Any respectable grandma shows off pictures of her adorable grandchildren… right? Here are mine… my beautiful twin granddaughters at age 3. If you live in the Colorado Springs, Colorado area you may want to look up Kim Harms if you need a photographer. I love this picture of the girls.

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Here are a couple of shadow boxes I did for the Fan Club at Splitcoaststampers when I was on the Dirty Dozen Design Team.

I titled it: “Grandma’s Garden”.
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(Click on it to enlarge.)

Today I am on a plane to go see my sweet girls. One of them is having her tonsils out tomorrow. Since she will not be able to go to her daycare for a couple of weeks, grandma will be taking care of her so that her dad (my son) won’t miss any school and her mom won’t have to take vacation to care for her. The last time I saw them was at Christmas. I’m sure that they will have grown considerably since then.

I don’t expect to be making any new cards or projects to show you until I get back home, but I do have some cards that I have made over the past couple of years to share with you. Most of these have been uploaded in some gallery or another on Splitcoaststampers. A few have not. I got this idea from Sharon Johnson. She will sometimes post some of her older cards and I just love seeing them. So I hope you enjoy “Looking Back” with me.

Let’s start with this card. It could almost pass as a card inspired by the photo of the twins at the top of this post! What do you think?

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This was made with some of the first designer paper I bought. I remember being so intimidated by dp. I was much more comfortable using my background stamps. Now I have notebooks full of dp and have to remind myself about that stack of backgrounders! How times change!

Stamps: Long-Stemmed, Sentiment (?)
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Brushed Gold, Very Vanilla, Blush Blossom, DP K&Co.
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal , Blush Blossom, Regal Rose
Accessories: Prima, Brad, GG Ribbon

22 Responses to “Beautiful Girls and Looking Back #1”

  1. I do remember the fan club project you did. The photo of the girls by the tree is beautiful, I love the expressions on their faces. I am sure the photographer captured their personalities perfectly. Have a safe trip and enjoy those darlings!

  2. No wonder you recommend the photographer who took this photo of your darling grandchildren! Their expressions are priceless! This beautiful picture seems to have captured their childhood in such a precious way! You must be so proud:)
    Do enjoy your time with them and have a great holiday too!
    Love your card and use of DP! Everything old is new again, isn’t that how it goes?

  3. Those little girls look so sweet!! Enjoy your time with them!!

  4. ohh, yes the girls are adorable! And the card DOES work with their photo! Enjoy your trip!

  5. What a beautiful shot! Adorable girls!!

  6. Your granddaughters are adorable! How wonderful that you can spend some time with them. I hope the little one recovers quickly. I remember the scrapbook frame from when you posted it…still gorgeous. And your card is beautiful. I had/have the same reservations regarding DP…how funny the way trends change!

  7. What beautiful girls! I think that my daughter resembles them very much. She just turned “2” on Monday. Enjoy your grandma time and know that you are appreciated, as I know that I appreciate my mother and MIL when they do things such as this!

  8. The girls and just adorable!!! I am sure you will enjoy every minute of your visit with them!

    I hope everything goes well with the surgery and she has a quick recovery. I remember having my tonsils out when I was 6, well I remember the ice cream afterwards anyway. :)

  9. What sweet , lovely girls! And a great photo, great lighting and she captured such tender, vulnerable and loving expressions on their faces. I just want to scoop them up and tell them how adorable they are! Have a ton of fun with them Susan!!You’re a lucky Grandma to have time to be there with them!

  10. Oh Susan, enjoy your visit with your granddaughters! How sweet they are!! I’m sure they will be so excited to see you! Those pictures are so adorable. I honestly don’t think you look old enough to be a Grandma 😉 Have a safe trip…see you when you return!

  11. Your granddaughters are precious, love the pages and the card is beautiful too!

  12. Very pretty!!! Have fun with your granddaughters.

  13. Oh my! What beautiful little girls. Have a wonderful trip sharing time with your grandchildren. I agree — your lovely card does look like it was inspired by the photograph.

  14. What a couple of absolute cuties! Enjoy your visit, I bet the girls are so excited to get to spend some time with grandma!

  15. Aww…what a sweet picture! And hey, I still have that stamp set! 😀

  16. The picture of the girls is beautiful! They are sooo pretty. Their eyes seem to reel you in. I would be butter in their hands if I was their Mom or grandma!
    I love the other projects you shared. I hope you are having a wonderful time!
    Hugs and smiles

  17. What a fantastic photo but what truly sweet and beautiful little girls.

  18. They are sweethearts, and that is the perfect picture!!

    Your card is very beautiful, Susan!!

  19. Oh, my gosh! I don’t know where to start…I came here to see your beautiful cards and was stopped in my tracks by your beautiful granddaughters. Oh, they’re so sweet and pretty and what a wonderful photo! BTW, all your cards are completely fabulous, too! I love everything you do, Susan!

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  21. Your granddaughters are beautiful! Look at those eyes!! What a wonderful photo!

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