Sunday, May 20, 2012

Lasting Memories Challenge-Celebrating Mom’s or Someone Special

Celebrating Mom or someone special is the theme this week at Lasting Memories. Show us how you celebrate Mother's Day or celebrate that special someone.

I live more than 300 miles away from my family. So it has been over 30 years since I have celebrated Mother's Day with my Mom. And my boys decided that since we were driving back from Gatlinburg, TN this past Mother's Day there was no sense doing anything special. So this challenge was a bit more difficult for me.

So I thought instead I would scrap my Mom's favorite photo from when I was young.  After my father drowned when I was just 4 weeks old, we moved in with my maternal grandparents until my mother re-married. Mom is sitting on Grandma's swing. I loved that swing growing up after we moved. Since it was the days before houses were air-conditioned I often would sleep on it during a hot summer night. And Grandma always had a stock of Vanilla Ice Cream, Hershey Syrup and bottles of Coke., that she would bring out to the porch.And we could have as much as we wanted. And even better she kept a cupboard full of Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup just waiting for me to tell her and Grandpa that Mom did not feed me! LOL And my Grandfather really thought she wasn't. LOL It was just simply Chicken Noodle soup tasted better at her house!!!!

Paper and Cardstock: Doodlebug, Bazzill. Stash
Dies: MFT Banner,
Stamp: Hero Arts Special Time (on sale for $12.95)
Ink: Staz-On
Embellishments: Kaisercraft Pearl Flourish, Petaloo, Twine, Stash
Adhesives: Ek Success Foam Tape, Glue Glider Pro

The Challenge Sketch I used is Once Upon a Sketch May 15th

The optional sketch this week for Lasting Memories is:
Thank you Ashleys Paper Doll

Now for the good stuff.
Today is my BIRTHDAY (and my kids had best not forget, LOL). It is also National Behcet's Day. Be sure to click on the link to learn more about Behcet's. This rare auto-immune disease is one of the greatest challenges I face on a daily basis.

So in honor of my birthday and National Behcets Day a2z Scrapbooking is giving away a $20 gift certificate this week at Lasting Memories. So please make sure you join us with your special Mom memories!
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And to all of the special Mom's out there, thanks for being Mom!


  1. Hey Elizabeth.. happy happy HAPPY birthday - love your layout and touched by the story. I have very fond memories of my grandparents as well... all the extra food and special attention - love it

  2. Such a sweet photo of you and your Mom! I love your page, the background color is a beautiful contrast for the b/w photo! Thank you for joining our challenge at OUAS!

  3. Happy Birthday to you!! Hope you are enjoying your day!! What a special page! So sad about your Dad. The things we are learning about eachother!! I know it's part of the sketch... but I love your little clock at the bottom.

  4. Elizabeth, HAPPIEST BIRTHDAY! Love your LO and your story! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  5. Happy Birthday ELizabeth!!!! It is so nice to see one of your beautiful layouts! You always have a story for them, a story that touches our heart!!!
    I love the photo and the butterflies!!!

  6. Your page has so much meaning and memory. Thank you for sharing as sometimes a photo cannot tell the story. This is just beautiful. Thanks for joining in at OUAS :)

  7. Hope you had a great Birthday and made some special memories....beautiful layout and always love reading your stories

  8. Happy Birthday and thanks for sharing your wonderful layout and memories. So sorry you never knew your dad but what great memories you have of the rest of your family. Love the bold purple and green, the butterflies and the cute little MOM banner.

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  10. Thank you for sharing your story - I love your LO this week and the meaning behind it. VERY Happy Birthday wishes to you :)

  11. Love your layout and the great story behind it

  12. Beautiful tribute.This is such a swet page!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS!


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