15 November, 2011

May Angels Keep You

As you may or may not know, my grampa died on August 28th this year. No one I've known has ever died before, so I guess I'm still figuring out my feelings and whatnot. Anyway, I had this idea the other day to use this little Greeting Farm image to make a tiny card to put at his grave site. I'm not religious in any way, but he was, and the rest of my family (minus my parents) are. I figure this would mean something to him. Will mean something to my nana too, so I made her one too. They're identical, and I'm planning on hard laminating them. I'm hoping it will help protect the card from the winter rain as I think the mortuary is supposed to leave these kind of things at the grave site when you put them there. He's in a military graveyard, buried among the white rose bushes there, and they let us put up a flag, so I'm hoping they'll let me put this there too. Maybe it will keep him company.
Rubber Stamp: The Greeting Farm (Sweet & Toxic)
Cardstock: XPress-It
Paper: Basic Grey (Scarlett's Letter)
Copic Markers


  1. When my nan died years back, that was my first close death and it's a sad and strange time. Wishing you strength for each day. The angel twins are a very lovely precious thought and a gift from the heart which speaks volumes. And I love the close-up, he's wonderful!
    Thanks for sharing today, Sarah at 2.

  2. Sarah's message says it all. Love your angel. Take care.
    Helen 12.

  3. This is a lovely idea for your grandparents. I well remember years ago when my grandad died - and, sadly, many family members since then, but my grandfather's death was the first and it had such an impact. Sending you hugs - Hazel WOYWW #43 x

  4. What a lovely idea. I am sorry for your loss but I know how you feel - I lost three of my grandparents years ago but then I lost a friend just before Christmas last year and that hit me so hard. Hope you are ok. Thanks for sharing. Sunshine Girl – No 34

  5. Hi there; thank you for sharing your place of creativity with us this week, it was great to pop in and visit. Death in the family is always difficult to come to terms with and I hope you find comfort in remembering all the special times you shared.
    Neil #58

  6. Just doing a quick pass through today ... I am going to get everyone visited!!! I'm a bit of a tidy crafter too!!
    Happy WOYWW
    Cathy xx #19

  7. Sorry for your loss, love the card though.

  8. Great desk , thanks for sharing!
    Have a happy WOYWW!;-)
    Hugs Marleen #10

  9. So sorry for your loss...the card is wonderful - great shading. He will love it (and so will your grandmother)!!

  10. I think that it is a very sweet thing to do. We all deal with our grief in our own way. Laminating the card is a great idea! The image came out great! Thanks for sharing! -Amanda #5

  11. I'm sorry for your loss. This is a beautiful card! :)

  12. Sorry to hear about your Grandpa. It is hard losing someone you love. Your angel is a lovely idea - and beautifully coloured.

    Ann B #39

  13. I'm sorry for your loss.

    Your desk is lovely, all those delicious markers so neatly arranged!

  14. Sounds like a very sweet idea. Sorry for your loss.

    Thanks for the peek and sharing. Hope you are having a great WOYWW,
    xoxo Marjo #109

    psst. your copic collection is awesome!

  15. Such a tidy workspace, well done! love the angel idea such a kind thought, sorry for your loss too. hugs Viv xx

  16. Aww Aeryn, your post is really touching.

    Losing someone close to you is always hard to deal with, especially if it’s the first time it’s happened as in your case.

    I think your little angle is a wonderful way for you to express how your feeling and I’m sure your grandpa would be proud to know that have made and left him something to look over him.

    Happy Crafting!
    Sue (#65)

  17. Thanks for all the lovely comments, everyone. I really appreciate it.

  18. You are one of the rare and unique crafters that put stuff away when they are finished, I take my hat off to you. Sorry about your loss, it takes awhile to get the sad part of losing someone out of your system and it will happen in time depending on how close you are to them. Hang in there
    Bridget #29

  19. For being number 1 this week, I'm awfully late visiting. I'm so sorry I'm late, but, after a computer crash I had to stop by and get a bit of inspiration from your lovely clean desk. I'm just like you and don't leave a mess after I've finished a project.

  20. I am the same way about cleaning up quickly when it comes to making cards, and layouts.


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