Sunday, January 30, 2011

tiddly inks challenge #35: quote me

the challenge was to use a special/favorite quote on our cards.

"we do not remember days. we remember moments."
-cesare pavese
when i saw this quote i immediately thought of my mom who is suffering from alzheimer's. our family is watching her lose what she held so dear. she was like an elephant. at some point i realized that i don't need to remember everything. i need to remember the moments. but i have always done that. i don't remember the exact day things have happened. my husband is better at that. he remembers the day we met...the day we went on our first date. he is good at that. i remember how i felt when i met him. i remember what we were wearing & what we ate.  days & numbers go right by me. the emotions evoked at the time stay with me. & with my mom suffering with alzheimer's i find that being present in the moment is far more important than trying to hold onto to everything.

i can remember everything in certain cases. i know that i can not just always be in the moment. i have to plan ahead & remember past mistakes. but those are worthless if i don't live in the present & experience life to the fullest. does that make any sense?? if i stay in my head trying to plan & hold onto what once was, i think that i would not live a colorful life. it would be mostly grey. but enjoying my present at that moment allows my life to blossom with vibrant colors... my mom was on my mind as i was making this card. so a lot of it reflects more on what she likes.

my card is about the numbers of the days slipping away & getting jumbled up.  i used tiddky inks image time will tell,  i colored her with my copics & some liquid pearls on her hat & legs. i chose red because my mom's favorite song is the lady in red. i added some stickles because my mom loves to sparkle. she has never been a plain jane. and i used tim holtz embossing folders & some acrylic beads over time will tell numbers. finally i added some silk flowers that i colored with my copics.

also a part of this challenge was to make an envelope to go with the card.

i had to make my own dimensions since my card was a funky size. i had to start out with 12x12 paper, which doesn't run through my printer. so i used a tim holtz number stamp on the front. on the back i used some vinyl stickers that i colored with my copics & some red ribbon. & the clock is from tiddly inks time for tea. with this i used distress inks to color it & then i used some rock candy on it & it gave it that bubbly look. the inside of the envelope i lined with some paper from the target store $1 bins. i added the flowers after i had made the envelope.

thanks for stopping by & checking out my card & reading my story. until next time! take care.


mforquer said...

I love this - such a wonderful sentiment - this Tiddly image is darling with it - your card is gorgeous such a beautiful vintage feel! Love the pop of red. thanks so much for joining us at Tiddly INks this week!

Loopylou. said...

oh hun, I was so sorry to read of what you and your family are going through it must be very hard and I absolutely adore your challenge entry hun, i love the idea of the numbers getting jumbled and the embossing looks fab with that little tiddly. thank you so much for sharing it with the tiddly inkers hugs Lou xxx

Larissa said...

So pretty! Thanks for joining us at the Tiddly Inks challenge this week!


DonnaMundinger said...

this speaks to me and I know what you're going through because my Daddy died of Alzheimers. He lived with us for several years and it was so hard seeing him slip away. Beautiful card and such a true quote. Beautifully done! Hugs to you and your mom! xxD

Tracy (JediScrapbooking) said...

Jen, this is my favorite card of your yet! It is beautiful!!! I am so sorry about your mom too. We watched my husband's grandmother suffered through that. That must be very hard on you. I'm sending you big hugs!!!

jenlynnie said...

thanks everyone for the wonderful comments!! @donna- it is difficult to watch her succummb to this disease. but at the same time it makes us savor the moments that we have together. that is the only way we can go through this.

Marlena Peduzzi said...

Wonderful card and I really like your sentiment. So glad you could join us at Tiddly Inks this week!

Christy/Tiddly Inks Digitals said...

So pretty. :)

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