Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Studio Calico Blog Hop



Welcome to the Studio Calico blog hop.

We're celebrating State Fair and Countryside being added to the online shop. Most of you have had the opportunity now to purchase it from your local scrapbook store or favorite online retailer, and now we're happy to provide some additional inspiration.

A fun layout I made using an old photo from my trip to Texas before Claire was born. This was the trip my feet swelled so big and never went down....well, they went down about a week after her birth, but it seemed like forEVER.


And, just a quick tutorial for creating those open scalloped circles.

Choose 2 circle punches, one slightly larger than the other.

Punch the smaller first.

Then, turn the larger upside down and center over the window.

To glue, I used the Martha Stewart glue pen and one of the punched circles as a guide.

Circle punches are some of my favorite tools, but one of my favorite items on this layout is the Heart Veneer, which I will give to one of my blog readers. To win, simply leave a comment here letting me know what you call your grandma. Winner will be posted on April 18.



Your next stop....the amazing Celine Navarro.

And if you lose your way, you can always use the designer links to the left on my blog or on the SC blog (to the right).

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papirdiva said...

I love those circles and cannot believe I've never used two punches like that! Thanks for showing a new technique!

Kelly said...

My grandmother was very proper, so we all had to call her Grandmother. I tried calling her Grandma once...and only once. :)

Kelly said...

Gorgeous layout April. I call my Grandma - Nanny

gamybel said...

I call both of my grandma's, "Grandma" I'm lucky to be in my 30's and still have them both! Love them!

Melanie said...

not my grandmother but rather my husband's grandmother and my daughters' great grandmother. we call her "bunny."

she had given our oldest a handful of stuffed bunnies through her first year that i called her grandma bunny when trying to tell who i was speaking of and it just stuck. now our entire extended family calls her that. :)

Mel said...

Now that I have kids, she is called GG for Great Grandma. She loves it.

suzantzavala said...

I called her Gammy and my kids call my mom Grammy. I still miss her even though she died when I was 14. I can still see her clear as day.

cyndi said...

I call my grandma is from El Salvador so I call her "abuelita"! what a great layout!

Melissa said...

Beautiful layout, April! I love what you did with the scalloped circles.

I call my grandmother on my mom's side "Po Po" (think that's how you spell it.. it's Cantonese :) ).

Pamage said...

my grandma's nickname is "Yita" which was what my brother started calling her because he couldn't say "abuelita".

Marti said...

Never got to meet either of my grandmothers, but I am sure that I would have called them Grandmama since that was what my mom liked to be called. Thank you for the chance to win the hearts- my stash is very low on those!

Sarah said...

To me my Grandmother was always Nan or Nana. Love love this page!

Melanie said...

I always called my grandmother gramma. She was the best!!! Great page, love the circles, I seem to have to put them on all my pages in some form! thanks for the chance to win!

Geralyn said...

I call my grandma 'Ama', which means grandmother in Chinese :) Love your layout April!

Kimber-Leigh said...

my grandmothers: mimi and marmie.

my children call my mom, mimi as well...and my dh's mom, kammy.

your layout is lovely april! thanks for the chance to win: those hearts are on my list!

Stevie K. said...

Wonderful page! I, too, love the veneer hearts. I have a Grandma and Gramie. I love them both dearly!

Nirupama said...

Love that look.

Ruth said...

I haven't got any grandmothers left, which makes me tearful everytime i think about it. I used to call them Nan and Ilse, but my kids now call my Mum, Nana, and my my MIL Bibi.

A splash of Sherry said...

I have a Grandma and a Grannie. Love the circles!

Amy Christine said...

love this layout! my grandma had a stroke last month, and i am really treasuring my memories and photos with her. the wood veneer is perfect here too. :]

elana said...

My grandmas both passed away before I was born, but my son calls his grandma "Ama" - he couldn't say the whole word, and it just stuck. Apparently in Korean, that's what they call grandma anyway :)

Joan said...

