There are 3 parts of family memory keeping that are part of the crafting/scrapbooking world. First is Living History, what is happening now, the trip to the zoo, last years family reunion etc. Second, memories from days gone by, our ancestors, where they came from and how their experiences helped to shape us into who we are today, and finally staying in touch with the family that we have now, but don't see as often. I would like to spend a little time each week on all 3 of these.
This card was made last minute by myself and my little brother, he's almost 32, but definately a man when it comes to crafting... He came in at about 8:30pm and asked if I would help him make a card "real quick". It was a sympathy card, which is by far the hardest kind for me to make, so we got started. We managed to get done in less than 2 hours, start to finish... so there I am totally amazed at my own awesomeness (I mean we had to do the whole stare blankly at the wall until an idea hits you, then hope that a color scheme comes to mind to fit said idea, then pray that some embellishments will start waving at you screaming pick me, pick me!) So there I am loving that we got it done so quickly and he sighs, "I had no idea this would take so long, whew". It dawned on me that he truly had meant "really quick" since he had only seen finished products and didn't know what crafters actually do... I decided that I should let someone know that "really quick" in crafty time is closer to 2 hours than 10 minutes. Anyway the card is 5X7 and the front says yesterday, today, tomorrow...the papers are from Basic Grey, the Romani collection, the twine is just plain old regular twine from wal-mart. Added a flourishy little stamp and
a flower from my stash, inside the card there is a border from my Graphically Speaking cart and the word Forever, also some little sticker dove's and finally the last side says Family, and there is a God Bless sticker from my stash. Hopefully my brother will love his creation, and I hope it will bring a smile to the face of someone who needs it.