Friday, February 11, 2011

Sent With Love-Ooh La La

Whew! I made it to Friday!! It has been one trying week and I am looking forward to pretty much doing nothing over the weekend. Our internet service has been out all month so, I’ve been making daily treks to the library. Can I just say how ‘un-fun’ that is?! Oh my word!! Anyway, hopefully service will be restored this weekend. And if not, I’ll be right back at the library on Monday morning.

Monday is Valentine’s Day! I love this time of year. I can indulge myself by wearing all of my pink and red glittery hearts and no one will cast any sideways glances. I wear lots of pink and red all year, but more so in the month of February. This month is also the birth month of one of my favorite ladies. My sweet grandmother, Beatrice, who would be celebrating her 100th birthday, if she were alive! If you’ve been a reader of my blog for a while, you’ll know that I had a wonderful and very special relationship with my beautiful grandmother. I have mentioned her often, so I thought I would share her favorite picture of herself with you.

This was photographed in the hallway of her home. I remember this house very well. It was huge; three stories, with an attic and a basement. Two areas I did not frequent because I was sorely afraid of ghosts, witches and goblins. All of whom I was certain inhabited those places. The house had two parlors and a long winding staircase. The backyard was big, too with lots of fruit trees. My grandmother was quite the socialite. She loved having ‘fancy dinner’ parties. She was an excellent chef and caterer, the Martha Stewart of her time. She worked for celebrities like, Lucille Ball, Jerry Lewis, Rex Harrison and Jack Benny to name a few. She was truly a remarkable woman. Yesterday was her birthday and we had some very delicious cupcakes in her honor! :)

I do have a card to share today. This is yet another image from the Sent With Love Stamp TV kit. I love all things Paris, and I thought this little Eiffel Tower was adorable. I played along with the sketch challenge over at Stamp TV.

Here is the sketch.

Here is my card.

I used BasicGrey Sugar Rush paper. The card stock is from SU! The image is colored with Copics and the ribbon is from Ellen Hutson's Online store. This is not a good picture. It looks a lot better in real life. Anywho...Recently, I have been asked about my bows. I have to say that my grandmother was a FANATIC about beautiful gift presentation and I learned at a very young age how to wrap gifts and tie bows. On all of the cards I posted previously, I just tied a simple bow like she taught me. But lately, I have been using the Bow Easy. What I like about the Bow Easy is that I get a perfect bow every time, unlike the ones I tie, that usually require a bit of fussing over to get them the way I like them.

Long post from me today! Guess I was feeling a bit chatty. As always, I thank you so much for the visit. I hope you all have fabulous plans for the weekend. I'm going to rest and I'll see you right back here next week. Take care everybody...



Sparkplug17 said...

Such a lovely card!

Kim Burmeister said...

Oh, that picture of your grandmother is a treasure! Such nice memories. Your card is awesome! Perfect for Valentine's Day. I would love to see all of your pink, red and glittery hearts. I would be proud to walk by your side any time of the year you decided to wear them. Wish we lived closer!

Happy Valentine's Day!

NC Peach said...

Great post! What wonderful memories you have of your grandmother! I have a special relationship with mine too! Loved the pic, and your card! Hope things work out for you to get your internet back @home soon...I know what that's like =(

Cheryl Arbo said...

Hi Barb. What sweet and beautiful memories you have of your Grandmother. I can see a lot of her in you. That's a "good thing" as Martha would say. I miss my Grandparents as well. It seems the older I get the more they are missed. Thank you for your loving post! Hugs...Cheryl