Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Special memories

My dad passed away in February and at the funeral my aunt asked about a picture of her and my dad dancing at a wedding. The story behind the dance is that they were doing this dance based on how long folks had been married. Well, my aunt wanted to dance, my uncle didn’t, so my dad, being the awesome man he was, took my aunt for a spin on the dance floor in her wheel chair.

My aunt just turned 80 and unfortunately I couldn’t make it to the party, but I did frame the picture of her and my dad dancing. My aunt loves the color purple and has forever, so I used some pretty shades of purple, SU’s Blossoms Abound which I just love in purples and some great purple ribbon on her card. This ribbon is extra special and was the perfect ribbon for this card since it is from one of the arrangements from my dad’s funeral. I thought my aunt should have some of this very special ribbon to go with this very special memory.

One more thing to share with you today. This picture below is from my flower garden. Now, the reason I choose to share this particular flower is because it is such a cool flower. This picture was taken at 11:30 at night. This flower is a moon flower and only blooms at night. It looks a lot like a morning glory and I’ve been told if you plant the two flowers together, between the two, they are always in bloom.


Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful and blessed day!



Stamps: SU Blossoms Abound

CS and DP: SU Elegant Eggplant, Lovely Lilac, Very Vanilla

Inks, markers and coloring tools: Same as paper

Extra goodies: dazzling diamonds, ribbon, frame,
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21 comments:

Etha said...

So sorry about your dad :(
But what a great memory, the card and frame are just wonderful! I bet she is going to love it!!

Becky said...

So sorry to here about your father. But you captured a beautiful moment.

Cheryl Walker said...

Michelle im sooo sorry to hear of the loss of your father hun. I do love the photo and your dad and aunt, and yes that was very sweet of him to take her dancing. Im sure she is going to love this!!!!!!!



As for your flower, its BEAUTIFUL hun, and how neat that it blooms only at night! Very pretty!!!

Have a nice day!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Jenn Embry said...

How sweet of you to do that for your Aunt. Sounds like your dad was a neat guy! I love the flower - and to think I plant such mundane flowers as geraniums, petunias, and dahlias. LOL

Crafty Creations said...

Michelle - what a beautiful card you made for your aunt along with the special ribbon! I'm sure she will be so pleased with it! I love when we can give gifts with such personal touches. It's wonderful that your dad danced with her!

At my wedding, my husband's aunt and uncle who were in their 80's at the time danced the entire night! We had such a great time watching them having a nice time.

The flower is beautiful! Amazing that it's blooming at night like that. Ours are all washed out here in CT since it's rained for something like the last 16 days! And, yes, we're getting another downpour now!

CoveredInCrafts said...

I"m so sorry for your loss. YOu're work is very beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Gina said...

What an incredible thing to make for your aunt, especially adding the special ribbon. I am sure she will be very happy to receive this. Thanks for sharing this memory with us. Sorry for your loss.

My dad has these flowers are his house. I love them because they are just kind of cool, but also because they are yellow!

Michelle said...

OMG!!!! I'm SO excited (silly I know but...)I was just talking to my neighbor, about 5 minutes ago and learned about moon flowers for the first time! I wanted to see them but, well it's still light out! Thank you for posting that picture so now I know what they look like! GORGEOUS! Love that card too! Purple rocks!!! Great memory with it as well!

Michelle said...

hi michelle im sorry to read about your dad.. what youve created is beautiful..and has been created from yoou heart...

this is a beautiful gift for your aunt..and a wonderful way to remember your dad TFS..

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

so beautiful and such sweet memories. So sorry for your loss.
enjoy *~*

Leslie said...

So wonderfully beautiful!

Elizabeth *^..^* said...

Such a lovely card to accompany a wonderful memory.

Martha said...

very pretty frame, great pix

Scrubbysue said...

Awwwwwwww..waht beautiful pictures and truly a moment to remember. What a nice tribute. I love that moon flower too!! how pretty!!

Vicki said...

Stunning work, Michelle! You can see the love in it..the colors, the details and that wonderful memory. Blessings to you!

MiamiKel said...

Oh Michelle, this is so very lovely -- what a special card and lovely tribute!!

Heidi said...

this is awesome Michelle- one the flower is beautiful and the pictures is one she will cherish!

~Michelle~ said...

what a sweet set...and story! Sorry for the loss....BIG HUGS.

Cr8ive ME said...

lovely card and great frame.

M.E. aka CMCMaryD@SCS

~amy~ said...

sorry to hear about your Dad...your so sweet to put the card/pic together for your Aunt. She is going to love it...Neat flower!!

McStamper said...

Wonderful card, photo, and story. I'm sure your Aunt will be thrilled.