Friday, April 1, 2011

In Your Easter Bonnet.....

Boy did Mama ever love the holidays.  Easter meant a new dress with new shoes and matchin' handbag.  Of  course there was the Easter corsage made of artificial flowers that did not fade or wilt.  But the frosting on the cake was  her brand new hat.  There were times when Mama couldn't afford a new dress but she always made sure she had a new hat.  She would go straight to Fain's Bargain Basement and find something to gussy up her old hat!  Off to church she'd go with her shiny black pocketbook hung over her arm and gloves in hand.   Did I tell you that Mama walked to church?  When the weather was bad, she would spring for a Bluebird Taxi Cab.  Sweet memories,  why I can hear Perry Como singing right now - "IN YOUR EASTER BONNET, WITH ALL THE  FRILLS UPON IT" ..........


"ON THE AVENUE"  . . .  What avenue?

First let me tell you that the purtty little girl you see in her Easter Bonnet came from Miss Peggy at Peggy Loves Vintage . I adore all her images - they are delightful to work with and so nostalgic. They take me right back to my Mama's life and such wonderful memories.  And the cute little sign post I bought from Diana.

This card is my entry for Inventory Challenge #25 and I know my team mates have some wonderful cards posted on their blogs!

I do appreciate you visiting my blog and reading all about my Mama --- comments are so appreciated and enjoyed.


Karen said...

Love you card and your story Sandy!!! When I was young I loved it when my mom would take out her box of hats so I could try them on!! : )

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Sandy!
Your card is beautiful.
I loved your story of your Mother. I sure wish mine was around at the moment.
Hugs Maz

Peggie said...

Lovely card. Pink and yellow one of my fav color combos.

Christina C. said...

Hi sweet Sandy! Loved reading your post and your card is fabulous...loooooooove vintage!!!!
The inside of your card is perfect.
I just adore that sweet image and what a lovely hat indeed!
Wonderful job!

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Sandy, first thing that comes to my mind, is that the purty little girl looks so much like Scarlet O'Hara. Love the embossed backgroud of your card so much, what a divine look,with the pearls and glitters, absolutely perfecto! The inside is super cute, love the chicks with the bunny ears. And your story, gosh, I would read pages of those memories. You should wite a little book with those... Perry Como, that brought me back to black and white TV, and my mother sitting religiousy to watch this show, while no one could talk, it would disturb Mr. Como!!!!
Thanks for that moment in time.
Hugs. D.

Myrna said...

Hi Sandy, boy does this bring back memories of the new dress, shoes and yes those gloves!! Beautifully colored and LOVE those dancing chicks.

Kelly said...

I love your pretty vintage hat and pearls on the front of your card and then the fun cute chicks on their parade on the inside. Always looking forward to your humour.

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh I have been waiting all week to see this card!!! First I have to say that I truly love reading your stories. It's like taking a trip down Memory Lane and I love every minute of it. Easter was always the time for getting all dressed up and wearing our white gloves and shiny shoes! And Perry on the record player! What fun! Now onto that beautiful card of yours! She's so pretty and perfectly dressed for Easter!! Love all the embossing and those pearls!! Oh my gosh those pearls are so lucious!! Gorgeous ribbon and flower too!! And the inside is so cute, Sandy!! Love those chicks wearing their rabbit ears. LOL! Fabulous card my friend! It was worth the wait!
hugs, Sharon

Kathy said...

Sandy, love the sweet memories you shared about your mama! This card is so pretty. I love the little girl image, so vintage and lovely. Your coloring is beautiful and the inside is just as fab as the outside!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely card and I enjoyed your sweet story! Love all the images you used on this lovely card - especially that pretty girl on your cover! So cute! hugs, Angela

Janiel/ janny said...

Hello Sandy, BEAUTIFUL card dear.. with all of the litlle image inside and out!! I want to THANK YOU for leaving me such uplifting comments on my blog.. They truly make my day when I see that you have been there and I love to read what you have to say!
hug to you dear....Janiel

Linda Palmer said...

Love your beautiful card and the inside is just as pretty. Love the walks down Memory Lane. Great coloring and layout.

Rosie said...

That image is fabulous and the colors of your card are beautiful! You did an awesome job on the inventory challenge. Hugs, Rosie :)

cathylynn said...

Howdy Sandy! First of all I must comment on your coloring on your stamps......OUTSTANDING!!!!!! Wow girl I'm amazed!!! Next I too loved your story. Took me back to getting all dulled up for Easter Sunday Church with the new dress, shoes, lace edged sox,little purse, hat and the super stiff petticoat that made your dress super puffy. Now that was a complete outfit. Oh so long ago!! Thanks for the memories and have a lovely week my friend!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Barb Hardeman said...

This is so OUTSTANDING Sandy! The little Peggy image is showcased beautifully with the embossed pieces and glitter. The inside is adorable. Love the chicks wearing the bunny ears and dancin' the conga! I too remember getting a whole new outfit for Easter and the most exciting part was that we got "party" shoes. Not just plain oxfords which we wore all the time, but actual shiny white or black and as we got older we got a pair without a strap on them! Oh, it was so exciting!!!
You've done a fabulous job on your card for this weeks challenge!
Well done honey bun...hugs...Barb

Eve said...

how pretty outside, and how fun & cute inside!! luv those chikies! :-)

LINDA W. said...

Oh Sandy!!!! you bring back memories of my own Mother...God bless her soul....she always made
all our clothers...and Easter was
so special with hats.
I love your card it is beautiful
you always add such special
things to your cards.
hugs from Texas....Linda

PeggyLovesVintage said...

