Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Visiting Nana

Happy Wednesday my friends. I'm out of town for work today and back late this evening.  Hopefully the flights home are smooth ones!  I'm popping in to share a card for the current CAS-ual Fridays challenge...to used buttons on a card. I pulled out my PaperSmooches set and had fun creating this card for Pat. I left this for him yesterday before I left for the airport.  Oh how I do love him.


We spent the next few days of our trip visiting my nana.  If you've followed my blog for a while, you may remember that I went to see her last year.  She's 94 and is amazing.  She doesn't get out much but her mind is so sharp.  She looks so much better than she did last year.  Here are a few highlights from our visit.  Pat, Jonathon, Collin, Marcel and I walked up to Cowdrey Park to see the ruins. Elizabeth and Ryan stayed back to paint.  Absolutely gorgeous views.


Here is Nana with each of the boys.  I love and will certainly treasure these photos.

My nana is extremely creative.  She kept the boys busy during our visit.  The little boys were all making sequin fruit.  It kept the three of them occupied for a couple of days!  And when they weren't working on their sequin fruit, they were painting. Elizabeth created amazing oil paintings while the boys all worked with water colors.  You can get a look inside her studio from the pictures.  It's paint and sequin heaven!
 

17 comments:

Arlene said...

Your photos are always so much fun to look at! Love your nana's creativity. Super cute card, I love the clean fresh look. Beautiful.

Jen W. said...

Awww! Such a sweet card for Pat. Love the papers you used! And what a fabulous time at Nana's house!! Her studio looks amazing and the boys look so into what they're working on!

Karen B. said...

seems like you made such wonderful memories great card too!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

How fun! You got to create while on vacation - that is so cool! Great CAS card, too! I love that you used stamped buttons!

~amy~ said...

Such a cutie pie card!
94? She looks FANtastic!

Quip1320 said...

I am just love all of this pictures! What fun!

Tracey McNeely said...

Lynn your card is cute as a button! Sorry couldn't resist. More fantastic pictures, such precious memories! Your boys are so photogenic.

Kara said...

How fun! I want to craft with Nana!!:)

Barb said...

Your card for Pat is so sweet, Lynn! And I love those photos of your Nana and boys - definitely a treasure - and a wonderful memory for them too!

Maureen said...

guests in the studio! LOL I love it! And sequins are so in now...nana was ahead of the trend, maybe even started it! I sure see you in her, Lynn :) What precious memories :) If Pat is anything like Tony...he loves and appreciates those little notes from us :) Now that I can text (like all the cool kids), I sent him silly little texts while he was away...it made his days away :) ox

sandie said...

Such a sweet card for Pat and adorable photos x

Amanda Winmark said...

Hi Lynn, I like your blog and loved it on blogionaire.com!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the photos and I'll bet Pat just LOVED this CUTE card!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love this CAS design, now if only I could sew.

Aimes said...

Your card is 'sew' sweet Lynn! (sorry I couldn't resist the pun!)
I'm smiling from ear to ear seeing today's pics as how your nana kept all of those boys entertained with sequins and fruit! :D
Hugs!
x

Jinny Newlin said...

Such wonderful pics, Lynn! LOVE that she's still so creative! What a fun place for all the kids, and your card for Pat is ever so sweet!

Marisa said...

Such a fun card :) Go nana -- what a great idea to make sequin fruit!