She was my sweet "Nana".

heathyr said...

what a sweet layout! thanks for the chance to win, april :)

Allison R said...

I call my grandmother Grandma! Or Gailsie (the knickname her mother gave her)!

Debbie Pereira said...

I call her by the old standby...grandma!!

Carol said...

well, when I had a grandma, I called her grandma ;)

clippergirl said...

oooh, sweet layout with your Grandma. Thanks for the scallop circle tutorial..gotta try that 4 sure!

Bellaidea said...

Hi! Nice layout! My grandma was DZIUNIA :)

Nitasha said...

Such a sweet touching layout! I call my grandmas Little Mama and Mama Delia!

{mc} said...

I called my grandma (dad side) Gua-ma and (mom side) Ama. It's the Chinese way of calling grandmas.

Elise<3 said...

Such a precious picture!
I call my grandma "Nanny"-I was the first grandchild so I got to 'name' her :)

xoxo

Fleursbydesign said...

If she were alive I would have called her what my kids call my mom - Nana :).

Love the circles on the layout - great idea!

Lisa said...

Bubbe. I miss her. Thanks for the chance to win!

Barbara said...

She was Mamie Nova and I miss her.

Tiffany said...

I call my grandmother a more colloquial version of the Chinese phrase for "grandmother."
I call her "po po" which is like "grandma" rather than the formal "grandmother"

Christina O said...

Thanks for the tutorial & love your layout! I call my grandma lola which is grandma in filipino. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Simply a Scrapper said...

Grandma R and Grandma B! Super lame...

Doreen K said...

I called my grandmother "Nana" my boys call their grandmother "Gram"
Great pages!

Linda said...

I can't get over how much your Grandma looks like mine!! I miss her :(

I love those circles...I already wanted to buy more circle punches, but now I NEED to...can SC stock them for me please?! lol

LOVE the embellishments. Those hearts are to die for!

Andrea said...

Thanks for the tip on the circles. So glad that both lines are finally at SC. I call my grandmother Nana.

Amanda said...

I call my grandma "gram"..Love her so much. thanks for the tip.

Debbie Servantez said...

I called them both Grandma! :)

Cheri said...

Both grandmas are "Grandma". Nothing too original there. :) But my parents are "Papa and Nana" to my girls. Love that! :)

Ilissa said...

Love the LO. And I love SC. Thanks for the chance.

Sandra aka nachtschwinge said...

Love the circle idea!!
Actually I just call her "Oma" which is Grandma in German :D

md said...

I love Studio Calico and this layout ! Thanks

Pam said...

I always called both of my grandmothers Grandma. Miss them both dearly.

Yeong Shong said...

I called my grandma (well, hubby's grandma..) ah ma in hokkien (a Chinese dialec)....

kat78 said...

LOVE your LO
and LOVE my OMA / OMI (German for Granny)

karensmeath said...

Great layout. Thank you. I call my Grandma, "Grandma". I am hoping someday to be given the gift of grandchildren and I want to be called Grammy. I guess the kids decide what to call me...

Mrs Frizz said...

My Grandma was a very special lady in my life - she was my 'Nana' and I still miss her dearly ... special memories to be cherished for ever.

Melanie said...

Well, since I am German my grandmas are called 'Oma' and then their respective first names. Love them both so much!

vanlikethecar said...

I'm Vietnamese so I call my grandma, Ba Noi (meaning maternal grandmother). Lovely page!

Jenneke said...

Thanks SO much for the inspiration!! LOVE your page!
LOVE SC!

XXXJenneke

maginette@free.fr said...

i love your layout,it's so cute and this product is just fabulous,i love it!!

jendcnguyen said...

Hearts! My all-time favorite shape. I call my grandmothers "Lola" (Filipino language). =)

Viarty Minita said...

since I'm Indonesian, I called my late grandmas, "Nenek". miss both of them sooo very much...

soric said...

cool, j'adore, je tente ma chance. Bizz

Sigrid said...

