Where Smiles Have Been

Wrinkles should merely indicate
where smiles have been.
    ~ Mark Twain

When I was a little girl my Grandma Heaton just laughed when I asked her why her face cracked. I had the tact of Scout Finch (you know, from To Kill a Mockingbird), but I was genuinely curious and maybe a little concerned.


When I sat on Grandma's lap, she let me trace the many lines in her face with my little fingers while she told me stories about her homestead. Grandma loved to talk. There was constant chatter in her house. She just had more stories than there was time in the day or enough people to listen to all of them. Her wrinkles were really a lot of memories of smiles elegantly preserved.



I made this card for a bunch of challenges I can't tell you about. Huh?

I can never, ever say no to Claire Keay or Jennifer Scull when they ask me to play along with their challenges. I get to be a guest designer this month at Jellypark Challenges, which is a real treat for me. I'm posting this a little early, so, of course, I can't tell you what the theme of the challenge is, yet. You'll just have to stay tuned to Jellypark Challenges to find out. Here's the only clue you're going to get.

Are you getting dirty, yet? Splitcoast Stampers is hosting their annual Dare to Get Dirty challenges for fan club members. I can't tell you the details but fan members can find them here, here and here.

I wanted to make my card look a little like some of Grandma's quilts. So, there are lots of comfortable colors, stitching, and paper blocks. The little doll is, as usual, Copic colored, fussy cut, and paper pieced.

Here are the markers I used and the rest of the recipe.

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Sweet Comments

  1. Love your post:)

    Sweet card…love the paper piecing!

  2. oh look at this! too adorable. Love the colors scheme especially – and thanks for sharing this beautiful story.