May 04, 2009

A Gift for a Special Grandma

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This Friday was my Grandma's birthday and I wanted to give her something special. I know I need to spend more time with her... sometimes I feel she gets the short end of the stick because my other Grandma has Alzheimer's and we are with her more to take care of her. This year, she made it really easy to find something special to create for her, she pretty much just told me (without knowing it)! Last time we were all together as a family, we took a photo of her with all of her children, another with all of her grandchildren and then with her great-grandchildren. She wanted to have them up in her house but didnt know how to do it with the little space that she has. So I created this for her!

She already had the 8x10s printed up so I had to work with that size... I used the CTMH Key To My Heart paper pack to create three 12x10 photo mattes. Then my hubby helped me use three page protectors (cut to size) to hold them in, we punched two holes on the top and bottom of all page protectors & added the layouts. We then took some grosgrain ribbon to weave in and out and hold them together.

I didnt have time to take a nice photo of the finished project before we gave it to her (because we ran out of time before the party and had to finish it at the party!!), but here are the photo mattes pre-photo and completion. The recipe is below for those of you interested in products used. My Grandma is a very godly woman who never fails to shine for the Lord, so I couldnt help but put the verse Proverbs 31:30 "Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised." We truly are blessed to have her a part of our lives and I really want to try to make her know that more often.


Paper: Key To My Heart (CTMH Constant Campaign in Jan.)

Colors: Tulip, Sorbet, Juniper and Desert Sand

Embellishments: CTMH Chipboard letters - sponged with Tulip, Bronze brads, Big Pinks Flower, Misc. flowers and buttons.


Tim Plaster said...

Amy, the three pages that you made for Grandma were perfect! I can't wait to see them hanging in her house. Nice job.

Amy Schultz said...

Thanks, Tim! Me too!


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