Wednesday, September 3, 2008

GKD-Whimsical Autumn Preview

Blog candy winner---Random.Cara picked #197
Congratulations to Suzy0820, who said "Love the set, your card is beautiful as usual...How generous of you to donate to such a wonderful cause. My Mom passed away from Alzheimers, it's a terrible disease.Suzy C."
Please email me your address so I can send this set to you.
Once again, thanks to everyone for all of your awesome comments/emails!
In Loving Memory Of Clare Lyons

"Mamo"

September 26, 1916 - July 1, 2008

For those of you who read my blog, you know that my grandmother passed away in July. I wrote about it here. What you may not know is that for the past 12 years of her life, she was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

After she was first diagnosed, she moved into my parent’s house where I was living with my daughter. I saw first-hand how devastating this disease can be. I saw my grandmother go from a completely independent and meticulous women to a completely dependent person who lost all of the wonderful memories her life created.

In many ways, my family has been saying goodbye to my grandmother for years...as her energy diminished, her weight plummeted and the memories of her life were erased from her mind.

I had just finished drawing the images for this set when I received a call from my mother telling me that my grandmother passed away. Although part of me was rejoicing because she suffered too long…the selfish part of me was wishing for just one more visit...

After returning from Pennsylvania and getting back to work—I had a resurgence of energy for this new set. I decided the best way for me to honor my Grandmother’s memory was to give back. And so, 100% of my proceeds from this set will be sent to the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Always.

I am so proud that, with Gina’s help, I am able to do this. So thank YOU, Gina, for helping me to find a creative way to give back.
(To read a bit more about Alzheimer's disease, see below.)

So, here is one of the cards I created with my new set called Whimsical Autumn, which will be available after the release party (7-10 p.m. CENTRAL) on Friday, September 5 at Gina K Designs. The squirrel (which was a last minute addition to the set and drawn by Gina K!), the apple, the basket of apples, the leaf (background) are all part of the set. The pumpkins used on this card are from Rupa's new set called So Grateful ....I thought, together, these images would make an adorable fall scene. So I created this tag card:

I water colored the scene with re-inkers and added the pumpkins on dimensionals. I stamped the leaf stamp on the caramel cardstock in the background. The opening tab was created with the Large Flourish punch that Gina now carries at her store. I also used the corner punch to help frame the scene.

I added a bit of faux sewing, raffia and a button...and the scene was complete.

Here is the view from the top of the card so you can see that that tab on the side is for decorative purposes only! The card opens like a normal card!

Here is a close up of the colored image:

Materials used: Stamps-Whimsical Autumn (Carolyn King for Gina K Designs), So Grateful (Rupa Shevde for Gina K Designs); Brilliance black ink; Stampin' Up reinkers-chocolate chip, close to cocoa, so saffron, pumpkin pie, green galore, creamy caramel, more mustard, old olive; Ink-chocolate chip, old olive, bashful blue (Stampin Up!); sponge; cardstock-very vanilla, watercolor paper, creamy caramel, old olive, chocolate chip; Ek Success flourish punch; EK Success corner punch; circle punch (SU!); tag punch (SU!); large grommet (SU!); raffia (Hobby Lobby); sponge; paper piercing tool and mat pack (SU); slit punch (SU!); hemp (Hobby Lobby); button; glue dots; dimensionals (SU!).



******You can see more of the images in this set from the amazing designers on Gina's team by going to her blog!

Did You KNOW?

There are approximately five million Americans who are living with Alzheimer’s disease. This progressive, and fatal brain disease destroys brain cells, causing problems with memory, thinking and behavior severe enough to affect work, lifelong hobbies or social life. Alzheimer’s gets worse over time, and it is fatal. Today it is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States.

The Alzheimer's Association is the largest not-for-profit organization for Alzheimer’s research, providing millions of dollars for funding research grants and helping to improve the lives of those who live with this disease and their caregivers. Although there is no current cure, there are treatments that, combined with support, can improve the quality of life for those living with this disease.


WANNA WIN THIS SET FREE!? Just post a comment on this blog entry and I will have Random.Cara pick a winner on Friday. I will announce the winner here and at the release party on Splitcoaststampers that evening. (Oh, and subscribers CAN post twice!)


Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by!

213 comments:

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Anita said...

Beautiful card! What a wonderful way to honor your grandma with supporting a wonderful cause.

Gina K. said...

I'm so proud of you and so lucky to have you on my team!
Hugs and love~

Harriet Skelly (SCS hskelly) said...

Carolyn this is an awesome way to honor your grandmother! This is a great set - can't wait for it to be released. Hugs, Harriet

Angie said...

That is such a beautiful card, and what you are doing with the proceeds is more than beautiful, it is indescribable. My Grandpa passed away a little over a year ago as a result from having Alzheimer's. You are an awesome person, thanks for doing this.

Angie said...

Hey, I get to post again because I subscribe! Woohoo!

Chef Mama said...

Carolyn, I'm so sorry you lost your precious grandmother this summer. I'm in tears reading about her alzheimer's. What a wonderful way to honor her with proceeds from this set going to fight this horrible disease.

