First I sponged the entire tag with Tattered Rose Distress Ink. After positioning the Tim Holtz mask I went over certain areas with Fired Brick. I used this color to stamp the Verve sentiment as well. To finish it I added some rhinestones from DCWV.
From the Hebrew name רִבְקָה (Rivqah), possibly meaning "a snare" in Hebrew, or perhaps derived from an Aramaic name. This was the name of the wife of Isaac and the mother of Esau and Jacob in the Old Testament. It came into use as a Christian name after the Protestant Reformation, and it was popular with the Puritans in the 17th century.
My sisters and I were all given Biblical names, as my mother was a religious person. I don't think the meaning of the names were a factor in her choices!
Day 14- Lost another tooth! We had a little drama with this one, as she lost it in the shower and thought it went down the drain. She was convinced the Tooth Fairy wouldn't show up. Daddy found it on the shower floor and saved the day!
Day 15- In a neighborhood I visited for work.
Day 16- All dressed up for a Fancy Nancy party at our local library. For those of you not in the know, Fancy Nancy is a book character. She loves all things fancy and French!
I finally got this layout finished and thought it was a nice change from all the winter photos we've been sharing. This layout is based on a page from the August 09 edition of Creating Keepsakes magazine.
CS: green & white (unk)
paper: Prima, CM, Target
brads: Target, Bazzill
Other: sizzix machine; acrylic paint; die-cut to use for mask (CM)
Funny and touching, these recollections of a California mom speak to women of all marital statuses, sexual persuasions, and those with or without children. It is about being a woman who has left childhood behind her but still attempts to capture youthful moments. It is about the special brand of friendship that only women have. It is about doubts, insecurities, and mistakes. It is about love, trust, holding on, and letting go.
Paesel addresses all these topics through a look at her own life, which has some laugh-out-loud moments. Imagine a preschool fundraiser where you can bid on a boob job, or getting stoned with your husband and demolishing the contents of your kid’s Christmas stocking.
The book is not without its poignant moments, either. The chapter “Heroics” offers resounding lines on life itself- “I will enter my own Dead Man’s Cove- and return with the exhilaration of having survived. And I know that I will do thousands more things that quite literally scare me shitless. This I inherited from my mother as well, the choosing to do it- the thing that terrifies you- anyway. Because choosing not to do it is like dying. And I’m not ready yet”.
Fresh and irreverent, Paesel says what I only wish I could (sometimes). My next trip to the library will definitely include a search for more of her writing, and yours should, too.