Hiya friends! Just poppin' in today, while on holiday, so I could participate in the blog hop organized by Lesley in honor of Grandmother-to-be Linda Callahan! Linda was one of the first friends I made in blog-land and I remain inspired by her creativity, envious of her sharp wit and thankful for her feedback and encouragement. She is going to make a fabulous Grandma! Congratulations Linda!
If you're following the hop, you've arrived here from Jaydee's blog where I am sure she had a beautiful project to share! If you're just popping in and want to start at the beginning, hop on over to Lesley's blog to get started!
In honor of grandmothers, Lesley asked us to share something about our own grandmothers that inspired the card we created for Linda. Above is my Nana. I love this picture of her. The shadows, that dress, those shoes and her smile! Nana was born in Scotland and emigrated late enough that her brogue still hung around and became prominent when she told stories. Oh, how I loved that sound! I was fascinated by her accent. While I was in college, my mom and I accompanied Nana back to Scotland. The raw beauty of the countryside was breathtaking. In keeping with the garden theme of our Challenge Quote and the Scottish hillsides blooming with heather, I made this for Linda:
Linda always uses bold colors in a smart way, so I wanted to go outside the box a little on this one. The color palette is Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight and Pool Party. Of course, I took it straight from the International Bazaar DSP...isn't it pretty?
So many smiles begin with our grandmothers...and whether in her comments or her posts, Linda never fails to bring a smile to my day. So, I hope this card brings a smile to you Linda...congratulations! I can only imagine how thrilled you are and how delighted your new grand baby will be to have you as her Grandmother!
Please be sure to hop along to Jen Mitchell's fabulous blog where you are certain to find some amazing inspiration! Here is the full list of friends honoring Linda on this Grandmother of a Blog Hop!Lesley Croghan
Stamps: Summer Silhouettes, Petite Pairs, French Foliage, Occasional Quotes (ret.)
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Chocolate Chip
Paper: International Bazzar DSP; Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Naturals White CSExtras: 3" circle die; Pool Party ruffled ribbon; Linen Thread; Scallop Ribbon border punch; 1 1/4" square punch