Saturday, September 8, 2012

Grandparents Day Blog Hop

Welcome to the My Cricut Craft Room Grandparents Day Blog Hop!
If you just happened to stop by or came from Jessica's Blog,  please start at the beginning at My Cricut Craft Room!
 
The Grand Prize for this hop is sponsored by Erica at Erica's Craft Room.  One person will win
a $25 Gift Certificate to be used in her store!  To be eligible to win the prize you MUST leave a comment at EVERY hop stop along the way.
 
My project today is a page out of an album for my Grandma, my children's Great Grandma.  One day I decided I would make her an album with the children's baby pictures inside and how they have grown years.  Grandma is 90 years old, so to be 91 in a couple months, and she lives in Wisconsin.  So, we do not get to see her very often.  Sometimes, making her things makes me feel better.  Calling her has gotten harder, as dementia is setting in and she never remembers that I call.  It has been really hard adjusting to the 'new' Grandma'.  But I love her and that's all that counts! 
 
Here is the fun little page that the children helped me with....
The title is "Hook Line and Sinker"  Noah, one of my little ones, has been into fishing lately.  And Grandma used to fish all the time.  She even taught me how to skin a fish.  hahaha!  My husband doesn't belive me.  So, the title was to tie in the February-Valentine's Day and fishing theme.  Not to mention that my son is a heartbreaker.  You will be 'hooked, line and sinker'.  Get it?!  :)
The pages are 9x9.  The fish are from the Animal Kingdom Cricut Cartridge and the font is from the  Tear Drop Cricut Cartridge.  I was so happy to use some oldies but some goodies.  :)  I am sorry that I do not have the demensions for my die cuts, but I had three children helping me and I became sidetracked to say the least.  Sorry again!


 
  In addition to the Grand Prize, I will be offering a prize to one randon
person who completes the hop and follows the same rules stated above and becomes a follower.
  
My Blog candy will be a Peachy Keen Face stamp. 
  
Now it is time for you to continue on the Hop. Your next stop is Norma Gomez's Blog.
 
  Remember you need to stop at every blog and comment for the Grand Prize.
  Have fun everyone!
 

51 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, this is absolutely adorable! Love the theme and I think it's extra special having the little ones help you with it. So super cute!
    Bellabugcreations at gmail dot com

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  2. Hi Tess! This is such a sweet gift, I'm sure she is gonna LOVE it :D

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  3. This is really sweet. I like how the fish direct your eyes around the page.

    afternoonscrapper.blogspot.com

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  4. What a sweet layout!! How sweet that you create pages for your grandmother. My husband's grandmother is in a nursing home with advanced alzhimers - it is so sad!! She doesn't remember us or gets us confused with other relatives. Growing old kind of stinks!!! My grandparents and parents have all passed - probably having a huge party up there!! Glad my in-laws are here for my children!

    Glad to be in this hop with you!!

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  5. Very cute page...new follower ...tracyzahm@yahoo.com

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  6. Sweet sweet fish lo. My grandma used to fish too. lol. New follower.

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  7. Really sweet layout, Tess! I love the glittery fish! So cute and fun! I am sure your grandma with love this page! Happy to be in this hop with you!

    Hugs,
    HL

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  8. Your layouts are adorable and so is that boy in them. I'm a new follower. Hope you'll visit me. TFS

    Tara

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  9. Loved your little fish and such a cute baby!
    Pam

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  10. The layout is so cute... baby and fish :)

    Sheri R

    sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

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  11. First Things first. Your blog is being skipped in the hop. When I went to the one before you I was dropped way down on the list missed like 4 stoops so I used the list to get here. So glad I did you have a cute little blog. I am a new follower. Have a wonderful day. Oh and I love the layout for this hop.

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  12. Those fish are so freakin' cute, darling layout!!

    Susie
    http://scrappyrandomness.blogspot.com/

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  13. Love the fish - and photos of your little one.

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  14. awe, what an adorable page, great work and so sweet for your grndma to recieve! I am a new follower!

