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Monday, 15 July 2013

Captured Memories for Our Creative Corner

Hello Friends

It is the 15th of the month, so it is time for more inspiration over at Our Creative Corner and this is my latest Design Team piece.  I hope you will pop over to see what my very talented teamies have made this month.

Linda is hosting this month, where the challenge for July is Captured Memories.  Linda says: 'Memories are fleeting, but photographs help us hold dear those special people and times in our lives.  Our project this month is for you to share a special memory, captured in a photo.  All types of art are welcome: cards, tags, canvases, mixed media etc., but your project MUST INCLUDE A PHOTOGRAPH'.

There have been some lovely entries so far but there is still plenty of time to enter so I hope you will go over, have a look, hopefully leave a comment and then create something for us to see.

I was thrilled when I saw Linda's challenge, I got my box of family photos out and had a great trip down memory lane.  My Brother lives 5,000 miles away, so I don't get to see him very often these days and I just love this photo.   It brought back wonderful memories.  The sentiment is just so true for the two of us and really makes me smile.  I made this cabinet card for his next birthday, hope it gives him a smile too!


The base is made from the Tim Holtz Vintage cabinet card die and the frame was made by using the Movers and Shapers mini cabinet card die.  I made a 'spine' to hold the two parts together and covered the frame with some beautiful BoBunny script paper which has been distressed with Broken China Distress ink and placed the photo inside.  The sentiment was added to the facing side along with a Tim Holtz Idea-ology clock face and clock fingers. It is not quite set to his birthday age, but it is close.   I added a Tim Holtz  photo strip to the bottom to balance it out.  The back of the card is plain and it folds nicely to fit into an envelope.

Just for fun I thought I would let you see what we look like now (me without my glasses!).  We don't see each other any differently than we did way back then but you might notice a slight difference..... lol.......!


Thanks so much for looking.  I really do hope you will join in the challenge for July, it really is worth taking a trip down memory lane, you never know what you might find!   Take care and hope to see you soon.  Big hugs, Anne xx

40 comments:

  1. Awwwwh! What a beautiful photo captured in the perfect frame. I bet your brother will be tickled pink with this Anne. The sentiment is so true as well. Hugs, Jenny x

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  2. A wonderful make, Anne - so filled with love. The cabinet frame looks wonderful with all that yummy text, and the clock is a perfect match to the quote. Wonderful photo too... in fact, both of them are. I love this...
    Alison x

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  3. What a nostalgic piece for you Anne!Miles may separate you but years are so irrelevant. When we create memory art we do exactly that - remember and that in turn makes us wealthy!

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  4. A creation full of love and caring, Anne!

    The photograph is absolutely gorgeous and you still make a lovely couple I'd say ;)
    And your saying is so true - feels the same with me and my sister ;)

    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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  5. Oh Anne, this is so lovely and what a totally fab photo of the two of you when you were wee (and the new photo too!!). I bet your brother will adore this and that it will bring back loads of memories for him too. You may be far apart now but your memories bind you together and then distance becomes irrelevant...

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  6. Oh wow Anne, that's divine!! I so love it - and I'm sure your brother will, too. Such a gift of love, wonderful. And how beautifully thought through and made. Love every detail of it.
    The affection between my brother and me grew with the distance :-D but now we have a wonderful relationship, too. We had tough times as youngsters ... but went through this quite well. Hugs, Suzanne xx

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  7. Oh what a lovely challenge, the card you have made is delightful, I agree, the sentiment is perfect! Our memories are like having a DVD library in our head and a photo reminds us to to play the film inside us! Hugs, barb xx

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  8. How wonderful and what a brilliant sentiment! He will be thrilled to receive such an amazing and personal creation! I love both photo's xx

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  9. Anne....I love this! What a wonderful way to reminisce and pay homage to our childhood. This is such a very sweet frame and I adore the sentiment! I also love how seeing a stunning project like this makes all of us fondly remember our siblings and our childhood. Thank you for that! I know your brother will love this! <3 Candy

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  10. What a beautiful card Anne. The photographs look fabulous. My only brother is in Australia, so like you we are far apart too. I love your memory card. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

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  11. what a wonderful piece Anne - and your words are so true! Its brilliant to see the more recent shot too! Wonderful idea! And yes - there is a slight difference! Lol xx

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  12. This is a beautiful creation Anne and a wonderful way to remember childhood and wonderful sentiment. I have known exactly what I am going to do for this challenge, I just haven't had the chance to do it yet! Carole Z X

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  13. I LOVE it!
    I want to do a scrapbook page with my brother, sister and I on it now! :)
    Love the comparison photos!

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  14. Oh Anne I love this challenge that you've done. It is such a happy blog post and you look fabulous. See you soon.
    Love Lynn xx

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  15. What a treasured gift this will be for your dear brother, Annie! Your post couldn't have been more heartfelt and charming and neither could your magnificent cabinet card! The pictures of the two of you as kids and adults, both, are awesome!! You guys have fantastic hair genes!! xxoo Darnell

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  16. Anne you are beautiful and so is this project! Gorgeous double frame and love both photos!

