Monday, September 21, 2009

A Card for Grandma

I have been thinking about my grandmother a lot since I ordered "Women of Life" Stamp Set from Papertrey Ink. I didn't have a set with any kind of sentiment with grandmother or aunt. This set is so versitile. I know I will get a lot of use out of it! This is my submission for MojoMonday Sketch 105.
My grandmother was so involved in my life when I was growing up. She was the type of grandmother that played games, stayed up late, cooked ALL my favorites, and was just fun to be around. I spent many nights with her, she was more than just a grandma but also a friend. I have so many fond momeries of the times we spent together. She is a lot older now (as am I), and I live so far away that I do not get see her very much and it makes me sad. I made this card to tell her "Thanks for being such a great grandma!" I call her Maw-Maw, still. Somethings you never out grow.



Recipe:
Card base: PTI Raspberry Fizz - 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 (folded)
Card front: Sweet Blush - 4 X 5 1/4 - Embossed with ProvoCraft Birds & Swirls folder
Ripe Avacado 1 1/2" Circles - I inked up my Floral Screen Folder in Old Olive (I just did direct stamp pad to folder) and then embossed the circles. Don't they look like leaves or grass or stems?
I stamped Melon Mambo (matches Raspberry Fizz pretty good, huh?) on Sweet Blush then used my SU scallop circle punch. I used the next size up EK success scallop punch in Raspberry Fizz to layer. I stamped a little center flower in So Safron and a center with Sahara Sand.
The sentiment was stamped with Melon Mambo on white then layered with Raspberry Fizz.
The ribbon strip on the bottom is SU Melon Mambo. I haven't gotten all the PTI ribbons YET!!!
I put a layer of white cardstock inside (4 X 5 1/4) and stamped a smaller flower image in Melon Mambo with an Old Olive Center.


This was my first time to ever use or have PTI card stock or stamps, and I LOVE THEM!!! I hope to participate in their monthly Blog Hop on the 25th. So, please check back again to see what else I can come up with my NEW stuff!


Thanks for looking! What do you think?

11 comments:

  1. laurie...this is beautiful TFS!
    michelle

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  2. Love your card! Great take on the sketch!

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  3. I love the card....your Grandma is sure to too!!!! The colors are great.

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  4. Fabulous card! Simple and sweet. Great choice of colors.

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  5. Great card and I'm sure your grandma thinks so too! Enjoy your new PTI goodies!

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  6. Very pretty! Love the color combo!

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  7. this is such a pretty card-loved the story about your grandmother

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  8. That is beautiful! Flowers for the circles...what a GREAT idea! :)

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  9. This is a fabulous take on the sketch. I love how you made it your own!!

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