Monday, August 29, 2011

How Sweet it is...

Hi There!

Today is bit of a tough day for me as it was one year ago that I lost my sweet sweet grandmother. I take comfort in knowing she is looking over us and smiling!

There is a challenge over at Our Craft Lounge to use Lot's of Dots! Well, this made me think of my grandmother and smile because she and I had a playful banter back and forth over polka-dots!  When I was little she would always buy me new underwear for school, Christmas and my birthday or just cause :-) She always said she was going to buy me panties with polka-dots. Now we all love polka-dots, they are fun and cute, but she was talking Minnie Mouse people. (Teasing of course)  We had this between us even after I was married.  So, I had fun playing around with different dots in my stash to create this card and think of her today. I used the stamp set from Our Craft Lounge called Summer Sweets.
My pinwheel was created with some dotted paper I had in my stash and I added some Shimmerz to bling it up just a bit.
I am playing along with the sweet Jules and her Crafty Snippet Challenge as I worked with all my scraps to create this card including the base.  The backside of the green pattern paper is polka dots, but I didn't want to take away from the ribbon, so I flipped it and actually liked this side better!

Hope you are off to a great week!
~Tammy~

25 comments:

Sue Lelli said...

Tammy, what a sweet post and SWEET card! LOVE your memory and all of the polka dots! What a wonderful way to remember your Grandmother!

Annette said...

Thanks for sharing with us.. This is a great way to remember your grandmother...

Karen B. said...

What a fun story of your grandmother, good memories for sure. Your card is adorable!

Theresa said...

This is a darling card! I just love polka dots. Love the sentiment!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cuteness!!!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Your card is such a sweet tribute to your grandmother. I love the story behind the card! *hugs* The ribbon is so yummy!! Great mixing of papers!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh i love the color combo-pink and green is so prettty!

Lynne said...

Great use of snippets and what a fabulous way of remembering your Grandmother.
Lynne xxx

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Lovely card! So happy that this card created all your loving memories of your grandmother! Hugs!!! ;o)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a fun card Tammy! Love the bold and bright color combo! That little pin wheel is darling!

Pauline said...

This is a gorgeous card, love the polka dot ribbon and the sweet little pin wheel! What a lovely way to remember your grandmother xx

jen said...

aww- what a cute card to go with a super cute story about your grandma! :)

Amy said...

Love that tiny pinwheel image! Your ribbon is so fun and fits the challenge!!!

Carol said...

Lovely combination of snippets Tammy and the ribbon is gorgeous. Carol x

Jules said...

Hi Tammy

How bright and beautiful is this?

I love your gorgeous ribbon and striking snippets!!

The sentiment is so lovely too!! Great make.

Thank you for keeping me company again this week.

Love Jules xx

Janetcraft said...

your mxture colors of pink and green are so lovely and cheerful..the polka dots are adorable..
Thanks for dropping by with cheerful comments..appreciate!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I know your grandmother would've loved the big dots on that ribbon! Those are big, Minnie Mouse style. ;) Such a sweet card, and I know you miss your grandma so much. I had a pretty terrific Mom-mom, who died shortly before Haley was born (13 years ago) and I still miss her soooo much.

Lisa Petrella said...

Thanks for sharing your story, Tammy! Such sweet memories of your grandmother. This card is SUPER CUTE!! I especially LOVE the polka dots and that sweet little pinwheel!!!!

Julie E said...

Such fun ribbon!!! Polka dots are the best :>) Did you ever receive the big polka dot undies? LOL :>)

Bernie said...

Aw such sweet memories, these will always make you smile and lift your heart.
Sweet card. Love the polka dots and the tiny pinwheel is adorable.
Blessings Bernie

Debs M said...

great snippet card and love the pinwheel x

Debs M said...

great snippet card and love the pinwheel x

Di said...

Such sweet memories of your grandmother - and I bet she would have loved this, polka dots rule! Along with using snippets of course :) Di xx

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

OOOOOH! Snazzy! I love it.

Hugs, Sandra

Kate said...

This is such a bright and fun card and I'm sure your grandmother would have loved it! I'm so sorry that you are missing such a wonderful part of your life. Thanks for sharing your fun story with us, too! It's so good to have memories like that.