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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

FUN WITH GRANDCHILDREN


One of our daughters has four children and their school is on Spring Break all week.  The oldest two daughters have things going on during the week but the other two children came on Sunday to stay between our house and the other Grandmother's.    Taryn has been making cards here for several years and that was the first thing she wanted to do after breakfast on Monday morning.  These two pictures show Taryn and Tucker with the cards they made.
 
In anticipation of things they like to do, I made sure I cleaned my craft table so it would be easier to spread out.  Taryn loves running things through the Cuttlebug and will use any excuse to be able to run things through the Xyron instead of using tape to attach things to her card.  She has definite ideas of how she wants to do things and plans each side of her card very carefully before doing anything.
 
I brought out some Easter stamps that I had never used before, and since they were larger than some that I have they were easier for her to color after stamping them with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Of course with Easter Bunnies she wanted "grass" and knew that I had the Martha Stewart punch that "makes grass".  She wondered how she could make the sky blue so I showed her how to swirl blue ink on with a sponge.  The last time she was here she made a card with clouds and she wanted to know where the "cloud things" were - meaning the dies.
 
The inside and back of the card were decorated just as nice with some punched birds and butterflies that she found on my craft table so her card took some serious time to complete.  She even drew a house on a hill with a stamped car driving down the driveway.
 
Tucker also enjoys playing with my stamp things but being a boy was much quicker making his card.  He used some of the same stamps but didin't care about so much detail.  The highlight on the front of Tucker's card was an Easter train stamped from a Taylored Expressions stamp set.  He wanted the train on tracks (of course he did) so I tried my best to use a black marker to give the illusion of some train tracks.  The train was stamped on a separate piece of card stock and cut out so that it could be on top of the tracks.
 
It was fun working with each of them individually.   Later yesterday we mixed up a double batch of cut out sugar cookies using Easter designs.  Today we baked them but they had to leave before we got them iced.  The other Grandma made some icing and they will decorate them at her house.

3 comments:

Annie said...

What a wonderful grandma you are!! Their cards are lovely!

Sheri said...

How fun for them! And I know you loved it but now go take a nap!

Lynette said...

That is just awesome, Vicki! How very cool that they like to make cards with you. Great cards, too.