Saturday, May 5, 2012

Welcome to the Memories in Tyme blog hops - where you will find some seriously talented people who love to share their ideas with you! Our hop today and is anything relating to Mothers Day- doesn’t matter if it is a layout, card, mini album, or decorating item, if it’s about mom…it’ll be here!!! We all have one, and some of us even have 2 - or mom’s we wish were ours, and even our friends’ mom’s who turn into ours as well… I have been lucky to have the amount of amazing women in my life, all who have taught me one thing or another about being a mom! Let’s celebrate MOM’s here!!!

Now, if you just happened upon my blog, then please go back to the beginning which is at Lynda’s blog ( Besides, the beginning is always the best anyway!!!

Let’s get started with the ideas:

 This is my Momma at age 35.  I loved this paper because it reminded me so much of the wallpaper in our home all those years ago. It is a perfect layout for the large flower.
 Now my momma is 79 years old and this is the way I think of her..with that great smile on her face.  She had been a wonderful mom, always loving, but always guiding too.  Never afraid to say what she thought about what we were doing even if it would hurt our feelings. She just wanted to train us right. She says that parents today are to afraid of hurting their kids feelings so the kids grow up wrong.   She had been a stalwart Christian and just lost her husband, my dad, April 13th after 63 years of marriage!  It is tough but being Christian she knows that she will see him again one day.

I have spent the last three months at her home helping to take care of Dad on Hospice and we have really had the opportunities to share our thoughts , ideas and feelings.  I am truly blessed!

This layout already had the swirl designs and the border on the paper when I purchased it so I glammed it up a bit with stickles to make my Momma sparkle! :)  The border on the journal box was made with a Martha Stewart punch.  I don't mind the handwritten journaling so much, I just wish I could write in a straight line instead of uphill!  lol

Goodies for you From Memories in Tyme:
 Blog candy from Memories in Tyme…One lucky winner for May will receive a goodie pack for scrapbooking - in order to get in on the drawing, make sure to:
1. Be a follower of Lynda's blog!
2. For extra entries...follow Lynda on Twitter and Facebook Fanpage - information is on her blog! 3. Please check out everyone's blogs and leave a comment on theirs...the more you do the more entries you will get!

Goodies from me:
I will be giving a scrapbooking goodie bag to one lucky commenter on my blog.  It is not required to be a follower on my blog, I have a hard time keeping it up to date with all the life issues going on , but I would love to have your comments on my layouts in this hop.

Thank you for checking out my project, now follow the links below and remember to visit all the stops for MAXIMUM ideas and LOTS OF FUN!!! Next up on the hop is  Janet N, make sure you check out her fun project!!!

Here is the list of participants and their blog addys:

1. Lynda -
2. Suzanne -
3. Claire -
4. Rachel -
5. Janet -
6. Lori -
7. Rhonda E -
8. Anita -
9. Vicki -


Rhonda Emery said...

so beautiful happy to be hopping with you today. hugs

ScrapMyWay said...

AWWWW Vicki, I'm in such a happy place right now looking at your beautiful, sensitive l/o's . I can feel the love you have for your Mom,it's jumping right off the page! I know I told you before how sorry I was about your Dad's passing , so treasure each moment with Mom (tell her Claire thinks she looks beautiful in the pic)! I zoomed in to see your journaling...PRICELESS !!!
Yikes, I'm teary eyed right now, wishing I could give that page to my Mom........BEAUTIFUL
Happy Mother's Day,
Creative Wishes,
Claire S.

Rhonda Emery said...

love all the projects on this hop so beautiful and inspirational. glad to be in the hop with all you talented ladies. hugs

Rhonda said...

Thank you for sharing the beautiful thoughts about your Mother. She sounds like an amazing woman. I am sorry for the loss of your father. I lost mine last year. My mother has terminal cancer and I thank GOD for every day we have together. Happy Mothers Day to you and your Mother and may you both have many more. Also thank you for sharing your talent and creativity with us all.

Lori Apgar said...

Both of your layouts are great! I love that you used paper that matched wall paper ~ I found some paper that matched the awful paper we had in our main bathroom in the 70s and HAD to use it (he he).

Love that you have each layout at a different time in her life....very cool!

Suzanne said...

Vickie, so amazing. Love that you found paper to match wallpaper and so glad you get to spend so much time with your mom and helping with your dad. Praying for your family. I have lost both my parents and miss them so much. Every moment is precious.