Thursday, 30 August 2018

Celebration of Life Cards

Hi Friends! As some of you may know, my Grandma passed away earlier this month. She was 94 years young. She was amazing - sharp, funny, and loved her family immensely. Originally from Nova Scotia, my Grandma made her home in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island (where I was born and raised) for over 53 years, when the Air Force sent my Grandpa there. Still a 'Bluenose East Coaster', grandma enjoyed telling stories of her life in Nova Scotia. We even had lobsters shipped from NS to BC earlier this summer for family and friends - my Grandma was so happy and as you can see, she thoroughly enjoyed her Atlantic feast:

I am currently making 100 cards for my Grandma's Celebration of Life service in September. When I got home from British Columbia earlier this month (I flew home to be with my family for a couple of weeks) my August Paper Pumpkin Kit was waiting for me. Imagine my surprise when I opened it and saw the stamp that read "The loss is immeasurable, but so is the love left behind"! Coincidence? I think not! That was the PERFECT stamp to use on the front of my Grandma's cards. My dad and his sisters chose a beautiful verse that I printed off for the inside of the cards:

I decided on using the rose image from the Petal Palette stamp set on the front and inside of the card, to tie in with the verse. Grandma loved purple, so I added a light wash of Rich Razzleberry ink on the flowers and then Old Olive on the leaves. The aqua painter makes the colouring easy and fast.  Grandma left a big void in our lives when she passed on - though I know she's in heaven dancing with Grandpa. As I make the 100 cards, each one brings a happy memory - I was blessed to have had such a wonderful grandmother!

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  1. Sorry for your loss, but what a wonderful tribute. I know what it means to you. I created the Thank you cards when I lost my son. I was so grateful that SU made it possible as it truly was a healing event that brought so many wonderful memories of him.

  2. Wow, 100 of these lovely celebration of life cards is a lot of work. What a nice way to honour your grandmother. How nice that Paper Pumpkin was so appropriate too. My condolences for your loss.

  3. Hi Mary Lee. Thank you for your sweet comments. I'm so sorry for the loss of your son. I know our loved ones are not 'really' gone though, and are still with us, but it's not the same. You're right about it being healing when creating our cards, with all the memories that go with that. Big hugs to you. xx