Sunday, April 5, 2009

<3 Grandma

About a week ago, I posted the card I made for my grandmother's birthday. I'm happy to say that we celebrated her birthday a couple of weeks early (we surprised her with tickets to see Hairspray at West Point) because she passed away yesterday morning, ten days before her 94th birthday. We were never close when I was young, so I'm glad I got to spend her last eight months with her. I have many fond (and funny!) memories of our time together, and I'm going to miss her dearly. I wish her nothing but peace and love as she reunites with her family that she's been dreaming of for so long.

On a lighter note, I've been meaning to post this card that I made for Grandma to give one of her friends. We had gone out to lunch the day I bought the journaling stickers, which I showed her at lunch, and she asked me to use the bird sticker on the card:
I used mostly Making Memories Chloe's Closet products on this card: patterned papers (the beige polka dot is packaging from some MM product), clear overlay, journaling sticker, and brad. The Prima flowers and the American Crafts ribbon matched perfectly, so I threw those in there too. The outside sentiment is by Scrappy Cat and the inside sentiment is Hero Arts, stamped on another one of the journaling stickers.

I really like the look of stamping right on the sticker, it makes everything coordinate, without looking like I tried too hard! :) My grandmother was so cute, she used to send my cards back to me if I didn't sign the back. At first I thought it was a bother, but I think she liked to show me off! :) Once I saw that after I had stamped "Made by: Suzanne" she had written "my granddaughter" :)

Anyway, I hope you like this card as much as I do, thanks for stopping by.

-Suzanne :O )


rubberstampinzone said...

I'm glad you were able to spend time wih your grandmother and become close. Now you'll have fond memories to carry with you forever.
my sincere condolences to you and yours.
The card you made for her friend is beautiful. And so is the picture.

GiftsByHeidi said...

You all look so happy in your picture. So sorry to hear about your Grandmother Suzanne! I'm glad you got to spend time with her recently. Love your cards!

Annette said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss and glad that you got to spend several months with her, I am sure she cherished every moment with you. Your cards are beautiful!

Lindsay said...

Aww Suzanne. My heart goes out to you and your family. I got tears in my eyes when I read your post.
But what an WONDERFUL picture that you have to remember your grandmother by. I'm glad you got to celebrate her birthday early. It will truly be something you will hold in your heart forever.
I will be thinking of you and your family.

Maricel Fabi said...

I wish to extend my heartfelt condolence to you and yours.
The photograph and the card is beautiful, Suzanne.

Lisa T. Howard said...

What a lovely card. So sorry for the loss of your grandmother. Mine passed away this past summer and I still feel an ache for more time with her. I'm so glad you were able to share so much time with her recently. Hope you have a blessed Monday!

Jess said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss Suzanne but I'm glad you were able to make so many fond memories in her last months. Your card is beautiful and its awesome that your grandma was that proud of you, it was well deserved.

ant me. said...

Oh Suzanne! I'm so sorry. Thank you for sharing this picture. I'm so glad you could spend her last months making her feel so special!

(((Hugs))) Patti

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