Sunday, January 25, 2009

Grandmother's Parlor

My Grandmother's Parlor was just inside the front door. It had double doors that slid back into the wall on either side. It was where the family gathered to share their day, play games (no TV, you know) and sit and watch their siblings court their future spouses. I never saw it in it's heyday. My father was born during the depression and after most of his siblings were grown. I never even knew my grandparents. But the old home place is still in the extended family and the parlor has been remodeled after going through 2 major floods. But in my mind, I imagine a room with lots of flowers on the upholstery and hand-made pillows, prizm fringes on the lamps, antique pictures on the wall and cherry woodwork everywhere.





With this picture in my mind, I designed my new kit using the colors of Kimb's Jan Color Challenge at DSO. Sorry it took me so long to get it to you. Time just seemed to get away from me and here it is the last week of Jan already. I struggled with the prizm fringe for a couple weeks. Still not what I want but it's OK. Anybody know of a good tutorial for prizms? LOL! After this I don't care if I see another prizm. I included an old antique photo of a relative of mine. You can always kick him out if you don't like having him around. The hatbox and gloves were gifts from a family wedding. I hope you like this one.



The scrapbook, hatbox, gloves and rose in the bottom corner of my preview are a cluster but all parts are included individually, too.

You can go here for your downloads:

Elements 1

Elements 2

Elements 3

Papers 1

Papers 2

See ya, next time!


47 comments:

Crops said...

Well worth the wait if ya ask me! It's gorgeous Mel!!!!!! I love it!!! You really did GOOD!!! Thanks sooooo much!!!!

Hey, hows that diet doing??? Me... I was doing real good until Friday night.... I'm not even gonna say all that I did wrong, but having a chocolate peanut butter ice cream cone before dinner was positively a BIG NO-NO..... but it was yummyyyyyyyyyyyy.....LOL As of today, I am back on it again....ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!! LOL Hope your's is going better than mine did!
Now I am off to download, geeze girl, your like another KimB, she doesnt do anything small either....LMAO...thanks again!
mwahhhhhhhhhhh

Oh noooo... the word....TWOTONEE...I am NOT getting on that scale tomorrow...no wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy
YIKESSSSS! LMAO

Anonymous said...

I LUV THIS AND THANK YOU.I CANNOT WAIT TO MAKE SOME LAYOUTS WITH THIS ONE XO XO.WOW

Anonymous said...

oPPS I FORGOT IT IS EYE

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much Melanie for sharing Grandmother's Parlor! It is so lovely! I can't wait to use it!
Krissi

pkdoll said...

You continue to amaze me Mel!! Awesome, beautiful, gorgeous! Loving every bit of it.
So, you too are dieting--good luck and hopefully you will get to your goal weight in no time.:)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful kit. Thank you. KP

Vicki (Chickivaney) said...

Thanks so much!

Digi Free said...

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Sue said...

Wowww this is one beautiful kit, I'm surprised you found enough time, hope your daughter and her family are OK, thank you so much for sharing your kit with us.

Kim B said...

HOLEY SMOKES MACKEREL! OMG, this is just stunning- love the comment on the ancestor- bwahahaha. But girl the elements in this are just soooo perfect! Love the pin and the *ancestor* hanging frame! Hat box is just stunning! Glad the stress is gone now- but DANG - if stress makes you design like this- WELLLLL??- ROTF!
Great job and thank so much for sharing this with us!

Dinphy said...

What a SUPER job you did on this one!
I think all of it is so pretty, the dangling sparkles, the amazing frames, stunning flowers, but I really loooove the rose paper!
Thanks for sharing!

makeyesup said...

Awesome kit, you have just made me feel that I also was invited into her parlor. Glad you finished this and shared with all of us. Super job.

MaggieM said...

Thank you very much for this lovely kit.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for sharing your beautiful work. md

Anonymous said...

WOW - what a wonderful Kit
I found some really old family photo's from the late 1800's and this kit will help soooo much to scrap it all --- thank you

Deatles said...

OH My Gosh! This is simply beautiful!!! Thank you soooo much for sharing this wonderful gift. I just love it all - even you're "old" relative :-)
THANK YOU!

