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parenthood is my card for today. I can't say it's a new experience for me but then again, it's always kinda new as I learn how to parent daily with DD. Hmmm. Yesterday was the perils of misfortune as she fretted over a broken flip flop. She was so worried that I would be mad about it because I bought them for her. I literally laughed out loud when she relayed the news to me and assured her there was no anger over such a trivial thing as a broken shoe. Then I felt bad for LOL and then my thought shifted to a horrible place...am I a Mom that my daughter fears? That's not such a good thing to feel. We talked about it over dinner and she said she was worried because I always place value on items and how to take care of them. Ughhh! Not making me feel any better. I have turned into my parents! As much as I would love to deny using the same phrase, "money doesn't grow from trees" I am unable to because I have said it to her. The exact words my parents spoke to me 20 plus years ago. I've turned and never knew I had. Sigh. I think it's important to teach my daughter how to care for her belongings as well as others, but also know stuff happens. Things break. While trying to convey this message to my DD over dinner, it hit me! Holy moly! She didn't use the word, "accident". She claimed up to breaking her shoe. This probably sounds completely bizarre to some but this is a major feat for her. I think she gets it! She gets that sometimes her actions make things happen that may not be so good. Yes, I think she learned this long ago while playing with others in preschool but it became a forgotten concept. But now she's remembering. Just another day in parenting. I know it sounds silly to some but another day I will cherish. Oh how I love her so!
Onto my card. I wanted to do a shabby chic card for the Moxie Fab challenge.

I used the Card Patterns sketch #74. Speaking of which, I was graced with the honor to be in the top 6 last week! Always feels good to be recognized. :-)

I was bound and determined to make this sketch work with TSTR's challenge of "One, Two, Three." 1 ribbon, 2 buttons, and 3 punches. Another note of appreciation for being in the honorable mention last week for the "From the Garden" challenge! It was a good week!

Hopefully this week will be even better!


Deb Hickman

Very,very pretty. I love those papers.


You go girl! Of course, you are recognized over and over... your creations are STUNNING!! :) Congratulations, Amy!! I always adore your shabby chic cards. They are so thoughtfully filled with treasures of lace, buttons, and trims. Oh my favorites! This card is gorgeous!! ♥♥ Kay


Beautiful card!


Ahhh the trials and tribulations of parenthood! It's the hardest job you will ever have and the best job you will ever have. All you can do is parent from the heart and you'll do fine! Congrats on all your wins last week, this card is gorgeous too! Very shabby chic! I love that Emmas Paperie DSP! I use it waaaayyy too much! Thanks again for playing along in the Tea Room!

Michelle aka Otomon

I love this card! It is so shabby chic and gorgeous!
Michelle :)


Simply shabby and delicious! I love the layout and all the wonderful details! Thanks so much for joining us this week at TSTR and congratulations for your honorable mentions and the Top 6 (well deserved)! :)

Jan Hennings

hope you're having a good week and your card is gorgeous!


Absolutley LOVELY!!! I {heart} the Girls' Paperie DSP's! Thanks for being such a loyal participant in the Tea Room each week :)


such a beautiful card...congrats on all the shout outs but really...congrats on such a sweet girl...this whole parenthood is a tough thing but 0h-so-rewarding...


Sweet AMY! What an exquisite piece and an excellent channel for your parenting angst and pure, love for your child, your JOB and education, aka.. MOTHERHOOD! I'm glad you shared this small struggle and celebration between your daughter and you - very inspiring and humbling. As always, your creativity delights and your strength and honesty inspire. Thanks for sharing this excellent post! xoxo!


so pretty i noticed all your info on autism my grandson is autistic he is 3 i love him so very much trying to learn as much as i can to help my daughter its soooo hard sometimes

Colleen Dietrich

Amy, what a pretty baby card! LOVE the shabby vintage style.

And by the way, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog the other day! That was so sweet and thoughtful of you. :)

Have a wonderful day!

Audrey Pettit

What a sweet little baby card this is! I adore the heart and the flower and the pretty floral paper, and just love what you did with the lace trim. Thanks for sharing this with us at TSTR.


What a gorgeous card Amy! I love the soft colors. I can't offer any advice for your parenting issues because I'm not a mom yet, but you seem to be on the right track. I think we all turn into our parents at one point!

Heather Rogers

This is beautiful! I love that taupe lace on hte side. Thanks so much for playing along at Card Patterns. :)

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor

Hey Amy! Thanks for entering the Let's Do Shabby & Vintage Card Style Week challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you played along! :)


Hi Amy:)

I loved reading your post....
Bless your DD and her flip flop..totaly know where your coming from there...

Well your card is certainy `Beautiful`...TFS:)x

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