    Eva ~ http://evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com/

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  15. Tess, what a funny story. I know how to skin a fish, too...LOL. The hubby sometimes underestimates my "outdoorsy" qualities, too. I love the title of your layout, and GOT IT, instantly. Gorgeous pictures and wonderful fishies. Happy to be a follower and in the hop with you today!
    :O)
    Jessica S

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  16. what an adorable layout, the fishies are cute and baby is adorable!!
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com

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  17. The layout is adorable and so are the models:)
    http://shelley-scrapbookingforfun.blogspot.com/
    Shelley

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  18. This layout and the subject matter are beyond adorable!!
    So happy to be hopping with you and can't wait for the next one :)

    ~Jenn J~
    scraphappensembellishit.blogspot.com

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  19. What an Adorable Layout!Precious!!!New Follower.
    Have a wonderful day!
    Migdalia
    http://craftingwithcreativem.blogspot.com

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  20. New follower #44! Your l/o is just darling and I feel for you since my Mom passed away with the same disease. It's so difficult when you want to share your family and they look at you like they have never seen you before! Thanks, enjoy that adorable little boy! Please stop by and visit.
    Creative Wishes,
    Claire S
    www.scrapmyway.blogspotcom

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  21. Adorable!!! Just too sweet. Such beautiful babies. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  22. I am following you via Google because I couldn't find any other way to follow you. I will get your blog mails that way... thanks for a fun page and helping me remember to use a cart I rarely do... Have a blessed weekend and thanks for playing in the blog hop!

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    1. Congratulations! You are my lucky and Blessed winner of my Peachy Keen face stamp set.
      Will you send me an email with all your information to claim this prize.
      Congratulations, again! And thanks for participating in the Grandparents Blog Hop.

      Tess

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  23. Awe! What an adorable little LO! Yes, your son is a heartbreaker! That's for sure!! I love the story too! What a great way to remember it!! TFS!

    Jodie R
    MCCR DT

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  24. How lovely! And what a wonderful way to stay close to your grandmother. I can relate, my grandfather had Alzheimers and it was hard to see him lose all of his memories. I was in college then and not a paper crafter but I would have made him things like this so he could remember everyone.

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  25. What a wonderful gift to make for your grandmother. The fishy layout is adorable and so is your son!
    Tracy
    http://scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com

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  26. what a wonderful thoughtful gift you have given to your grandmother, it is hard when they lived so far away and then on top of it when their memory starts to fail, some grandchildren would just say why bother, so it is a blessing that you still try, thanks for sharing your project and your thoughts
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  27. Love the layout... what a sweet story about your grandma... brought a tear to my eye!
    rrandrr@insightbb.com

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  28. What a beautiful page with such great colors. The pics are adorable! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win some candy. I have been wanting to get some peachy keen stamps. I would love to win, i have my fingers crossed. I am now a follower of your blog. I love blogs that use a cricut.

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  29. Love ur page lo very pretty. Love reading ur story about ur family. TFS

    MCCR DT, LIsa Ch

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  30. Awww, love your layout!! Those little fish are super cute as is your family!

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  31. Hi Tess. I am your newest follower! Your layout is adorable ... how wonderful that you still can honor your grandma, at 91, though I do know how miserable it must be to have a grandma with dementia.

    I love those front-facing fish on your l/o!

    Fondly,
    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
    http://cardmonkeyspaperjungle.com
    E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

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  32. Love your layout. TFS.
    dmcardmaker (at AOL)

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  33. What a sweet layout for your Grandma. It is so sad to adjust to the changes that age brings to our loved ones!
    Teresa
    www.createenjoyshare.blogspot.com

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  34. Love love your page!! I love the fish and the kids are adorable!

    Joe

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  35. So cute! And I love those sparkly fish! :-)

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  36. Love your layout. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  37. Layouts are my favorite because they are preserving those precious photographs!! Beautiful story!!

    teresascraps@gmail.com

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  38. The fishes are just adorable, thanks

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  39. cute layout. those fish are great. love it !

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  40. MARVELOUS!!! I love the glittered fish. Excellent. TFS and participating in this hop.

    Scrappy hugs,
    Christel
    Scrappin’ Sista Designs
    http://pinterest.com/scrappinsista

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  41. sweet LO, nice hopping with you!!!!

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  42. Love the title. Fish are so cute but the baby is cuter

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  43. Such adorable fish and cute LO. Having issues withe google and follower link is not showing. Will keep trying.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

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  44. Oh Tess...so sorry to hear about your grandmother's condition. Bless your heart, I know that is really hard for you. Take comfort in your many happy memories made with her! This layout is adorable! I love the journaling piece and the sparkly fishes. Great job!! msmith38652@gmail.com
    http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

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  45. wonderful layout. I love all the glitter.

    Sarah
    craftingwithsarah.blogspot.com

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  46. Heya Tess, just found a note on my desk and popped in to see if you picked a winner for the PK faces from this hop yet? Have a great weekend!!!
    :O)
    Jessica S

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