Jean Ann said...

Absolutely Beautiful!!! Thank you so much for sharing. This will be a great heritage kit.

Vestidadelmar said...

Thanks you, very nice kit.

Lezlee said...

I think this is my download of the day!!! Thank you so much; you did a great job!!!

Marianne Noll said...

How beautiful! I just love the vintage look as my grandmother was the favorite person in my life. I just adored her! You have an awsome talent Mel. Thanks for sharing it with me.

ragsnpaint said...

An amazing kit for those vintage photos I have. You've captured the essence of that time period. I love it. Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! This is wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog. I love your work. Thanks so much for this freebie

Lauren

Cindyrelly said...

Wow Mel!! This is GORGEOUS ;) You sure have a handsome relative... who is the mystery man? Thank You!!

Mary Beth said...

What a beautiful kit - I just love it! and I have SO MANY photos that I can use with it. Thank you so much for sharing your great talent.

Darleen said...

GORGEOUS!!! Thank you so much for creating and sharing.

RoseAddict said...

Wow!!! Absolutely fabulous! Yes, well worth the wait. I loved your story about the room, too. Thank you for this wonderful kit!

RoseAddict said...

Oh, and meant to say I hope your daughter is doing well.

Cindyrelly said...

Mel... I don't have your email addy :( I was gonna send you a link to my photo gallery that I made of the BDay. My email is cindyrelly at bellsouth dot net so send me yours okay?? TTFN... Cindy

Anonymous said...

I love old stuff. It takes me to the time I can't go. Thanks helping us go there.

eilajean said...

I just love these! Thanks so much for sharing. Now that I have my pics (almost) in order - I bet I can come up with a few pages from this kit. Your comment cracked me up - we do live in somewhat parallel universes. Ah, but do you have a cap light (the kind that fits under the bill of a baseball cap)?

It is perfect to be able to move about a dark house when the power goes.

Stay warm - and thanks so much (again) for sharing! These colors are so soothing (just like grandma's parlor)

Sharon aka Scrapcat4914 said...

TY so very much for your MARVELOUS contribution!!!!!!!!

Andrea said...

WOWZAS!!! This kit is SO GORGEOUS!!!! Love the picture you painted first describing your grandparents' parlor! So much class & style back then! LOVE everything about your fantastic kit!! Thanks for sharing :)

amsangel said...

OMGoodness, this kit is GORGEOUS!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!!! I am sooo THERE!!!

rita said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! I love it! Anything vintage is always a winner. I do appreciate the smaller downloads. It will take me days to get all the parts on dial-up, but I will. This is my first visit to your wonderful blog. Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing Grandmothers Parlor, I am very new to digi scrapping. Will visit again soon. Thanks again
rgraciemae

Joanne K said...

Thank you so much for this gorgeous kit!! I used it for my first DSO layout, Edith - 1927. I am looking forward to using it for more layouts as well.

thescrappywife said...

Gorgeous! Thank you!

Miriam said...

Beautiful! Thank you!

Magnolia said...

Thank you so much for sharing this gorgeous kit.

Anonymous said...

When I see a kit, I don't always see the possibilities of it until I see a beautiful layout. I saw a gorgeous layout using this kit and so went hunting for it. Didn't have to go far. It is beautiful. Thank you so very much.

Nancy said...

OMGosh! This is absolutely stunning! The elements are amazing and the colors are gorgeous! Thank you so very much for sharing your time and talent! I can't wait to play with this kit!!

Karen said...

Love your kits Mel, especially when they are related to genealogy as its one of my passions too, though my heritage is mostly England and Australia.
I'm in the process of trying to scrap my old ancestors photos, so this kit will go down a treat.
Thanks so much for it!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness. This is the perfect kit. I absolutely love it. Clean, fresh. Perfect. Thank you thank you for sharing. bb

Digi Free said...

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Yvette said...

What a wonderful job you did on this kit. Thank you for sharing.

clubiani said...

This is just beautiful...actually breathtaking! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing this awesome kit!!!