Two of my favourite people are my sister-in-law's parents - aka "Grammy" and "Grampy" to my niece and nephew. When my brother married my sister-in-law, her folks joining our family was simply part of the deal - and what fabulous additions they are. In fact, when my mom's relatives had a huge reunion a few years back, in my mom's hometown, a seven hours' drive north of Edmonton, our "other parents" came along to meet everyone. Of course, with their engaging personalities and farming backgrounds, they fit right in with the gang. All our gatherings include Grammy and Grampy; they're just part of 'us'.
Earlier this week, my dad *Hi, Pa*, 'wondered' if I could make an anniversary card for G & G, who will be celebrating 45 years of marriage at month's end. Of course, I said yes; of course, I didn't have a clue what direction to take with crating an anniversary card for this most interesting couple. They're not 'lovey-dovey', so nix on butterflies, flowers and hearts. Their interests are diverse - Grampy's into golfing, while Grammy delights in horse shows. Not exactly a combination of images I have on hand. Their love for my niece and nephew is limitless; indeed, they spend oodles of time with them, helping out in whatever ways they can - child-minding, cleaning, laundry - given that both my brother and sister-in-law work full time. (Side note: Grammy irons and hangs my brother's t-shirts on hangers. Seriously! I told my husband to not even 'think' about having me do that! Getting his folded his challenge enough for me.) Grand-kids, though, weren't really calling to me as anniversary card content.
Bit of a conundrum, this task...until I spotted CASology #109~Java
PERFECT!! One thing that Grammy and Grampy totally have in common: a love for coffee!! Specifically, Tim Horton's coffee, the good ol' Canadian favourite. So, here's the anniversary card I'll be sending to my dad, to pass along...
Happy Anniversary, Grammy and Grampy!! Love you!!
Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!!
Love how everything ties together here! Enjoy your last day of holiday! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week, Carol!
I love your story and the card is perfect for them. Irons t-shirts? OMG!
Awwww your post are always so fun to read! I already love Grammy and Grampy! The card is so perfect!! How fun and such a cute idea considering butterflies just wouldn't work! I love the strip of paper down the side and the little patterned paper strips on the cups! So so cute! Happy Anniversary Grammy and Grampy! ((Hugs))
Love your take on this week's Cue Card! The 'Java' script along the side is fabulous, and I love the patterned papers you chose for the coffee cup sleeves! Beautiful CAS design, as always...and I'm sure Grammy and Grampy will love it too!
I also wanted to stop by to tell you how much I enjoyed reading your last post on Kay's Blog...you are so funny!
A very unusual card, but fitting to your lovely story. I bet they love it!
How fabulous must this couple be, Carol ... so enjoyed your joyful post about them! Your card's fab ... love that script strip down the side, great idea to have two similar (but different!) coffee cups... and the single heart ... just the perfect touch! Enjoy the last few hours of the holidays! Hugs, Anita :)
oooh too cool for 45 years of Marriage...you will make them smile big with this card and I love the CAS card you made..this is crisp and CAS. and also cute...love this Carol and noooow really run to bed...computer shut down and wish that you love to visiting my last post...it is a card with Baby Pram for my cousin...happy sunday still for you my friend..biiig hugs...Monika
I love this, Carol! Such a fun and perfect card for such a cool sounding couple! Love all the little details you've added - the script border, the colorful sleeves, the heart - and yet it still feels CAS. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week! :D
Carol...I know I have said this before when you used this set but now I am really really happy that I own it and can not wait to cas you! This is a winner in my book, just amazing and so sweet too. But what I really love is your amazing border, just genius my sweet friend. Enjoy your back to school meetings!
Fabulous anniversary card. Love the little heart and other touches to personalize the cups. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.
Happy anniversary, Grammy and Grampy! :) I had to laugh as I rarely iron my own clothes - wash and hang usually works. lol Your card is lovely. The border makes the card pop. I love the sleeves too. And the heart is the perfect finishing touch. :)
What a fabulous anniversary card! I loved reading about the happy couple and your design looks just perfect :) Love that border along the side and the little pop of red from the heart is a great finishing touch!
Supeor sweet Miss C!!! Love these CUPS!!! WOW!! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!
Well, you know I love this card! Who makes those adorable coffee cups?!
I so want to rewind back to July too Carol!!! I'm not ready to send summer packing and would just as well skip winter. lol But I guess that isn't to be. I loved reading about Grammy and Grampy! They sound like such a lovely couple and grandparents. Although like you there is no way I'm going to hang hubby's t's out on hangers. I hang the out on the line but no hangers. lol Your card is simple adorable Carol! I think this is a great way to celebrate an anniversary for them. So cute, so perfect! Hugs, Brenda
Wow, what a perfect fitting card! And so clever and creative!! YOU are a delight - please continue to dazzle us!!!
This is adorable!! Love the coffee sleeves. I'm with you re: the ironing - oh my!! Hubby learned to iron his own shirts for work even ;)
So sweet!! LOVE this card ... and so will they! Loll xx
Really cool coffee card Carol! I LOVE the words printed on the cups--so authentic. Sounds like a fun couple, go getters that will adore this card! Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!
Perfection! What else is there to say?!
Hey, it's me, I'm back again!!! Oh how I love this! Most of all I love the extra thought you out into making this just for G&G! A reflection of them, of something they love together. So sweet and thoughtful (just like you!). I just know they are going to head over heals for this card (in a non-lovey dovey way, of course!).
Now this is an awesome and unique anniversity card!! I love it!! I hear you about a rewind!! I didn't get into the program, I am really sad about it but I'm going to try again next year, I also have a plan b incase it dosen't happen! Thank you so much for all your kind words!! They mean a lot to me!!
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