Susan G said...

You are so generous to donate all the proceeds from sales of this set as well as offer it as a prize. I'm anxious to see the rest of the set.

Deb Neerman said...

The card is just beautiful ... love the neat "tag" feature, too!

I think it's amazingly generous of you to give your earnings on this set to such a worthy cause! Such a wonderful thing to do!

You rock, Cammie!

I'll be back later to post my 2nd comment ... and thanks for the chance (well, 2 chances, lol), to win!

~Hugs, Deb

Mary said...

I am so sorry that you lost your grandmother. I'm also very sorry that she had Alzheimer's disease. My mothe-in-law passed away a year ago last month from the very same disease. I watched her go from being a very energetic, loving person to someone who became helpless and lose her ability to live life the way that she had for so many years. It was heart breaking. I loved her and I miss her very much. Thank you for being so generous in giving back. I hope that one day their will be a cure for this terrible disease.

Your card is lovely.

Mary

Susan G said...

Posting again since I'm a subscriber.

Melanie said...

wowee, what a scene you created! and such drama with the tab, I love it!
hugs!!!!!!!11

Anonymous said...

How wonderful to honor your Grandmother this way!! It's very hard to lose someone you love especially to lose them slowly as with this disease. I love the set, plan to get it and will always think of you and your Grandmother when I use it!

Debbie M. - Mesa, AZ

Kari said...

WOW! What a wonderul way to honor your grandmother! What a beautiful card too! I love this set that you a created!

Anonymous said...

u have dun yor grandma prowd she iz locing down on u with teres in her i s thanxs for shareing her with us i can hardle wat to c the hole set

merri

laurie vanderlinden said...

Looks like another cute set. I too watched a grandparent suffer this disease. what a wonderful tribute to her memory you are giving.

Jan Scholl said...

I knew a lady who suffered from this and her elderly hubby kept her home and took care of her to the end. I don't know how he did it. He would bring her to McDonalds every day for lunch. She rarely ate and would come to eat table to say hi (sometimes over and over) but I always patted her hand.

Anonymous said...

We had a good, sweet friend of the family that had Alzheimer's. It is so hard to watch. What a wonderful way to say you love her!

Connie in NH

Karinn said...

How wonderful you are! My best friend (my granddad) passed away from Alzheimer's many years ago. As I lived next door, I helped take care of him as he worsened, like he took care of me as a little girl. It was so hard losing him and his memories to this disease. I wish you happy thoughts of your grandmother, and many blessings that your set allows for a large donation to the foundation.
Best wishes!

Allison said...

What an amazing way to honour your grandmother! As a nurse, I am so excited to see the proceeds going to such a great cause.

Kathy K. said...

Carolyn, The card is so cute! What a wonderful tribute to your grandmother. Thank you for all you do!

Anonymous said...

Hi Cammie, thank you for sharing about your grandmother. I was only about 10 years old when my mother got Alzheimer's Disease, and she lived for about 32 years. My dad took wonderful care of her, until the last 5 years of her life when she had to go into a home. It's a heartbreaking disease which not only destroys the memories of the person suffering the disease, but also of the people around them. Your set is a wonderful tribute to your grandmother. Congratulatins.

Anne P. dinkuminkum at yahoo dot co dot nz

Lastel said...
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Lastel said...

Super cute card ! What an awesome way to honor your grandma by supporting this cause !
Deleted last post due to spelling error .

catdidit said...

What an awesome way to honor your grandmothers memory Cammie! You are so lucky to have been touched by such a wonderful lady it looks like and also be in a position to do this! My aunt has just recently been diagnosed with this disease, and I had been reading up on it and was just in tears thinking of what is to come. So on a personal level, I thank you too for contributing to this..

And as for the card, OMG, this is just an adorable scene! Love all the details you have added and your coloring is always so amazing!

Lydia said...

Wow - No, I didn't know that it was the sixth leading cause of death. Sadly I do know someone with the disease and I'm sorry for what your grandma went through. I'm sure she was a wonderful woman. Thanks for the beautiful images and your generosity.

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous card! This is such a great way to honor your grandmother! Thanks for the opportunity to win this awesome stamp set.

Diana Downey
pddowney@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

My grandfather passed away several years ago. He too was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. I completely understand what this disease takes away from a person and their family. Thanks for donating your proceeds, it's a wonderful gesture!

Tina in NH

Melissa said...

What a wonderful way to honor your Grandmother. My Grandfather had Alzheimer's and passed away a few years ago. It was so sad to see his health decline along with his memories.

Your stamp set is beautiful and this is so touching to contribute all the money to the cause.

Traci said...

What a touching story and a generous thing you are doing!! My grandmother suffered from Alzheimers as well - it's such a horrible thing to watch someone suffer from. I'll admit that I've never bought a stamp set from Gina K (I know!!) but this will be my first - I, like you, have done fundraisers for Alzheimers research and I so believe in what you are doing!!

Erika M. said...

It's wonderful how you're choosing to honor your grandmother. My grandmother passed away almost a year ago from the same thing. Gina and all the designers are wonderful in my eyes because of all the causes that are donated to.

melissa.flieg said...

