Monday, August 31, 2015

A Sewers tribute to Grandma

Grandmas are always special to the members of their families and when we lose them
so many pictures and stories come out and are shared with family and we remember
all the good times with them.  My husbands grandmother was a gem.  She was so sweet
in everything she did in her life and i am so very sad that she is in heaven now
 but she lived 100 amazing years and had so much to give and share
with us so i am sharing one of many pages that i did of her through the years.

I am going to have to play with the colors on the photos more, these are the ones
that they had up on display but i wanted to share the cute papers that they had to use.
I was lucky enough to get her button box, thimble and measuring tape and for 
that i am so thankful because like all of us she was a crafter and i love what she
made for us all through the years.  She was the best and had such a good heart.

And since there were so many cute things to print i did alot of
the patterns and prints in the "Sew Decorative CD"  The colors were
so pretty and bright and cheerful and they all came out great when i
printed them up.  I used the printed ruler paper for the card above and
mixed it with one of the digital images and aqua paper that matched.
And just for a bit of nostalgia i cut them with a few of my favorite
Victorian dies that they just released this year from Spellbinders.

And for the bag above i have a friend who sews alot like me and we
actually met working at Leah's fabric gallery.  So i thought this would
be fun to make up so i can give her a fun gift card for the quilt store
and maybe some candies.  I really love the colors on this one.....

And this card is a little mixture of alot of things.  I tend to keep all the
bits and pieces of papers so i can use them again and this cute little 
postcard that i printed out went great with papers printed off of the 
"Topography CD".  And i didn't want to lose that pretty rose so i
punched a couple of holes across the card and tied the ribbon on the
side so that i can keep all that gorgeous postcard showing.  All the 
ribbons i used are from "Really Reasonable".

And lastly .... i know i have lots to share from "Crafty Secrets" today, I 
have a cute little card that i made from the same postcard sheet above 
but i thought i would fussy cut the design out instead and mat it with
a pretty die cut and add some ribbons.  The pink printed paper is also 
the same as the sewing card but a different color and it works so good
on this card.  For the sentiment i used some letters from my stash and
you could also use a clear adhesive sentiment in there too if you want.

Just a few fun ideas for you today.  But head on over to the Crafty Secrets 
website and see what's new for downloads this month and have fun
creating your own cards and gifts to give too.

Have a wonderful and crafty day....Teresa

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