Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Sweet Memories & Tea Parties

It seems like yesterday when my girls were little. Now they have little ones of their own. I found these photos of my girls the other day, and they brought back so many great memories. We didn't have a great camera when my kids were small, and I wasn't very skilled at photography - not that I'm great now, but I do understand a lot more about it.

I used Graphic 45 Domestic Goddess for this layout. I used kraft paper for my background and worked up from there. I distress the newsprint paper and inked it heavily. The "tablecloth" behind the teapot was cut with a Tim Holtz die. The tea pot and cup are Papertrey Ink stamps (as are the tea party tags I stamped). I stamped in blue, cut out the teapot and tea cup, then smudged them in a soft cocoa brown. The title letters are Thickers. The princess and strawberry cards are cut from the G45 paper. I added a journaling tag behind the top photo.

The journaling reads: When you two were about 3 years old and 15 months old, you loved nothing better than having a little tea party for your lunch. We'd drag your little wooden table and chairs into the kitchen. Kimmer, you were still so short that we had to put a pillow under you so that you could reach the table. Traci would be the perfect little hostess and help me get your sandwiches and drinks to the table. I loved watching you two have your little tea parties, never dreaming that time would fly by so quickly, and that before I could blink, you'd be having tea parties with your own children. I miss those simple days!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Until next time.....


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Vel said...

This is really pretty, Susan. I love this paper line, and love how you put it all together. You do such a great job with filling a page. I can't for the life of me!

Cheryl Nelson said...

love this in every way possible!


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