Monday, May 5, 2014

I love you, but please go away....

 That's got to be the sweetest sentiment ever! Right?
Well, it's kinda what's going on at my house right now.

I'm so happy to have my grandmother of 87 years staying with us since last Friday and on the 7th it will be her 88th birthday!!!  She's incredibly artsy fartsy too and she loves to help when it comes to making cards!   WELL...this week she's been keeping me company and that's been great, but she barely left me alone long enough to plop this Happy Birthday sentiment on this card before she came running right back in. And seriously, she runs...she's a quick little one!
She's seen the card and helped select the butterflies, but she hasn't seen the sentiment yet.

Did I mention that her little feet are dreadfully stealthy too?  She walks with the weight of a shadow, so I'm at the moment, looking over my shoulder as I type this post, paranoid she'll be watching as I type about her....  
So far so good, so let me tell you what files I've used from The Cutting Cafe
(Dangit! Here she comes...be right back)...
LOL! I think she knows I'm up to something now. She walked in and I'm looking at my screen saver. She shook her head and walked out.
Seriously...I love you, but Grandma, PLEASE!

I loved combining the Tulip Basket Shaped Card Set with May Word Shaped Card and then an independent sentiment from my cutting machine.  

So there you have it.  
Happy (almost) 88th Birthday Grandma!!
I LOVE YOU and you can come back in the room now ;)
Hugs and Happy Crafting...
Lisa xx

27 comments:

Shelby said...

So that is what you'll be like when you're 88! I'm sure your future granddaughter is just thrilled! Love love this card. Love how you've combined everything. I'm sure your grandma will just absolutely love it. Hope all is well Ms. Dory Bird

Shelby

Chrissy said...

Ahhh...that is why the tulips..'tip toe through the tulips'..get it?..fantastic card Lisa..love the dimension and colours and I'm sure your grandmother will be so happy with it.

luv CHRISSYxx

Pia S said...

That's a wonderful basket of tulips! I think it's sweet that your grandma unknowingly has helped you designing her own birthday card!

Marie-Louise said...

Aww this is great Lisa. How lucky you are to have a grandma. One of my grandma's I never knew nor did I ever see a picture of her - she died when my dad was 15 - my other grandma died when I was 6 but she was always very strict - she could never forger she was a headmistress. I do not have any nice memories of her at all. You are really blessed.

richardbreaks said...

AWESOME, Lisa! Love the May peeking out form all the lush flowery goodness. Your bow brad (button?) looks like a ladybug, too! Beautiful, beautiful!

Tammy said...

You are so glad to have your grandma! Hope she has an absolutely wonderful birthday! Her card is just adorable, love the sweet basket of tulips!

scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Q
Oh Yes, she is going to love this, and I think Ms Quirks may have a little bit of her Grandma in her than she realises...I can imagine you will be the same at this age!
Great looking card and perfect for her age; flowers and especially Tulips which expresses warmth and affection.
Happy 88th to your Grandma.
SMILES:)
Sue

Regina Easter said...

oh my i don't even know your granny but i love her already...this card is super sweet just like you and her...hugs

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I love your card and your story. I had the best grandma ever and miss her so much! She left a great legacy behind and I will be forever grateful for her influence in my life.
Debbiedeefisher@yahoo.com

Lisa S. said...

I got such a chuckle from your post. :) She's sounds like a pistol L2 and a whole lot like you. Hee Hee Enjoy your time with your grandma and here's a early birthday wish for her. Hope it's the best birthday ever!!!
BTW, your card is FANtabulous. I love the cutting files you used and the gorgeous tulips. The basket is awesome too! She'll love it!! xx

Sarah said...

What a hoot Lisa!! Grandma is going to love this card!! xx

Ina said...

I can hear Tiny Tim 'trying' to sing Tiptoe Through the Tulips. Yikes he was terrible and I bet your Grandma would remember it too. Fabulous piece of work as usual Lisa. Love it and Grandma will too.

Reusing with Quilling said...

ha..ha..Lucky you to have such a lovely grandma !Wonderful card !

Maire Gamber said...

How gorgeous! I absolutely love the beautiful card I See you have been having a great time with your Cameo! LOL

I know she will just adore the Birthday card. Wow! What a gift - 88 y/o and still that active! :D

Hugs,
Marie

Sandy said...

I am grinning from ear to ear. I knew your grandmother was artsy fartsy and I have seen things she has done for your before. What a treat Lisa!!!!! What are her life secrets?
The birthday card you made for her is divine - Happy Birthday Lisa's Grandmother and how lucky you are to have Lisa!!
Sandy xx

Karon said...

Fabulous post - brought a smile to my face LOL! Wonderful wonderful card, I love the tulips and the basket! TFS

Anita Houston said...

You crack me up! You are so lucky to have a grandma still!!! I envy you, especially having a crafty one! Love this card...the "May" really makes this special!!!

bumblebee creations said...

how fun! Gorgeous card!

Bella and Aidees Mom said...

What a great way to think outside the box..The May word just really is a brilliant idea:) Love this..Krista

Mitra Pratt said...

SOOOOOOO did she like it? What kind of cake did you have? We must have a follow up post you know! Wait there was cake, right? Cupcakes? Twinkie cake? I love love love this card! I bet she did too! She looks like a rock star grandma!

Julie Odil said...

Wonderful card and delightful post! I'm guessing she LOVED her card!

butterfly said...

Hope you've no longer got to keep this a secret - and I hope it goes down a treat... I'm sure it will, it's adorable!
Alison xx

Buttons said...

Love that you've been stalked!!! It's not something we tend to face whilst crafting I suspect and I'm not sure I'd have your patience. You've created a lovely project here regardless the distraction. Jenny x

Leslie said...

Lovely card!

Tracy said...

Granny's got your number Twang. LOL. That's one awesome birthday card. How fun that she crafted with you. That's some pretty special memories there. Glad you enjoyed you time with her. Hugs!

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Well you pulled it off. I am sure that grandma loved her card! Ah...grandmas...I miss me some grandmas and a couple of grandpas too. It is nice that yours is still with you.

Hugs,
Original

Margaret said...

Oh, this is so pretty and I know that she must have loved it!
I knew your grandma was artsy, but had no clue she was also a ninja!! Glad you are able to enjoy time with her!!