Over the weekend mum and I have been going through old photos, letters and files. I am so grateful to have this time with mum as she finds photos of before I was born, when she and dad were young, and even her parents in their youth. We even found love letters from my grandparents wrote to each other. I adore hearing stories that are related to our finds and even talking about some of my childhood memories, which we do have moments of debate as to who is remembering things correctly.
I have so many memories with all my cousins as a child, I was one of the youngest. Mum’s side of the family I had lots of cousins as opposed to dads side for many years my sister and I had only one cousin, named Lee. Today the card I am sharing is for Lee, I will admit I don’t often send cards to extended family. I guess we don’t see each other very often but I guess spending all this time looking back at our childhood I got nostalgic and remembered Lee was a May baby, thanks to Facebook for confirming.
To add a visual, I am sharing a picture of a newborn and clearly delightful Teneale being passed from mum to a very calm Lee, with my older sister looked on. I did go looking for a photo of Lee and me in her playroom (that I was always envious of) when I was maybe four to find that yet again my memory was wrong! We were sitting by her swimming pool which I was also VERY envious of not her playroom and I was more like seven.
Fast forward many years, she has grown into the most adoring mother with the cutest kids. It was only fitting that I use a stamp set called Beautiful Moments.
I started by watercolouring the Crumb Cake background first in a very ruff and organic manner to then move onto the lavender and figure. When I watercolour I use re-inkers and a paintbrush and play around with how much water I add.
Once everything was coloured I stamped a little script from Very Versailles Stamp Set in Crumb Cake ink and finally added a little Crumb Cake splatter.
Inside the card, I have just stamped a border of lavender and lost of room for a message. I hate my handwriting, I think it is so messy. I
made asked mum to write a message from our family inside.
I will add, after seeing all the written letters and even recipes my grandparents and aunts penned so many years ago. I should make more of an effort to use handwriting… maybe.
Below is the products used, if you are looking and thinking ‘what did she use from that golf set?‘ It is my current onto Happy Birthday but that is the only stamp I have used in the set!
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