but it was not for a good reason. My great grandmother (my stepdad’s grandma) passed away in her sleep this morning. She slipped into a coma on Thursday and passed away Friday morning. She was 99 years old. While I am very sad to see her go, I know she was ready to be with Jesus. She was a wonderful lady.
I remember many summer vacations to her home in Colorado. She is the grandma of the “Grandma’s Cookies” recipe I shared earlier. I will include it again in her honor. Grandma Lucille was a sweet woman who always included my sisters and I. I know that she lived a full life and that it was just her time. I am glad that it was peaceful and I know that she is in Heaven. Please keep my stepdad and his family in your prayers as they lay her to rest.
Grandma’s Cookies

Ritz crackers
Almond bark (white, milk, or a mixture)
Peanut butter

Take ritz crackers and make into peanut butter sandwiches. Heat almond bark until melted. Dip cracker sandwiches into melted chocolate. Let dry on waxed paper. Freeze. Eat them!

I made this for one of my sympathy cards I need to mail out to my family. I wanted to use the well-worn words because it just seemed like a nice soft match to the sympathy theme. It really looks best stamped on white or vanilla cardstock. Because it is such a finely cut stamp – it needs to be on one of those cardstocks to really catch the detailing. I went with one of my favorite stamp sets, Easy Elegance. Even though it is retired, I just haven’t been able to part with it. I stamped linen on white cardstock and then inked up the flower stamp with markers. I used the paper piercing tools to make faux stitching. I thought the black velvet ribbon added just the right touch. It felt good to stamp today – and not something that I had to make assembly line style.