This is for two challenges and I am late for both!
First Irishgreensue gave us a challenge to make a card that had something to do with childhood memories and to tell a story about it.
Well as a young teenager I spent a lot of time in West Palm Beach with my Grandma. She had a boyfriend who was the captain of a yacht owned by Armand Hammer ( the baking soda guy ). They had a French chef who had a seal as a pet. We went all up and down the coast of Fla in the ocean and the Intercostal waterway. We would drop the anchor and the seal and I would go swimming. It was a blast. Then I would climb back up the ladder to get on the boat and so would the seal. It was the funniest thing to watch. I did not know what a wonderful experience these years would be. I got to go all around the Caribbean and spent a lot of time in Miami off and on. I wish I could do it all over again as a child with my Grandma.
The second challenge was the Technique challenge which was to make a card using no stamps. This paper is old. I don't know what company made it but I have used some in the past and hoarded a couple of pieces. My c/s is SU Pool Party and Bermuda Bay. I used the Romantic Rectangles from SB which I love.
Thanks for both challenges.
Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 GMT Views: 905
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Wed, Aug 22, 2012 @ 1:51 PM
What a beautiful card, Silly, I love the color and the dies. I just made a card last night with those dies. Wow, what a special childhood memory you have, out cruising on a yacht. Now that is the life and a chef to fix you yummy meals. Glad you had those wonderful times with your grandma and thanks, for sharing it with us. Hugs.
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Wed, Aug 22, 2012 @ 4:10 PM
Wow, Sylvia, what a fantastic memory!! To be able to go on a yacht and sail all up and down the coast of Florida, the Intercoastal waterway, and the Caribbean must have been like heaven for you!! Diving in the water with a seal playing with you was probably like a dream - they are so fun to watch at play!!
Love those Romantic Rectangles - I still NEED them! your old world looking DP is awesome and looks so lovely framed on the Bermuda Bay layer behind. This is one classy card, and I am glad it brought back wonderful memories of time with your Grandma!! HUGS!
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Wed, Aug 22, 2012 @ 5:45 PM
Sylvia what a GORGEOUS card you have made!!!! LOVE that aqua color, perfect for the beautiful waters of the Caribbean!!! Your story of going along with your Grandma is so endearing and FUNNY, who swims with seals??? You and the folks at Sea World! LOL VERY pretty card!!!
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Wed, Aug 22, 2012 @ 6:58 PM
French chef.....swimming with the seals.....
Syliva!!!! What a charming and blessed childhood. I have thoroughly enjoyed every story that has sprung from this challenge, and yours is magical!!!! Lymi
P.S. sweet, sweet card too! Hugs....
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Thu, Aug 23, 2012 @ 2:46 AM
OM - you did have some wonderful childhood experiences Sylvia. Sounds like it would make a great movie - a girl, a seal, pretty water and beaches, then there could be a mystery you solve, or they could find some treasure and pirates kidnap the seal - LOL! Seriously, that is an absolutely wonderful story. Sounds like you had the coolest Grandparents and how wonderful to have been around a seal like that. Love the paper and the card and the story! Hugz!
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Thu, Aug 23, 2012 @ 9:24 AM
WOW...that is some memory and some "life experience", Sylvia. Did A Hammer keep any of his Faberge items on board?....he was known for his fabulous collection. Your card is beautiful and I love the "Florida colors"...aqua and coral.