Monday, February 21, 2011

Grace.....

                     

I just love this image of Grace Standing from Sugar Nellie!  You will be seeing a lot of her in the coming weeks!  She is colored with Distress Inks and then I used Basic Gray papers from the Cappella collection to make the background.  A Martha Stewart Punch was used to make the lace, Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, jazzed up with a little ink and some glitter and then some distressed seam binding to make the bow.  Pretty straight forward...except for choosing which papers I wanted to use.  I seem to go at this backward....Instead of choosing my papers first and then coloring the image, I color the image and start tearing apart my cabinet to find just the right paper.  I'm thinking I will try it the other way for a change.  I never worked with papers much because I just didn't have them.  I'm beginning to have several pads with beautiful papers and I can't just hoard them; they need to be used! 

Yesterday was my Grandson's Birthday....he turned 13.  I can hardly believe it.  It seems like only yesterday that I was at the hospital waiting for him to arrive.  We were able to go have dinner with them and share the excitement...he got a new phone and was so excited!  I'm sharing a picture of him and my Sister the Enabler....

Can you tell....he thinks she is just too cool!  She is the "Cool Aunt Donna".  She gets pulled into his plots all the time.  He will remember her always!  We had so much fun and totally enjoyed being with everyone!  Happy Birthday Spencer!  The other young man in the photo is Chandler, another Grandson.  Chandler is my daughter's step-son and at 14 is quite the young man. 

Ok that about does it for me today.  I hope you have a wonderful Monday and remember wherever you are, whatever you are doing, take a little time for you and Breathe!


16 comments:

Elly said...

Gorgeous card Glenda!! Love the image and the flowers!

hugs, Elly

Olga said...

Happy Birthday to your GS, he's cute , your card is breath taking!!!!! I love every things about it, the layout, the paper, of course the image and how you have her colored!!!!!! Okay, dumb question, what are the distress inks you colored her with? Love it!!!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Oh my sweet goodness, she's precious Glenda, beautifully colored! I don't blame you for wanting to use her a lot, she's so sweet and innocent, just love her!

S said...

Stunning card Glenda. Grace seems to be appropriated named.

Beate said...

Wonderful card, Glenda. As always your coloring looks wonderful!
Happy birthday to your grandson. Kids grow up way to fast.
Hugs and smiles

Dawn B. said...

This is a beautiful card. That paper is perfect for Grace. Happy birthday to you grandson.

The Other Patti Sue said...

How fun turning 13 is and your gson looks like he is having a ball! Beautiful card... some of my very fav papers ( I hoard them too)!

Patty said...

WOW! What a cute family! Turning 13 is such a big deal...a full fledged teenager. Time does fly and we are so blessed to have our grandkids. I work in the same order you do. And I am a paper hoarder (also lace and ribbon) LOL! I am beginning to thing there is no hope for me! Love your card it is beautiful!

knitwit said...

Beautiful card--the paper is perfect!
Looks like a fun celebration for a brand new teenager. Boy--the time flies, doesn't it? My oldest is 7, so we still have a ways to go, but the last 7 years have gone by so fast, I have a feeling he'll be a teenager before I know it! I'd love to be able to slow things down a little sometimes!

Starla said...

I tend to color first and panic about the paper after too! hehe....
Happy Birthday to the grandson! Yep....13...the age to get the phone!

Sylvia said...

Happy Birthday, even though I am late, to your grandson! Love your card, it looks so antiquey! Beautiful image and coloring! Is your weather warning up any? Hugs for Tuesday!

Leslie Miller said...

Whenever I haven't had a chance to visit for a while, it's always such a treat to just sit back and look. This is sooooooo pretty! Beautiful watercoloring and color choices. Such a soft look. Usually I'll choose my papers first, but sometimes I just want to stamp and color with total abandon and not spend time figuring out all that stuff at the beginning. I do know what you mean about turning the stamp room upside down looking for the right papers, though. Then you've got the ribbons, flowers, and whatever else to think about, too. That's what takes me so long to make a card! You pulled everything together with a gorgeous result for this card, Glenda!

The Rubber Maid said...

OMGoodness, this is simply gorgeous, beautiful, and every other adjective I can think of in that line. Wowzer Glenda you truly did one absolutely elegant card. Way to go girl. Pat

Jenny Gropp said...

Beautifully done... stunning coloring. The card looks like it is a perfect match to your blog sidebars!

sharingthepassion said...

Oh this is fab! Loving that shaped acrylic block, and your hangler image and the Sn card is the background too looks gorgeous! thanks for sharing.

Ali x

JCS said...

Very nice work, congratulations for your site.

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