Your card is beautiful and I think donating the profits in honor of your grandmother is the perfect way to honor her memory.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awww, Carolyn, your write-up about your grandmom made me cry. Very touching. It's great that you're honoring her with this VERY cute set, and how SUPER cool to give 100% to the Alzheimer's Association!

askagain (scs) said...

Can't wait for the rest of this wonderful set! Your card is beautiful and donating your proceeds is even more beautiful.

Bunny B said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your grandmother. Honoring her with the proceeds is wonderful! I love your card too - it's gorgeous!
xxx

Beverly A said...

How terrific that you are donating your proceeds from this stamp set to the Alzheimer's Association in memory of your grandmother; I'm sure that she would be so proud of you. I can't wait to see the rest of this set. Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us.

Bunny B said...

Ooo.. subscriber! :)

Anonymous said...

wonderful! this disease is large and fills so many homes, and the donations from these sales will be welcome.
a wonderful honor to your grandmother.

janice

Re said...

Hey Cam,
Beautiful card...what a really touching way to honor Mamo....and in the month of her birth. I am sure mom will love it! I am proud to call you my sister.
Re

stampinc said...

Beautiful card. Your heart is so sweet and pure. Your friends and family are so lucky to have you in their lifes. What a way to show your loved for your grandmother by donating 100% to this special cause. God Bless You!

stampinc said...

Here is my second chance at your beautiful stamp set. Thanks

Cindy said...

You are a special person and I am sure a wonderful granddaughter. Thank you for supporting a very worthy cause.

Ellen said...

What a beautiful way to honor your grandmother. Hopefully some day there will be a way to prevent this terrible, devastating disease.

Elena said...

The card is beautiful! Love all of the details!
What a wonderful way to honor your grandma!

Gwen Mangelson said...

Sending love and virtual hugs for the loss of your Grandmother. Her agony is over and for that she and your family are blessed. How wonderful the memories to carry you through!
Hugs and love- Gwen

cindy said...

What a wonderful tribute to your grandmother. Having a dear friend whose husband has this terrible disease makes it a must for a gift for her and one for me. Thanks so much for creating something so adorable.

tmhowe@charter.net said...

Carolyn - what an awesome way to celebrate your grandma! Love this set - it is a definite must have for the coming fall season! Loved your card - it is so sweet!

Jocelyn said...

It's a beautiful card and what a great way to honor your grandma. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the set. Thanks for the chance to win!

patty w said...

This is such an adorable card ! Love that squirrel and can't wait to see what else is in the set!

My Mom has had Alzheimers for a very long time now, started out slowly and then progressed, it's been almost 15 years. She's never had the joy of truly knowing my children or other grandchildren. She's been robbed of her years that were supposed to be carefree and leisurely.

Nothing much worse than saying, Hi Mom and have her say back...who are you ?

It's truly a heartbreaking disease to watch someone go through life this way.

How proud your Grandmother will be of you! I just know she's smiling down on all of us!

Sherri Cramer said...

Besides the fact that I love this set I love even more the fact that you are using it to support Alzheimers research. I have personally seen the devastation that it leaves in it's path. Thank you!

Cynthia said...

adorable stamp set! What a wonderful cause your supporting. Cynthia

Suzanne J Dean said...

What a beautiful way to honor the memory of your grandmother. I love the stamps, just perfect!

TFS--
Suzanne Dean

spredbirds said...

You did a wonderful job with this set!!! And what a nice tribute to your grandmother.

Jennie Harper said...

Just a beautiful stamp set and how kind of you to donate all of your proceeds to such a worthy organization! This is a wonderful way to honour your grandmother....

Theresa said...

Cammie, this set looks so beautiful! What a wonderful thing to do to honor your grandmother.

Annette said...

The card is beautiful. This is a great set and good cause.

hemidemisemiquaver said...

This is just fantastic. SOLD.

Anonymous said...

I live in Pa and my grandmother too had this awful disease. What a great gift to give to your grandmother's memory. Peggy

Julie Koerber said...

What a loving tribute Cammie. I was actually tearing up reading your post. I know you will do your Grandma proud! :-)
Julie

Karen said...

Very pretty card and what a wonderful act of charity. My family has also been affected by Alzheimers and it is a very worthy cause for you to contribute to this way. Keep up the good work!

Jennifer said...

This set (of what I can see so far) is gorgeous! I would LOVE to win this! I've not purchased any of these stamps yet, but if I don't win, this will be my first set. My Grandfather is in the beginning stages of alzheimers, and it is heartbreaking. I am so sorry your Grandmother had to suffer, and I'm very sorry for your loss. What an awesome cause to support!

Michelle said...

Hi Carolyn! Just wanted to let you know the previews of your set are wonderful.

What a wonderful way to give back, I'm sure your Grandma would be so proud of you.

BTW what a gorgeous card you created.

Enjoy your day.

Book Bling said...

Great stamps and what a wonderful way to give back in honor of your grandmother. It will make the memories that much sweeter.

Christina Fischer said...

