Saturday, June 4, 2011

A Childhood Memory

I follow the 'Lets Get Shabby' Blog but have never submitted anything but this time I thought I would.  Challenge # 24 is to Create a project based on a favorite memory or photo from YOUR childhood.  Welcome to my blog anyone visiting from Let's Get Shabby.

We always enjoyed holidays when we got together with our cousins and spent lots of time planning and performing our concerts for the family.  I learned the piano for four years (unfortunately I didn't keep it up) as did my cousin so we got together to play a Duet - 'The Can Can'.  We would practice and prepare (curlers in hair and all), sell tickets and buy goodies to sell to our parents and siblings at 'half-time'.  Great childhood memories.  
 Papers were Fancy Pants.  I copied the actual music we used to play and distressed it.  Flowers are Prima as well as some of the lace and packaging.  Other items used were lace, ric rac, ribbon and beads.




The journalling was printed onto a Grafix Rub-onz and then rubbed them onto the chipboard shape before using dimensional magic to attach the border of beads. Great memories.  P.S. - That's me in the curlers.  

Hope your weekend is going well.  I had a walk around the garden today and guess what I found. 
 Spring in June !!!  There is also blossom on two trees - one 'Southern Gem' does flower twice a year but I can't recall the other one having done it before.
Well that is all for today.  Thanks for visiting. 

Until next time .....
Dianne





14 comments:

Julie said...

wow Dianne just love your shabby layout thanks for playing along with us and sharing the story behind the photo.

Rachel F said...

Stunning layout Diane - glad to see you got to be creative today. I know what you are saying with the flowers we noticed on the way to Geraldine today Blossum trees flowering and out for my run this morning lots of gardens with daffies growing - what the?

Bronwyn said...

Great layout as always Dianne
Yes I have been noticing the daffies as well I'll take this as winter any day - lol
Hope this posts as I have even more trouble than before is it just me or does it take everyone heaps of tries to get it to work?
Bo

Pastila said...

Great work! Very beautiful LO!
Thanks for playing with us at shabby!

Mabaco said...

wow...stunning!!!
just beautiful!
thanks for playing with us at shabby!
hugs from france!

Lea said...

It's a beautiful layout Dianne and I loved your journalling. What a beautiful memory. I love all the textures you have used on your layout too. Gorgeous!

Sasya said...

hi!! your layout is amazing!! thanks for joining us!!

Gayle said...

What wonderful, fun memories. I too can remember doing "the concerts"...wish I had the same confidence today as I had then, lol. Your page is fabulous, I love the 'shabbyness' you have created and all the beautiful detail. Thanks for joining in at Lets Get Shabby.

Joanne said...

Hi Dianne
WOW what a stunning layout!!! It is simply gorgous love all the details. How do you do it?
Cheers
Joannne

zandra said...

Such a sweet memory, love all the details. Great take on the chalenge.
Hugz, Z

Lene said...

This layout is amazing ! I love it !

yumiko said...

I love your happy story especially 'half time' story makes me smile!!! Your layout is so gorgeous!!! Thank you for playing along with us at Shabby!!!

mandysea said...

Lovely!! Love the framing you've made around your memories! wonderful journaling! thanks for playing along with Shabby

Mrs Frizz said...

wow, this is totally gorgeous ... and some ...