Friday, April 10, 2020

Grandma's House

So as I keep saying, this is a learning curve for me. Last week, I asked you to guess which month and year was the oldest Paper Pumpkin that I got caught up on and you could win a prize. Well I neglected to set any rules to this little contest so here are the details: the contest will close at 12:00 noon Pacific Time on Thursday, April 16th, 2020. If you are going to guess, you must post it in a comment on the blog. You can guess up to a maximum of three times. I will announce the winning guess on my blog post on Friday, April 17th , 2020.

Okay, now that I have that straightened out, on to today's post. When my oldest daughter made me a Grandma in August of 2016, it was one of the happiest days of my life. Being Nana to those two little munchkins is the absolute best! They are 3 1/2 now and the loves of my live. A friend of mine became a Grandma last month for the first time so of course I had to make her a card.

First I need to share the story of our meeting with you because it is a good one too. Cindy and I met years ago in the Medical Lab program at BCIT . We were really good friends. After we graduated, we ended up working at different hospitals. Then I moved to Edmonton and we lost touch. This was way before Facebook so it was easier to lose track of friends back then. Fast forward 25+ years and I am at Christina Lake for the weekend with another friend. We went up to the ice cream shop on a Saturday night and this woman comes up to me and says "I know you, don't I". Well that was Cindy, who I hadn't seen since after we graduated. We picked up like it was just yesterday that we had seen each other. We have been keeping in touch regularly ever since that fateful evening at the ice cream shop. I was fortunate enough to meet her daughter last September when they were all up here in Kelowna for a wedding. She is a lovely girl and her baby daughter is beautiful!

So here is the card I made for Cindy:

I used the Grandma's House stamp set to make this card. It is a fairly simple but cute card that uses stamping and coloring. I repeatedly stamped the flower image to get the pattern I liked. Then I colored the flowers using Stampin' Blends. I stamped the sentiment at the top and then cut out the entire image using the Stitched Rectangle dies. Then I thought it needed a little something so I added the two little hearts on either side of the sentiment. I used a Petal Pink card base and a piece of DSP from the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper matted on a piece of Whisper White cardstock. I wrapped some white baker's twine around the image piece and tied a bow and then popped this piece on dimensionals to finish the card. I mailed the card to Cindy and she has already received it and loved it so I am able to post it here now.

What I used for today's card:

Grandma's House Stamp set

Stitched Rectangle Framelet dies

Perennial Essence DSP

Soft Sea Foam Stampin' Blends

Petal Pink Stampin' Blends

Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends

Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends

Thanks again for visiting. I hope you enjoyed today's card. Stay healthy and keep creating!!

1 comment:

  1. I love this card Terry. Especially how the banker's twine grounds the flowers ❤