Friday, September 6, 2013

I am late

Yeah, I know.... What else is new??
I am finally coming out of my funk and feel like crafting. I have a few things to catch is my Crafters of Faith August obligation.
Barb threw down the challenge:
Memories of Mom and Dad! Exodus 20:12 “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.
Even though my parents have been gone for close to 20 years, I still have wonderful memories of both of them. Some of you may have one or both of your parents still an active part of your lives and for others, the memories are what we hold close. So--what can you create on your card that reminds you of you mom or dad or both of them? A site from a family vacation? A hobby--music, gardening, literature, art, etc.? A favorite food? Your mom cooking? Your dad spending time with cars? Or vice versa . Create a card that shines of the memories that honor your father and mother.
Enjoy this trip back in time--or maybe it is just a few steps back of a recent memory. Tell us in your blog post about your card, the memory it unlocks and a bit about your parents if you want to share. I cannot wait to see all of the wonderful memories you create and post on August 31st. Have Fun getting inky--Barb

My card doesn't necessarily depict either of my parents, but the life they shared with me! My mother was a quite sensible lady, whereas my father would do the unexpected. I grew up in (very) rural Central New York State and this set from CTMH (paired with papers from them too) seemed perfect. While not growing up on a farm, they dotted the countryside of which I lived! The papers -colors and designs- are thoroughly my father and show my impulsive side which my mother tried to

Thanks for stopping by!

ps.....I used this sketch for inspiration!


Debbie said...

Great stories and memories of your parents!! Wonderful image!!
Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Darlene said...

Opposites attract, right?! Sounds like your childhood was fun and interesting! This card is a great way to capture your thoughts on where and how you grew up. Love the splash of bright colors with that image!

Grandma Bonnie said...

April, hi there! I really like how you added the leaves to your picture, really has a nice autumn feel..your card is very pretty too! So glad you joined us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches. Our new challenge starts on Tuesday, hope to see you there!

MiamiKel said...

Super beautiful fall card, April! I like your staging, too! :)


Unknown said...

Very nice, April! Perfectly said.

Anonymous said...

Loved hearing about your parents a little bit, April! Your card is so lovely -- I really like the combination of bright colors and patterns with the farm image.

Barb said...

Very pretty card April--I love all of the layers and the colors are perfect!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Look at your great card and perfect photo accessories! I love it!!!

I'm sorry your parents have been gone so long....but you have some great memories to share. You did well!