March '08. These are my friend Susan's two children Wilkin and Hattie. You may want to click on the LO to enlarge it to appreciate the individual photos. The baby duck peeking through the 'Y' is my favorite - the lamb with the 2nd 'P' is a close second. :)
There is hidden journaling behind the photo (pink pull-tab) that says: I have this friend – She's a perfectionist, and she goes full bore at everything she does. In college, while the rest of us were sweltering in tanks and short shorts at night in the dorm at pom camp in Tennessee, Susan was wearing gorgeous embroidered pajamas with matching slippers. Her town has a peach festival with a parade every year and as soon as it's over she begins planning her family's float entry for the next year – like it's the Rose Parade. lol. Does it sound like you'd hate her? Believe me, you wouldn't. She's the SWEETEST, most kind person I've ever known – and she's funny in an airhead kind of way – but she's no dummy. She has a PhD in Speech and Language Pathology and is a professor of Communicative Disorders at St. Mary's College. In addition to that, she and her family work a 50 acre farm. So, when I received this Easter card from her, I was amazed, but I wasn't surprised. I can totally see her brainstorming this idea and getting the animals (and her children) to cooperate in bringing her vision to fruition perfectly. This is … Vintage Susan
I did this for the June Monthly Sketch Challenge Week 1. The twist was 'vintage.' I used metal embellies and dark colors and florals in an attempt at the style, but I ended up going with vintage in the "representative of the best and most typical" sense to achieve the twist.
I cut the swirls with the Serenade cart and 'Susan' with the Blackletter cart on my Cricut. The flower was in a RAK from SuperAllyFan - Thank you, Kimmi! I machine sewed the photo to the mat and adhered the mat on three sides, reinforced with the two metal anchors in order to make the pocket for the journaling.