The Big Dance

Good morning, everyone!

So happy to finally be able to share this layout with you that I made using the new “Dimestore Vogue” Paper Sheets & Tags Kit–so vintagely fabulous!

I love the variety of color provided in the kit–wonderfully sized at 12″ x 12″ for larger scrapbook pages.  I usually do mine 8 1/2″ x 11″…just my preference…but you can do either!  I cut a “patchwork” piece of the pattern page and the blue  & white gingham for a bit of pop and color on the pink background.

I focused here on my adorable mother, Karen, when she was 16 in 1956.  Here she is getting ready for one of the formal dances she went to in high school…modeling two trial dresses…

First…the blue dress.  Mom designed and made both of them herself…quite the clever girl!  It was fun to find  the “View 1”, “View 2” in the dress pattern print on one side of the paper sheet and use it for the images here.

Now for the yellow dress…

Don’t you just love those silver shoes?

Which one do you think she chose for the big dance?  We’ll just have to wait and see!

The cut-out tag pieces in the kit are just wonderful!  I used this button card for a bit of journaling…also added a bit of the Cappuccino Baker’s Twine to the tag…

Don’t those crystal buttons look real?!

 A pleated rosette made from the beautiful aqua foil included in the kit, sits atop another roughly-wound rosette made from the lovely crepe (so fun to work with!)…topped with a vintage mother-of-pearl button.

 And isn’t THIS fun?!  These beautiful, clear acrylic snowflakes add a bit of retro whimsy to any project–love them!

Well…now to show you which dress Mom chose for the Big Dance…

Here she is…in the blue dress!  A couple of friends joined in for a double date.  And Mom’s date?  That handsome young man would one day be my Dad…

Hope you all have a wonderful day!


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7 Responses to The Big Dance

  1. I love this page! But I especially love the story behind it. Those dresses are awesome. They are perfect with the paper. And the photos are just great, especially since your dad is in them. 🙂

  2. LOVE IT!! Such a cute idea for a LO and your mom has some sewing skilz!

  3. Beth W says:

    This is delightful!

  4. Vicki Chrisman says:

    NO WAY.. that is the most darling story ( and photos) ever! LOVED it! And your layout is beautiful! Perfect use of this line. I love both dresses.. but that yellow one is SO fantastic! LOVE IT

  5. Tona says:

    I love your layout & the story behind it.

  6. Donna says:

    Dimestore Vogue couldn’t have fit your story and photos better! Very creative, Julie! Like the others, I think the layout rocks but the story behind it is even better—just exactly the point of scrapping! And your mom’s dresses?? Wow o wow….just beautiful and to think she designed and made them at such a young age. Obviously her talent and creativity are being well repeated in you!!

  7. Danielle Brown says:

    Fabulous!!!! love this line!

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