When I saw this month's Wacky Holidays list for Peggy's Variety Challenge (SBCV83), I knew I had just the pictures for July 10--Teddy Bear Picnic Day. I also knew I could use purple on my pages since the dishes of my DGD's tea set are purple. I actually had this dps done the week Jenn posted her Purple Possibilities inspiration challenge (IFC46), but I still had journaling to do. I finally have that done, pics taken and I’m ready to post. This turned out to be more ornate than I had intended, but sometimes things just go that way!
This is a paper page, but I did use some digi images. I found the bears at Digi Web Studio. The color pic of bears (bottom right) came from a Google search. I hand drew/cut the arrow then matted it so it would stand out.
Journaling: *Every now and then the teddy bears and other stuffed animals at Grandma’s house get to leave their usual spot on the white wicker chair for a special occasion. When Mady was almost four, (5/21/06) she had a tea party for all her little friends. As you can see, they’re all lined up, eagerly awaiting the goodies Mady had cooked up.
Two years later… when Mady and Jaycie stayed over in early July 2009 (7/4/09), they hosted a “birthday” party for Grandma (actually, it was an un-birthday party, since my birthday’s really in October!) As you may have noticed, some of the teddy bears attended this party too, but they were a little more rambunctious this time and didn’t stay seated very well.
The girls prepared a nice “meal” and a “strawberry shake” and even sang Happy Birthday to me as they brought over the “cake” that Mady had concocted using the teapot and other utensils.
After we finished eating, the girls brought me some “presents,” and it was only right that Grandma model some of the goodies she received. (Yes, that’s a tutu on my head!)
When it was over, the girls put everything away (really!) & Jaycie even folded up the tablecloths (she’s pretty good at it, too!)
That tea set that I bought was a good investment! You girls have a lot of fun with it when you come to my house, and it’s such fun to watch you play so well together at times like this.*
Thanks for looking!
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Mon, Jul 27, 2009 @ 5:34 AM
Precious! What a wonderful memory - and these papers and colors are so sweet!
------------------------------ Joyce Ann
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