11.11.2010

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone that left me a prayer/comment from my last post.  My Grandmother's service was Tuesday afternoon.  We came together as a family to celebrate her life and share memories of our times spent with her.  She was a fabulous lady with lots of ambition and a great sense of humor.  She was 97 and could name the 13 people she graduated high school with in 1930.  Her ability to recall these details was always amazing to me.  She travelled all over the world and shared her stories at the dinner table with us often.  It was incredible to hear of her journeys and she would pull trinkets out to give a visual of these trips. 
I was worried that it might be too much for my DD but she provided me comfort and lots of hugs throughout.  She even accompanied me to visit the open casket.  I know some find this extremely difficult.  My family is Lutheran so this is a typical procedure at services.   After the service, we drove to the mausoleum and  she was placed in the crypt next to my Grandfather who passed away 35 years ago.  Miss you and love you Grandma! 

Obviously I got behind with posts because I was away.  However, I am back to share a card I made for the City Crafter Challenge Blog.  I was asked by the ever so sweet Cheryl if I would like to be spotlighted this week and I was bowled over with joy to do so.  The theme this week is "Give Thanks" and have you seen the newest Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger?  

This gorgeous photo offers luscious hues of orange, yellow, and white with a touch of sparkle. 
I made a Thanksgiving card using Teresa Collins paper and ribbon, a paper doily, Petaloo flowers and rhinestone, Darice twine, and Sepia ink.    The candlelight reflects the rhinestone floral center and the pumpkin's vine is mimicked with the twine bow. Of course one needs flowers on the card to truly appreciate this challenge.  Whenever I see a table set so beautifully, I often think of beautiful linens and delicate doilies.  I bought these paper doilies a year ago and kept meaning to open them up.  I put them in my sideboard in my dining room and they sort of disappeared.  I recently went to look for something else and found these sitting on top.  Don't you love it when that happens? 
I hope you wil be inspired to create something from the challenges! 

 Challenges for this card:
Aud Sentiments: #15 "Thanksgiving"
City Crafter Challenge: #30 "Give Thanks"
Creative Card Crew: " Let's Give Thanks"
Fresh Brewed Designs: #22 "2 or more pattern papers"
Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger: "Photo"
Scrappy Frogs: "Give Thanks"

21 comments:

Laurel

This is gorgeous!

uksharon

Great card - like how you've put it together.
Thanks for joining us at CCCC this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Stella

It's good to see you back in blogland. I love the way you speak about your grandmother. I can not only read but also feel you loved her so so much and that the two of you were really "connected".Of course you'll miss her but I am sure you will also have a lot of happy memories of her. Take care of yourself!

And your card; I keep it short..it's gorgeous and elegant. I love it!

Lynda

That's a very pretty card and I love the doily detail too. It's so good you are remembering the good times with your Grandmother already - it's so touching the way you've spoken about her and I can only imagine what an incredible lady she was!

Love Lynda xxx

~amy~

gorgeous card and congrats on the guest DT!

So glad that your dd was there to help you through things...kids are thee best:)

Heather Jensen

Absolutely beautiful Amy. Love the doily. :)

I am so happy to hear you tell all the sweet stories of your grandmother. Sounds like she had a long wonderful life. You can't ask for much more than that. If we could all be so lucky. :)

Mona L. Pendleton

So pretty Amy! The doily trim looks awesome and I love the flower with the rhinestone center.

Kirsty Vittetoe

Gorgeous creation Amy, thanks for sharing your story, take care!

yyam

Just lovely Amy! You always have a way of adding beautiful details on your creations! :)

Take care and have a wonderful weekend!

Audrey Pettit

what a beautiful card this is, Amy! I really love your design and this is a great take on that inspiration photo. Love the doily and love the split sentiment, and the black stitching and artisan tape are a great touch.
so sorry to hear about your grandmother. she sounds like a wonderful lady.(hugs)

Gayatri

Beautiful card, Amy! Love the doily and the flower. Great take on the inspirational photo.

whoistracy

This is a gorgeous card Amy! So sorry to hear about your grandmother. My grandfather passed away over 4 years ago and I still think of him often.

Ann English

Such a lovely card and a wonderful tribute to your grandmother!

Dragonlady

What a totally fitting card, i love it. Thank you for playng at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Ali x

Denise @ kc242

Adorable card. Your image is sooooo cute! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the creative card crew!
Denise
CCC-DT

Julie

Very pretty! You did a fab job. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
Hugs,
Julie

Cheryl

Congrats! This is gorgeous!

Cath

Hey Amy! What a pretty approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

lynn

this is just adorable!

lauren

i was just scrolling down and admiring *ALL* of your cards which as usual are completely marvellous, but THIS ONE stopped me in my tracks! the grunged up white-on-white! the ribbon, the flowers, the twine! that AWESOME doilie!!!!!!!! ♥♥♥ (i will be shocked if this doesn't wind up on the MF feature page!!!)

ps: i'm so sorry to hear of your loss! how very lucky you were to have a lovely grandmother in your life (& in your daughter's life!) for so long; to live healthily well into her 90's--what an amazing gift--i am sure you miss her very much! i hope your many happy memories will bring you comfort! ♥

Audrey

What a lovely card. I love the words on the background paper. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments and don't forget to enter in our November monthly drawing going on right now.

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