Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Boy have things changed. As you can see I've been missing in action. We have moved to Utah, and it seems that there just hasn't been time to do any papercrafting.

We have settled in, but have been doing a lot of sewing, making tote bags for my aunt, aprons, and working on quilts with my daughter. She has decided to make a few quilts for Christmas so that is where our focus has been.

Do check out Gingersnap Creations weekly and have been going to do a challenge, but nothing seemed to come together, until the 3D challenge. Years ago I had made an altered canvas of some of the memories of my mother and thought this was the perfect opportunity to get started blogging again. But instead of showing the canvas that was completed 3 years ago. I started all over, and this is the result.

The flowers are 3D, along with the collage of buttons, sewing machine, tassel, and miniature eyeglasses. Don't know if you can see them but also in the corners of the picture there are rhinestone earrings, these belong to my mother and she only wore them on special occasions. Also added a flower applique at the bottom of the picture, it was white, and so it was necessary to tea dye the applique to get the effect that I was trying to obtain. My sister and I found the printed papers at Ben Franklins in Kaysville, it is by "graphics 45 unique papercrafting" the Times Nouveau Collection. The papers brought back wonderful memories of my mother and it was such a joy to do this collage.

Kaylene and I will have the opportunity to attend a scrapbooking show this weekend, am so excited about seeing what is new out there, and get some fresh ideas.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. This is a lovely tribute! Very nice!

  2. OMGosh!! This is beautiful!!! What a wonderful tribute to your mother! I love the papers and all the special details - especially the rhinestone earrings!!! Fabulous! :)

  3. Absolutely stunning tribute to your Mom! Just love your canvas! Have a wonderful time at the SB show! Count me #21 follower!

  4. Hi Sue, so glad to see you back, I have missed you, hope the move went well.
    and Oh my gosh the tribute to your mom is Fabulous! You used my favorite papers too!
    hugs Lynn

  5. It is good to hear from you again!! I hope whatever you are working on you will share it via your blog!! This piece is such a beautiful tribute to your mother!!!

  6. I also love those G45 papers lol what a lovely tribute to your mum. This will look wonderful in your new home as well

    Love Dawn xx

  7. Suzie, this is a wonderful homage to your mother! There's so much heart in the lovely design, and the imagery and papers are gorgeous! What a sweet addition to our 3D challenge at Gingersnaps!



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