Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Reading - Maddie and Momma Style

Inside View

Our Sassy Cathy is our hostess this week and she chalenged us to do a black and white "photo-look " card.  Having the colors predetermined should have made it easier for me, but.......  Forget about it, there is too much color in my world for this to be easy.  But it was a real learning experience.  I am still trying to develop my "vintage" technique and black and white works perfectly with a vintage style.

My cards are usually pretty simple but I tried adding everything except the kitchen sink to this one.  I was trying to emulate the style that I have seen so many talented crafters use.  I used Sassy Cheryl's new image "A Good Read-Maddie". Cheryls' creations are so full of nostalgia that they work perfectly with the vintage style.  If you would like to add Maddie to your personal collection, click  here.

I chose this digi and made this card early in the week last week before my whole world turned upside down. Thursday morning, my beautiful, precious Mother passed in her sleep. I have been so out of it I considered not participating this week, but I had made the card with my Momma and so I thought it may be a little tribute to her.  She loved little Miss Maddie in that hat reading her book.  The digi reminded me of one of my favorite pictures of my Mom. My dear Mother loved to read.  She has a whole room filled with books and bookshelves that I now have the daunting task of sorting and donating to the library.  I estimate between 200 and 500 books.  

I wanted to share one of my favorite pictures of my Momma with you.  I called this Southern Lady.  Doesn't she look like she just stepped out of a Southern novel?  We were all at the beach house on vacation and My Mom wanted to sit outside on the porch to read.  So my macho men in the family.  Picked up a rocking chair and put it outside on the deck.  She could get sun, hear and smell the ocean and enjoy her read.  Please note the "redneck ottoman"  They gave her her cup of coffee and a paper plate of Hershey's Kisses and she was happy as can be.  When the sun got too much for her they hung up a sheet aka "redneck" sun shade from the porch roof so she wouldn't have to come inside.  Leave it to the chivalrous men in our lives to do what they can to make their ladies happy and comfortable.   I am sure all real estate values dropped in Garden City after that visit.   Ha Ha.
I will try to get by to visit you this week.  In the mean time pop over to see what the other Sassettes have created to inspire you this week.  I am very blessed to be a part of this team.  They have sent much support and many hugs to me this past few days.  This design team is  a very loving, supportive and slightly insane group of ladies.  Be sure and pop by their blogs and leave them some love too.


  1. Linda...I'm so sorry about your mom, what a wonderful tribute this post is!!! she would have been so proud! love the pic too, cherish the memories.
    Wonderful card....remembering a wonderful woman.... hugs

  2. Linda, I am so sorry for your loss. This photo and your story tells me that you have precious memories of your mom!

    Your card is gorgeous this week! Lots of beautiful details.

  3. Oh Linda, I am so sad to hear your news and am sending you my heartfelt sympathies and share in your sorrow. Your card and post is a wonderful tribute to a loved one. Blessings and prayers to you and your family.

  4. So sorry for your mum Linda! You made beautiful card, love your sentiment too. You've done very nice kit.

  5. oh no Linda Im so very sorry for your loss...my heart goes out to you sweetheart massive hugs
    Mina xxx
    p.s. I have been trying for ages to get onto your blog but whenever I clicked on your name it just brought up some weird google+ thing

  6. Linda I'm so sorry for your loss. The photo of your mom is beautiful.
    And your card is gorgeous.
    Hugs, Heidi:)

  7. Linda, love the photo of your mother, who I know is smiling down at your photo memory. Your card is gorgeous... thanks for taking the time and energy to join us with this awesome creation. Thinking about you gf :)

  8. My dear, sweet Linda, I'm so very sorry for you loss. This is such a lovely card and what a loving tribute post in memory of your mom. I'm thinking of you. Hugs. -Kim

  9. Linda your card is wonderful and I am so sorry about your mother. What a wonderful card you have made. Hugz, joann

  10. Awh, honey...love the picture of your Momma and the story is just wonderful. Insane, huh?! Yeah, maybe a little. We love you, lady. So glad you decided to post this gorgeous card! I canNOT emulate this style...just don't have it in me!

  11. Oh Linda! What a fabulous tribute to your momma!! And...what a fun photo of your mom!! I love this fun and ever-so vintage card!! You did your momma proud, my sweet friend! Sending so many hugs your way!! Pat

  12. You had a lot in your kitchen sink, and you made it totally work on this card. (((HUGS))))


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