Hi friends! Popping in for a quick post. We have things pretty much ready for the sale at moms. Tomorrow will be the first day, then again on Saturday. It has not been a hard couple of weeks, but thankful for having my family here for us to support each other. Like I said in my last post, we've had some tears..but we have reminisced about some great memories also. I'll share more at the end of the post, but first I wanted to show you some tags I made, using Crafty Secrets "American Beauty" Clear Art Stamps. You know me, I'm not a big "colorer", but I love that just using minimal coloring , patterned papers, and ..in this case, some silver Stickles, you can easily make some fun tags with very little effort.
The papers I used are from CD 1 Creating with Vintage Patterns.
There are so many great stamps in this set:)
Like I said, we've talked about and reminisced about some great memories these last two week. Pulling out things that we hadn't seen in years, or that we might have completely forgotten about. There are always certain things, that trigger a specific memory for each individual person. Fun to hear about those things.
There is a pretty big gap between my sis Donna and I. She is the first child and I am the last. 7 of us kids, so we all have memories from different times thru the years. By the time I came along Donna and Sharon were married and Donna had one babe, with another to be born 2 months after me:) I always say, "It probably seems weird to alot of people, but to all of us.. it's so normal". It always felt "right".
This is one of the things we fondly remember when we came across it. Mom used to always carry this in her purse.
It opens up with photos of all of us.
As you can see by the photo below, I am pretty sure mom and dad thought their family was complete ( six kiddos...no Vicki) . Wrong... 9 years after my brother Dan was born... Surprise, I make an appearance:)
Yep... pretty sure I wasn't planned. lol They must have adjusted to the fact they were meant to have 7 kids instead of 6, because I couldn't have felt my loved.
I have to show you a couple of fun things from my youth I found in the house. My first camera :)
and ... lol... my Saddle Shoes! I laughed so hard. Took me right back to Red Hat Band pom pom days. lol You know me .. I had to try them on. They fit. The only thing from 35 years ago that still fits me. lol Now.. what to do with them?? I went to the trash to toss them...then just couldn't. Maybe they need some altering??? Will see.
Thanks for stopping by ,and reading my ramblings:)
Have a great weekend my friends!