Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Friends

Hello sweet neighbors and friends!  As some of you know, I have been out of town for the last ten days and I certainly know exactly what Dorthy means, "there is no place like home"!  Grampa Art and Nanny (me) took my daughter's four kids to the beach for a week.  Oh what a riot that was.  Four kids in four different places on a beach!  The kids had a blast and I did too.  Grampa Art is still recovering!!

From left to right - Grampa Art age unknown, Caroline age 10, Joe age 8, Sarah age 5 and Nicole age 12.  Yes that is me age - just south of 70!

I really had a good time swimming with the kids.  This is me and grandson Joe - he is yelling help and Nicole is coming in for the kill.  I thought those varmints were gonna drown me.  But I showed them - LOL!

Every now and then kids seem to get into trouble and when they do, Grampa Art takes them to "time out".  You can tell by the looks and posture they are not too happy. 

After all that sun and sand it is time for some snow and I do love snow. 


I hope y'all have enjoyed my post and my Mr. Snowman and friend card.  I also wish everyone a very good summer and I am holding our friends in New Mexico and Northern Colorado in my prayers.  For those of you who do not know, the fires are raging in the Southwest and over 180 homes of been destroyed in Colorado.

My best to you and you know I love all your comments.
Sandy

102 comments:

Marilyn said...

Thanks for sharing the holdiay photos and it looks like fun.
Great card... love that image and colours.

Sandra said...

Very nice to see those photo's! It shows you all had a wonderful time!
What a lovely card! Think it's funny that you made a winter card after such a summery vacation!

Linda Palmer said...

So happy to have you back and creating even if it is a temporary rest. When do you leave again? I love your card, it is the cutest ever. I am loving your coloring and the colors you used. Beautiful coloring on a beautiful card. Are you resting a lot?

Linda Palmer said...

I forgot to tell you again how wonderful your photos are. Love them and you look fabulous!!! Beautiful kids.

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...Sandy it looks like you've had a whale of a time, not sure I could venture in the sea at this time of year!...super card but I can't think of Christmas just yet...Mel :)

Leah Ann Gast said...

Oh Sandy, looks like you all had a blast! So happy for you...yep, have a few of those pics of my grandkiddo's when they are in a tad bit of trouble and not so happy :O) I see you survived, tee hee hee!!! Love your card, so precious!!! Rest up...hugs! Leah Ann

angel4031 said...

WOW Sandy you look like you've had a blast with your grandkids!!!! I love Mr Snowman your card is lovely xxx

Carla S. said...

Welcome back, Sandy! Glad you had a great time at the beach with the grandkids! Great photos! Beautiful winter card, too!

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely to see your holiday pictures and you look like you had a ball...so nice to spend time with grandchildren ....sweet card too.

Anne

scrappymo! said...

great card and what great photos of your family holiday! Looks like you had a blast...well, some of you anyway!!!

cathylynn said...

Hey Sandy these pics are fabulous!!! I love the one of you in the water with the kidos. You're a real bathing beauty!!! Vacation then home making a new card! You must be full of energy! Your card is so sweeet and I love that snowman! Great coloring and corners too! Gee this was a fun visit!!!
Hugs, Cathy

Cat's sCrap said...

Beautiful photos and magnificent realization. Bravo !

Hugs from France.
Cath.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You deserve a standing ovation for handling all of those younguns! I hope it was a memorable experience! Love the frosty look of your card. With a heat wave arriving tomorrow in PA, it may be the last chill I feel for awhile. Love it!

Kathy said...

Love that family photo, so darn cute! You look fabulous Sandy! I don't blame Art one bit, it would take me some time to recuperate from 4 kids at the beach. Love your card, the colors are so pretty and wintery, that sparkle is a great touch, too. Love everything about it!
Hugs~Kathy

Danielle said...

Hello Sandy, lovely lovely pictures! I could not help smiling at the time out one! and wished I would have been in the water with you...
Your card is delightful. but please...no snow. let me enjoy a bit of hot weather. pleeeeeeeeeeeease. Love your papers, and your design. love the little snow falling behind the snowman. love that image soooomuch. Hugs.

