Sunday, January 12, 2014

A Little Hello...Little Tangles #28, Muse #49

Hi - Sunday evening already!

Another mini card happened this afternoon; evidently, I'm on my 'little canvas' fascination once again.  Perhaps it's the lingering effects of the 90 tags I made for Christmas that sees me reaching for things cute...and almost dainty.  Dainty...that's a word I don't hear very often, and certainly not one I'd ascribe to my cards with any frequency.  My grandma, a hard-working, warm-hearted woman, who spoiled and pampered us grand-kids (at the time, my sister and I, and two cousins. Then  my brother came along when I was 14, my sister 12 and whoa…spoiling entered a whole new dimension with that ‘little man’ joining the family)  was the first person I ever heard using dainty, or more accurately ‘dainties,’ referring to the plentiful, delicious, decadent squares she would make.  Dessert offerings were never one item; rather, they were as many as there were people at the table! She knew who preferred ‘this’ over ‘that’ and she always aimed to please!  I have fond memories of my grandpa eating pie with his mid-morning coffee, and her brownies, cakes and peanut butter, butterscotch chips+marshmallow square,s available any hour of the day, were beyond irresistible.  Oh, the memories…

Anyway, you’re not here for my little journey down the lane of treasured moments (and caloric indulgence), but to see my card, which is heading (quickly) to Little Tangles Challenge 28: Saying Hello


and MUSE Challenge #49, where Laurie Willson's gorgeous card is the inspiration:


My card pulls the colours from Laurie's sunny and warm "farewell" card (you'll be missed, Laurie!!), along with the "hello" strip stamp from Little Tangles and two darling CB butterflies.  Just a little 'hello'...


Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments make my day!



10 comments:

  1. I love little! Somehow, it sweetens everything up! And you have just proven my theory! Because just look at this!! It just has a sweet lightness about it, all perfectly balanced and grounded by the bold sentiment image. Colours are perfect - happy, soft, lovely. La la la LOVE it!!! And the memories you shared - so heartwarming and touching. What special people your grandparents must have been - another theory proven: the apple doesn't fall far from the tree!

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  2. Well, that is a pretty dainty, Carol ... all fluttery and floaty ... with such sweet colours! Thanks for sharing those lovely memories ... had me smiling ... think your Grandma and my Gran came from the same mould! Anita :)

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  3. This mini card is absolutely adorable and definitely dainty! If it were a delicious treat then it would be as wonderful and calorific as your Grandmother's cooking!! :) I love this gorgeous little card ;)

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  4. awww...love the colors and I'm a fan of gingham!

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  5. I am totally jumping on the mini card bandwagon too. Pamela Ho and Debby Hughes make small cards too. Did you know that? :) Super cute card! Thanks for inspiring me!

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  6. Great story - grandmas are the best!! Love the butterflies :) A wonderful reminder of Spring.

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  7. What a beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with the Little Tangles Challenge!

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  8. Pretty card and I love your butterflies. Thanks for playing along with us in the Little Tangels challenge and hope to see you again.

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  9. Oh I love this sweet little card, Carol! The single sequin is perfect!

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  10. Lovely! I think the hello stamp strip is perfect! I actually thought it was those print out labels in a strip!

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