Wednesday, October 21, 2009

3-1 Today

Life got in the way as it often does, and so I havent gotten much stamping done. Today I really had to force myself to stop thinking so hard about other things and just sit down and stamp. I'm behind on several challenges and would really love to get caught up!

One of the main challenges I wanted to work on was Twilight Tuesday Challenge #50, Charlie.

“One of the best things about Charlie is that he doesn’t hover.”

This has to be one of the most memorable lines from both Twilight the novel and Twilight the movie…

Let’s face it, we all love Charlie….. And Stephanie describes this quite and thoughtful man’s personality and temperament in this one single sentence. As we all know, Charlie’s relationship with Bella changes from starting out as strangers thrown together in an awkward situation and then slowly grows into a bond that any father and daughter would be envious of.

So, this week my challenge to you is simple…

Craft Portion: Create a project that represents Charlie’s and Bella’s relationship or a relationship you have with a ‘father’ figure in your life.

Comment Portion: Tell us about your relationship with a ‘father’ figure and why this bond is so special to you

For my card I decided to to make something that represented my grandfather, who passed away this past May. A girl couldnt have asked for a better Grandpa. He was always there for me and was just someone who really enjoyed life and all it had to offer. I was the first grandchild, and the first girl(my grandparents had 3 boys, the oldest is my awesome Dad!) so I had a very special relationship with my Grandpa and Grandma. Grandpa was a retired railroad man and he and Grandma travelled all across the US on Amtrak. When I was a little girl growing up in Massachusetts we used to take train trips to NYC, Philly, Washington,D.C.,etc. Everytime I see a train I think of my Grandpa, so when I saw this SU set I knew I had to have it! Sadly I lost my Grandpa before I could make him a card with it :(

Thats me and my grandparents, Christmas 1973. I was just a tad over 2 months old!

Here is the card I made:

This card also incorporates 2 challenges from Splitcoast, the color challenge for this week and also the sketch challenge.

Wanna know the weird thing? We have railroad tracks that run behind the house, and when I started on this card this morning a train came through and stopped on the tracks behind us. I felt like my Grandpa was saying hello :)

Supplies used:

Stamps:Happiness Is A Journey,Small Script

Paper: Bravo Burgundy,Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Cameo Coral,Always Artichoke DSP

Ink: Bravo Burgundy,Always Artichoke

Accessories: Brads,Dimensionals


1 comment:

  1. What a heartfelt story...thank you for sharing that. I had a very special relationship with my grandfather too, there will always be reminders of our loved ones when we stop to think.
    I loved this Set when I first saw it and you have made a beautiful card with it!! I really love your card, it is so handsome, the colors are perfect! Thanks so much for playing along with us at TT!


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