Thursday, February 25, 2010

Got to Love Grandmother's

I have to say, I'm kind of scared to think of what my life's path would have been without the influence of my Grandmother. Avo (as I call her) has been my strength my whole life. From the age of 5 days old till now, she never fails me. We went to visit her and my Grandfather (which is my knight in shining armor) and the girls had a blast. The best part was Lia saying that she wants to live there! She was actually jealous of me living there when I was

Most of us can ask our Grandparents anything. Me? lol. I ask her for old fabrics, floss and just about anything that can be stuck on paper! She taught me how to sew, knit AND crochet at the age of 6, but sadly, as I grew older, I took on other things that consumed my time. I look back and regret not keeping up with it but it doesn't seem to bother her. She is quite content with the choices I made. Small ones and big. Good and bad.

So after asking, she digs deep into her bin'o'fabrics and pulls out 2 boxes. Who would have thought that the smell of old cloth would be so exciting! YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT DON'T YOU?!

A little bit of this and that...... oh and that too! LOL Knowing my dear Grandmother, once I left she was probably digging around to see what else she could find for my next visit!

Here is few pictures of the wondrous ones with the girls......

And the little hidden treasures I came home with.......

So with that said, I quickly put them to work! This card is for my final GDS over at Crafts 4 Eternity. I had a terrific time working with them and their sketches always get my noggin workin'. Be sure to give them a peek....or two. Thanks again ladies ;-)
Here is what's going on this week:
1. Use the sketch
2. Use Fabrics
3. Use inking technique

So here is what I came up with........

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My Recipe: Card Measures 5 1/2 x 5 1/2
Cardstock: Bazzil BS (Tropical), Recollections
Patterned Paper: DCWV (Holiday Collection), K & CO (Citronella, Lemondrop)
Cricut Cartridges: George BS (Circles)
Image: I honestly can't remember...but if it looks familiar let me know!
Stamps: Stampology (Mindy's Flowers), Autumn Leaves (Word Art v:1) *Stamped on transparency
Coloring: Prisma Colored Pencils with Gamsol, Inkadinkado Blending Chalks (Image Background)
Punches: EK Success (Zig Zag with Embossing)
Ink: Stazon (Jet Black)
Other: Inking, Fabrics, Button
Thanks everyone for all of your lovely comments (past, present and future) I love reading them :-D Till morrow....................


**Farrah** said...

What a lovely story about visiting the grandparents!! You should show her the things you make with her old fabrics, she'd probably like it!
I like the little girl playing dress-up stamp. So cute.

michele said...

beautiful card and story sandra! how lovely to have have such special people in your life, and a place to get fabric too lol! beautiful photos! We have loved having you on the team this month you have been a star!! Thank-you so much for all your beautiful cards and lo's big hugs to you and your beautiful family xxx