This is the first LO I created in my new scrap room. The photos are of my mother and one of her best friends, my dear Aunt Mary. My mother and Aunt Mary met in Junior High School and remained fast friends until my mother passed away in 1994. Aunt Mary is my godmother and my mother is godmother to Aunt Mary's daughter, Priscilla. In turn, Priscilla and her husband are godparents to my dd, Jen and my ex-husband and I are godparents to Priscilla's daughter, Karen. The middle picture was taken on a steamer cruise up the Hudson River, circa 1939, My mother is on the left and Aunt Mary is on the right. The bottom picture was taken at my dd's first wedding in 1991. Aunt Mary is on the left and my mother, who had degenerative Parkinson's disease, is on the right. My mother died in 1994 and Aunt Mary lived until 1913. I took a trip to New York just before she died and had one more opportunity to tell her I loved her. Although she was basically non-responsive, I could see that she recognized me and was happy I was there. That visit meant the world to me. Although my mom and Aunt Mary are no longer with us, Priscilla, her husband and I continue to remain fast friends. Priscilla sent me the card at the top right enclosing the middle picture of our mothers.
I created this LO using the G45 French Country Garden collection. Most of the embellies are from this collection. I added some mocha lace at the bottom, a small Prima clock surrounded by a larger vintage metal clock. The journaling card is by 7 Gypsies and the floral cluster, hot air balloon, and Prima jewel hanging from it were part of a C'est Magnifique kit. The DA flourish under the middle picture was part of a gift sent to me by my dear friend, Chez. I colored it with a combination of TH Vintage photo and Fired Brick distress ink. The beautiful butterfly on the burlap was made by my super creative friend, Renea. I distressed most of the elements using an Ingvild Bolme distressing tool and TH Vintage photo