Kelly Neis said...

Sandy you look just south of 60! and those could all be your kids yet with the energy you have! They are sweet and 3 girls, lucky grandma. I am so envious of you in the ocean, wish I were there too with my 4 extras. On to the fabulous card, I could use a little frost, 90 and humid today in MN. He is sooo darn cute, I have such a soft spot for snowman and he is a darling one, I love how you colored him and made it snow. I love your card, welcome back!

Paula said...

Oh my gosh!! What a blast!! I'm sure your GKs will remember this time forever (even if some of them had time-out, that is just too funny!!!). And your card looks awesome!!!! Love the little extras you added around and on the snowman....he's just too cute!!
Next time bring the GKs down here and we can craft a little on the side!

Shelby said...

Welcome back! Glad you had a blast and your grandkids are beautiful!!! But really do you need to be choking the youngest one...poor kid:) kidding of course. You're a better woman than me to love snow. But of course your card is too sweet and just love the different tones of purple and green together.

Shelby

Karen said...

Love, love your Mr Snowman card....could use a bit of him in this heat and humidity! lol I also love, love the pics of you, hubby, and grandkids....they are so cute and it looks like you had a blast! : )

Sharon Caudle said...

Fabulous pics, Sandy!! Looks like you all had a blast (when the kids weren't in trouble LOL)! Your card is beautiful!! I love the touch of winter! You've colored them beautifully and I love the colors you used! Gorgeous!
hugs, Sharon

cabio's craft corner said...

Cute snowman card Sandy especially this help cool down of a hot day. Beautiful family pictures. Thanks for sharing :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Susan Flynn said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time! It must have been wonderful to have your four grandchildren for a fabulouse sea side holiday! Love your Christmas card!! Hugs Susan x

Cheryl said...

oh Hun sure looks like you had fun they are such brilliant photos,and your grandchildren are just gorgeous,lovely happy photos,sweetie,you look great too,
as for your card oh just adore that image and the detail is just super great too see purple too,beautiful colouring,Hun,love big hugs Cherylx

Marie-Louise said...

Glad you had a great vacation - marvellous memories for your grandchildren. Great christmas card - love the colours and the very cute image.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Oh those are (mostly) happy pictures and you look like you all had a lot of fun. I just had to chuckle at the sulky time-out picture though!

Your snowman card is a delight. Wishing Art a speedy recovery!?

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Imke said...

Sandy, i´m glad you are having a great vacation. Thanks for sharing the pics. Very sweet.

Your snowman is awesome. Love the soft colors and WOW your coloing is fabulous !

Pat said...

So glad you enjoyed your holiday Sandy, what a great family you have, some super photo's having fun and the sulks (recognise this from my granddaughters too). Love your card and the gorgeous snowman. Enjoy your week.

Pat xx

butlersabroad said...

Looks like you all had a fantastic time, well, for most of the time at least! Beautiful family you have Sandy too, lovely photos. Which beach did you go to? I'm assuming it's the Atlantic side but the water looks surprisingly calm! Love your snowman card, although I'm not quite ready for the snow to fly, it's nice to think cooling thoughts on the Summer Solstice. Lovely to see you back home again.

Hugs
Brenda

Ruth Ann Hunter said...

Sandy, love your pictures of the beach! I'm jealous - we are still having yucky weather here. Grandkids can be so much fun at that age! Loved your card and looking forward to more to come.
hugs, Ruth Ann

Hazel said...

A lovely Christmas card with cute image. Great photos, glad you had a good time, I'd wondered where you had gone! I kept checking and you were nowhere to be found. lol Hazel x

Myrna said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful time with your grandchildren! What special memories you've made for them. I only had one grandparent alive and I treasure the few times I got to spend overnight with her! As for the beach, boy do do I wish I had been there! We are in the middle of the 90's and humidity! Ick! Your card was a welcome relief to the heat! Love all your little extras with the liquid pearl and sparkles!
Hugs!