What a great page April:-)
Unfortunately both my grandmothers are gone now, byt I was especially close to my mother's mother, and I am actually named after her (Sigrid). I called her "bestemor" = Norwegian for grandmother.

Sanna said...

I call mine "mummi" which is grandma in finnish!

zgagi said...

Great page. Love the colors and all the circles.

Dulce Silva said...

Lovely page! love the circles!

Kirsty said...

We call both 'Granny'! Nothing better than the love of a Granny!

Love your page :)

isabel said...

Love the layout, love the photo!
A kiss to Claire !

Vitoria B said...

I call my grandma : vovo (it's portuguese)
Thanks for the chance

ruth said...

I call my Grandma "Grandma"....sometimes "Gram" for short. :)

lifedreamscreate said...

i like your layout
Marinella

Janet said...

Awesome layout! I called mine grandma!

Anonymous said...

love the colors, great layout April....the wood veneer are my big crush this season. Michelle Poirier

marianne said...

I called her Grandmother because she insisted!

kathleen said...

Such a sweet layout, April! I called my grandmother Nana!

Kasey said...

This release is gorgeous! I have two grandmas. I call one Mom-Mom and the other Grammie. :)
Thanks for the chance to win!

tinkster said...

Gorgeous lo!

I called my grandma, Grandma.

But my daughter calls my mum Dee (her name is Fran). Hannah decided it was Dee before she was even one, and now she can't be anything else <3

Donna said...

love the layout. I called my grandma nona

Astrid said...

I just love those hearts!! No grandma's here anymore, but I called them oma and beppe, but I'm from Holland ;)

Christa said...

Love the circles on here!
Great giveaway!

Melinda M. said...

Love the LO, and thanks for the technique lesson!

Michelle*G said...

Beautiful page! I love the scalloped circles!

Lorraine said...

Love the layout...I call her Grams.

Kim said...

Cool punch technique! Love your layout and I'm definitely going to try out that technique on a page :)

Laura in CT said...

One of my grandmothers was called Mamie, because my older brother mispronounced her given name, Aimee, and Mamie stuck. The other we called Grammy.

Avril Tanner said...

Totally love the layout! Such a cool idea with the punches! I called both of mine Grandma!

scrap2010 said...

She was my Omama. Now, my children call her grandmother Cara-Omi.

JenniferSanborn said...

I call my Grandma "Grandma". I also have/had a Nonna (Italian for Grandma) who passed away in September.

Magdalena said...

I'm Swedish so my I called my grandma Farmor, meaning fathers mother. She's now passed away but was a VERY big part of my life for a long time. GREAT layout by the way. Love those circles.

Jenni said...

this is a precious layout april. thanks for the chance!

Kaodom said...

They are both gone now, but one was Nana and the other was Grandma.

Stephanie Eaken said...

I called my grandmother "Nanny". I love your l.o.!!!

mary ann said...

ohhhhhhhhhh.....hearts of all kinds are my passion!!! Love, love, love them all!!
Mary Ann

Stephanie said...

I love your circles!
Thanks for all the great posts lately, been loving them all!

stamphappy2001 said...

Unfortuntely both of my Grandmas have been gone a long time and both were just called Grandma.

lori said...

lovely.....my one was Gramma, and the other was kinda funny it was Grandma Nate....Nate was my Grandpa's name..go figure...

sherry said...

I called my grandma, grandma. My son calls my mom, Obarchun. That's grandma in Japanese:)

KelliL said...

I am loving the new stuff...I call my grandma, grandma. But as a little joke every now and then I will call her Ilene(her sister). Only becasue she always mistakenly calls me Virginia(her daughter, my aunt) I guess we look alike!

Helsbells said...

Both my Grandma's were just plain old Grandma :) Lovely layout.

julie.schellin said...

I had Grandmom and Omi. Grandmom was a laid back, Midwestern lovely. Omi was German, and a very proper and formal German at that. :)

Kristin said...

I love how you used the scalloped circles! My grandma is just grandma!

Emilie J said...

I called my grandma on my mom's side "lola" ( Filipino word for grandma) and on my dad's side i called her "grandma"...

