Saturday, September 8, 2012

I Love Being a Grandma Blog Hop

I Love Being a Grandma


I am a grandmother to three wonderful grandchildren, a boy and two girls. I love being a grandmother and spending time with my grandchildren. Like most grand parents thou, there is never enough time with the little ones. I remember fondly spending time with my grandparents, helping my grandmother in the kitchen, hanging laundry on the line, and learning to bake. I also remember the many legion baseball games my grandfather took me too. I have a love of baseball because of him. Oh the memories.




To honor not only my grandparents but all grandparents, I made this card. 

The card is made using the cartridge A Child's Year. I cut each of the images at 2" tall, then added them to 2.5" squares. I did not like the squareness (is that a word) so I rounded off the corners. I then simply added the images to a black layer ontop of a purple layer. I struggled with my sentiment, so I had to seek help from my Sister-in-Law.  She helped me position the sentiment correctly because the one I had planned to use ended up being much to big for where I planned to use it. 

Does this not look like all of the fun things we like to do with our grandchildren?  

Thank you for stopping along the way.  This hop should begin with Lynne.  Please go to her page, if you stopped by my page first.  I don't want you to miss a single blog of honoring the wonderful grandparents.   If you started at Lynne's page, then you are on the right track.  Your next stop along the way is Lisa 

Here is the full hop lineup for you. . . 

Lynne ~ http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
Kimberly ~ http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com/
Lisa ~ http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
Laura- http://lauraleesdream.blogspot.com
Claire -http://scrapmyway.blogspot.com
Ellen - http://cardmonkeyspaperjungle.com/
Anita ~http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com   




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13 comments:

  1. Your card is a beautiful tribute to grandparenting! I too have very fond memories of each of my grandparents. One I was just thinking about yesterday was that my one grandpa worked at a printing press in NYC; he used to bring home boxes of padded scrap paper on which we'd draw and write. We're it not for that paper, I wonder if I would appreciate the love of paper that I have now?

    It's always nice hopping with you, Kimberly! Happy Grandparents' Day!!

    Fondly,
    Ellen (CardMonkey)
    http://cardmonkeyspaperjungle.com
    E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

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  2. What a wonderful card my friend. It made me remember all the wonderful times I spent with my grandparents which inspired the love that I share with my grandchildren!!! It is always and truly a pleasure hopping with you my dear dear friend!
    Much Love, Hugs, and Creative Pixie Dust
    Lynne

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  3. Such a beautiful card - I love the silhouette images. TFS

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  4. That card is sweet. I like the simplicity of it.

    afternoonscrapper.blogspot.com

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  5. Being gramma's rock!! Cute card, love the idea!!

    http://pinterest.com/karhansen/
    http://jesssgirl.blogspot.com/
    karlene_hansen@yahoo.com

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  6. I love the way you incorporated the play aspect of being with the children...so touching!I double clicked to read the sentiment and YES, it is perfect! TFS and I'm a new follower and very proud to be in this hop with you.
    Creative Wishes,
    Claire S
    www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

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  7. I love your card. The silhouettes of the children doing different things against the white background really makes the images pop out at you. The sentiment is so perfect. TFS.

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  8. Wonderful card I love the design and the color scheme It is really an elegant look for a very fun card!
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet

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  9. I love love love your card! TFS.
    dmcardmaker (at AOL)

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  10. This is such a cool card! I love the images and the black and purple together.

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  11. Sweet and creative card.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Kat
    scrapnhappykat.blogspot.com

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  12. What a gorgeous card.. love it!!! hugs..Laura

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  13. Super sweet card! I love the black images that make us remember when we were children "playing" with our grandparents ((hugs))

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