Lau W said...

Hellooo ! I'm so happy to see you ! Your shots are wonderful, lol, love the photo where your grandkids are "happy" :-( loool ! You're a family with super energy, it's great to see that !
Your card is superb, love the sweet snowman and your colouring is wonderful, superb design too !
For only today, we have sun, it's a miracle loool ! The summer is here tomorrow, but they tell us that we will have rain pfffff !
Have a nice day my dear friend !
xxx

Pam Sparks said...

You've been busy crafting memories to treasure! So awesome Sandy! Fun to see the pictures and wow, I'm impressed with you out in that water! A G-pa's gotta do what a G-pa's gotta do! lol Adorable sparkly Winter snow coloring and creating Sanday! Super cute card!

Redanne said...

Hi Sandy, thanks so much for sharing your lovely photos, it looks as though everyone, especially you, had a wonderful time. I love the water, but not the ocean, too many creepie crawlie thingys in there! Love your Christmas card, the snow on it looks so real. Here in the UK we have had our three days of summer now I think - lol. My heart goes out to people in New Mexico and North Colorado, hope the fire abate soon. Anne x

PS Thanks for your visits, I really appreciate it!

Scrap Affair said...

Sandy-you lucky girl!!! I am so glad you are having fun! We are on the other hand, got some kind of bug(
Love your card! Colors are so soft and yummy!
With both kids at home, I am looking forward to winter too)

Neicee said...

Sandy- love the pics. LOVE the snowman card...love those colors. Thanks for sharing this. Neicee

Lisa M said...

LOL...sooo many comments that had me rolling! The time out bench, what a hoot. You know they were thinking, "Oh great, this is going on her blog!"
What a ton of fantastic pictures and I'm sure a great time was had by all.
So happy to see your post rise to the top of my blog list..it's great seeing you again. Your card is FANTASTIC!!! I love the thought of snow as I'm dreading next weeks triple digits.
Prayers going out to those you mentioned too.
Hugs,
Lisa xx

Doreen Horats, Clayton said...

Sandy , you had way too much fun. I love going to the beach.
Your snow card is sweet and so cute.
Have a super great day.
Blessings Doreen

Lori said...

Love, love your little snowman - he's so sweet and glittery! Such pretty lavendar papers you chose, too! Looks like you had a great time...enjoyed your photos! The one of the pouting grandkids really made me laugh!

Candy said...

Hi Sandy,
Great to see you are back home again.
Looks like you all had an absolute ball at the beach. I can't help but laugh at the two little naughty girls LOL Oh they could break your heart couldn't they? :o)
Love your card. Such a pretty image.
Great design and your snow man is beautimus.
Big hugs, Candy

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Sandy love the pictures the weather looks perfect, so does your card that image is so cute I really love the colours and design, super Christmas card.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Shannon White said...

OMGoodess what Fabulous Photos Miss Sandy! Sure looks like you had a blast with your Darling Grand kids! Just makes me smile! And your card is so Darling! Love your Sweet snowman and pretty dp's too! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Elaine said...

What a fabulous Christmas card Sandy and what a fun photo with the kids looking glum ( fabulous )
Glad to see you all had a great time Hugs Elaine

Maria said...

Thanks for sharing those fun photos of you, hubby, and grandkids...just too precious! Gorgeous snowmn card! Love those colors of purple and green together and tiny little buttons! Take care and have a wonderful weekend, hugs!

Gibmiss said...

Hi sandy
Wow how sweet your grand childen sre ... They all have grannies super looks.... I love small children and babies alas mine grandchilren range from 19 to 25 .... That does make me feel old
.......
Luv to all
Sylvie xxx

Angela said...

Oh your card is so sweet! Love love snowmen and I love the colors you chose to use on this card.

You have a beautiful family Sandy! I bet your trip was awesome!

hugs, Angela

Tan's Hobbies said...

