Heart and soul, I fell in love with you,
Lost control, the way a fool would do,
Because you held me tight,
And stole a kiss in the night..
And so goes this wonderful song written by Hoagy Carmichael and Frank Loesser. It was recorded in 1938 by Larry Clinton and his Orchestra featuring Bea Wain. It was one of the songs on a compilation cd my Dad made many years ago and sent to me. I dug it out over the weekend and as I was playing it my teenage daughter came in asking me who was singing. She loved the song and continued to listen to the cd with me. I told her this was "Grandpa's music" and that I have lots of it. She stayed up with me late Saturday night listening to wonderful songs from the 1930's and 1940's and loved them. We had such fun.
It got me pulling out lots of great old tunes today as well... Fred Astaire doing Cheek To Cheek, and The Way You Look Tonight; Billie Holiday singing Says My Heart; Sarah Vaughan performing The Very Thought Of You, and The Man I Love... I could go on and on (I'm listening to You Turned The Tables On Me by Benny Goodman right now). There are so many songs from this era that I just love. I guess it's no wonder that when I took the "What era are you from?" quiz on FaceBook that the answer was "The 40's", lol!
So... these songs are the theme for the cards I am choosing to share with you tonight.
As I look at them I can hear those wonderful melodies and romantic lyrics. Can you?
I love how the beautiful colors of these flowers (above) worked so well with the paper. Even the copper brad seemed perfectly matched. (You can click on the pics to enlarge to see detail.)
The gold heart (below) was something I'd been saving for just the right card. Was this the right choice?
And I love this sentiment. I was so glad it fit ;-)
So, after I finished that card I just couldn't stop there. I was loving the paper, the colors, the romantic feel of it so I decided to make a variation of the card. And now I can't even decide which one I like best. How about you?
I decided to only partially "frame" her, as I didn't want to cover too much of this gorgeous paper up.
The "lace" frame on both of the cards was made using a white paper doily. Lots of cutting and piecing together, and tons of ink sponged on it!
I love the lace ribbon and pearl ribbon buckle.
Another sentiment that I thought worked well for the card.
So... do you suddenly feel like listening to some romantic dance music from the 30's or 40's? ;-)
Thanks SO much for stopping by today. I am sorry I have been away for a while. I'd love for you to leave me a comment and let me know what you think! I'll be back soon to share some more things I have been making...
Wishing for God's Blessings upon you!
Supplies used to make these cards:
STAMPS: Image Stamp "Woman In Repose" by Rubber Stampede; "Even More" by Verses Rubber Stamps; sentiment stamp from "Always" set by SU!
PAPER: Patterned paper by Graphic 45; SU! Early Espresso, Very Vanilla and Vellum c/s
INK: SU! Early Espresso
OTHER: Prima flowers; SU! copper brad; paper doilies; lace ribbon; pearl ribbon buckle; brass heart finding; SU! oval and scalloped oval punches; SU! Chocolate Chip satin ribbon; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.