Sunday

A Bird for Nana




I made this card last week for my Nana she just turned 76 years old. That's her in the picture with my Popi, I know this birthday was special for her because she was able to share it with all of us and my Popi. Time is short for them, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's about a year ago and everyday day or occasion that we get to spend with him "here" in mind as well as body is cherished. She loved her card! I knew this set by Kim Teasdale was perfect for her because she loves birds and the sentiment it came with spoke from my heart. The one I used says "Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark."it is stamped in the bottom right corner. She just always has faith in me and faith that they will find a cure for Popi and is always optimistic that when things are bad they will get better. The base of the card was one I had made before I had my baby and when I saw these birds I knew they would be perfect on this card and perfect for my Nana.
I've been having a hard time this past week and I'm sorry to have been absent from here, I really miss visiting all of you, my blogger friends blogs and hope things with the baby will settle down enough for me to get around soon to do some visiting. Thanks for stopping by!

22 comments:

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

Hi Shawne! Your card is beautiful and I'm sure Nana loved it! I'm sorry your Popi was diagnosed with Alzheimers. My Step-Dad was diagnosed about 5-6 years ago. It's a heart breaking disease. My heart goes out to your family.

I hope your little one settles down for you too!

Take care!
Sue

Tricia said...

Shawne, I can't even express how beautiful that card is. I'm sure your Nana was so pleased. What a precious, precious heritage you have in her.

Thanks for sharing.
Tricia

Angela said...

Shawne, your card is so beautiful.. and I bet your Nana loved it.. your coloring is awesome..

Nikki Schmaltz said...

This card is just gorgeous. Your Nana will LOVE it. I feel for your situation. My step mom was diagnosed 2 years ago. She is only 60 and has shown signs for 5 years now. The doctors thought she was trying to fake it being so young. I think Alzheimer's is so hard on the family. Tell your Nana to remember to take care of herself too. I'm glad you had such a nice celebration.

chercroppin said...

Your Nana is going to love this Shawne...it's so gorgeous and that bird is so delicate! Looks like you put a lot of work into layering it, and your flowers really make it pop!

Happy Birthday to your Nana and may she and your Popi have many wonderful years together!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Shawne!! I love your colors and design!! Beautiful Bird!! I am sure your Nana will love it!!

I hope your grandparents enjoy this special day together and many more.
hugs,
Chris

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my goodness, that a STUNNING card for your Nana...LOVE every detail!!

Vanessa Middleton said...

Your Nana looks so AMAZING for 76. WOW! Sorry to hear about your Popi too, that's gotta be so hard. I really love your card and I'm glad she loved it too!!! How could she not? :)

Candy F. said...

Oh Shawne -- I know your Nana will cherish this card. It is so beautiful. I'm also sending you lots of hugs and hugs for the baby too so she might rest easy and give you a little time for yourself.

Gloria said...

Just beautiful Shawne! Gorgeous work..I am sure she will cherish it.

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Shawne, what a gorgeous card!! The coloring is just fabulous!! I'm sure your Nana will cherish this card! Great Job!!

Chef Mama Lori said...

Shawne, that is so sweet. It makes me all teary eyed thinking of the faith your Nana has. What a blessing to have such young grandparents! I'm so glad you were able to share her special day with her. How precious that your Popi had a good day. I'll be praying for the baby. I had "wild" babies, so I feel for you, and you have double the girls I have! Hope things calm down for you!

Pamela said...

Shawne, Awesome card..beautiful coloring..definitely from the heart! Beautiful couple..prayers to you all! Pam

Melody said...

This is such a pretty card, so soft, elegant, and thoughtful!

Michelle said...

Oh, Shawne, what a beautiful post. Your grandparents are so sweet, what a great picture. Thanks so much for your nice comments on my blog. I appreciate them!

Michelle :)

Laurie tx stamper said...

This card is gorgeously colored and layered, Shawne, I'm sure your nana loves it! I'm so glad you were able to celebrate with them both on her birthday!

cabio's craft corner said...

Shawne, this is such a sweet card for both of them. They sure would cherish it!
Hugs,
abio

True :) said...

Beautiful card Shawne! Sorry to hear about your Popi. Cherish the moments. I am sure your Nana will love this card for many years to come.
I will keep your Popi and family in my prayers.
Hugs,
True :)

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi shawne. :) what a beautiful card for such a beautiful couple and what a lovely post to share about them as well. You look like her some shawne! both of you are just lovely. :)

Crystal said...

Shawne, what a beautiful card ! I know your Nana must've loved it ! I hope this week will be better for you ... praying for comfort for you.

Kim Teasdale said...

What a beautiful card! Your water colouring is stunning as usual and I'm sure that your Nana would love all the time you spent on her card. A belated Happy Birthday to your Nana :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful card, the picture is so sweet. Enjoy the time you have... hugs..