Oh dear!!! Your four grandchildren are so adorable!! You and your husband were so sweet to bring all of them for holiday. The best grandparent ever! I love the looks when the two of your grandchildren got angry, the face is so funny, hahahahahaha.

Anyway, your card, as always, is so lovely. Love all the white pearls around the image. Love the coloring and the additional of buttons make the overall card is so awesome!

Linda said...

First of all your pictures are beautiful. Grandma looks 50 not 70. Oh my Sandy you really are a gem it even comes out of a photo. Your card is just Fabulous!!!!! Love love the colors and the stunning coloring!!!!! You really are one of the best!!!!! So glad your my buddy!!!!! have a great day!!!!!

Hugs

Linda

Jayne A said...

Fabulous card Sandy. Love that cute little penguin in all his finery. You look as though you had a fantastic time at the beach.
PS bunting is rows of flags on a string. I think that you may call them penants?

Hugs
Jayne
x

sue - bearhouse said...

Hi Sandy
Your card is gorgeous and I love your photos too.
Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my card today. I am now following you too!!
All the best
Sue

Liefs Ineke said...

Dear Sandy,

Your picture's of the family are so beautiful. I like them. Also the card is beautiful. Thank you for your lovely words on my blog. Will you give me your adress on the mail?

Lots of love Ineke (inekeb.5@gmail.com)

Pat (mspfd) said...

Great photos and such an adorable card. Love how you did the snow and your gorgeous colors and coloring!

Rita said...

Hi Sandy, What beautiful family pictures for you to keep and remember. Thankyou so much for visiting my blog and leaving such lovely comments. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx

May said...

Lovely family pics Sandy... looks as though a good time was had by all.. Gorgeous card love the design & colours.. Thank you for your lovely comment x x x Hugs May x x x

Alice Wertz said...

so glad to hear that you all had a great time and thanks for sharing those fun photos! =) love your darling card, too! it's wonderful to see a snowy card in a hot summer day! hope you have a lovely weekend! =)

Kathya said...

What a blessing for your grandkids to have a grandmother like you! I love the pictures of the ones in time-out...what memories! May God keep on blessing you. And such a beautiful card too! Lovely snowman, great job with the coloring and design of it.

Annie Anya said...

Sandy thanks so much for your wonderful comment on my win and blog. You do pretty nicely yourself as this card is so gorgeous, love snow too but don't see it often in Australia , not where I live it would melt in a second. Your pics are lovely of your holiday and I had to laugh when I saw the 'time out' ones...they are the same all around the world when things don't go their way, Tanties follow...hugs, annie

Mandy said...

Sandy your card is absolutely gorgeous, and I love your beach piccy's, looks like you all had a great time :)
hugs Mandy xx

Suzan L said...

Hi Sandy, It sounds like you had a wonderful time with your Grandkids!! Your Snowman card is just darling! I love the lavender and green that you used!
Hugs,
Suzan

Kjersti said...

Lovely holiday pictures and a gorgeous snowman Sandy! Here we are drowning in rain very soon I think, nice weather for some scrapping:)
Have a nice weekend!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Macpurp said...

looks like you all had a fab time, apart from a wee bit of time out. I loved Granpa Art's age! lol.

cute card, I am always in awe of people who do start them so early.

love teen x

Charlene said...

WOW It's great to see you safe and sound! Looks like you had an awesome time!! Im leavig for the coast on the 4th until the 12th yay!!!!!! LOVE your adorable snowman card!!! Did you know they are my favorite?? Hugs!

Lisa M said...

Here I am, scrolling past your bazillion wonderful messages to leave you another one. ;)
I cannot believe you went and did that to yourself. Good grief chica! I'm happy you got the vacation with the grandkids though, before you went and pulled this stunt.
I always think of you and how your fun self is doing and now I will think of you even more and hope for a full and speedy recovery. I'll certainly try to tickle the funny bone for your amusement as well...it's not located near the hip so it shouldn't hurt too badily.
I'm so sorry to hear that this happened to you!!!! Thank you for letting me know, I'll keep you in my bestest thoughts. ;)
Hugs,
Lisa xx

Paper Tails said...