Jen Pierce said...

I have one Grandmama and one Nana.

Roberta said...

I called both of my Grandma's "Grandma".

Christina in TN said...

Love the open circles... Thanks for the hop!

Diana said...

My dad's mom was "Mamam" and my mom's mom was "Baba"

naomi_m said...

I called one grandma and the other nan.

Cin Cin said...

I used to call my Grandmother, Nanny. Thanks for the chance! :)

Amy said...

My Mom's mom was Nanny! My kids also have a Nanny...love it! Sidebar...love the newborn pics of your sweet baby girl!

Marcia Sc said...

Bring out the old punches!

Amy said...

Love your layout! Inspiration to do a page on my Grandma! Love it!!

Dani Donner said...

Such an adorable picture deserved a great LO like this one!

kee kee said...

Love the layout. Thanks for the tip with the circle punches

Gina said...

My Grandma was "Grams" to me and my brother. Though my cousins had a different name for her. :)

Lovely layout!

Lindsay W said...

My grandma is still in Germany, where she is from, so I call her Oma.

Amanda Johnson said...

Great LO!! When I was little I called my grandma "grandma" but once my girls were born we started calling her "Gigi"

Sara said...

I called them Grandma. My nieces call my parents, Gma and Gpa, which I think is hilarious. Love the punched out circles! Great idea.

raquel said...

i called one Nanna and one Nan....not very original hey!

Jenny said...

I love the scalloped circles! Beautiful layout too!

Miss Kathy said...

Love those scallop circles! Thanks for the instructions. Love those veneer hearts too, would love to win them.

NinaSt said...

I call my grandma Ömmachen (it´s german).

sillypea said...

I always called my grandma simply grandma, but it came with warm smiles and reverence that few others get simply just because of who they are...

Cristina-Sweet Pea Ink said...

we called my grandma, abuelita. she's no longer with us, but always in my heart! xoxo

KristynG said...

I currently have a MeeMaw and a MawMaw, and have had several "Grandma's", a Gram, Pockey (don't ask), a MaMee, and a Granny in my past. Lots of wonderful Ladies have come before me in my family.
My kids have Gam, Mimi, Nana, MeeMaw and MawMaw :)

Danielle said...

I have a grandma Shirley and a grandma LaVina. That is what we called them! ha Loved your layout, April!

Brenna said...

Beautiful layout! I called both of my grandmothers 'Grandma'. I am so lucky to have one of them still here with me :)

Meghan B. said...

my Nana is the most special lady in the whole world to me... I admire her in every way.

ShellyJ said...

beautiful layout! I called both my grandmas... gram (then there last name) :)

Laura said...

You'll be so glad for that picture and that page. My grandma that I got to love the longest we called "Gara."

scarthur said...

This layout is so simple and gorgeous! Love how you did the circles! I call my grandma's "grandma" and then their first name. I was fortunate to have even a great grandma through college.

Sarah said...

I call mine Granny, but never to her face!

Mernin said...

I have a Nanny & a Gramma. Thanks for the chance to win!!

Lillian Child said...

I love circle punches too! And I lost both of my grandmas before I was ten and all I remember ever calling them was grandma. But while I had them they taught me how to cook, crochet, knit and laugh.

marcy said...

I call my grandma granny. My kids call my mom that too!

penny said...

Called both of them "Grandmother." I think I want to be "grandma" when the time comes, though. Most of the cards in Hallmark say that these days!

Jennifer H. said...

I don't have a grandma living anymore. My Mammaw passed away exactly one week before I had my ODD. My other Nanny passed when I was 5 but thanks for sharing. Love the layout and those hearts.

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michela* said...

Your pages are gorgeous! I call my grandma my "nonna" thanks for the chance to win!

Meghan said...

Love your layout! I'm planning a layout about Gammy, my grandma, and her love of the beach.

Lindy said...

I called both of them 'Grandma'. Beautiful layout!

pocketofsun said...

nanny

choupyne said...

