Thursday, April 3, 2014

What's In A Name? PPA198








I used the colors from Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge this week (Pool Party, Old Olive, Summer Starfruit) to make a birthday card for my mom.  She will be 89 and I still call her Mom.  My kids called her Gram from the start. At 18 months Emma has been saying Momma and Daddy for a while but my husband and I have been waiting to see what she would call us.  The wait is over my friends......the results are in.........

The Back Story:  My husband picks up Emma in the morning and when he walks into my daughter's house he shouts "Hey who's ready to go?" and she comes running!  When she arrives at our house she runs into the kitchen, I pick her up, hug her and put her hand on my cheek and say "gramma". It seems I say that last syllable with a short u sound as in "up" and not an ahhhh sound.

She calls us Hey and Muh...............


                                 PPA198 April 3





19 comments:

Billie said...

It doesn't matter what they call you Linda...as long as they do. Love the background story!

Maria A. said...

So true, it doesn't matter how it sounds, hearing your grandchildren call you grandma in their own sweet language is simply amazing. Thank you for the story, I was picturing this little girl running around like you said.
I love your card Linda, it's so beautiful, with a touch of simple elegance.
Thank you for sharing.

Kerry Willard Bray said...

Linda, this card is absolutely exquisite! I noticed the pearl and then looked closer and spotted the butterfly -- gorgeous!

And I do love the names Emma has chosen for you and your husband. So sweet!

LeAnne said...

LOL! My grandmother used to come in the house and say "Yoohoo!"....so that's what my little brother called her.."ooohoo"!!! Your card is delightful...almost SUMMERY! Love the twine and your little diagonal piece.

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Linda I lOVE your card! I want to CASE it for a class. I had a request for next card class to make a Mother's Day card and I told my friend of course, but I just don't think of those cards anymore since my parents are both gone... she want's it for a great aunt that is 99!!! So of course I'll add it to the kits.
As for "Hey and Muh" that is just toooooo cute!!
Hugs

Karen said...

Pretty card, but I really enjoyed the story. Grandchildren are precious and priceless in so many ways! We are Fun Mama and Pop. Other cute names I've heard are No No and Sure (bet the grandpa is the one called Sure) and Lolli and Pop. Thanks for sharing your card and your cute story today.

Patti MacLeith said...

Hey, muh!! I can't wait to hear my granddaughter call me by name! Your card is wonderful, as usual!

Shannon Jaramillo said...

Such a beautiful card Linda! I especially love the vellum butterfly...so pretty!

Marisa said...

Lovely card and great use of the colours. Cute story too. Hubby's father is called "grumpa" because the kids couldn't say Grandpa.

Cheryl said...

My husband and I are Awmpa and Awmma! The grand-daughters are spelling it Ampa and Amma now!

mamichelle said...

This is beautiful, Linda! I haven't made mine yet.

My granddaughter started off calling me Nana or Nan (my choice) but changed it on her own to Nanny. I wouldn't have picked it, but I definitely love it now! Sounds proper like Nahnny.

Jen said...

There's nothing better than hearing the story of how grandparents came by their names! I have a friend who called her grandparents Sweetie and Dump. I never heard that story. And hey, I like that tilted layer!

Karren said...

Love this card, Linda. Such gorgeous colors that go together so well. I also love your story - too funny!

Dawn Tidd said...

How fun that Emma named you herself, makes it all the more special. I love the card for you mother and she will too!

Stampin' Pretty said...

what a sweet card and story.

paper hugs,
mary

Greta said...

I adore this card!

Susan Itell said...

Beautiful Card...so clean and crisp and soooo meaningful - great story!

Monika Reeck said...

Dear Linda...I love the color you put to the flowers and the leafs...adorable combination and nice touch of the bow ribbon too..Love always butterfly, if you dont believe, my card is number 36 on PPA challenge...would you mind to proof that I love butterfly..and I love this color combo challenge...hugs, Monika

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