Thursday, January 29, 2009

Flowers for Grandma Fran

My DH's Grandma was admitted to the hospital a few days ago. She had two strokes, 1 mild and 1 not so mild. I just want to cry when I think of her in any kind of pain as she is just the sweetest lady ever! My kids refer to her as "Meatball Grandma"! Our first time going up there to meet her Breanna was 2 and, on that trip got to see my Mom, my DH's Mom and "Meatball Grandma". In the way that only a toddler can do it she figured out a way to tell them all apart! LOL! So, since she served us meatballs she became from that point forward, "Meatball Grandma"! My Mom became "Little Grandma" as she wasn't even 5 feet tall (I get my height from my Dad) and Brian's Mom, only in comparison being taller, was referred to as "Big Grandma"! Anyway, this Grandma loves flowers. She always has beautiful ones in her house, in her yard and was a member of the Flower Club in her little town of "Spooner Wisconsin". It made my choice of what to make her a card with well, rather easy! I used one of my favorite SU stamp sets to make this one;


I used watercolor paper for the image and the solid paper is SU and the DP is from a pad I found while unpacking "stuff" the past couple of days! The punch is from Fiskars and is called Treading Water. I heat embossed the bee with gold embossing powder and put gold dots on the violets to match! You can't see it so well in the picture but they're there!

Well, if you're so inclined, can you add "Meatball Grandma" to your list of prayers? We all appreciate it!

Well, until next time....

16 comments:

UKMUMINUS said...

Sorry meatball grandma is not too good! beautiful card I am sure it will cheer her up.

sumbine said...

Awesome card, you coloring is beautiful.

Beth Norman said...

So, so pretty! I laughed at your story of meatball grandma.

stampin abi said...

beautiful card, the colours are lovely.

Jaspere said...

Beautiful. She'll love it. Love that purple. Its my favorite color yet I rarely use it.

Jennie said...

Beautiful card! I love the design and your coloring is gorgeous, so much depth!

Karen from PA said...

So pretty! I love your coloring...and your story of Meatball Grandma.

Ann said...

So pretty! I'm sure "Meatball Grandma" will love it!

CREATE=FUN said...

great card., the coloring is so beautiful.

Jackie said...

This is cute...funny story!!!

alica said...

nice soft colors, gradma will like it for sure :)

Ronnie said...

I am sorry to hear that your DH's Grandmother is in the hospital. The card you made is absolutely beautiful and I am sure she wil love it.

Sara said...

beautiful card, hope your grandma is better soon

britta said...

this is lovely-hope Meatball Grandma feels better soon!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

So sorry about your grandma. I know this card will help her feel better.

Cheryl Lynn Hirzel said...

A beautiful card!