Thursday, February 19, 2015

Grandma Day With Jayden

I try to make time for grandchildren to have a special day or a couple of hours with me. Recently Jayden and I were able to plan such a day. We went out to lunch and made crafts. I had started a project of making Valentine banners so when she saw my creative mess she wanted to make a banner of her own. This is what she came up with. I only helped a little. Way to be amazing Jayden!!

Her are two of the banners I created. I ended up making five more. All unique from the others.

This one with the old fashioned telephone ended up with a cute speech bubble saying, "Just called to say I Love You."

I was able to get a banner mailed to each of my children before I left on a spontaneous car trip to Nauvoo, Illinois with Jayden and her family. Note to self- don't EVER take that long of a car trip ever again!

I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Grandpa Decker

It has been awhile since I have posted- and a loooong while since I have done anything crafty. Life gets kinda tossed upside down when the love of your life unexpectedly dies. 

I have finally sat down and created a page. I redid a layout which someone had discarded. The grey cardstock back layer and the grid paper were already stitched. I tore off the elements I didn't care for and found product I had on hand to create a new page. 

This photo was taken while in Wyoming last year visiting my oldest son and his family. This is My sweetheart Bruce and grandson Jonathon. The science fiction book and diet coke, as well as the suspenders are signature items of my husband. A few weeks after this visit Grandpa Decker was in a coma and passed on to another adventure.

I do not feel very artistic nor creative these days. I am trying. I hope to make 'something' each week. Kinda like therapy to reinvent myself after experiencing a disappointing 2014.