Beautiful, Cammie!! I'm sure your grandma is smiling on you! My husband's grandma also suffered from alzheimers, so I know what you mean about watching them lose so much over time. This is a great thing you're doing -- big hugs to you and Gina! :)

Barb B said...

What a wonderful way to honor your grandmother!!! I'm sure she is smiling down on you and is very proud!!!

I watched my mother fade away to this horrible disease. It's a terrible thing to see someone you love lose their memories. My mom lost all memorys of us, and never knew most of her grandkids. It's a hard thing to go through, for them and the family.

Thanks again for your generous donation to Alzheimers. Maybe someday soon they can find a cure for this thief!!!

Dawn Easton said...

What a wonderful card Carolyn! Such a fabulous tribute to your Grandmother and everyone whom is affected by this disease. I know how difficult it can be to watch a loved one suffer from the effects...broke my heart watching my Grandmother slowly go.
Can't wait to get this set!!!!

Joan said...

I, too, lost my grandmother far too early and she was a victim of Alzheimers. She was my role model. A very independent and kind woman. I still miss her. This is a wonderful way to honor her. I'm sorry for your loss.

Janet said...

Love the stamps! You've done a great job and what a wonderful way to honor your grandmother!

Janet said...

And now I'm posting again because I subscribe! Woohoo! I'd love to win this set.

Erika H. said...

What a wonderful thing you and Gina K are doing...your grandmother is smiling down from heaven at you!

The card is gorgeous and the set looks amazing.

Christine said...

Thank you making for your generous proceeds decision to give to an organization which helps so many families impacted by this disease.
I was my mom's caregiver during her struggles with Alzheimers Disease during her last 5 years of life.The Alzheimer's support group I attended helped me to survive the difficult times.
Your card is beautiful .

My name is Dru said...

What a beautiful way to honor your grandmother, and how thoughtful and giving you are - and Gina also for her part in this. Your card is adorable. You must be a wonderful person to know. Take Care, Dru

My name is Dru said...

2nd post - I'm a subscriber - and I have no idea why my photo keeps showing up everywhere I post - it's suppose to be only on SCS and my blog - oh well

Terri E. said...

How wonderful that you are able to contibute in such a big way. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

SueD said...

Lovely card! Your grandmother is watching and praising your work!
SueD

Kim said...

My grandmother suffered from Alzheimer's and now my Dad is showing signs. What a way to honor your grandmother and support a great cause. What I've seen of the set so far is amazing!!

SueD said...

Second post for subscribing....
Donating the proceeds is a fabulous way to give back. Kudos to you!
SueD

stampinsilvia said...

What a beautiful set! I love the images I have seen so far! I too lost both of my great grandparents to the nasty illness! Thank you for what you are doing...you are an amazingly sweet person!

Gabriela said...

Truly an honorable tribute to your beloved Mamo and a lovely tag card. Your artistry is deeply inspiring.

Darlene L said...

I am currently living with my Mother in her home as her caregiver due to this horrible disease. Although she is in the beginning stages with other physical illnesses as well, it is hard to watch the decline that is happening all too fast. Thanks for your donation to charity.

Darlen L

Gabriela said...

This is my second comment as a faithful subscriber to your marvelous blog. This stamp set is a beautiful one. I wonder who the lucky winner will be.

Darlene L said...

Here is my second entry as a subscriber. Thanks for the chance to win one of your sets from Gina K.

Darlene L

buggin2stamp said...

Carolyn, I think donating your proceeds is wonderful. Your card is very cool. I will definately be purchasing your set on Friday. Cyber Hugs to you.
Melissa

Mothermark said...

Cammie...what a wonderful thing you are doing here......my heart is with you and your grandmother would be so proud.

I hope this is hugely successful for you and raises lots of funds to help the important cause.

I sent you a pm....just came here to make sure you know I am sending my thanks and appreciation

sandyh50 said...

What a great card and wonderful cause. Right now we are looking at my father-in-law having Alzheimers.

Sandy Knecht said...

Beautiful card. It's hard to watch our loved ones suffer and it's hard to let go. It's very thoughtful to donate for this cause in memory of your Grandmother.

usafcole said...

Thanks for giving back to help so many people. This disease has my dad. We are in our third year of it...seeing how it gets worse and works more rapidly as time goes one.

The card is beautiful. Have a wonderful day

Shelby said...

What a beautiful way to honor your grandma's memory. TFS your story.

sandyh50 said...

Hi again, here is my second entry as a subscriber!

Kirsten said...

Cammie, this is such a wonderful thing you're doing! That's awesome - You Rock, my friend!

Sue D said...

Love your tag card and really appreciate your donation to such a worthy cause. Like many others I have family members (and friends) afflicted with this disease.

Tamara said...

WOW!

What a wonderful way to honour your grandmother. Thank you for being open and sharing your experience with Alzheimer's so that others can understand more about this disease.

Your set is wonderful, your card is FANTASTIC! I love the scene you created.

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Nice way to honor your grandmother. Sounds like she was a wonderful women. Great card, thanks for sharing your story! Chris

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very cute Carolyn. I like the little squirrel, glad you added it. I am very excited for you and another new set. Big hugs..

