Saturday, August 21, 2010

Daring Adventure

This is actually a card that I made a year ago before I started my blog, so it never got posted here. It might look familiar to some of you who would have seen it in my SCS gallery though. I have the digi stamp of this Word Art by Paper Makeup Stamps and I enlarged it here to really make that saying the focal point of this card.

This card just kind of sums up my mood right now. After a difficult week of my grandfather's health failing, he passed away on Thursday night. Thankfully, I had the chance to speak to him over the phone, even though he couldn't speak back to me. But I know from my aunt, that he recognized and understood me while I talked to him. And each of my sons played a song on the piano for him, as music was always an important part of his life. He was a great fiddle player. Even though we lived far apart, he never missed a birthday or Christmas or anniversary for me and my children. You could count on a card or package in the mail from Grandpa Red. He had red hair, thus the nickname.

So no new stamping from me for now. It's been a week to focus on family and now we'll be gathering with everyone in Ohio for the funeral. I'm looking forward to seeing extended family that I've not seen for a long time and celebrating my grandfather's life of daring adventure with them.

Blessings,



Stamps: Paper Makeup Stamps: Digi word art
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Basic Grey Archaic
Ink: Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Paper Shapers border punch, brads

7 comments:

Dawn Mercedes said...

Hope you are all managing well enough!! Hugs!

Miria said...

Dear Michelle, I'd like to give you all my love for this sad event. I lost my grandparents many years ago but I can still remember them so well and I can understand your feelings. I think that you couldn't find a better way to remember your granpa than this card. With love. Miria

Ginny said...

I absolutely love these colors on this card. I hope your travels go well these next few days and I'll be prayin for ya. And happy early anniversary.

Ronnie said...

Michelle, I am so sorry for the loss of your Grandfather. It is difficult to say good-bye to loved ones, but it sounds like your Grandfather had a good life. I wish you safe travels this week. Your card is beautiful, and I love the sentiment. It is perfect.

Sew-Ink said...

Sorry to hear about you loss. Your card is gorgeous, love the bold colors!

Tina said...

Wow, I love the mix of colors.
Big hugs to you on the loss of your grandfather.

Nancy said...

So sorry about your loss, but what a joy for him to hear that music. A wonderful card!!