Captured Memories

A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.
    ~ Eudora Welty

If you've followed along with me this week (God love ya), you've probably figured out I love to collect vintage treasures.

Here's why.

I promise, this picture wasn't altered – no sepia photo filters or Instagram effects. This is the real deal, and there's no denying – I am vintage. (But, I am NOT an antique.)

That's my brother, my adorable twin sister and me at our front door in Indiana in 1960. I love that Mom and Dad posed us with Christmas bells to play along with the snowman on the door.

Back in the late 1950's my Dad considered leaving the teaching profession to become a photographer. He used to say that If my Uncle Delbert had agreed to be his partner, he would have opened a photo shop. Fortunately for a lot of young people, Dad stayed a teacher and school administrator, but we still have some fun pictures of us all at this age.

And Mom was the best. She put everything in photo albums long before scrapbooking became a big industry. She had an album just dedicated to our family Christmases. She wrote the year on the back of the picture or cut out an old Christmas card and labeled the picture in her own handwriting. I'm so fortunate my parents cared enough to capture great memories like this one.

Here's the inside of the card.


It's Wednesday, which means it's time for another My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club sketch (MFTWSC102). For my last official act as a guest designer for My Favorite Things, I get to help reveal the new sketch – it's a great one.

I hope you'll join us. The other designers already have their projects up, so you can get some wonderful inspiration at the My Favorite Things Forum. Upload your card into the Splitcoast Stampers gallery using the week's keyword, MFTWSC102, to be included in the weekly drawing for a gift certificate.

I used the new My Favorite Things "Accent It – Cute Cameras" Die-namics to make the little camera out of Kraft paper. I sponged it with a little distress ink, put some ephemera behind it, and then added a little clear lacquer adhesive on the lens for a glassy look.

Here are the rest of the ingredients – including some Brand Spankin' New products released this month from My Favorite Things and another vintage find – Jingle Bells.


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Sweet Comments

  1. Queen Mary says:

    I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing you work your magic with this MFT release! I don’t know how I missed yesterday’s post (maybe not checking my inbox had something to do with it, probably some complicated technological explanation like that anyway!) I think we had the same coats!

  2. Just fabby-fabulous, Linda, and I LOVE the story about your dad.?

  3. Oops, my alt+3 shape came up as a question mark…was supposed to be a {heart}, cause I loved your story and your card that darn much!

  4. Love it and also your story about your dad. The photo is awesome. I have some of those style photos also.

  5. Morning sweetie this post made me smile today, your vintage but not antique :0))))))) Your work is always gorgeous I do love how the photos look in the frame really set them off huggles Pops x x x

  6. This is precious, Linda! The photo and the sweet embellishments are perfect together.

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