Julie said...

Love all your work, your a great inspiration to all. This is a wonderful way to honor your grandmother. Hugs ~Julie

CountessLaurie said...

What a wonderful thing to do! You grandmother is proud of you!

Thanks for the opportunity to win this set. It's adorable!

CountessLaurie said...

And for my second comment, as a subscriber, I love the card! You have such coloring talent :-)

Thanks for sharing and for the opp to win!

A said...

This is one of the best gifts you could give your Mamo!! My heart wants to say more but I can't find the words. This is a beautiful thing you are doing!!

Sharri said...

Carolyn,
This is such a beautiful card and a wonderful way to honor your Grandmother. I am sure she is very proud of you.

Suzy said...

A beautiful set with a beautiful mission Cammie!

Congrats on a job well done.

Suzy

Jessica said...

Oh, Cammie, this makes me love your set even more. My dear grandmother died a few years ago and also suffered from this terrible disease. I'm so touched that you are donating your portion to this worthy cause.

Your card is AMAZING!! I love everything about it and agree that both your set and Rupa's are a perfect match for a wonderful fall scene!

JenMarie said...

What a wonderful way to honor her memory!

JenMarie said...

Beautiful set!
2nd post for subscribing!

Denise said...

What a great way to remember and honor your grandmother. I can't wait to see the rest of the set.

Wendi K said...

This is so kind of you to help others who have family members suffering from this disease.

I am sure your grandmother is smiling down and very proud of you.

Hugs

Wendi K

patty w said...

I forgot a get a second chance at the adorable stamps by being a subscriber! If I don't win, I'm going to have to start counting up the change jar so that I can have them !!

Thank you so much1

Wendi K said...

Thanks for letting me post again as a subscriber....Great set and cause.

You Rock Cammie!!

Marcia said...

What a beautiful card and a great set. It is a wonderful way to honor your grandmother!

Val said...

What a wonderful way to honour someone that you loved so much. Alzheimer's is such a cruel disease...it's difficult to watch someone you loved waste away like that.

MichelleH said...

I'm sure your grandmother is proud of you. What a wonderful way to honor her memory! My grandma has Alzheimers and I know how hard it is to watch the person you love disappear. God bless you for doing something positive in your grief.

Gorgeous sneak peek, too. I can't wait to see the reveal and see the rest of the set.

Basement Stamper said...

What a wonderful way to honor your Grandmother! My Grandmother is enduring the same battle and I can definitely sympathize with your feeling of relief and wanting that one last visit. It is not enjoyable to watch someone decline.

Rachel said...

What a special set for you! Congrats on the release and I love your card. Thanks for supporting such a worthy cause.

Rachel said...

I'm back with my second comment since I would never dream of not subscribing. :)

Lynette said...

You're a very special person, Cammie - what a wonderful thing to do. Beautiful card, too.

Cheri Mosgrove said...

Wow Cammie! How awesome! Not only does the set look adorable, but the way you've chosen to give back is just amazing! Good for you!

Cheri Mosgrove said...

Another entry for a happy subscriber! :-)

Sarah said...

I love this card and this set! My family is currently going through the same thing with my Grandfather.. Although he doesn't have Alzheimer's, he does have small strokes that affect him the same way Alzheimer's would.

I would be soo great full to win this set.. If I don't, this will definitely be the next set I purchase!

Sarah said...

Subscriber! Yippee!

Cat said...

so sorry to hear about your grandmother. enjoy your memories of her.

Sharon in NE said...

Carolyn, thank you for your generosity. Unfortunately, I just had to put my father into an Alzheimers care unit. It has been such a difficult year for my mother, my dad and me and this was our last resort. Its a heartbreak as he was such a brillant and kind man of God and to see him being robbed of his memories and thought processing is tragic.

Maria Gurnsey said...

What an amazing tribute. The set is adorable and it's so generous of you to donate the proceeds!!! Fabulous Carolyn!

Sharon in NE said...

As a subscriber, I will add this second comment:
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
Romans 8:28

Kerry J. said...

What an amazing thing you're doing. My grandmother also passed away and suffered from Alzheimers. Thanks so much for doing this!

Erin... said...

Beautiful card!! And what a great thing you are doing. My grandmother passed away from alzheimer's as well and it's a hard disease on everyone, so thank you for your efforts:)

Erin... said...

subscriber second post:)

Rita said...

Such a cute adorable card! Great way to honor your grandmother! Your stamp set looks terrific & I can't wait to see more!

Rita said...

I subscribe, here is my second entry. Your grandmother is looking down at you & telling everyone that is my granddaughter & I'm so very proud of her!

Leslie Knox said...

What a wonderful tribute to your Grandmother!!!!
I think this disease is one of the most heartbreaking. The person's life and support system are all taken from them.
So sad!
I applaud your effort to give back!

huntla1 said...

Cammie I am so sorry again for your loss and working through grief is never easy. But, by making this tribute to your grandmother, and doing good for the advancement of research on Alzheimer's disease must help. Thanks for the opportunity to win one of these special sets.

Karen~ said...

