August 3, 2010

The Importance of a Card

Sometimes I think I forget the power of a handmade card.  When I lost my grandpa a month ago, the last communication I had with him was the father's day card I sent.  Honestly, I had to push myself to make cards this year, but even as I was writing a message to him I was aware this might just be the last card I would make for him.  I am really not sure what impact it had on him, but I know it gave me a small measure of comfort to know he received a card I made to honor him and express my love for him.  I am so glad I realized I needed to make this card.

These are the cards I made for my grandpas this year (the purple was for my dad's father who just passed away as purple was his favorite):

My grandma (my dad's mom and wife to my purple loving grandpa) this year mentioned how much she liked the card I made her for mother's day (you can see a picture of it here).  It was also the last mother's day card I will ever make for her as she passed away Friday.  I am so very glad she thought it was pretty.

Send a little love today--you and the lucky recipient will glad you did.

Thanks for dropping by the Hall!

Happy Father's Day
Stamps: Truck and Car, Tim Holtz by Stampers' Anonymous; Happy Father's Day (from Father Knows Best set), Diamond Background (from Backgrounds Basics: Diamonds set), Text Background (from Background Basics: Text Style II set), Papertrey Ink
Inks: Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, Chipped Sapphire, Stormy Sky and Pumice Stone (my favorite), Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger Industries
Cardstock: White, Georgia Pacific; Earthstone, Neenah Papers
Other: Foam Dimensional Adhesive, American Crafts


Susie said...

You have made beautiful cards Shay. I'm really sorry for your loss. I have lost my grandparents long ago, but I still remember those days I first heard the sad news.

I also wanted to thank you for your comment on my blog. You are a warm and genuine person.

Julie Mogford said...

Shay - the cards are wonderful and so are the ATC's. I just heard about your grandmother. I'm so sorry to hear this. I will call you later. You are right about the importance of a handmade card, and I don't remember that often enough. Thanks for reminding me.

Cardcrafter said...

Just now getting back to blogland--it's amazing how life gets in the way! Your post really touched me and made me think how you are absolutely right--I love making cards for people, not only because I like making cards, but because I think about the person I am making the card for the entire time I am making it. What a great gift that is, and I think only cardmakers really appreciate this fact.


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