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Monday, May 4, 2009

Get Off My Lawn!!

Okay, now that the title has your attention, I will show you my card! The new set challenge from Hanna Stamps this month was to use the Granny Hanna set, including the stamp that said "get off my lawn". I had to do a lot of thinking for this challenge. Finally, I decided to pair Granny with the Rocker Hanna. When we were little we had a neighbor that reminded me of this scene. She would get so upset if any of the kids even spoke when we walked past her house. She certainly would not have appreciated a free concert from my sister and I! The sky and the grass were sponged with CTMH inks and then I drew blades of grass with a Copic marker.  Granny's dress was paper pieced with some paper that I had in my stash. 

Here are some pictures of my mom's ornaments that she has been making. I definitely get my love of crafts from her. She doesn't do any paper crafts, but she has always done some type of craft or another. These ornaments are replicas of antique beaded ornaments. The center is a dense foam ball and the designs and colors are made with a variety of sequins, ribbon, beads and straight pins.
This is one of my favorites, but I forgot to rotate the picture before I loaded it!
This blue one is another of my favorites, I love the depth of this one. 
Thanks for looking and have a great day!

38 comments:

The Mama Monkey said...

First off, that card is so funny! I love it!

Second, we have the same Mom! LOL I have ornaments like this from the 70's...made in a gold-yellow color with ribbon that is about on the final thread. My Mom also did a lot of work with felt. What a cool keepsake!

Jackie said...

Such a hilarious card...love it! It brought a huge smile to my face. Those ornaments are sooooo gorgeous!

Spyder said...

Very funny card!Ornaments are very clever too!

(Lyn))

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Oh, I love your card! My mom is crafty but papercrafting is not her strong area. My mother has tried all kinds of things and I think of her when I smell eucalyptus--from her wreath making/flower arranging days.

Jennifer Scull said...

your card made me laugh! too funny!

and I am so glad that you shared some of the ornament photos that your mom made! they are beautiful! I bet that they look gorgeous on a Christmas tree!!! please tell her that I think she is super talented!

Sara said...

Oh my goodness, this card is too funny-love it. Your mom's ornaments are great!!

Elizabeth said...

The card is funny. I think growing up we all had neighbours that didn't like "noise".

Thank you for posting your mom's ornaments. They are so beautiful and look like a lot of work.

Scrubbysue said...

Hahahahaha....I love it! that's great! and these decorative ornaments are beautiful!!

The Wired Angel said...

How funny.. my son is planning a party and I can just see this happening! Your Mom's ornaments are amazing.

Lisa Trombitas - www.stampwithlisat.com said...

You made me laugh with your card - how clever. Nice piecing!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

What a fun combo of images for your card.

Your mom makes fab ornaments. I don't think I would have the patience to do something that intricate.

Jennie said...

Great card and your mom has quite a talent in ornaments!

Ann said...

HA! Love that hilarious card!

Your mom's creations are gorgeous! TFS!

Wendy said...

What a funny card! It seems perfect for the challenge! The ornaments are gorgeous. Tell your mom she did a great job! :)

Michelle said...

lol now thats one hysterical card! ..and some beautiful ornaments by your mom...! TFS both!

Ruth said...

Hahaha!!!! Too cute. I think we can all relate to have the grumpy old neighbors... LOL

Your mom's ornaments are amazing. I can see where you get your talent from.

Paula said...

Hey Gina, I made lots of ornaments similar to this in the late 70's with my mom. They still look great! She shared them with me when I left home.

peggysue said...

Thanks for sharing that little family tidbit, how sweet. And I like your card, someone always thinks there is too much noise.

tmcc4 said...

Holy moly! how original! love it!
so cute! TFS!!
Mandy

BananaStamper said...

Cute card and wow, those ornaments are neat - they look like lots of work!

Shanna

BananaStamper said...

Me again,
I just noticed your reading list on your sidebar - what a fun idea, I might do this! I have been reading quite a bit lately. I just finished "A thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini. Though somewhat graphic at times (set in Afghanistan), it was excellent - provided persepective and I couldn't put it down. It won out over papercrafting - and that means it was Really good! He also wrote "The Kite Runner" which I plan to look for after I finish the one on the go right now.


Shanna

Cindy said...

What a great card!!It is just hilarious!! I may have to get that stamp!! the ornaments are wonderful!! Years and years ago I used to make things like that, but not as beautiful as your Mom's!!

Becky said...

Love this card, it is to funny. And I love these ornaments, they are fabulous.

Jackie said...

Wow! I love your mom's ornaments...they're really beautiful! Love your card too...that image cracks me up!! tfs!!!

Anne said...

That card made me snicker-what fun-the blue ornament is my favorite!

Karen said...

Your card cracked me up!! Great thing to see first thing at not quite 6:30am with half open eyes!! Now they are open and it didn't even require coffee! Thanks! :>:>

Your Mom's ornaments are Amazing!!! I would not have known they were foam balls at all. Please tell her she does beautiful work!! :>

Jerusha said...

That card is so funnY! And those ornaments are stunning! WOW!

Martha said...

lol, cute card.

Karen from PA said...

That card is too funny, and you did a wonderful job with creating the scene. You have a very talented Mom, her ornaments are wonderful.

Sparkle said...

I love your card...I saw it on Kristy's blog this morning.

The ornaments are gorgeous too.

Grace said...

What a fun card! I'm laughing over here! I know someone like this!!! My neighbor makes these ornaments like your Moms too. I think that artitistic flare does run in families! Love your card!

Rosella said...

Love your card. It's a blast!!
And WOW! Your Mom is indeed very creative and patient! These are beautiful ornaments!!

Cassie_lu said...

those ornaments look awesome and the card just really made me laugh.

Michelle said...

Love the card! made me laugh :D

specialcraftmom4 said...

These ornaments are just beautiful! What a fun craft (:

Carmen said...

How does she do this?? I want to make some too :)

Scrapping Julie said...

GINA! my friend, that card ROCKS!!

Cr8ive ME said...

what a fun card.

And love your mom's ornaments.

hugs.
M.E. aka CMCMaryD@SCS