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  17. Such a lovely personal make Anne - your brother is going to love opening this and seeing what's inside. Really like the idea of the cabinet card and the smaller die for the frame, just like a travelling picture frame which it will be when its gone 5,000 miles! Great conparison picture too - you both have such lovely sunny smiles. Love, Margie x

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  18. How lovely to see you better Anne (both young and now). A beautiful card, made with obvious love, your brother will cherish both it and you I am sure. Nicola x

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  19. Anne, This is Beautiful... you were such a wee cutie...Love the before & later pics ..Your dear Brother will treasure this I'm sure what a wonderful idea!! Beautiful sentiment... Hugs May x x x

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  20. Awww Anne this is gorgeous such a cute pair LOL love the photos huggles hun Sue xxx

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  21. Just wonderful! Love the project and your photos. Kim

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  22. It is interesting to look back on photos from the past! I for one see the beauty in the before and now, but loved the story! Stunning creation! Hugs!

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  23. I love your project and your before and after photos,
    Rosie x

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  24. Fabulous memories Anne and the before & after photies are great. It's easy to tell you are related. I bet he will be delighted with his cabinet card. Have a great week :0) Mo xx

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  25. Whata beautiful photo, and youbhave used it beautifully here, a great make and sure it will be loved! Hugs trace x

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  26. What a lovely card - and what a fabulous sentiment. He will be so pleased to receive this.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  27. That frame looks so great, Anne, and I love the two pics. I feel the same way with my siblings... how in the world did we get to be in our 40s-60s!!?!?

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  28. Aah Anne, that is so lovely and so wonderful - I have no doubt that it will be treasured and kept on show Karen xx

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  29. Anne, what a beautiful post, along with a beautiful project. I loved what you wrote about your brother & yourself seeing each other as you were as kids. So true...in my family we are all 'maturing' and 2 brothers have gone Home. I'm lucky that I am where I can see 2 of them, but one is in California, so we don't see him often. I totally understood what you meant. This was a very special card, and you showed your skills with these folds & all the techniques you do so well. The picture is a treasure, and I bet this is going to be the best card your brother ever received. Loved seeing both the pictures! TFS & sure hope you are feeling more improved each day that passes. Hugs

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  30. Such a fabulous cabinet card Anne keeping those memories alive. I love the sentiment that goes with the photo and I am sure your brother loves it too. Lovely to see the photo of you now.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  31. You are very creative with the cabinet card die. I love photo frame such a great gift idea. Looks great too.
    You two look fabulous and he has a huge amount of hair, still! Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs Kelly

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  32. I'm a sucker for old family photos! Those of me and my brothers look like proper vintage ones these days, i love the way you have used your lovely photo, the cabinet frame makes a super card, and the sentiment is perfect x

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  33. have a great holiday
    Rosie x

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  34. Oh how lovely this cabinet card is! I adore the photo and the script paper with broken china is simply Devine!

    Amy*

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  35. Oh Anne this is sooooooo special and beautiful, a family heirloom I'd say.It will capture his heart as well as making him smile. You're right I can't believe how old my family is getting but we still see each other the same way, like I am one of the youngest and they still treat me like I'm still a kid, not a 60yr old lady LOL..
    That pic of you and your brother is wonderful, you look fabulous, I think you should use it on your profile with your beautiful smiling face hope you don't think I'm being rude, I love that picture of you, so you should share it with the world. Thanks for sharing this precious make I loved it and it gave me a warm feeling and a tug at my heart. Have a wonderful week...

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  36. That a wonderful family keepsake you have created with this photo frame. Love the say you used the dictionary paper to cover the frame and that sentiment is absolutely perfect. Such a perfect piece for our Memories challenge!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  37. Anne, this is a fabulous card. What a wonderful way to showcase that sweet photo. I love that it could stay on display after his birthday is over. Beautiful paper choices...the distress ink looks lovely on the text paper. The clock detail is so fun and the sentiment perfect. I'm sure it will delight him. It did me :)

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  38. You have hit the jackpot with this card. Great idea using the black and white photo to go on top of the printed paper. I think you know that you have created a keepsake. The pictures are wonderful and lets me take a peek into your life. Bravo!!
    Sandy

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  39. Fantastic Anne! Old photo's always fascinate me and even better when they're your own! I'm sure your Brother will love his card, I think it's wonderful and I love the verse as well. Such a gorgeous photo of you both now, so sweet of you to share it! Chris x

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  40. What a wonderful keepsake card! I am sure he will treasure it always...you both look so earnest and cute and the card is a keeper that is for sure!

    Love your current photo with him...You look wonderful! What a lovely smile!

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