Wednesday, 1 May 2013


Cardstock: Pool Party, Sahara Sand, Whisper White.
Stamps: By the Tide.
Ink: Sahara Sand, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade.
Accessories: Linen Thread, Polka-Dot Embossing Folder, Basic Desginer Buttons.

I recently read on the internet (probably something I pinned as well), that the age of your first memory would most likely be the same age that your children will have their first memory. My first memory was when I was three. Yes, that's right, I was 3. My parents and my husband think I'm crazy because I can remember things from that age, but I can. And I don't just have one, I have many and they aren't things that were recorded with a photograph or film.

When I was three, my great grandfather bought me my first Barbie doll. It was the day of my birthday party and I was dressed up. My mom ran out for a few minutes (and not far, we lived in an apartment above my family's convenient store and those were the days when you didn't worry if you ran out for minute). My Great Grandfather lived across the street from us and I remember him showing up with a gift and asking where my mom was. I opened the gift, which was the Barbie doll. I also remember that my Great Grandfather had left before my mom returned because when she did return she wanted to know where the doll came from.

My Great Grandfather was a big part of my life until he passed away when I was 6. I went everywhere I could with him. He owned a trout hatchery and I remember going with him to deliver baby fish to supply other ponds. He also made honey and I still buy the honey my Great Uncle/Aunt make.

I purchased the stamp set "By the Tide" because it reminded me so much of home & my memories. Not only was my Great Grandfather a fisher, but my maternal Grandfather also loves to fish and  I have many memories of fishing with him as well. I knew this stamp set was one I would use often, especially to make cards to family and friends back home.

I CASE'd this card from Yvette at Splitcoaststampers and I didn't change anything about it because I thought it was so pretty. *SPOILER ALERT* and *HINT HINT*: When I bought this set I was really hoping it would be carried over into the new 2013-2014 Catalogue and it was!!!

I hope that my son has many good memories and even if he doesn't remember anything from the age of 3, I plan to make them the best memories he could ever have!

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