Collection.
Society Lady and Misses Aprons.   They were so fitting for this layout and story. Thanks Lisa!

Papers are 7 Gypsies

 We'd love it if you play, here's how it works!

Here is this months photo

Here is how it works

  •  Cat, Nat and I have made a one-year commitment to each other and picked twelve photos with Whatevers whom we will give a story.
  • Every month – if possible always on the 15th –  each of us will do a post with an individual story that goes along for us with the same photo.
  • If you want you can play along and we will have the photo for you to download and show us your version of The Whatevers.
  • There are no rules to the story itself- it can be funny, sad, uplifting, breathtaking- WHATEVER
  • There are no rules on the length or the form of the story- it can be a short sentence, an essay, a poem or a soap opera – WHATEVER
  • There are no rules on the art form you choose – it can be a scrapbook layout, an altered art project, an art journal page – WHATEVER
  • Here is a rule though: if you take the photo you have to link back to us and show us your story.
  • These pictures are from our personal stash and are for personal use for you only! If you want to use them for a publication whether a book or magazine in print or digital form please ask for permission!
  • If you want to participate we’ll have a linky list for each Whatever Post.
  • You can also join our The Whatevers -Facebook Page  and share your Whatevers Journey with us! 
 Be sure to check out what Nathalie and Catherine have created with this photo

  We'd love to have you play!
 Have a wonderful day



Catherine Matthews-Scanlon said...

Vic -- I LOVE LOVE LOVE your story -- and it works so perfectly with your pictures! AMAZINGly beautiful! xo

Mila said...

I love your history Vicky is very beautiful, and the homepage is very consistent with it, I love it. I've thought my story for this photo and had thought of these seven papers gypsies but using them differently. I will try to upload soon.Hear is mi third page of whatevers,

Anonymous said...

I love how you used the safety pin and created the story.
Sue Clarke

Nathalie Kalbach said...

this is so beautiful. love the story and the design is amazing!

Anonymous said...

That safety pin used for a picture hanger is PERFECT and such a novel and creative idea - great touch! This is so much fun and love your story, Mary

julie said...

Great story and I really like the way you was the safety pin with the family banner on it. Thanks for sharing, God bless.

Anonymous said...

Vicki, that is so great. Loved the story but the pin idea is perfect and I must try it! Love Love Love it!

penny4thoughts said...

Beautiful piece! I love all the sewing elements in your collage, and it's so fun to read each month's story!

Pearl Maple said...

Nice story line, so many generations of women have stitched away to make a nice life for their family and fun to celebrate their creative spirit