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Ok, where to begin? This beautiful picture of my mom was just recently found and it is one that my siblings and I had never seen before! It was found amongst a box of my father's letters and junk. I figure my mom is about 12 years old here...I'm not really sure, but I fell in love with this picture. The original is a sepia color but printed out, it looked orange so I went with black and white.

I'm sorry to say the photograph of the layout does not do the gorgeous Stamperia Blue Land collection justice. I chose that collection because blue was my mom's favorite color and it went well with the black and white picture.

I did just a bit of stamping on the "wood grain" using Echo Park Darling Damask Background stamp with Tim Holtz Faded Jeans distress ink pad. The paper is so pretty I didn't want to add a lot of embellishments but I do like how this turned out.

Special thanks go to Laura (LauralsAttic) for the lovely handmade ribbon flowers and bow, Jessica (JessE) for the bulb safety pins under the window, and Kelly (KVRLVN) for the Spellbinders Floral Doily Motifs die set that I cut 3 out of, two under the ribbon flowers you can't see too well. My mom loved doilies and I stamped one in the center of the upper diecut using TH Walnut Stain and clear embossing powder. I also used the stitches stamps at the top and bottom.

All of the buttons and the lace I used were in mom's button tin and are pretty old. The sweet yellowish butterflies, Midnight Magic Beautiful Beads and gorgeous Beautiful Board pieces are from Reneabouquets. I embossed all the BBoard pieces with Stampendous Shabby White EP. The white gypsophila is from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I was going to title this layout Mary Elizabeth until I found this TH Quote Chip "In My Heart" and felt that was so perfect for this layout, because my mom is always in my heart and missed every day.

Thank you so much for visiting my gallery, voting and leaving feedback. I appreciate you all so much!


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