Monday, March 9, 2009

What a sad day.


Good evening everyone. I just want you all to know that I will probably be MIA the rest of the week. Nick received a phone call this morning saying that his grandma had died suddenly. She did not have any huge health problems at all, her heart just stopped working properly. Anyway, we are headed home to Iowa for the funeral tomorrow and if you could just say a prayer for Nick and his family that would be great. He is taking it really hard and I know his mom is struggling with it a lot as well. His grandma was an amazing woman. She bore 17 children (only 2 of which were twins) and has been taking care of her husband who is battling Alzheimers.

Anyway, I made this card over the weekend not realizing how soon I would need it. This card will be going to Nick's mom.

As far as details on the card, I made it for this week's featured stamper on SCS. This week was Judy aka StampingQueenJar. She is fabulously talented! I choose to case this card of hers. For my version I used my "Here For You" set from There She Goes along with my BasicGrey Porcelein paper. I embossed the bird and cut him out with my nestabilities. I added some ribbon behind the main panel and popped up some pretty little flowers. The whole card was also given a distressed look with my Tim Holtz distress inks and sponge daubers. My last and final touch was to paper pierce around the corners of the card.

Well, I hope that you like this card. Again, I apologize if I am not able to post much this week. We will see how things turn out. Take care and enjoy your evening!


27 comments:

Jessie/knightrone said...

I am so sorry to hear that Steph, take care girl!! Hugs and my prayers and thoughts are with you, Nick and his family.

Tasha said...

Wow i love this sophisticated and elegant card - lovely
love tasha xx

Jessica said...

I am so sorry that you guys are having to go through this! My thoughts, prayers and love are with you Steph, during this difficult time!

judy anderson said...

Treasure your time with family.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear your news! Hugs and prayers!

Joanne said...

So sorry for your loss. I will certainly keep you in my prayers and thoughts. Deepest sympathy to you, Nick, and the family. May you all find comfort in your treasured memories.

Liz said...

Sending lots of hugs your way!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

What a beautiful card, Steph. I'm sorry for your loss. {{hugs}}

Silke said...

Stephanie - I'm so sorry to hear about Nick's grandma!!! My thoughts and prayers are with you all!!! Hugs ~S~

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
dana

Bev said...

Hugs and prayers to you and fam Steph!!
-Bev

Kathy Kelsheimer said...

God bless you, Steph, and your family. When we grieve, it's an amazing testimony of the love we had for someone. Nick's grandma is loved - what a wonderful gift. My sympathies, Steph. I'll be praying for you.

Kathy W said...

Sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jekka said...

Stephanie--

This is a beautiful card. I have said a prayer for Nick and his family. Have a safe trip.

Christi said...

Oh Steph-I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You, Nick, and his family will all be in my prayers. This card is amazing and I know it will bring comfort.

MakiJo said...

I'm sorry for the loss of your family member. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Nick and his family. Take care {{{HUGS}}}

Amy said...

so, so sorry to hear about Nick's grandma. My prayers will be with you as you travel to IA. May you and Nick be a light in his Mom's life during this difficult time.

Hugs!

Juanita said...

My prayers go to Nick, his mom and you. It is hard to lose somebody, but sometimes it is harder to lose them suddenly and without warning. God will provide comfort in this time.

Lynnette said...

You and your family will be in my prayers. Safe travels to you both.

Your card is beautiful, I'm sure it will be a source of encouragement.

God Bless

Sue said...

My heartfelt sympathy to you and Nick and the whole family. It is so difficult to lose a loved one. My prayers are with you for safe travel to and from Iowa. God bless.

Diane said...

My deepest sympathies, Steph. I know how hard it is to lose a grandparent. They are so special. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Nick and his family. I know his mom will love the card, it's beautiful.

Terri said...

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your husband Nick and his family. I know how difficult a death can be for all involved, my thoughts are with you all.

Donna said...

Our prayers are with you.

Donna said...

{{{hugs}} so sad to hear about Nick's grandmother - sounds like she was quite a woman. Peace & comfort to everyone! what a beautiful card

Sheila said...

So sorry to hear of your loss! My heart goes out to you, Nick, and his family. I'll be remembering you all in prayer. The card is lovely. God Bless.
Sheila

Elizabeth said...

So sorry for the loss in your family. The card is beautiful.

Crystal said...

Praying that He presence has wrapped itself around your whole family this week. Sending you hugs ...