Thursday, November 8, 2012

MTME Pretty Patterns #75

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Hi there,

Thanks for coming back.  This bi-weekly's Pretty Pattern is posted and I want to say that it was inspired by our very talented DT Member Nancy Jensen.  Let me show you my card and then I'll tell you the story behind it.

Honestly, I'm not super pleased with my card.  When I started working on it, I had a much grander scheme then what ended up on paper.  But still it brought a memory for me to surface.  There is a picture of my sisters when they were little with our Grandma.  They were having a tea party.  Their sweet little hands holding the cutest orange tea cups.  Well, I looked at that picture a lot and was sad that I never had a tea party with Grandma.  But then I remembered Pearl.  When I was in grade school my Mom had a flower shop a few blocks away from where I went to school.  There were 4 stores attached to each other and Mom had her shop on one end and there was a little apartment behind it.  Well, the store on the other end also had an apartment behind it and the little old lady that lived in that apartment was Pearl.  She kept her husband's tackle shop open because she missed him so much.  Anyway, Pearl was my friend and I visited her everyday.  One day she set up a tea party for us.  We dressed in her lacy shawls and had little cookies.  It was the best!  This card reminds me of her.  Pearl was very old, in her nineties and she passed away shortly after that little party.

I loved Pearl nearly as much as I love my Grandma, so my card is dedicated to both these wonderful women.

Now it's time to join us at the My Time Made Easy blog to play along with us!

Image: A Spot of Tea
Card stock:  White (Recollections), Whisper White (SU!), Pink Passion (SU!), Black (Recollections)
Paper:  A Loving Heart digi paper
Copics:  C-1
Tools:  Cuttlebug, Just My Type embossing border
Embellishments:  lace doily, rhinestone brad

4 Encouraging Thoughts:

Nancy Jensen said...

Hi Melissa! LOVE your card! I almost used the same teacup stamp for this layout but decided to do a Thanksgiving card instead. :)

Your coloring is very nicely done! The tag and doily are such nice touches.

Hope you have a great week!

Jessi Fogan said...

What a beautiful story :) I had my very own Pearl - her name was Pat.
Love the layered doilies on your card!

Debbie said...

That's a special memory!! This is a sweet card and I'm sure you can find another "Pearl" who would love it!!

Tina said...

Positively perfect! The lace border is genius!

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