Oh My Gosh! What a stunning card and a wonderful story! She is so delicate and pretty and your layout just enhances that feature. I love the little pearls and the little bit of bling and the pretty little cherry blossom that doesn't overwhelm the image. Very, very sweet! I love it Sandy!

Unknown said...

Wow what a stunning card!!!
I absolutely love the colors!!!!

Pat said...

ooooh oooooh oooooooh!!! And you told me you'd never be able to make a pretty card! Guess what, hunny bun? You can definitely make pretty cards! This one is gorgeous!! I do love this delightful vintage image!!Peggy's images are adorable!! And you've created a sweet little masterpiece here!! And the little chickies on parade ...absolutely precious!! I love, love, LOVE that pearl treatment too...gorgeous with a capital GGGGGGGGGGG! Hugs. Pat

Anonymous said...

That was quick, right from Christmas to Easter! whew... time goes by fast but whoa Sandy! lol You have the longest comments of anyone I'm sure! Love this touch of nostalgia and charm! She's a doll and the Easter scene inside is totally delightful! Made me happy and brought back memories of my mom too! TFS!
Pam Going Postal

Rene said...

I love this card! It's so sweet and pretty...but what I really love is the "chick conga line" on the inside! I imagine they are having quite a time making their way to wherever they are going!
Rene :D

Candy said...

Hi Sandy,
What a beautiful Vintage Card! Love all the pearls, bling
and embossing. The inside is so sweet. Love those little chicks doing their dance :o)
I so love reading your stories! Easter was a time I also got a new dress and shiny shoes to wear and new white gloves and usually a pretty sweeter. Those days meant the weather was beautiful too from then on and the birds were singing - the air was sweet - and I loved every minute of it.
Thank you for the wonderful memories.
Big hugs, Candy

Anonymous said...

Love your Easter card. Your story of your mama really hit "home". Sounded like my Mom. Easter was a very special day to get all dressed up and walk to church too. Thanks for posting your story! I really enjoyed it!

Fran said...

Hey Girl I finally made it! Your coloring on your beautiful stamp is absolutely superb and I mean that Sandy. I have loved every card that I seen since we met & I must say this is my favorite one. Oh that Easter story really hit home! My Mom was not a fancy dresser but oh boy she made sure I had a new Easter hat, shoes, & pocketbook for Easter. I loved my black patent leather shoes. My Grandmom loved Perry Como gee I loved him too. I thought he was so handsome! Hugs, Fran

Iulia said...

Hi, Sandy!
And eventually I made it to your blog. But I've seen this beauty of yours a couple of days ago; I couldn't help, I had to peek before starting my week-end visits and leaving comments. I have a busy calendar these days with my little one 's kindergarten socializing hours and so.
What a sweet story you came up with again. For me it is like watching an old movie and tried to visualize the charm of those hats and pretty dresses- well, surely, the hats were important, who cared about the dress or shoes?:)) I really felt for a moment the magic of those days. And I have to insist on you writing a book. Please, just sit down and put whatever comes first to your mind. Let everybody marvel at your wonderful style and humour!
Now, to your card. You know I just love girlie cards and your pretty girl here is so beautiful and just a perfect Easter image to go with your nostalgic story. Your card is so beautiful and elegant and the inside just completes the funny side which makes the 'card by Sandy' so special.
You've done a wonderful work of art here dear friend, just a pleasure for the eye and the heart!
I wish you a bright sunny Sunday!
Hugs, Iulia

Nancy Jensen said...

Sandy, I love your card! Beautiful! I really like the vintage card.. it reminds me of a few I received as a little girl and of simpler times. Thank you for sharing memories about your mother. She sounds like such a wonderful lady. I remember that my mom would always buy me and my sisters new dresses for Easter. My mom is still alive, thank goodness, but doesn't buy us Easter dresses anymore. What's up with that? haha! I think I'll have to bring that to the attention of my husband and see if he will buy me an Easter dress! :)

Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog. Now the pressure is on with my new DT position - knowing that you'll be following up with that I'm a little nervous. ;) I guess I'd better get to work! :) Thanks again!

Eulanda said...

I just loved your story about Mama. The papers you've used are gorgeous!! And very very pretty image! Hugs!

Leslie Anne Avila said...

I'm finally getting around to do some serious blog browsing. I'm glad I dropped by your blog. Your card is super adorable. Especially loving the beautiful color palette that you've chosen and that image is gorgeous. Keep them coming.
Blessings from Georgetown~

Anonymous said...

Oh Sandy!! I'm doing some scrolling down myself here!! LOL!! I love you creation!! The ribbons and colors are so soft and pretty!! :) Beautiful Vintage design and so fun! Hope you had a great weekend!! BIG HUGS

Unknown said...

Sandy - your blog is beautiful - hope to get back to NC this year and hope to see you. I send you the link to my blog. - Hugs - Mary Ellen

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Melanie a.k.a. Sugar said...

Love your Easter Bonnet, sweet sister of mine. Always, always fun to see what creative juices are flowing through your head. You're definitely the daughter with all the talent!! Love you.

paola said...

Pretty, pretty pink. Love those flourishes and the pink embossed background paper, the image on the front is soo sweet and beautifully colored, did you do that? now your story lines are what make your cards so special, another little masterpiece my friend.

Anonymous said...

Sandy, I love this card! You've done it again. You inspire me.

Unknown said...

Sandy, this is beautiful! Your coloring is beautiful!!!! I love it!

Pen to Paper said...

Hi Sandy,

Just catching up with my blog hopping. I haven't been to your blog in a while! Wow I have a lot to see! I love reading stories about our Mama too! I really envisioned everything you said! And your card is so cute! The image on the front is so nostalgic and adorable and the little chickies and the sign post, love it!!