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TASK 9 - Aunt Trudy's Bag

My Great Aunt Trudy was a wonderful woman. She had no children of her own so, she would occasionally spoil me - to my mother's chagrin. When I visited after getting married she sent my husband and I home with a quilt she had made for me 15 years before (her husband was appalled - her response was that I'd get married someday). She loved Blue - particularily Baby Blue. That same trip she sent me home with some formal gowns and accessories. I put all of it in the back of closets and cabinets and forgot about it - since her taste in fashion was not mine. So, while getting ready for the Black Tie Dinner (a charity dinner that benefits the Human Rights Council) that my husband I attend yearly with friends - I had spent the day getting my nails done, my hair done, my make-up done. The dress had been hanging in the closet for months (usually I was picking the dress up the day of the event from having been tailored). I found perfect shoes the week before - so when I went downstairs to put my lipstick in my bag - imagine my panic when I realized I didn't have a bag!!! Nothing like being in a formal gown and rooting in cabinets. Aunt Trudy must have loved my blue dress because the bag fell out on me - it was still wrapped in the cloth bag she kept it in and insitsted that I'd need it someday. That someday came...in November 2010.

 

Truthfully, I think I'll redo the layout with the journaling above and maybe a different picture - but not tonight.

 

I used: Brooch Template (VRA); Flourished Photos (SNU); Very Vintage (SNU); Beaute Botan (KSC)


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Gorgeous dress -- and the bag is perfect with it. I guess Great Aunt Trudy was looking out for you! I love the vintage-looking background you chose for those lovely photos, and I especially like the close-up of the evening bag. Wonderful journaling, too.

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Love that background paper!!! The girl you can't forget indeed! Not with that superb handbag... I loved reading your journalling both on the layout and off, you have a great way with words :-) The bag is beautiful, and the sparkles work so well with it, make sure you keep the bag and the photos the star if you rework it!

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What absolutely gorgeous photos! I love the story behind the purse and I think you should definitely add that to your layout some time!

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Oh, you look so glamorous! Love that dress! Also love the background paper and all the sparkly things. Definitely add the full story - it's great.

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Lovely layout! I like your wonderful photos and especially being able to see that great purse close-up! :)

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