Sandy,

Your pictures are great! I bet you are a wonderful grandmother. I love your card. I have a soft spot for snowman. Love all the sparkles.

Karen

Maria said...

Oh my goodness, Sandy! Am so sorry to hear that you broke your hip! I will keep you in thought and prayer! I hope you have a speedy recovery....huuuggggss...take care sweet lady!

Susan Flynn said...

Oh Sandy I was really really upset to read your comment about what has happened to you! Your comments always cheer me up and I can tell by looking at your pictures that you are such a happy carefree person! I really can't say how sorry I am that this has happened to you. I am sure though that you will soon be up and about because your grandchildren obviously kept you fit looking at the pictures of your lovely holiday you had with them. This will hold you in good stead for a speedy recovery - its all about positive mental attitude and I am sure you have oodles of that!! So chin up girl and keep smiling - big get well soon hugs - Susan your UK friend xx

Leah Ann Gast said...

Oh Sandy, you are in my prayers dear one!!! I sent you an email, I think :O) HUGS!!!! Leah Ann

Linda Palmer said...

Sandy, I lost your phone number, threw it away by mistake...please email it to me, I want to call you. Dense got in today...yea!!
Prayin for you, thinking of you and hoping it is getting better..Love ya!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Aww, Sandy, I read about your fall in a comment you left on someone else's blog. I am so sorry to hear about that. I hope you aren't in too much pain. Wishing you a speedy recovery!

Hugs and prayers,
Linda

Elaine said...

Sandy I was so sorry to read you were poorly I hope you are up and about soon I wish you a speedy recovery , Take care hugs Elaine

Leah Ann Gast said...

Hiya Sandy, thinking about you and was hoping you are doing o.k. Hope your feeling better and on the mend...!Sure miss you on here!!! Love and Hugs! Leah Ann

julieprice3 said...

I love the colours on your pretty card and it looks like you are having a wonderful holiday at the beach. Hope your hip is improving take care
Hugs Julie P

Michelle Webb said...

The holiday pics look awesome. A great time you had there. The card is amazing too Sandy, love those colours and the colouring of the stamp is really beautiful. Look forget about the 99p, it's not that important, ok? P stands for pence by the way. lol Michelle x

Joan Ervin said...

OMG...what a fun vacation!!!! Aren't grandkiddos just the greatest!!!! Love your winter card, too...what a darling image and such pretty coloring!!!!!

Mary said...

Oh what fun it was to see you enjoying your time with your grandchildren, they are gorgeous!

Your card is fantastic too, I love the colours :)

Hugs,
Mary

Leah Ann Gast said...

Hello there! Just wanted to tell you to watch your mailbox :O) Love and Hugs! Leah Ann

May said...

Dear Sandy I had no idea you had a fracture to your hip... O my goodness I wish you a speedy recovery.. thank you for taking the time to leave me such a lovely comment about my daughter...so kind of you... take it easy and keep positive.. my friend... hugs May x x x x

Chris said...

Looks like a fab time was had by all Sandy and I can see you both had your hands full!! Great photo's and an absolutely beautiful card too.

Hugs,
Chris :)

Elaine said...

Hi Sandy thank you for your lovely comments , I hope things are going well for you, each day in every way a little better , you will soon be up and about I can hear your smile when I read your comments so it sounds like you are coping well Big Hugs Elaine

Becky said...

Sounds like you all had a wonderful time Sandy.
Fabulous card, that snowman is just adorable.

Susan Flynn said...

Hi Sandy thanks for your lovely comments. I hope you are doing ok and are now up and about and not too much pain! Of course you can enter my candy - just put a picture on your sidebar you don't have to do a post about it! Take care xx

Elaine said...

Hi Sandy I hope you are feeling okay, I bet you are starting to get a bit fed up by now though. Thank you for your lovely comments its lovely to hear from you Hugs Elaine

Lisa M said...