A beautiful creation! Giving back in honor of your grandmother is a wonderful idea. I guess we need to do things like this for ourselves, kind of a healing process. Thanks for sharing with us!

Karen~

Ying said...

Love your card. What a lovely and beautiful set and a great way to honor your grandmother.

Niki Estes said...

Very cute card! What a wonderful way to honor your grandmother. I'm so sorry for your loss, Cammie.

virgo5 said...

Carolyn I'm so sorry about the loss of your Gradmother. This is such a great and thoughtful way to pay tribute to her, and help others.

Kristina said...

This is a wonderful card and a beautiful tribute to your grandmother. Thank you for sharing your story and your talent with others.
Kristina

Andrea said...

What a beautiful set and what a magnificent act!

Regan said...

what a great way to remember your grandma, very touching!

Donna said...

this is sweet, what a special tribute to your Grandmother - I'm sure she would be so proud

leenda said...

What a special way to honor your Grandmother! I'm sure she would have been proud of you. Fabulous artwork!

Anonymous said...

Carolyn, blessings and hugs from FATHER as you honor Mamo with research dollars to help others suffering or learning of their progression thereto. We are in the meds stages to retard rapid progression. Our hearts are with you in condolence and joy, creativity with purpose and memory expression. Thankful for this opportunity to give back with stampings for care unit residents, their families, and caregivers. mt23stamper

leenda said...

Second entry for subscription. Thanks for another chance to win!

Annabelle said...

love your card and I love what you're doing to hoor our grandma. I know what this disease does to a person, since my hubby's grnadma pass away 1 yr ago from this and my grandma passed away 6 yr ago from lou ghring disease. so god bless u for doing this and helping other survive this.

Anonymous said...

Tried to leave a message on GKDesigns but was unable to negotiate with the submit button. Please pass on my grateful appreciation for her and your creative contribution honoring sweet Mamo and all our family members no longer suffering Alzheimer crisis. Being able to stamp in their memory for the enjoyment brought to others will be ssooooo good. Thank you.

Deborah Anton said...

Beautiful card and of course gesture!! I am sure gama is smiling right now!! Big Hugs girl!! This will fly off the shelves!!

Sara said...

What a wonderful way to honor your grandmother. I love that you said that 100% of your proceeds will ALWAYS go to the association. Your set looks wonderful!

Jo said...

Carolyn, Thank you for such a wonderful set going to a great cause. I can only imagine how proud your grandmother is of you. I know first hand what your family went thru as I lost my dad last year to the same disease. Not only does it effect the person that has the disease, it is especially hard for those around them. My mom was a great care-giver for my dad, she was endlessly patient and loving, yet it was hard on her. I know the proceeds for this set will truly help all those who are effected by it.
Jody Marcelis

AG said...

What a beautiful card and tribute to your grandma. I, too, went through a similar experience with my grandpa. It's heart-breaking. Good for you for turning it into something positive!

AG said...

I'm now a subscriber, so I posted twice! hehehehehe :)

dpkennedy said...

Cammie, that is just wonderful to honor your grandmother and give back with the proceeds! These stamps are beautiful-count me in for a chance to win! And your grandmother and I share a birthday-I will think of her on the 26th!

Your card is beautiful! I adore that little squirrel! Congratulations on another release!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful way to honor your "Mamo". God's Blessing. Christar

Michelle said...

Your stamp set is just awesome...and so are you, my friend! :-)

Pat S. said...

My grandmother also had Alzheimer's. I was holding her hand when she passed. She had been in the nursing home for over 10 years, perfectly healthy but not knowing anything that went on around her. That is the saddest disease, and I pledged my support to Alzheimer's Association many years ago. Thank you, Carolyn.

Pat S. said...

I saw your preview info over at Gina's blog.

I am also a subscriber to your blog, so I guess this can be my 2nd comment.

Thank you for sharing your talent in such an important way.

jacki jones said...

God Bless you, Cammie.

ReneeK said...

Love this set, and love that your proceeds will go to the Alzheimer's Association - always! What a great cause.

Bee said...

Altzheimer is such a terrible disease, it's wonderful you can make a difference thanks to this adorable set! I'm sure your grandmother is very proud of you, even more now.♥

Christi (Cici510 on SCS) said...

My husband's grandfather, whom I was very close to, had dimentia which is an advanced form of alzheimer's and it was the most heartbreaking thing to see. To see a man who used to be so strong to be so weak and from total independence to dependence. We lost him two years ago and to think about him and what he went through still brings tears to my eyes. My heart goes out to you and your family but what a wonderful tribute to your grandmother.

Kate said...

Lovely card, these stamps are very special to me as my mother is in her final stage of this disease, it is a very long and sad disease, thankyou for supporting this cause.b

Pamela Smerker said...

You are so amazing! What a wonderful and caring thing you are doing with this set. I am definitely going to get it when it goes on sale. Thanks for being such an inspiration to us all!

Angel said...

such a wonderful tribute to your dear grandmother. {{{hugs}}}

diane mcvey said...

