Saturday, March 26, 2016

Essentials by Ellen March Pin-Sights Challenge

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I'm not going to take much of your time today... I know you are all busy ironing your Easter dresses, and polishing those Patent-leather shoes ... right?  Oh those were the days!

Take a few minutes to gawk at this gorgeous March Pin-sight inspiration photo instead:

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It is so beautiful, I may just print it on photo-paper and frame it!
 
See if you can find how I was inspired ...
 
Sentiment from Mondo Magnolia; gold embossed flowers from Bohemian Garden
Yes.  A little slip of vellum in homage to my petticoat that went under my Easter dress of childhood.
 
What is your favorite Easter memory?
Besides my petticoat, while we all went to Mass with Mom, my awesome Dad used to hide our eggs, and candy, providing us each a hand-drawn treasure map - umm. 
there were NINE of us!
Happy Easter!  xx
 
=]  Michele
 
 
 


25 comments:

Cat Craig said...

Beautiful card Ms Michele. Those flowers are the bit of that photo collage that stands out to me as well. Fabulous take. What a great Dad, and how wonderful to have that happy memory.

LauraJane:) said...

Happy Easter to you Michele! Your vellum and gold florals are lovely!
My mom used to sew matching dresses for the two of us for Easter Sunday:) and I always got a new white bonnet and white patten leather shoes too. All my other clothes were second-hand from the neighborhood girls. Thanks for the trip down Memory Lane:) Hugs!

LauraJane:) said...

Happy Easter to you Michele! Your vellum and gold florals are lovely!
My mom used to sew matching dresses for the two of us for Easter Sunday:) and I always got a new white bonnet and white patten leather shoes too. All my other clothes were second-hand from the neighborhood girls. Thanks for the trip down Memory Lane:) Hugs!

Nora N. said...

Your Easter sounds better then mine used to be. I LOVE the gold flowers with the vellum. Stunning!!

We used to just get baskets and I could have cared less myself. I never liked Easter candy!!

Jen Mitchell said...

Love your take on the inspiration board. The gold is fabulous! Have a blessed Easter!

Happy Dance said...

And Easter Blessings to you my friend! Your card is a perfect take on that panel in the inspiration photo! I looked right past that one and onto those lovely greens... Spot on sweetie! I loved the yellow Easter dress my mom made for me when I was about 11. It was the perfect Easter yellow. A-line, and sleeveless with applique daisies around the hem. And white sling-back dress shoes. I was stylin'!! I wish I had a photo of it... I still have my Easter hat from when I was three, too. It's hanging in my bedroom. Have a wonderful day tomorrow! Bev

Rahmat said...

WOW, you just got the same flowers as in the inspiration, and what an elegant card Michelle, its a beauty!

~amy~ said...

Gold, I adore all that gold!
Happy Easter!

TK said...

Purdy, purdy, purdy!!! Love the gold, and your petticoat too :o) My favorite memory? Sewing my girls' Easter dresses -- same pattern, different colors. Oh....those were the days!

lostinpaper said...

This is Oh, so beautiful Michele, love the subtle touch of the layered vellum!

TaeEun said...

So beautiful and elegant! simple design with impact!

Joyce said...

Gorgeous and elegant. Happy Easter, Michele.

Tracey McNeely said...

This is so elegant Michele! A fabulous memory, my childhood memory was a having huge egg hunts. Have four older teenage siblings it was quite the expedition! I hope that you had a very Happy Easter! xoxo

Brenda said...

That is one pretty inspiration photo Michele! I do love the colors, the succulents, trees, flowers...well I love the whole thing. lol I love your beautiful card too my friend. I think you went with that right hand corner by the color chart pattern! I love the vellum over part of your gold flowers, so pretty and elegant your card is! Hugs, Brenda

Lisa said...

Oh boy is this ever PRETTY!! Hope you and Tom enjoyed a lovely and blessed Easter. I love the story of the treasure map, I will have to remember that for Sweet P!!

Kay Miller said...

Such a pretty card! I would say you were inspired by the gold and the hazy look for your vellum. You sure did a gorgeous job! I hope you had a wonderful Easter! Sounds like you have wonderful childhood memories :) Nine! Wow! That's a lot of eggs to hide! ;)

Barb Ghig said...

Such a beautiful take on the inspiration board, Michele! I love all the gold flowers and your vellum panel is perfect! I can see why you would want to frame it out, too!
My fave Easter memory is dressing up in a new outfit, hat and shoes, and going off to Mass. No egg hunt for us, but that's ok...bless your dad for all the work that went into his job :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful card! LOVE the gold and vellum!

Kim Heggins said...

Gorgeous card and I love that you shared your sweet Easter memories with us, I can just imagine all 9 of you searching for Easter goodies with your maps.

Eliz Stewart said...

All gold...so elegant!

Marybeth said...

What a beautiful card and wonderful memory of your Easter! The map sounds like so much fun! Mass is one you can still keep :) Happy Easter my friend!

Jeanne J. said...

Swooning over all that gold Michele! YUM!

Sharron said...

So gorgeous! Love all the embossed gold with the bit of vellum!

Lindsey said...

Such a pretty card! And I LOVE your Easter memories.

Petra Swart said...

Hiding Easter eggs ...what fun!!!! My DMIL still does that with us - and the boys are 16 and 14 and we all have to hunt for our eggs!!!!! But she does not have maps for us!!! I can imagine how much fun it must have been for 9 of you to be hunting for eggs!!!! I hope your hubby does the same for your grandchildren!!!!
And your card is so beautiful and elegant in white and gold!!! I love the slightly curved scalloped edges and the rose stamp is beautiful!!!! The vellum overlay with the embossed sentiment is lovely!!!
Hugz