Thursday, July 5, 2012

Cheers! PPA138



Cheers to my blogging friends who surprised me with a blog hop last weekend!  (If you missed it you can start it here on Mary Fish's site.) I am cutting back on some Design Team duties due to my soon to arrive granddaughter!  There's a shower to host, rooms to ready - and lots of shopping to do!  I will stay on the PPA team but will leave the Freshly Made Sketches team until the end of September.  

Along with some gorgeous "Grandma" cards my fellow stampers shared wonderful stories about their own grandmothers.  My grandmother was more Auntie Mame than Grandma. Born in Yorkshire, England in 1901 she arrived here in 1953 and never looked back.  She loved everything American - especially bowling and Bingo -  and managed to do both until she was almost 90! 

She had 8 grandchildren and we were all scared to death of her false teeth.  She'd breeze in laughing and say "Give us a kiss, luv"! We would do it as fast as we could because we were never quite sure if she would kiss us or rattle those teeth at us!  When she died in 1996 I went to the nursing home to gather up her personal effects. As I was leaving a nurse called me back and said "Here you will need to take these to the funeral parlor."  And I am sure you know what was in the plastic cup that nurse handed me.............I swear I could hear my grandmother laughing..........



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16 comments:

Margaret Moody said...

Another wonderful creations, Linda Callahan! I love the windfall of tiny umbrellas headed for the cocktail glass! Love the rhinestones too and the tiny blossom in Early Espresso!

Mary Fish said...

so clean and "mad men" chic. i ordered this stamp set and it comes tomorrow. thanks for validating my decision. hugs, m

Julie Trevett-Smith said...

This is a great summertime card, Linda. The floating umbrellas and blossoms are fantastic. Cheers!

Nancy said...

Adorable card, love the little umbrellas. So nice to hear your "gramma" story, she sounds like she was a hoot and what nice/fun memories you have.

Dawn Tidd said...

This is so cute, Linda! Cheers to you on your soon to be grand-daughter!!! I enjoyed your special Blog hop Friday and now your own Grandma story today!!

Patti MacLeith said...

Fun card and fun story, Linda!

Patricia said...

Great Card and a wonderful "Grandma" story.

LeAnne said...

You must have inherited your grandmom's sense of humor! GREAT card--love it!

Mike Funke said...

Gorgeous Linda! I love this stamp set. I couldn't wait to get it and haven't used it yet! You're inspiring me!

Colleen Dietrich said...

So excited for you, Linda!! What a wonderful thing to prepare for: a sweet bundle of baby girl, all your own. :) I wish you so much luck, and hope things go smoothly for your daughter. :) We'll all be here when you come back to blogland!

Angie Tieman said...

Beautiful card! Hope you'll still find time to stamp (and share your stories) after your new granddaughter arrives! Sounds like she's coming into the world from some fabulous family genes!

Sharon Jones said...

Your story gave me a giggle! I had a grandma like that! ;D
Have fun getting ready for the little one!
I totally love everything about your card...it tells me a lot about you and makes me want to get to know you...you sound like an awesome, sweet lady to me!
Hugz2u,
Sharon

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Linda I LOVE this card.. love the little umbrellas floating up and the bling is "bubbles" I'm sure???
So stinkin' cute and just the kind of card for my gal pals.. so hope it's okay to CASE.
The design teams (and me) will miss you but only for a short time. Especially the stories!!!
Your gramma story is tooo toooo funny. Isn't it funny the things we think of from childhood? (my gramma was born in 1901 as well) that keep us laughing.
Can't wait for you to be a gramma too. It's just so life changing!

Hugs.

Terry Blais said...

Super cute card with all of those umbrellas. Congrats on the new grandbaby.

Terry
http://goinovertheedge.blogspot.com

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely fabulous card! So bold! And I LOVE your stories! You are just too funny, Linda "Granny" Callahan!

Mikki said...

Linda, what a wonderful card and so glad to hear that you still will be creating!! Loved your story about your grandma. I want this set more than ever now that I saw your card.