Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Grandma's Birthday Gift

My grandmother is awsome! Until my grandfather passed, she sent me a card and $5 for my birthday every year.... and I'm 33. Can I tell you I just loved it because she'd tell me to go to Taco Bell and buy lunch. It's just so sweet. She sends my kids little notes just about weekly so they get their own mail. Now her children get on her about what she's spending in postage, which I can understand because she has 14+ grand children plus 7+ great grand children.
So for her birthday this week I made her a set of stationary and included a book of stamps. I really love how this project turned out. The black carstock took the Versamark ink BEAUTIFULLY!

All supplies Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted.

Supplies: Stamps (Treasure Life); Ink: Sunflower, Sweat Leaf, Tulip, Creme Brulee, VersaMark; Pattern Paper: Boom-Di-Ada, Ribbon: Offray

7 comments:

Barb said...

What a sweet gesture and beautiful cards, too.

Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

Barbara, it looks beautiful from the picture so I can only imagine what it was like in person. I love the story behind the gift. Makes it so much more thoughtful. :)

Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

totally forgot before... can you share where you got the template for this?
thanks!

Nichol said...

stunning project!!!!

SmilynStef said...

What a beautiful gift.

koopermom said...

What a beautiful idea!
Happy SITS blogathon!

Kristen said...

What a wonderful stationary set!! I love the colors and the flower stamps you used on it. Just gorgeous! I bet your grandmother just loved it. I need to find the template on how to make this. It would be such a wonderful gift to give.