How about a sweet note letter her know that we miss her and wished that she went to Santa Cruz with us? Gary's family used to live in California and Santa Cruz was her favorite place to visit.
I love the Stippled Blossoms stamp set, I am (convention) stamp set, and the Affection Collection stamp set. The blossom set scared me a little, but I found that it was easy to use. My mother-in-law is a seamstress, knitter, and I think the I am stamp set says it all for her.