"A Garden of Love Grows in a Grandmother's Heart"...Unknown
I only knew one of my grandmothers, and she lived a distance from us. But I can remember seeing her every Christmas, when she would come to visit. She would snuggle me up on her rounded lap, and pull a handkerchief full of pennies from her big black "Grandma" purse. "I love you, Grandma!" I would say, much to her delight. Her hair was always neatly pulled into a bun, and her calico bib apron was always freshly pressed. She smelled like lemon verbena.
As I grew older, Grandma would pull me down to sit beside her on the couch. She would fix her little granny glasses upon her nose, and pull a handkerchief full of silver coins from her big black "Grandma" purse. Her hair was still neatly pulled back, and the requisite apron was still freshly pressed. "I love you, Grandma!" I would say, as I kissed the lemon verbena scented cheek.
Sadly enough, I don't remember the last time I saw my grandmother. Isn't that strange? I know that it would have been at Christmas. And I know that her silvered hair would have been held in a bun. Her calico apron would have been freshly pressed, and the scent of lemon verbena would have permeated the air. I know that I would have said those four magical words, "I love you, Grandma."
I designed today's card with Linda in mind. I know that when the time is right, Linda will be instrumental in teaching her grandbaby the "ABC"s and "1-2-3"s. Cherish the moments, Linda! Time passes all too quickly!
The Stampin' Schach Design Tips: Let the DSP Tell the StoryThis card measures 4-1/4" x 5-1/2".
- Cherish the distressing! Cherish the Moments, from the Baby Prints set, was inked in Jet Black StazOn and lightly distressed with Crumb Cake. Paper piercing adds interest, as does spritzing with the Color Spritzer Tool. The Waterspots are courtesy of the French Foliage set.
- Cherish the pearls! For a bit of whimsy, Basic Pearls accent the ruled strip.
- Cherish the Designer Series Paper! The Storytime Designer Series Collection definitely tells a story! Its retro color scheme and cute sketches are reminescent of a by-gone era, conjuring up images of Dick and Jane! A Linen Thread bow accents the apple, while a Teeny Tiny Wishes "Baby" tag nestles neatly at the side.
Stamp Sets: Baby Prints (W 125470, C 125472), Teeny Tiny Wishes (W 115370, C 127802), French Foliage (W 120845, C 121166); Inks: Jet Black StazOn (101406), Crumb Cake (126975) Riding Hood Red (126968); Designer Series Paper: Storytime (126907); Card Stock: Very Vanilla (101650), Pool Party (122924); Tools: Big Shot (113439), Apothecary Accents Framelits (127003), Paper Piercing Tool (126189), Stampin' Pierce Mat (126199), Essentials Paper Piercing Pack (126187), Sponge Dauber (102892), Color Spritzer Tool (107066), 3/16" Corner Rounder Punch (119871), Jewelry Tag Punch (117190) ; Glitz and Glam: Basic Pearls (119247), Linen Thread (104199)