4.13.2011

Just relax and win this digi!

Hey it's me again!  I know two posts in one day!  Oh my!  I am back with a paper pieced card for the Crafty Creations Challenge blog and a chance for you to win this digi!


 It's from Jane's Doodles and you might be the lucky winner if you leave me a comment on this blog post.

This week Jenni (aka Cardmadfairy Digi Designs) is hosting and sponsoring our challenge.  She is the illustrator of some fabulous digi stamps which you can find here.  She has super reasonable prices for her images so hop on over and check them out.

My card for this week is a  big comfy chair using some Echo Park  "Lace Stripes"  paper from the For the Record collection.   I paper pieced the pillow and then added a button for the center.  I punched the blue print with my EK Success Open Scallop edger and added the floral strip.   The sentiment (Tomorrow is another day) is from the Echo Park "Noteworthy" piece.

Sometimes I have to tell myself that it's okay and tomorrow will be a new day.  A chance to refresh, revive, and relive life again with a clean slate.  It doesn't always work for my frame of mind but it is nice to know that I have another chance the following day.  I used to say this to my daughter when she was a little girl.  It was so frustrating at times for her because of her Autism.  She wanted consistency everyday and if it was not perfect, she would get extremely upset.  It took looks of soothing techniques to calm her but once it was over she happily went about life.  Those were the days I would hold her in my embrace for as long as she needed.  I will never forget those moments, nor her big brown eyes gazing up at me and asking if I still loved her.  "Always," I would say.  "Forever and ever I will love you." 
Okay that got a little emotional for me.  Sorry for getting all gushy mushy on you. 

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Anita Be Stampin': Anything Goes
Make It Monday: Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly: Truly Dimensional
Woodware USA:  #22 Anything Goes


****Don't forget to leave a comment to win the digi! I will announce a winner next Wednesday on my blog! ***

23 comments:

Nancy

What a wonderful showcase of this fun digi!! I love the paper piecing! Thank you for joining us this week at Woodware USA!!

Marlene

First - your card is adorable! Love the paper piecing. What a fun digi!

Second - thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Always appreciated!

Dorcas

I love this, AMy!!

Maria Matter

ack!!! I LOVE this Amy! this image is so perfect for paperpiecing and the button is perfect! Gorgeous card sweetie!!!
hugs & blessings!

mforquer

Oh this is an adorable image Amy and I love your card! The paper piecing is just fabulous! I love all the fabulous colors on your paper too! Thanks for the chance to win!
HUGS
M

Kirsty Vittetoe

Adorable, great work with that digi!

Scrapaddict

Makes you want to curl up with a good book! Great job paper piecing!

acreativeneed

Oh this big comfy chair is just what I would want to curl up in! This is really cute Amy! I love the paper you used to piece both the chair and the cushion too!
smiles, Deena

marilynprestonn

Amy, I came back for the free digi as you suggested, but I got more.

Your memories with your daughter moved me to tears. Not sad ones now. Thank you for sharing that story with us. My 31 year old nephew is Autistic and has been living in a foster family for most of his life, as my sister was a single parent then and could not handle him. It tore her apart and in the end, she left us in 2005 from a tough battle with breast cancer.

I know this is alot of stuff I'm dishing out, but I don't believe you were too emotional about your daughter. She must be very proud of you for being the mom you are to her and sharing what you feel about her.

Kindly, Peggy

Ros

This is so good ... love it

Stella

Please Amy, never ever apologise for being a bit "mushy" and emotional about your daughter. You're a wonderful mother! I have a 21 year old nephew and he is diagnosed with Asperger ( Autism related) when he was 3 years old. I know a bit about Autism and your story touched my heart. Love it.

And your card too;)... especially that floral piece of paper.

Hugs,
Stella

Lillian Child

Your card creation is gorgeous, and you made that chair look so inviting! LOVE this digi!! Thanks for the chance to win it! HUGS!

Cheryl Nelson

Cuter than cute! LOVE it!

Terrie B x

So beautiful Amy.such a pleasure to catch up..
Beautiful to read your story!!!TFS:) xxxxxxxxxx
Enjoy the rest of your week :) x

Nana Donna

Amy your card is just comfy. I love the chair and your paper choices. Thanks
Donna

Sylvia

Amy, Your story is real and I am so glad you shared your sorrows and the joy of your card. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving sweet comments!

Mona L. Pendleton

Cute card Amy! The button on the pillow looks fab!

Michelle

Hi Amy

Fabulous card, such a great layout for this image. Really makes you want to curl up in that comfy chair.

I loved your story about your daughter. What a wonderful MUm you are!

My eldest son (8) has Aspergers and my youngest (5) has Autism.

Thank you for sharing over at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :-)

Anita

Super cute card! I love the paper piecing. Thank you for joining us at the Anita Be Stampin Challenge! :)

Lelia Pierce

Great job on the paper piecing, girl! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Anita Be Stampin Challenges!

XXX

Rachel Hope

Cute card!!!! Thanks for playing along with the "Anything Goes" Anita Be Stampin Challenge!

Jennifer Shults

LOVE your paper piecing! Thanks for joining us at Anita Be Stampin!

Tracy S

Very nice paper piecing. Love the paper you chose for the chair fabric. Thank you so much for joining in on the fun this week over at Anita Be Stampin!!

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