I love your card! And the colors are so vibrant and beautiful!
So sorry about your Grandmother...I had a Great Aunt that also had Alzheimer's for years, and it was so very sad. It's such a terrible disease...
Thank you for sharing your creativity with all of us! And thanks for the chance to win STAMPS!!! :D
dinobomp@aol.com

bunkobeth said...

What a beautiful way to honor your Grandmother. I, too, lost my Mother this past February to Alzheimers - I miss her everyday, but wouldn't wish her back to the life she had at the end.
Through all of this I have discovered that Blessings can be hard.
I will be ordering your beautiful set and I will think of my wonderful mother everytime I use as fall was her favorite season.
Beth

Alexandra said...

Oh Cammie, I have tears in my eyes from reading your post - I remember your post when she passed, and I am in awe of what you are doing!! What a great way to honor her memory - and yes, I will be buying this set!!! You rock, my friend!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Alexandra said...

And, of course I subscribe!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Ami said...

I absolutely love this card and I can't wait to see the set. My grandmother passed away this past February and she also had this terribly sad disease. I think it's a wonderful way to honor her.

Deb Neerman said...

Hey, Cammie, just swingin' by for my 2nd entry.

Hope you're having a great day!!

Thanks for the chance!

~Hugs, Deb

Ami said...

Thanks for letting us subscribers post twice :)

Katie said...

Wow! Cammie, you are so wonderful! I'm so sorry for you loss. This is a wonderful way to honor your grandmother. It is a beautiful set. Katie

Katie said...

Love the card and the set! I'd LOVE to win it! Tomorrow is my 30th birthday so this would be an excellent present! LOL! You are such a wonderful person and I think that your contribution is so wonderful! Katie

papersunshine said...

What a dreadful disease, my grandfather is going through it now and doesn't remember any of us kids and even doesn't recognize his own kids now. I am sorry for all who go through this and I applaud your honoring your grandmother! Hopefully there will be a treatment soon :)

Anonymous said...

How gracious a family to care for a family member afflicted with Alzheimers. It takes a lot of love and patience to care for Alzheimers patients. I know, I cared for both my mom and dad who were both afflicted with it at the same time. There were many hard times and I thought I was dying too...but I did my best and I have no regrets. I admire you for honoring your grandmother. MarilynY

Sandy Hill said...

Cammie, I am so sorry about the loss of your grandmother. I lost my favorite aunt to alzheimers also. You are so sweet to be giving all the proceeds to the Alzheimers Association. Thank you for the opportunity to win, but just in case I don't, I will be buying one.

Kim Marie said...

The images are wonderful! Aren't grandmoms the BEST? My grandmother also experienced this disease, and I know she is still by my side in spirit everyday...I miss her still and pray that God will grant peace and comfort to you even as you go through these next days!

Thanks for making such a great donation to a great cause!
Blessings!
Kim

Anonymous said...

That is so sweet. What a way to honor your grandmother. I'm sure she is proud. Angelina

Kay in WI said...

Cammie - your new set is darling and the tribute to your grandma is wonderful. My grandmother had Alzheimer's the last 9-10 years of her life and it is devastating to family members. Unfortunately, my dear mother who turned 80 on Sept.1is beginning to show some signs of memory loss as well. We are praying she won't go down the same path as her mother. Blessings to you for your generosity in contributing to such a worthy cause.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

What an awesome contribution Cam!! I love how you're honoring your grandmother, and giving back!! What a fabulous set, and a fantastic card!! Love that darling scene that you've created!! You are such an amazing and strong person. Your grandmother would be proud!! HUGS!!!

Nicole said...

What a wonderful set and kuddos to you for such a terrific act by donating the proceeds. The very best of luck on the sales!

Mary Mayer said...

Carolyn,
This is such a darling set and a wonderful tribute to your Grandmother! Thank you for the opportunity to win this awesome stamp set!
Mary

Dawn K. said...

what a great cause! it's a terrible disease and I am sad that you had to witness it first hand. I love that you are using your creativity in a positive way. you are a special woman!

Anonymous said...

Wow!!!! what a beautiful card.... I can relate to what Alzheimers does to a person.... I do not have any close relatives with the disease... but I work with it every day... I'm an RN/owner of an Assisted Living Home in Wisconsin and about 1/2 that is 15 out of my 30 residents have some form of dementia/Alzheimer's.... and it is truely difficult.... I can't imagine having a close relative with it.... but I guess we have to deal with what the good Lord gives us .... The set is wonderful and it is very generous of you to donate all of that back to Alzheimer's association... Hopefully someday there will be a cure maybe when our children are that old.... Again that is truely awsome of you to do this.... God Bless. Melissa

Rose Ann said...

Your card is *perfect*, and I am so touched by your story! Hugs!!

Missy said...

OMGosh, I had no idea. We lost my FIL in March who suffered with Alzheimers for 7 years. It was hard knowing what my MIL and SIL had to do go through towards the end of his life. Thanks for sharing your talents for those who can really use it.

Anita C said...

Cammie,
The tears are flowing down my cheeks right now from reading about your grandma, and thinking of a dear lady that I know who has Alzheimers. She was like a mother to my hubby when he was little and I love her like one too. It is such a heart breaking disease and I hate seeing her go through it. Sorry for sobbing....your set is beautiful and what a lovely thing for you to do!! {{HUGS}}

kim3timemom said...