I love that I see your wonderful face in comments, but I miss seeing your posts. Just wanted to stop by your blog and meander around a bit and say hi. "Hi!"
Hugs to you and I hope you're feeling even a little better than before. :)
Lisa xx

Lori said...

Just saying Hi! (Since I commented earlier...)

Trish and Treasure said...

Hi Sandy,
Love the family photos and this Christmas card is so cute!! I'm a big fan of this particular non traditional colour scheme!!These pearl drops add such a nice fresh detail!!
Hugs Trish xx

May said...

Dear Sandy... I do hope your recovery is going well.. It is soooo kind of you Sandy to leave such lovely comments thank you so much x x x The comment you left asking how did I learn to make the card.. the inky one.. you know Sandy.. I was just playing.. I took some ink pads as the pics shows and smeared the backgrond gently.. inked the edges and then stamp over with assorted stamps.. I had no idea what I was doing just having a wee play... But I did like the results in the end.. and ended up with really inky fingers... great fun.. Have a play when you are feeling up to it... its fun.... Big hugs May x x x

*Vicki* said...

Well hello there dear friend! :) So glad you stopped by to visit!! I see your grand kids have kept you quite busy!! LOL!! How fun!! Your creation is just as sweet as ever too!! Have a great weekend! HUGS

May said...

Yikes! Sandy a bear... I can cope with the little fox as each day she has a little tit- bit of food thats why she has adopted us... But a bear.. boy he would need a BIG tit-bit lol... I visited Canada last year and was hoping to see a bear but that did'nt happen..I hope your recovery is coming along ok.. Much love May x x x

Sharon said...

Love your card Sandy. Beauiful papers...yum! Loved your pics too. Looks like fun was had by all. Hugs Sharon x

Lau W said...

Hello Sandy ! I'm back ! Hope you're better and hope you will make cards soon !
Take care my dear friend !
Hugs and kisses !

Elaine said...

Hope you are doing well Sandy I see your smile around blogland so it makes me happy. Keep your chin up hun , it wont be long Hugs Elaine

Cat's sCrap said...

Thank you for all the comments which you put on my blog.

Have a goog day !

Hugs from France.
Catherine.

Shelby Goolsby said...

It looks like you had a fun trip!! Your snowman card is just adorable!! I love the pretty colors and texture.

Elaine said...

Hi Sandy , just popped by to thank you for your lovely comments today you are so sweet, I hope all is gong well for you, I have to now make this message short , My hubby Tim is calling that my dinner is ready .. BIG hugs Elaine

koala said...

Hello Sandy, (^o^)/"
Hope you are doing well and enjoying your sunshine and summer.
Just wanted to say hello, always enjoy your creation and looking forward to see next one ! (^.^)/"""
I love your beautiful and cute cards !!!

Patricia St Martin said...

Sandy,
Love your pictures of you and the grand kids, it sure looks like you all had a wonderful time.
I do hope you are doing a little better. I hope that you have been able to enjoy some of the summer by getting out a little. We miss seeing your wonderful cards.

Maria said...

Thank you Sandy for your sweet comments! I'll keep you in prayer for a speedy recovery! Hope things are going well...take care, hugs!!!

Michelle Webb said...

Hi Sandy, this is a wonderful post, love hearing about your week at the beach with the grandkids, they looked like they had a whole lot of fun. Your snow card is wonderful too, how did you ever find time to make it? Keep them coming they are gorgeous. Michelle x

Cheryl said...

hi Hun just thought I would pop over too see if you are okay,have not seen you post in while,and hope you and the family are okay hugs Cherylxxxx

Patricia Garcia said...

Hello Sandy,
I miss you Blogging lol, Just thought I would let you know!

Hugs,
Patricia

Elaine said...

You are so sweet with your comments Sandy, thank you, its so lovely to hear from you , Bug Hugs Elaine

anna christensen crafts said...

Hi Sandy, I hope that each day you are getting better, I just popped in to say hi... thank you so much for your encouragement of my daughters new blog. She has been beaming constantly for 3 days now!!! She cannot believe she is getting visitors.