This is for TLC265 to create a project that brings back a childhood memory. Some of the most memorable times of my childhood took place on our annual summer vacations to Cape Hatteras, NC. My parents adored the quite, uncommercialized island and it's wild and rough ocean water. We four girls thought our father could do anything as he taught us all how to surf fish for flounder and to ride the bronco like waves. Our mother was a master fisherman as well but her main job was trying to keep hats on our heads to keep from burning our faces off. Each year we would go to the Hatteras Light and climb up for the fantastic view of the island from the top. These memories never grow old as we four girls now celebrate our parents each year by returning to Cape Hatteras for our summer vacation. We live in four different states and it is our guarantee and promise to each other that we will all enjoy each other's company under the same roof at least once a year. My parents are always there with us in spirit and we never tire of repeating our stories year after year of daddy chasing after us down the beach to scare us with a crab or letting us ride on his back in the ocean. I never tire of the smell of fried potatoes and flounder cooking on our camp stove in mothers old iron skillet. There isn't anything in this life that could replace those memories except creating for our next generation.
Registered: May 2, 2005 Location: Raleigh, NC Posts: 24288
Mon, Mar 22, 2010 @ 4:26 PM
Oh, Kittie, I love your beautiful card of our wonderful Cape Hateras lighthouse! Your story brought a tear to my eye as I also made the annual trek to the outer banks with my family. My parents, too, are gone but I have wonderful memories. Of course, being a North Carolinian, my journey was not quite as long as yours. Love your card... thanks for bringing forth some of my own memories...
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Registered: August 9, 2004 Location: *~Love~*land, Colorado Posts: 32895
Mon, Mar 22, 2010 @ 6:35 PM
What a beautiful memory, Kittie! Oh how I wish I had summers in NC! I have been once and it was magical. I grew up on the west coast and of course we had beaches and they were fab, but they were different in NC. Beautiful composition here and your work ALWAYS amazes me! Hugs!
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Registered: November 28, 2004 Location: the Florida wilderness Posts: 20623
Mon, Mar 22, 2010 @ 6:37 PM
What a beautiful card to go with your beautiful memories!! love the frothy waves you have created for your ocean! Looking at all these cards makes me want to get out the scrapbooking supplies and work on that a bit!
Registered: May 26, 2005 Location: McKinney, Texas Posts: 11112
Mon, Mar 22, 2010 @ 8:07 PM
I got to go there once! What great memories!! I love the colors, your beautiful (as always) coloring, and the bow placement! Wonderful card!
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Registered: March 5, 2007 Location: Coatesville, Pennsylvania Posts: 38920
Tue, Mar 23, 2010 @ 6:31 AM
Kittie...what a beautiful memory! You have been blessed! This card is lovely. The serene bg just makes your beautiful scene pop! I can almost hear the sound of the waves and smell the ocean!!!! Beautifully created! Thank you for sharing this most wonderful story!
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