What a beautiful Card. I'm so sorry about your Grandma. I'm so glad that Gina is doing this for you what a great way to honor your dear precious grandmother. God Bless.

kim3timemom@yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I think it's so awesome what you and Gina are doing. Good luck in your venture. I think your Grandmother would be so proud. :) Maggie Stockwell

Anonymous said...

Carolyn, I work with seniors suffering from this disease and see frst hand as well how it devastates them and their families. Congratulations!! and Thank You!! Sharri

ann said...

I am sitting here in tears. My last living aunt has Alzheimers and is now living in a home in Doylestown, Pa outside of Philly. It warms my heart to know that these sets will go to such a worthy cause. Thank you Carolyn for honoring those who meant so much to us and now have no memories left to share.

Amm

stampmonkey said...

I love your new set, Cammie, and you're sure to sell a lot of them. What a loving and giving thing that you're doing with it. I can't think of a better way for you to honor your grandmother (and help others with Alzheimer's). I've had a couple relatives with it as well, and I know just what you and your family have been through with this devastating disease). I hope your sales are such that you can't keep up with the orders! ;)

Oh -- I almost forgot! Your tag card is so pretty! You did a beautiful job with the coloring, and the little ribbon on the barrel is so sweet. tfs

DanitaRixen said...

What a beautiful card! Your grandma would indeed be honored by this dedication to her.

stampmonkey said...

Just thought I'd put my name in the hat twice. Ya never know....lol Thanks for giving us all a chance to win this great set!

catdidit said...

This be my 2nd comment since i subscribe :D. Want all the chances to win I can get! LOL! Eventhough if I dont, will be purchasing, this is an awesome cause and such fantastic stamp Cammie!

Charmaine said...

What a wonderful organization to contribute to. I can't wait to purchase one of these sets.

Charmaine

Renee G said...

That is so cute, Im anxious to see the whole set! What a nice way to remember your grandma!

Joy said...

Carolyn,

I am so sorry for your loss. As you stated, you started to loss your grandmother long ago. Who she was the day she passed, wasn't the grandmother you once knew. Keep those wonderful old memories of her alive in your heart and with this collection and the proceeds going to help research Alzheimers that is wonderful of you to do that. Great that Gina assisted you in taking this step.

I am a caregivier/companion to the elderly. 99% of my clients have some type of dementia, whether it be Alzheimers, Parkinsons; etc. I have lost several of them over time. From working with AD clients for the past 5 years, I have learned alot firsthand about the disease.
It is a disease that you wouldn't want anyone to go through.

Knowing that the only true way, according to research, to know if someone 'truely' had Alzheimers is at their death to do an autopsy on their brain. It saddens me to know that reseach is so far behind in this area. This disease is such a mystery still. I pray one day the research will be so advanced that the cause will be known and a cure found for it. The money from your stamp sets will only help this research even more.

God bless you and your family during such a difficult time.

JOY

Brenda said...

Fabulous card, and what a wonderful to honor your Grandmother. I love what I have seen of this set and can't wait to see the whole set tomorrow. Thanks for the chance.

Brenda said...

Here is my second comment, as I have subscribed to your outstanding blog. I look forward to the updates, so I can see all of your posts. Thanks again for the chance.

Stephanie Hargis said...

Carolyn, you are amazing. Truly. I have a similar story to yours. My grandpa too moved in with us when he had Alzheimers. He lived with us for over a year and the disease progressed so quickly that we finally had to move him into a full time care facility. It was so hard watching him deal with it and I think the worst part of it was the fact that he knew something was wrong with him. The wonderful thing about the whole situation is that right before he died he was himself one last time. I am in tears just remembering those few moments. He died on my birthday and I will never forget it.

This is such a blessing and I want you to know I am buying your set as soon as it is released. You don't need to enter me into your drawing because I will be buying it anyway. Thank you so much for what you are doing!

((hugs))

P.S. I also want you to know I received your package yesterday and I LOVED it! Thanks for that too!

Tejal said...

This a very good cause and I'm glad you're able to honor your grandmother's memory with this set!

Hugs!
Tejal

suzy0820 said...

Love the set, your card is beautiful as usual...
How generous of you to donate to such a wonderful cause. My Mom passed away from Alzheimers, it's a terrible disease.
Suzy C.

lia said...

My grandparents are BOTH suffering from this dreaded disease! I help my mother care for them. This is one set that I will purchase for sure. Thank you for giving back! God Bless.

Stampin Cats said...

Love the cards. I also lost both my grandparents to Alzheimer's disease. they started showing symtoms in their 80's. Grampa almost made it to his 99th birthday. He just recently passed. I will be sure to buy this set if I don't win it and several other sets to give away as blog candy in memory of my grandparents.

twinkletoe said...

Carolyn - you are such a beautiful person. I love reading about you and your family. How wonderful to donate all the proceeds to Altzheimers. Its a great cause. Your Grandma was surely a wonderful lady.

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