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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Celebrate The Occasion -- Challenge #29: Grandparents Day :)

Happy Terrific Tuesday everyone!!  Do you know what it's time for right now???  YES!!  It's time for another challenge at Celebrate The Occasion!   If you haven't heard yet, this Sunday (September 11) is GRANDPARENTS DAY!!  It's time to celebrate the cookie-makers, the cheek-pinchers, the funny-fishermen...  The very best people in the world!!  I only have a few memories of my one grandfather...  Sadly, I was very young (or not yet born), when my grandparents passed away, but I am still so thankful to all of them for giving me the most wonderful parents possible...  The memories I have of my grandfather are as fresh in my memory as yesterday...  I can still smell his aftershave and feel the way the stubble on his chin would scratch my cheek when he would hug me...  I can remember his smile -- the one that I'm reminded of when I smile myself -- that little gap between his front teeth just like mine...  I even remember that wobbly-necked dog he had on the dashboard of his avocado green car -- I would watch that dog's head bobble to-and-fro, nodding in agreement to anything you asked ("Did Grandpa bring me a gift this visit???  Yes???"), encouraging squeals of delight...  Didn't matter if the gift was a shiny penny or a stubbly-chinned hug...  :)

Thankfully, my own children have grown up with my parents close by...  It always makes my heart leap for joy when The-Girl-Child or The-Boy-Child chooses to enjoy some sort of activity with The-Grandpa or The-Grandma...  Why, even tonight they'll be looking forward to an excursion away from the college campus for dinner with The-Grandparents!!  :)  Truly, grandparents like theirs deserve more than just a day or even a week!!  They deserve at least a month dedicated to celebrating how inspirational and amazing they are!! :)  And so, with each of my wonderful parents in mind, I created this card to share how I feel about how GRAND they really are...

This is a standard A2 card (5.5"x4.25").  I started by embossing a piece of 5.25"x4" ivory cardstock with my Argyle Cuttlebug embossing folder (from the Happy Birthday set).  I then adhered that on top of a 5.5"x4.25" piece of brick cardstock...  The ribbon is an ivory 1" ribbon with satin edges and a sheer center...
The sentiment stamp is from the "Positive Thoughts" Stamp Art Set from K Andrew Designs ...  I stamped it onto ivory cardstock with Stampin' Up!'s Night of Navy ink, trimmed around the sentiment and adhered that to a rectangle of brick cardstock before popping it up from the card with a strip of Fun Foam (my substitute for pop dots).
Finally, I added 3 graduated pearl embellishments from Creative Charms and handwrote the sentiment inside ("Happy Grandparents Day to two amazing grandparents!!)... I am quite certain that my parents will enjoy this card (especially if I slide a photo of two of their favorite grandchildren inside!!)... :)

Now, I hope you'll join our group of creative friends at Celebrate The Occasion and link up YOUR card, layout or project celebrating your favorite grandparents for a chance to WIN this month's PRIZE!!  You have until Sunday, September 11th at 11:59pm to add your take on the Challenge!!  Hope to see you there!! :)



Until next time,

21 comments:

Melissa said...

Beautiful!

Laurie said...

Amy this card is so beautiful!!! Simply elegant!
Laurie
scrapsbysissy.blogspot.com

GiGi said...

Beautiful card! I love the ribbon and pearls!

Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

Gorgeous card! I've been waiting to see someone use that argyle embossing folder as I have it, but can never make it work for me! Thanks for sharing. x

Rhonda Emery said...

simply beautiful. I love the embossing and the white

Tami B. said...

Hooray for grandparents and yes, they deserve more than just a day.
Your card is absolutely beautiful. Now to get a little off subject...I had to laugh a little reading your post. My great aunt had one of those bobble head dogs on her dashboard. It was some supposed to be a boxer I think. That thing was hideous and mesmerizing all at the same time. Thanks for the memories and the chuckle.

Esther said...

Beautiful, elegant card!!!!

Carol said...

Beautiful, I love the simplicity of this card...classy and elegant come to mind. Thanks for sharing! I don't have a blog yet.
XOXOX & Blessings,
Carol
hrhcva@gmail.com

Nicole said...

Gorgeous! Great job Amy!

Brenda said...

You did a marvelous job. I love the colors, so soft and the embossing is wonderful. Gorgeous.
Hugs
Brenda
I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

Jayne said...

Beautiful card Amy.
Jayne x

DIANA L. said...

Beautiful card, simple and elegant.

DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Dilsaver Designs said...

Beautiful CAS card, great colors :)

Nita T. said...

Gorgeous card. I love the ribbon - your bow-tieing abilities are superb! :) But I will admit, as much as I love your card, I enjoyed the story behind it even more. Thanks so much for sharing. Grandparents really are so special. :)
Nita
www.niftynitanotesblogspot.com

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Oh Amy what a lovely card! Your memories reminded me of my grandparents and how special they were to me. Thanks for sharing. :)

Mary said...

Did we share the same Grandfather... Mine had a bobble head dog that sat on the dash of his green Plymouth Fury...too funny.
Love your card! The colors used along with the embossing,ribbon and pearls gives it such an elegant look. The sentiment is perfect!

Mary said...

Did we share the same Grandfather... Mine had a bobble head dog that sat on the dash of his green Plymouth Fury...too funny.
Love your card! The colors used along with the embossing,ribbon and pearls gives it such an elegant look. The sentiment is perfect!

Kelly S said...

Your card is gorgeous, Amy! Love that ribbon you used.

Kelly
http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

Jenni said...

This card is so beautiful and can be used for so many occasions. Love the pearl details.
Hugs, Jenni DT

Trail of Treasures said...

Such an elegant card Amy! Simple, yet it conveys a beautiful message! Love it!

Hugs,
Tracey - fellow DT

Pam said...

I was scrolling and snooping around and when did you do this card?? This is beautiful, Love!! It is simple and elegant. Your parents will adore it! Yes do include some pictures. Grandparents love pictures!!! Hugs, Pam

 
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