Saturday, April 22, 2017

Hola Nieta : )

translated: Hello Granddaughter



We've sort of been adopted by a family from Cancun and with it comes the remarkable privilege of being called Abuelos! (grandparents) by, Melina, the sweetest little ten year old girl.  She sent us a picture of herself and a letter written in Spanish! Neither my husband or I speak a word of Spanish so... thank You Lord! for "Google Translate" : )

My card for her was inspired by Dawn McVey's challenge for this weeks "Make It Monday" at Papertrey Ink. The challenge: to create a pattern behind a die cut window.

It may be a little early for the children in Custer, South Dakota to head for the beach but at Melina's house it's too hot to stay at home : )






I hope you have fun plans for the day.  I'm off to the movies to see "Gifted"  with my BFF.

Supplies:
Dress Up Dolls: Summer Fun by PTI
Sun & Surf Stencil Collection by PTI
Noted: Scallop A-2 Die collection by PTI

22 comments:

Linda said...

Patti, what a fun and sweet card for Melina. It is so great to have you back crafting again. Prayers and hugs to you sweet friend.

Craftychris said...

Melina is so sweet and so is your gorgeous card! xxx

Happy Dance said...

How sweet is this?!! I adore the little bear she's drawn, and your "nieta" is as cute as can be! I know she's going to be tickled to get this darling card in the mail! All the details and the pretty, summery colors are just right for a ten year old. I know she'll think, "that looks just like me!!" Adorable card! Have a great weekend my friend. Bev

lainey said...

This is so stinking cute! Melina is going to love it!

Lisa Elton said...

What a pretty little girl Melina is!! So sweet of her to send you a letter. She's going to treasure this adorable card from you!

Helen F. said...

Oh this card is just darling, Patti. I am sure sweet Melina will love it too. :)

Carole Z said...

What a sweet story and the cutest card ever, Melina will be sure to love it, hugs X

Lynne in NI said...

Awww she's cutie, and I love how you coloured your little girl to look just like her.

sandie said...

so sweet, super colouring and I love how she pops out of the oval x

Mac Mable said...

Such a fun and pretty card. Loved reading your blog post and your sort of 'adoption' xxxx

Jeanne said...

How wonderful for everyone! Melina looks like a sweetheart. Your card is sure to delight her! Colored beautifully and such a wonderful card design. Enjoy this new relationship! It is one to treasure. :) Hugs!

Marcia HIll said...

Awwwww...what a sweet card for Melina! I'm sure she is going to love receiving "happy mail" from you, and you can never have too many grandkids!! Such a perfect image to be peeking out from behind your lovely stenciled window too...makes me wish it were warm enough to go swimming here, but is only in the 30's here this morning! Oh well, it will warm up at some point!! :0)

Bobby said...

You've created a darling card for Melina, Patti. She'll be thrilled with the card that looks like she's saying Hi from an ocean of stenciled waves.

I Card Everyone said...

Melina is as adorable as your card, Patti!
=]

Verna Angerhofer said...

Melina is so pretty and I am sure she will love this card. It looks just like her with the wonderful coloring you did.

TaeEun said...

What a sweet and fun card for a little girl!!! The girl on your card looks like Melina :)!

Lyn said...

Your cards always being joy and this is going to be no exception, it is so lovely to see you post and I want to say thank-you to you for visiting my blog and asking after my family and me <3 I hope you enjoy the movie and I know that Melina is going to love it!

Nancy said...

She is adorable along with your card! Love the swirl in the background that represents waves...very clever! I don't think you have lost any of your mojo..thank goodness! ;) Sounds like you both need each other! Lucky Melina!

Kim Heggins said...

Oh....so nice to see you crafting, love this sweet card. Your grand daughter is just beautiful and I am sure she will love your wonderful card. What a sweet thing you are doing. Hope you enjoyed the movie!

cm said...

How sweet that you've been 'adopted', and by such a sweet and obviously creative 'grand-daughter'! Melina's bear, with the heart tummy, is adorable! As for your card: sheer delight! That smile she has in her photo will be transformed to mega-watt brilliance once she receives it! Lucky gal to have such amazing Abuelos! Oh, to have a beach where we are; actually, to have warm weather where we are would be fantastic! Snowing today...again! At least it's melting, but still...enough already! Hope the 'May flowers' won't be frightened away!
Hugs~c

Marybeth said...

What a sweet card for a darling girl! My husband and I would not be able to help you read or speak Spanish either,maybe ...taco !

Asha said...

What a precious card for a precious little nieta! A privilege indeed!
hugs Asha