So beautiful ^^ I love love ..... <3

j.de.lu designs said...

Grandma

Jennifer Cowan said...

Just plain old Grandma... when I was younger and both of my Grandmas were alive. I called my Dad's Mom Grandma Poopsie after her dog.

shawna said...

i call my sweet little grandmother, nanny :)

Ellie A. said...

Well sad to say my grandmothers don't live here(both are in Dominican Republic) so I didn't grow around them but my kids love their grandmothers- They call my MIL-grandma & they call my mom - Mamita :) Love those circles & scallops super sweet! I have to try that.

Lisa said...

I call Grandma as well but I also would call her the greatest inspiration in my life.

Mary said...

My mom's mom is:Ama, and my dad's is: Abuela funny how it wasn't the same I guess it was b/c of the affection :|

amytangerine said...

so cute! i feel lucky to still have my 85 year old ahpo around.

Carmem Lucia Calvo said...

Love your LO and the tutorial! I called my grandmas "vó", in Portuguese! :)

Jenny said...

my Dad's mom was simply Dot, short for Dorothy. <3

Moi said...

Love the LO and the tut! I called my grandmas "Babushka" =)

Julie said...

I prefer to call my grandma simply "GRAM". Thanks! Great giveaway!

Johanna McAlonan said...

I had a Grandma and a Nan. They both died in 2010, which sux, they lived long and eventful lives, they were strong women who loved their men and children. miss them, love them.

Karin said...

Love how you punched the circles!

Ann-Marie said...

both of my grandmothers were known simply as 'grandma' I learned a lot from both of them! :)

Anonymous said...

"mummo" (Finnish for grandmother)

Benessi

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erin m said...

I call both my grandmas, grandma. My kids call my mom Nana.

ArlaMo said...

You are a genius! I have a bunch of scalloped circles sitting on my desk (used the insides for a different project) and here you post the perfect thing!

My mom is grandma; dh's mom is granny. I like GG or something a little fun and different.

Janna M said...

Love the layout, the circles are genius! When we were little we called her Grandma Cream, and as we got older and realized her name was really Corrine, we started calling her Grandma J (for Jensen) and now my son calls her GG, that is the name she picked for herself when I was pregnant with my son, he was her first great-grandchild, it has stuck and we all call her GG now. Love her so much!

Kellie Groves said...

My granny has been gone for quite some time now, but she has left a lasting impression on me and many amazing memories from my childhood.

Allycat x said...

My Grandma was Nana, I've missed her for 21 years now but I know she is watching over me :)

Kimberly Kett said...

GORGEOUS LO and I love those circles!! Will definately have to try that, need to buy the punches first though...lol

Mim said...

I'm french, I call my grand mother "Mamie" and my son is born in Corsica, he calls my husband's mother "Mamo". I Love your page.

Melissa said...

We called my grandma "granny". She passed away over twenty years ago and I still miss her dearly. She was the sweetest woman...EVER. The hearts are adorable and I love your layout.

Gracie said...

We called my grandmother, Granny White-her last name was White. She passed away many years ago, and we have since referred to her as Martha Stewart. She was amazing!

Helena said...

I called my grandmothers "mormor" (on my mother's side) - Swedish for mothers' mother and "farmor" (on my dad's side)- father's mother. They are both gone and I miss them dearly!

Heather said...

Great Layout... love what you have done using the circle punch.

Heather Allen said...

Awesome layout.

Jen said...

I call both my Grandmother's "Nanny" - people used to think I had two nannies at home to take care of me and my siblings :)

Jasmine D said...

love your page.. I call my grandma, 'oma'... =)

Krista Wells said...

My grandma is called Nanny. I also call my grandmother in law Gran.

lisa westphal said...

We call our Grandma... Grandma Doc. Not because there is a dr. in the family, but because my Grandpa Doc would always greet us with a, 'Hello Doc'! :) -The phrase sorta stuck. We've called them that as long as I can remember.

Christine F. said...

