1/2/11

oh, boy...

does time fly!  These mittens from the December 21st Tuesday Trigger over on Moxie Fab World sure jostled my memories.  This Christmas season has had our youngest son up in the mountains snowboarding every chance he can get.  It was a trip down memory lane for me as I dug through our winter boxes to find 'cold clothes' for him.  Most of the ski bibs, pants, and gloves were outgrown, though there is a set of O'Neill in fluorescent pink and green I can't bear to upcycle.  We were blessed the boots and gloves still fit from last season!


So it was all the going through and remembering that inspired me to trace Andy's hand as the New Year began and find his handprint drawn when he was three years old.  A dozen years difference...time does fly. I could hardly believe my eyes when I laid the acetate layer over the paper striped hand of my 15 year old!



The papers are various Cosmo Cricket and Basic Grey in the colors of the mitten.  I used Invoke Arts' time flies sentiment and the flying pocket watch.  The letters to spell out Andy's name are  'A B Seas' set of alphas from Authentic Models.  The hand is mounted onto an 8x8 Cosmo Cricket and will go into a scrapbook.

Thanks for much for stopping by.  It's a new year, fresh beginnings...
Be blessed.


14 comments:

Sarah said...

What a GREAT page! So very clever and so very meaningful. It will surely make a terrific (and special) addition to your album. Wonderfully done!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is fabulous, Susan! So much fun to have that memory! :)

Cath said...

Hey Susan! What a memorable approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Helen F. said...

Susan, this is a fabulous layout and such a great memory for your son!

Stella said...

What a lovely take on the challenge; and a trip down to memory lane....Time flies!!!
I love it when a project is filled with precious memories of the childhood of your children. Beautiful!
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs,
Stella

Cook22 said...

As always, lovely work with real meaning. Your striped glove really does carry the feeling of those knitted ones. Shame I couldn't find anything that nice when I was looking for gloves while shopping at the weekend. And I have too much other knitting to catch up with to consider taking gloves on - the weather would have warmed up before I'd have got there.
C says thank you for your prayers for us. He says he is going into this new year with faith and hope.

Emily Keaton said...

What a touching creation!! Time DOES fly. You did an awesome job with the Moxie Fab inspiration. :)

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~amy~ said...

What a magnificent card...such a keepsake!

Anne said...

This is an amazing project Susan! What a wonderful keepsake this will be, and Im betting years down the line, the grandchildren will be adding their outlined hands to this just to compare!! What a wonderful keepsake!!
Happy and Blessed New Years to you sweet friend!!
Hugs,
Anne

Joan Ervin said...

You have created quite a keepsake here, Susan....I had to marvel at how you created the striped hand with all the different papers and the stamps you used are just perfect....amazing!!!!!

Lynn Stevens said...

oh why oh why do they have to grow up so fast??? The hand print is just darling and quite a keepsake!

♥♥♥Jan ♥♥♥ said...

I am completely charmed by this. You always have such meaning in your work, and so much care ! The glove and hand are perfect.

Sandy Ang said...

It's a wonderful way to celebrate time and growth. And such great take on the mitten challenge. Hope this year is full of creative ideas for you. And look forward to you playing along with my challenge #2