Monday, July 26, 2010

My Mom - My Friend

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One more time! I made one more card for the GinaK Center Stage Guest Designer for August.  The picture is not as clear as I would have liked, sorry. For this sample I used the StampTV episode of using the Spellbinder's Impressabilities. It is not easy to see but it is on the Pure Luxury Kraft. I colored the image using Copics and also used some Sakura Stardust pens in the leaves but it did not show up well in the picture. 

Personal note:
I will be sending this card to my mom. She always was my best friend growing up and as an adult. I talked to her on the phone every day for years and years. I miss her. She is still here and she is still wonderful but the strokes and dementia has taken away that woman, now I talk to my wonderful dad almost every day. Today I picked up my daughter and together we picked up lunch and brought it to them and shared a meal together. It is hard to see her get weepy because the food spills on the floor. It hurts to watch her eat with her fingers half the time, to need oxygen several times a day. It hurts to watch my dad be so tired out yet lovingly take care of her day after day. Thank God for the Hospice nurses who come 5 days a week to help bathe her and make sure she is okay. Mom likes my cards (don't moms love everything their kids make!) she sets them out and shows them to the nurses. So this card is for my mom - my friend! 

Thanks for coming by, I really like your visits and leave a comment if you have an extra moment. 
Recipe:
Stamps: Seeds of Kindness and the sentiment is from Friends both from GinaK
Paper: Pure Luxury Kraft, White, and Ocean Mist
Special Paper: DCWV Linen Closet
Extras: Pearls, Copics

11 comments:

JaniceAileen said...

Nice one, Miesje! I just love that image, don't you?! :) Good luck!

Becky said...

This is lovely Miesje, and how blessed to have a friend in your mother.

Olga said...

You are blesses to still have your mom, your card is beautiful!!!

Donna said...

Very pretty! Love your colors.

JaniceAileen said...

MIESJE!!!!Congratulations on the GinaK CSS spot!!!! I know you are so excited and knowing that makes me excited too! Soak it all up and enjoy all the rubber soon coming to your doorstep!!!! So happy and excited for you!

Sue said...

Congratulations! Your card is beautiful. I also love this card for your mom. Your story brought me to tears. You are very lucky to still have your mom to visit, talk to and make cards for. I lost my Mother when I was 10 and miss her more now than I did then I think. Maybe because now I have a family of my own. Treasure it all.
Your mother will love this card. Thanks for sharing:)

Sharri Seffens said...

Congratulations Meisje!!! Your card is beautiful and I can see why Gina picked you!!!
I also love the one you made for your Mom! Gorgeous coloring!

Sherry said...

Congratulations on being chosen for the Center Stage Designer spot.. Wow the card Gina chose to share is Gorgeous! I just love it! I also love the card you made for your Mom, your story tells so much of the relationship you have with her and your Dad.. we are Truly Blessed those of us that can call our Mothers (and Fathers too) our friends.. your Mom is going to love your card!

Cheri said...

Congratulations, Meisje! I'm soooo happy for you. Your card that Gina picked was gorgeous and Gina was so right to have selected you. Just look at how far you've come! It's wonderful!

Your story of your mom touched my heart. I too am going through ALZ with my mom. She lives with us and you're so right....it's painful to see a vibrant friend, and mother become so helpless. God bless you.

Jessica said...

Hi Miesje, I too have a mom who isn't the person she used to be. My mom is 90 and has had a couple of strokes. But she's still able to feed herself and dress herself, the strokes affected her memory, not her body. I will keep you and your parents in my prayers. I love your card.

redwasher1 said...

Love your card and the love you have for your mom is priceless, you touched my heart.