Nanny - she wanted to be called "Granny" but I couldn't say my "gr" sounds. So...Nanny is what I could say! It's stuck through all the other grandkids and now my son.

Or if I'm talking to my mom, she's the "Nanninator" - don't tell Nanny! HAHAHA

Beth Ann said...

I never knew my Grandma on my Dad's side, but on my Mom's side - everyone called her Nanny.

scrapcat said...

I never really knew either of my grandmothers, but I would have called her "lola" which means grandmother in Tagalog.

Robin said...

I call (and called) both my grandmothers, Mam-ma.

Anonymous said...

My dad's side I called my grandma Dadima and mom's side I called my grandma Sasima( her name was Saraswati so 'sasi' in short & 'ma' means mother in hindi)
love your lo of your grandma :)

AllyW said...

Beuatiful page April. Love those punched circles! I called my grandma "Grandma" :)

Mandy said...

Beautiful layout!! I call her Gma and Grandma.

ColoradoCropper said...

Grandma. Pretty common I guess.

connie said...

Thanks for the tips with the circles. I called one Grandma and the other mawmaw.

Kelly said...

beautiful layout. My grandmothers were just Grandma :).

sarah said...

sadly i lost them in my early 20s...but i called both lovely women, grandma.

thanks for the chance + the fun 'hop'!

*Monica* said...

Love the idea for the circles! and even better was how you used a punched circle as a guide for the glue line!
I wasn't close to either of my biological grandmas - my great aunts Rosanna & LaVone were my "grandmas" growing up.

Annette A. said...

I just love Grandma pictures...They are always a hugh part of our lives. I miss my grandma. Great page thanks for sharing

Jen said...

I am loving what you did with those circles!!! My grandmother's have been gone for a while now..used to call them Grandma Ruth & Grandma Grogan. My girl's now call their grandmas: Grandma Maureen, Grandma JoAnn and Grannie Annie.

jerk said...

Love your inspiration page. It looks so peacefull ! I have a very close relationship with my grandmother too - sometime I feel like she is my best friend and this is something amazing. I feel very lucky about it.

Michelle L said...

I love those hearts! Your layout is beautiful. I called my grandma, Abuela, which is grandma in spanish. If I needed something and I wanted to butter her up I'd call her abuelita in the sweetest voice I could muster but she never fell for it! =)

TinaM said...

I called my grandma..grandma..and I miss her so much.

Heather said...

I call both my grandmas "Grandma", but when they're both in the same room, I call them Grandma Carole and Grandma Marv.

nicole said...

i only really knew my mom's parents, who were from eastern europe. i called her "babchi".

tara said...

Nana, was what I called my Grandma. Miss her greatly!

Susan (luckyjava) said...

We called her Grandma. She was adorable and always had gum for us in her pockets. My kids call my mother "Bop" isn't that awful? My daughter started it as a baby- no idea why!

KarinA said...

Always called my grandmas, Grandma LastName, though one of those names is a little tough to say and usually ended as a variation of Grandma Spit or worse...

Hollie S. said...

One grandma we call gram-cracker. She loves it! :)
Thanks for the chance to win!

Sheila said...

My Grandma would have been 95 today.

Kathy said...

One was Grandma and the other was Nanna.
Thanks for the chance to enter - I LOVE those hearts!

Danielle said...

Love those heart veneers!! We call my grandma's Nanny and Mimi! :) Thanks for the chance to win!

Debbi said...

Mine was called "Grandma" She's been gone for about 9 years, but how I miss her eyes. When she would smile you could see her eyes and heart smile too. Such a wonderful lady.

Anonymous said...

I am so scraplifing the scalloped circles! Love it! :)

Gail said...

we always called my grandma, "grandma" simple as that - she was so loving!

what a great idea with the circles thanks so much for sharing!

Nancy said...

My daughter and I were just discussing this question yesterday as I have just become a grandma and she was wondering what I wanted to be called. We decided on 'Grandma'. That's what I called my grandmothers so long ago.

Michelle said...

I call my grandma Gramma.

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