Thursday, November 3, 2011

Beautiful Girl...Beautiful Memories

Here is a layout I did of a picture of my mother...not really sure about the year.  But I am guessing she is about 8 or 9 years old....Inside the envelope is a letter my mom wrote to my grandparents from girl scout camp in 1956.

The letter was a gift from my uncle for our wedding and it is probably my most favorite gift!

I used Glimmer Mist to color the doilie.  And the paper is My Minds Eye Lost and Found 2.  

Here is a closeup of the hinges.  For the hinges, I started with a gel medium, and then I used glimmer glaze to add the colors..I attached them with a blingy brad.  

Here is what my uncle wrote in our wedding card that contained the letter!

Here are some of the Lost and Found two brads I added to the layout.

Thank you for looking! 


  1. This layout is gorgeous, Courtney! I love all the precious memories it holds for you. Thanks so much for stopping by during the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop!

  2. Love it Courtney! Why didn't you tell me you started a blog???

  3. Gorgeous! What a fun hop it’s been! Thanks for joining me today on the Handmade Holiday Blog Hop! I really appreciate your visit :)

  4. I am very much into preserving memories, Courtney, especially "older" memories, like this letter your mother wrote. You have created a beautiful frame to surround now only the letter, but the memories it invokes. Your uncle's gift to you is priceless!