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Friday, September 26, 2008

Peace Butterfly

OK, I'm sure most of you have read what's going on at Cammie's blog by now. She is having a huge blog candy giveaway and it all started with her bringing attention to Alzheimer's, the cause, the families and the caregivers. She has been quite inspiring in sharing her story and the generosity of the donations is overwhelming. My Mother-in-Law passed away in 2007 after almost 8 years with Alzheimer's Disease. It was heartbreaking to watch her change as the disease progressed. While we were able to we shared the responsibility for her care between family members. It unfortunately became too much for us to handle and she spent several years in assisted living and then a nursing home in Atlanta that primarily deals with Alzheimer's. Let me say the caregivers, nurses, doctors that provided the care are some of the most caring and selfless people that my husband and I have ever met. Thelma was Mrs. Gropp's main caregiver and she was sent straight from above. I could not even begin to tell you the kindness she lavished on her. We were so thankful.
I chose this stamp because I love the saying, and today one year ago my Grandfather passed away. I had both of them in my thoughts as I made this card.
I'll be brief now with my description... The butterfly is from Spellbinders and I airbrushed it, then used the die and versamark to gold emboss portions. This is my first airbrushing attempt and I know it will get better.... I see endless possibilities. I added a few gems to the butterfly wings. The sentiment is gold embossed. And the rest is the beautiful Washi paper, which I hoard like a demon... but wanted to use it today on this special card.
  • Stamps: Sentiment by The Stamp barn
  • Ink: Versamark and Gold Detail EP
  • Paper: Butterfly Washi, Misc. Dk Blue, White, Baja Breeze, Gold
  • Other: Nesties, Half Pearls, Tiny Crystals, White Satin Ribbon, Ticket Corner Punch, COPICS / Airbrushing

7 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful, Jenny. I love that die and the saying is great. So sorry about your Grandfather (and MIL too). Thanks for sharing this very special card.
    Holly

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  2. So pretty, Jenny. A lovely way to share memories. Does this mean Mr. Brown delivered, though?

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  3. Awesome card, Jenny. Sorry about your MIL and grandfather. Glad to see you got your airbrush system and had a chance to play today!

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  4. This is so beautiful! I love that Spellbinders butterfly! I have not got the nerve to try airbrushing yet....Fabulous job!

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  5. Beautiful card, Jenny. And a wonderful tribute to those who have passed on but are not forgotten. Hugs to you.

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  6. Beautiful card...wow! Glad you got your airbrusher! ;)

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