Friday, August 23, 2013

LLC "Once Upon A Time"

This week at Live and Love Crafts our inspiration theme is "Once Upon A Time".  I thought about the typical fairy tales and books I've read but decided to go with a real life story after seeing this photo surface on Facebook.  It belongs to a friend of mine, Nancy Schaub.  (More details further down the post.)  She said this picture of her and her mom was taken in 1950.

I've used papers from Pion's "Alma's Sewing Room" and hated covering it up but it still looks so pretty.  I've distressed everything including the Vintage Box Lacing Chocolate border die.  Also added the resin pieces for some texture.  Aren't they gorgeous?!

I made a shabby chic bow using some seam binding from LLC, added some brown tulle behind the bow and popped a vintage pearl in the center of it. 

I'm sooooooo excited that LLC is carrying Wild Orchid Crafts flowers now.  LOVE THEM!!  They go so well with the Kort and Godt rolled flowers that I've added a Melissa Frances pearl to.  Oh and don't you just love the bark hearts?!!  YES!!  

Nancy is the little girl here in the picture and has now retired and has kids of her own.  She said her mom made the dress in a color she just loved.  I think it's soooo super cute!!  She is too.  What a pretty picture and so inspiring.  Nancy loves anything "Once Upon A Time" so I wanted to dedicate this post to her.  She's such a lovely lady!  I hope I've done her photo justice. I tried to find matching papers for this photo but nothing was working so then I thought,  "BLACK and WHITE"....I actually ended up tinting it more of a sepia color but it's kind of hard to tell in my photo's. 

Don't forget about the WARM/COOL challenge at LLC this month!
Prize  is:

Also, Live and Love Crafts has started carrying Wild Orchid Craft flowers.  ONE STOP SHOP!  What a brilliant idea huh?!

  NEW PAPERS from Pion!!  WOOO HOOO!  Wanna start on your Christmas cards?  I know I do!! 

Ok that was a long winded post huh?  LOL!!  Have a great weekend and I hope you get a chance to create!!   Thanks for stopping by!


Gitte said...


Scraptastische hobby said...

Wow, fantastisch!!! Heel mooie details en bloemen, prachtig!!
Hug Gerie

Anonymous said...

WOWZA! What a STUNNING card! There's so much to look at I can hardly take my eyes away long enough to write a comment! Everything about it is so cool! She will LOVE IT! Wish I could be a fly on the wall! Extremely impressive buddie! You knocked that challenge out of the ball park FOR SURE!
SSOA all the way Minion!

Nancy said...

I pride myself on not crying much anymore but the tears are flowing and I don't care because they are tears of joy. What a beautiful tribute you have made to the love my Mom and I shared - made even more precious because I was adopted, and because she is now gone. I will treasure this always. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am in awe of your talent, and humbled to be your friend. Nancy

Sheri said...

Ok, I have no words so I will just say "what Simone said" She said it best!

Unknown said...

Hi Eulanda,
Very very impressive! Such a beautiful card and it becomes even more special after having read Nancy's comment her on your blog and on the LLC FB Wall. I've worked with real photos a couple of times in the past, it's so much fun, and they're greatly appreciated by the recipient. Did I tell you I love everything about it?!!! Have a great weekend! Sandy xx

Chantal said...

Wowwwww this is really gorgeous! Love all your amazing details! Hugs, Chantal