Happy Hot Saturday! Another scorcher today---hope you can find some cool activities to do! Today, Lesley is honoring a sweet team member, Linda Callahan with her very own grandmother-to-be Blog Hop:
Linda will be a grandmom real soon to a sweet little baby girl! I keep telling her that her world is going to be turned topsy-turvy and she will be IN LOVE! The theme for the hop is a sweet saying: “A garden of love grows in a grandmother’s heart”! Here’s what Lesley says about the inspiration:
- Use anything that reminds us of our grandmother…a lesson she taught us, her favourite colours, a memory…to inspire a creation by you. You can use any colours or themes that connect to the quote above and also incorporate a congratulations theme too…really…the sky is the limit!
First, let me show you my card. I used the Mojo Monday sketch 247 and a retired favorite SU set, Feathered Friends:
I did some watercoloring (sorry, I am stuck on that this week!) and some new SU papers from Storytime and Patio Party. Linda always likes my random stamping on my backgrounds (she calls it stamping stamping stamping) so I added some of that to my Baja Breeze card, and finished it with a sweet little red bow and some hearts.
Lesley also asked us to share a little about our own grandmothers. I have to admit, I got a bit choked up when I sat down to write my memories. Both my grandmothers have been gone for over 30 years, so my memories are very old and faded! My paternal grandmother (Gramma) lived on the farm with us, in a separate house, but I saw her every day of my childhood. She was frugal, funny and wise. She would scare us on Halloween by dressing up as an old lady and taking out her false teeth! She LOVED to garden and I cannot see a peony or poppy to this day without thinking of her. I used to follow her around with a jar of gasoline as she tended her rose bushes and drop Japanese beetles into it! And she prayed for us to become Christians and grow up to be helpful, caring people. My maternal grandmother (Nan) was a bit more stern, so I was a tad bit intimidated by her until I got older. She was an excellent cook and extremely crafty! Although I always say I got whatever artistic genes I have from my dad, my maternal grandmother instilled a love of crafts in me. We were just getting to a point where we could do some projects together, and sadly, she passed away. Looking back, I can see where both grandmothers influenced me in my areas of giftedness, and I am SO blessed to be able to have had both of them close by. It makes me appreciate being a grandmother to Cassidy even more….I hope I can nurture her gifts and talents like my grandmothers did to me! And I know that Linda will be a fantastic grandmother…..we are all anxiously awaiting the moment when that will happen! I created this card because the flowers remind me of Gramma and her garden, and the watercoloring and “crafting” part of making the card itself reminded me of Nan.Freshly Made Sketches, and here are the others, be sure to stop by and give them some love as well!