Stamper’s Dozen Blog Hop ~ Anything Goes

Hello and welcome to this month’s edition of the Stamper’s Dozen Blog Hop.

It’s been a couple months since I’ve been able to hop with you all. Its been a rough time around the homestead and I am grateful to be able to stamp again.

Long story short, I went to Kansas to go visit my mother- and brother-in-law for a weekend. The day after I arrived, she was admitted to the hospital. A few days later, she came home on hospice. Ten days after I arrived, she took her last breath while holding my hand.

One thing that came to my attention is how great my daughter is. My husband and her came out to visit when they found out what was going on. When my husband had to go back to work, Katelynne stayed with me and helped take care of Grandma and Uncle LJ. After days if not eating, Katelynne finally was able to get her to finally eat some cheesecake. She loved it when Kate helped her. As the days progressed, Katelynne’s love for her grandma shined through the darkness. And her training as a CNA helped. I have always told Kate to treat her residents like they are her grandparents. She now has a new understanding of exactly what that means!

Anyway, this is the card that I made for Katelynne to let her know how much I appreciate her!

I used the Dragonfly Garden stamp set for the images and the sentiment.

I decided I would try out some of the new 2022-2023 In Colors. I couldn’t decide if I wanted to to use Starry Sky or Orchid Oasis so I used them both. The card base and ribbon are Starry night along with the ink for the sentiment and the flowers. The layer and DSP are Orchid Oasis as is the ink and Blends used on the dragonflies.

I used the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch for the sentiment and the Dragonflies punch for … well, for the dragonflies! 🙂 Of course, I had to use a little Wink of Stella and Iridescent Rhinestones to add a little sparkle!

I told you I couldn’t decide… so I had to make another! Same colors, just opposite. (And I used Memento ink to stamp the flowers so they would show up.) I think I will send this one to the neighbor that bought is pizza while we were caring for Grandma!

Well, that’s it from me this month. It’s time to hop along!

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Until next time… keep it simple, Stampers!

🙂 Joanne

4 thoughts on “Stamper’s Dozen Blog Hop ~ Anything Goes

  1. Please accept my sympathy for your loss. I was blessed to hold my gramma’s hand when she stepped over into eternity. A blessing it was. Your daughter will be forever blessed knowing she could help her Gramma and firsthand experience learning how to treat her patients in the future. Again, so sorry for your loss.

  2. This card is beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing the ‘story’ – it is as beautiful as the card!
    Big hugs to you and your family.

  3. Your daughter, your story, your card…all beautiful.
    My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family. I recently lost my Mom as well. Faith and family is everything.

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