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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Loving Women of a Lifetime Blog Hop

Welcome to Loving Women Of  A Life Time Blog Hop!
If  Cicily sent you over for a visit then you are exctly where you are meant to be. If you just happen to be visiting then you should head over to http://Pinkpolkadotscrapping.blogspot.com for the beginning of this fabulous hop!  Please be sure to stop by our generous sponsors and show them a little love:
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Sarah Hamer- (Pink By Design)  stamp set
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K Andrews Designs: Getting Cricky~

The Hop is dedicated to the woman who have made an impact on our life.  For me, I have had 4 very important women who made a very important impact on my life.  
My Great Grandmother, my Mother and My Grandma have all made a very big impact on my life.   I was four years old when my Great Grandmother passed away.  But I will never forget her.  She was so sweet and loving.   She use to have tea parties with me and play dolls with me.  She had several strokes and she never let it slow her down.  In fact she had her first stroke in her 40s when she was pregnant with her last child, and yet she kept going.   She had a very strong belief in God.   

My grandma was the sweetest and most giving person I know.  She was my rock and my role model.   She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.  She loved to cook and dote on my grandpa and us grandkids.   I spent alot of time with my grandmother as my parents divorced when I was 2 and we went to live with my grandparents for the first few years after the divorce.  My grandma watched me while my Mom worked.  Even after we moved to a home of our own, my grandma still came over whenever I was sick and I spent the summers at my grandparents house.   She taught me such virtues as patience, forgiveness, humbleness, counting my blessings, and a strong belief in God.   Also a love for country music and Johnny Cash.   She loved to shop and we would often go shopping.  She encouraged me to go to college and follow my dreams.  On the day I left for college, she gave me a little pin that said "World's Best Lawyer"  because I wanted to be a lawyer.   When I came home from college on weekends, she would make popcorn as I studied and tell me that  I needed a snack.   She sent me care packages of  homemade cookies, scarves, mittens, and an afghan for my bed.   She babysat my little kitten Cuddles and taught her to cuddle with her on the couch while I worked.   She use to call me "Putzee"  (not sure of how to spell it)  My Grandmother passed away shortly before my College Graduation.   She fought Colon Cancer with dignity and grace.  I miss her so much!!!!

My Mom has always encouraged me to be independent and follow my dreams.  She encouraged me to go to college.   She was a single working mother, but she always spent weekends with me.     She taught me the importance of family closeness.   My Mother is bi-polar and at times, life was a bit dramatic, but I always know my Mom loves me.  She has a strong faith in God.  When we lost a baby, she was the first one to be there for me.  Without her, I don't know what I would have done.   She suffered a stroke a few years ago, and she had to learn to walk again with a walker as her left side is paralyzed.  But she hasn't let it stop her and she keeps on going. She inspires me to keep fighting my health problems.  If she can overcome a stroke, I certainly can overcome my health issues.  

My Aunt/Godmother is my best friend.  She lived with my Mom and I since my parents divorced when I was 2.  She has always been there for me. She has been like a second mom and a sister all rolled into one.  I always tell her everythng.  And even though we are miles apart, I talk to her every day.  She is my role model.  She encouraged a love for travel in me, and also encouraged me to wait for Mr. Right and not settle with Mr. Wrong just to have someone.  She always encourage me to be independent and follow my dreams.   She is also responsible for my love of fashion-purses and shoes and clothes.  My grandmother, Marge and me would hop in the car and going shopping.  I loved those times!   We both also love to shop and scrapbook.   She gave me an awesome godson, Jon, who is like my kid!    This year, I got to spend a whole weekend with her at the Scrapbook Expo in Milwaukee, WI.  We had so much fun!!!!    She is always there for me and always encourages me.  In March, my 18 year old cat passed away., Marge reminded me about how Cuddles picked me and the story of our trip to adopt her.  She also reminded me that I would see Cuddles again one day in Heaven..   A couple of days ago, I adopted another kitten, Dixie.   And I forgot how demanding a kitten is, and I told Marge I didn't know if I could handle it now.   I also worried that Dixie wouldn't get use to me or want to sit with me. But she encouraged me and told me that I did a terrific job with Cuddles.  She also assured me that our 6 year old cat, Kit Kat would come around and love Dixie just like she did Cuddles.  Well, Kit Kat and Dixie are getting along and Dixie is hanging on me.   Once again, she was right.  So, I made two of the cards below for my Mom and My Godmother/Aunt.  I want them to know how important they are to me and how much I love them.  Without these wonderful women in my life, I would be lost.  I am so very blessed to have had four loving women in my life.

I made a gate fold card.  Using a Marci Girl with Kitten stamp, I stamped the image and colored it with my Copic Markers    Using my Creative Memories Oval Templates, I cut the Stamped image out and made two mats.   Then using my Cricut machine and Meow Cricut Cartridge, I cut two balls of yarn.   I cut some pattern paper for the front panels and added some ribbon as well as flowers.  Then I secured my matted image to the left panel. 

