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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