For the inside of my card, I cut some white cardstock and Friend pattern paper.  Then I added some Pink Sheer ribbon and 2 flowers.  Now I just have to add my sentiment.

Now it's time to visit  Becka.  Thanks for stopping by.
If you get lost along the hop here is the complete line up:

  1. Melissa Pinter http://pinkpolkadotscrapping.blogspot.com
  2. Suzy's Crafts http://Suzyssimplecrafts.blogspot.com
  3. Jessica Kephart http://homespunelegance.blogspot.com/
  4. Carla Townsend http://racincrafts.blogspot.com/
  5. Shawnee Penkacik http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com
  6. Miranda Enclade http://www.nanasscrapspot.com/
  7. Sylvia Gonazalez Solorio  http://bellascrapbookingdesigns.blogspot.com
  8. Cicily http://pinkdalmationscrapper.blogspot.com/
  9. Barbara http://barbarab3.blogspot.com
  10. Becka   http://creationswithbecka.blogspot.com


Pink Polka Dot Scrapping said...

Wow.. You are So Blessed! Your story was empowering and I loved everything about it! Love your gate fold card! Great coloring with the copic markers! Thanks for being part of something special to me! This hop means a lot to me! Thanks again!

Shawnee said...

Beautiful stories. I love your gatefold card. Fantastic color choice.

ParkNSlide said...

Great stories about your special and supportive family and I enjoyed the pictures too. I love cats so I liked reading about them too. Your card is adorable.

Susan Martin said...

What a great family of strong amazing women!! I love your card.. its beautiful!


Ellen Jarvis said...

How fortunate you are to have had four strong and supportive women in your life! Your card is a beautiful testament to their love. Clearly, you have gotten your kindness and grace from them -- and now, be strong to fight your own health issues. You are one of FIVE strong women!!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

Laurie said...

Loved your story and your card is so cute!

Suzys Crafts said...

Oh how lucky to have had so many wonderful women in your lives! I never knew my grandmothers as they passed early in my life. I plan to be the best grandmother ever and leave my grandchildren with lots of memories!!

KAT said...

what a beautiful story. and blessed you are! 4 women? wow, very lucky you and they all sound amazing! your card is beautiful too.

Crafty and Green said...

Thank you for sharing about the amazing women who have impacted your life so greatly!! Your Card is beautiful! I just love it!!

Many Blessings,

angel4ever said...

You are a thoroughly blessed woman!!! And I LOVE your card!!!!

New follower!

Tiffany ♥

Karon said...

Oh My Goodness - you truly are a lucky person to have always those wonderful ladies in your life. Thanks for sharing. I adore your card the stamp is wonderful.


Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

Wonderful stories you've experienced in your journey of life. Women of care and strength as examples are Gifts from God.. i am so glad you've had those Gifts..

your card is a wonderfully creative tribute and your choices of details are lovely..

TY for sharing!

Jacki Randolph said...

A beautiful story of four special women!! You are blessed to have such fond memories and their love. Thanks for sharing your memories and beautiful card!

Rebecca said...

You are truly blessed to have had four such amazing and loving women as role models in your life! You brought me to tears with your story, especially reminding me of the time I spent with my great grandmother when I was young! So few of us have this opportunity. Your card is beautiful! Your coloring is amazing as well!

Sheri R said...

You are fortunate to have and have had, such great women in your life. Love the gatefold card!


sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

Kathy said...

Your card is stunning!!! Love your coloring, and the colors are beautiful!!! Your story is amazing, and the love in your family is wonderful!! I am a new follower. Hugs Kathy

Kathy said...

Also I love all the pictures!!!

Miranda said...

Your card is Beautiful! You story is so sweet! The love in your family just flows out of it!

silvia said...

Great card!! How lucky you are to have had such wonderful women in your life!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

So many wonderful women in your life, and thank you for sharing your story of all of them with us! I love the card with the little girl and the cat it seems perfectly fitting for your stories. Thank you again!

jennyplace2 said...

My Dear you have be truly blessed with such a lovely family. Not many girls get to go to college with a single parent. I loved reading your story and thank you for sharing it with us.

D- said...

Thank you for sharing your story. You are lucky to have been touched by so many strong and loving women.
Love your card.
dmcardmaker at aol dot com

Cathy said...

Yes you were truly lucky to have sooooo many wonderful women in your life. You were truly blessed!

Theresa said...

How blessed you are to have had all of the ladies in your life. Each one sounds so special, and your love for them is wonderful to read about. Thanks for sharing.

Anita Braddock said...

Wow what a Beautiful Story and the Cards is Amazing. love the colors and the papers thanks for sharing. love the Embellishments and the way it opens.

Pink Dalmatians said...

very pretty cards. you have been on such a journey & are fortunate to have wonderful women in your life!

scrapperbecka said...

Beautiful card! I love the girl stamp you used so cute!

Candace said...

adorable card!! and great pics and stories about the great women in your life! :)


Candace said...

adorable card!! and great pics and stories about the great women in your life! :)


Karen L said...

Thank you SO much for that peek into the women in your family. How wonderful to have those memories! Love your darling card!!